Juvederm is one of many types of fillers used to make wrinkles less prominent and to plump out lips. Over time, as the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin depletes, our skin begins to lose volume. Juvederm, which is a filler made out of hyaluronic acid, works to fill in this loss of volume once it is injected into the skin. It does so by altering our own body’s production of hyaluronic acid as well as mixing with the current water in our skin.
Juvederm can be used to correct frown lines, smile lines, acne scars and to make your lips appear fuller and plumper. The results are long lasting; most patients will still see 80 per cent of their original results even after nine months’ time.
While Juvederm is a very safe treatment when administered by a board-certified dermatologist, it is highly dangerous to obtain it illegally and administer it yourself.
The Dangers of Injecting Juvederm Into Your Skin:
Juvederm is very closely regulated. In fact, the law deems it illegal for Juvederm to be sold to any party that does not have a license to practice medicine. That is, it is only sold to practising physicians and administered by them. If you encounter someone who is selling you Juvederm, they are either doing so illegally or it is a fake product. Likewise, it is also illegal to purchase Juvederm and all other types of fillers if you are not a physician that is licensed to do so, even if you purchase Juvederm from another country.
It highly unsafe and very dangerous to inject Juvederm yourself without a guarantee of what you are actually injecting into your skin – this is the first problem. It is likely that the ingredients would not have been approved and could lead to devastating side effects due to these potentially very harmful ingredients. Moreover, a lack of knowledge regarding proper techniques as to how to administer it and sterilization methods could also lead to serious problems. For example, it could lead to infections in the deep tissue of the face, which may not even be treatable with antibiotics. It is also possible that you could hit an artery which could damage your skin and nerves, leading to paralysis of the face, permanent disfigurement, permanent blindness or stroke.
Dr. Cameron Bowman is a Royal College Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If you are interested in Juvederm, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
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