Meet Dr. Gerth
Looking to book your procedure in the Miami Beach area? Learn why you should choose a versatile surgeon like Dr. Gerth today!
What Is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a line of gel-based dermal fillers that are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally. For the uninitiated, deliberately injecting acid into your body sounds worrisome, but there’s no need to fret; Juvéderm® has earned FDA approval and, because it’s biocompatible, there’s very minimal risk of side effects, such as an allergic reaction.
Hyaluronic acid makes an effective basis for a dermal filler because of its unparalleled ability to attract and retain water. Within your skin cells, hyaluronic acid helps regulate a healthy moisture balance. However, as you get age, the natural levels of hyaluronic acid in your body decrease, which causes undesirable dry skin and wrinkles. At that point, your option is to either apply hyaluronic acid to your skin topically or turn to an injectable product for longer-lasting results and increased potency, compared to over-the-counter products. Juvéderm® is offered in different formulations for injection at different facial areas. These brands in the Juvéderm® family include:
- Ultra XC®
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
Juvéderm® products have a similar consistency to human tissue, which makes them an excellent choice to provide lift, contouring, and fill areas that have lost volume or begun to sag over the years.
Our experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. David Gerth, can inject Juvéderm® to provide with immediately noticeable benefits, such as:
- Improved volume in the cheeks and mid-face
- Plumper and better-defined lips
- Reduced appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases, such as the “parentheses lines” that bracket your mouth
- Younger-looking backs of hands that have become sunken or bony with age
The results of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are not permanent, because your body will eventually absorb the gel over time. However, they are long-lasting. Just one injection of Juvéderm® can provide you with up to a year of beautiful results.
Juvéderm® dermal fillers are ideal for busy patients who are looking for a way to address a wide array of cosmetic concerns without having to take time out of their hectic schedules for surgical treatment and recovery. The Juvéderm® injection process is a straightforward in-office procedure that can have you in and out of our Miami Beach clinic in an hour or less; you can return to work immediately afterward if you choose to do so. The injections are virtually pain-free, and there’s no need for incisions, sutures, or stitches. They are also a more affordable option than surgical procedures, such as a facelift. It should come as no surprise, then, that these types of cosmetic treatments have experienced explosive popularity in recent years.
Are You a Good Candidate for Juvéderm®?
In general, Juvéderm® is an excellent option for busy women and men who want to achieve a younger, more refreshed and alert appearance without any downtime or post-treatment restrictions.
Patients seeking the following results are good candidates for Juvéderm®:
- Reduced wrinkles, creases, folds, and fine lines
- Gentle lift of sagging facial features such as jowls and the corners of the mouth
- Smooth, full, pouty lips
- Added volume to sunken cheeks and temples
- Restoration of natural facial contours
There are some potential side effects to be aware of with Juvéderm®, though these are typically mild, short-lived, and easy to manage with at-home remedies such as ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. These after-effects can include redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising. If you are concerned about the effects of dermal filler injections, be sure to discuss these questions with Dr. Gerth at your treatment consultation. We can provide you with all the information you need to feel confident in your choice to pursue dermal fillers.
Inject to Perfect with Juvéderm® Dermal Fillers
Dr. Gerth is one of Miami Beach’s leading cosmetic injectors. As a board-certified surgeon trained in three specialties, he performs all dermal injectable treatments himself, combining his detailed knowledge of facial anatomy with his artistic flair to create natural-looking results without a stiff or “over-injected” appearance. We take a personalized approach to addressing each patient’s needs and will sit down with you for a consultation to discuss what issues you hope to address with Juvéderm®, and what your goals are for improving your appearance.
Dr. Gerth and our entire team are dedicated to helping you achieve the best, most subtle results possible. With every treatment we provide, our goal is to send you home looking like a naturally younger, more refreshed version of you – and nobody else but you.