Have you noticed wrinkles beginning to form as you’ve gotten older, particularly near the mouth, cheeks, and midface area? Juvederm® is a simple and effective non-invasive solution to these cosmetic concerns. A single Juvederm® injection session can bring patients results that last between six and twelve months.

At Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A, we believe that when patients look their best, they feel their best. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive selection of cosmetic dermatology treatments to any individuals interested in achieving beautiful, youthful looking skin. Contact our Columbia office today for more information about Juvederm®, or to schedule a consultation appointment.

What is Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is one of the most popular injectable dermal fillers on the market today. This product has helped countless people address the facial volume loss that becomes inevitable over time, softening and smoothing facial wrinkles near the mouth, cheeks, and mid-face area. Best of all, the results of each injection session can remain for six to twelve months, giving you the results you want without the inconvenience of frequent injections.

Some of the most commonly treated wrinkles include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines

How Does it Work?

Juvederm® is part of a class of injectables referred to as dermal fillers. These injectables help soften and smooth wrinkles caused by facial volume loss. This volume loss is a natural consequence of the depletion of biological compounds like collagen and hyaluronic acid that give youthful skin a full, luminous appearance.

This product is formulated with hyaluronic acid, helping restore levels of this substance within the skin to a normal, healthy level. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to the site of wrinkles and fine lines, softening their texture in a subtle, natural looking way.

When compared to other dermal fillers, Juvederm® produces significantly more natural looking results because it is formulated with Hylacross technology. This technology allows for the creation of a malleable, smooth consistency hyaluronic acid based gel that blends effortlessly in with the natural structure of the skin, softening the appearance of wrinkles in an elegantly subtle manner.

What is Treatment with Juvederm® Like?

Juvederm® injections typically take 20 minutes to complete. These injections are made more comfortable with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic included in the solution. While the following side effects are possible, they typically do not persist for longer than 24-hours:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discoloration
  • Itching

Is Juvederm® Right for Me?

Nearly any patient interested in improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by loss of facial fullness is a potential candidate for Juvederm® injections. Before undergoing treatment, a member of our medical staff will examine your wrinkles and take into account your treatment goals in order to decide if this product is right for you.

Interested in softening your wrinkles and fine lines with Juvederm®? Contact our Columbia office today for more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment.


Melanie Adams, MD, PA
10700 Charter Drive, Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-910-2366
Fax: 410-910-2367

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