JUVEDERM® is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment that has become one of the most popular injectable dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid (HA) as its main active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found naturally in the skin, and it serves to restore depleted hydration and volume to the surface of the skin, effectively filling in lines and wrinkles and creating a more youthfully smooth appearance.

Treatment with JUVEDERM® allows patients to efficiently address and correct the following cosmetic problems, which are commonly linked to the aging process and the loss of facial volume:

  • Lines/wrinkles above or around the lips as a result of age or environmental factors such as sunlight and smoking (vertical lip lines)
  • Lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Prominent lines and creases running from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth(nasolabial folds, smile lines)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles in the area around the eyes (tear trough lines)
  • Thin lips, whether as a result of genetics or age-related volume loss
  • Depleted facial volume, which is often most noticeable in the cheek and temple regions
  • Weak jawline and/or chin

Dermal filler injections require a high level of skill and meticulous precision, which is why it is imperative to have your JUVEDERM®injections performed by a trained practitioner who specializes in the field of aesthetic enhancement procedures.  At Fusion Medical Spa, located in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico, Dr. Stephen A. Rath makes it a priority to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures in order to offer his patients the most effective treatments with minimal side effects and long-lasting results. Dr. Rath and his team of professionally trained medical aestheticians have helped many patients reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and restore lost volume to their skin with JUVEDERM®treatments.


JUVEDERM® Procedure Details

Because of its pliant gel texture, JUVEDERM® has a reduced risk of post-treatment tissue and skin irritation, and is able to producer smoother, more natural-looking results than many of the earlier dermal fillers. The hyaluronic acid in JUVEDERM® is not animal-based, which means that no allergy testing is required prior to treatment. There are a number of formulaic variations within the JUVEDERM® family, and after assessing the condition of your skin, Dr. Rath will select the JUVEDERM® option that is best suited to fulfill your aesthetic needs. Some JUVEDERM formulations include lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to minimize any discomfort during and after your treatment. Your JUVEDERM® injections will be performed in our office and typically take around 20 minutes, after which you can immediately return to your normal daily activities.

After your treatment, you will be advised to avoid sun and heat exposure, to refrain from strenuous exercise, and to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages for 24 hours. Temporary side effects of JUVEDERM® may include swelling, tenderness, bruising, bumps, and redness at the injection sites. These symptoms are typically mild to moderate in nature and resolve on their own within 7 days.  You will be able to observe an improvement in the volume and condition of your skin immediately after your JUVEDERM® treatment, and your results should last 6-9 months, depending upon how quickly your body metabolizes the filler (periodic maintenance treatments may be helpful to preserve and extend your results).

Ancillary cosmetic skin treatments (i.e. microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing) can be performed in conjunction with JUVEDERM® to optimize and amplify your skin rejuvenating results. JUVEDERM® works particularly well as a complement to Botox® and Xeomin® injections, because each injectable is formulated to minimize the appearance of a different type of wrinkle. When performed together, patients are able to achieve a more comprehensive reduction of facial lines and wrinkles.

Contact Fusion Medical Spa

Dr. Rath understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. He eschews the “cookie cutter” approach adopted by many med spas, and instead takes the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.

Dr. Rath and his professionally trained staff have worked hard to create a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your JUVEDERM® treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how JUVEDERM® can revitalize the appearance of your skin, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Rath.