What does JUVÉDERM® do?
Juvéderm® Plus Injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
How is JUVÉDERM® used?
Juvéderm® Plus Injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe wrinkles and folds occur.
What areas are treated with Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasal labial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, a.k.a smile lines or parentheses).
What makes Juvéderm® different than other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year.* Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, Juvéderm® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
*Juvéderm® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
How is Juvederm® different than Botox c®osmetic?
Juvéderm® injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm ®restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11,” to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance.
When will I start to see results?
You will see a visible improvement immediately after treatment. Our nurse will work with you in the room to achieve the most desirable results. The best results are gauged after about 10 days.
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How long will the results last?
JUVÉDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Most clients find that it is an annual treatment.
What are the possible side effects of Juvederm® Injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones be treated with Juvederm®?
Yes. In fact, Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
What should be done prior to treatment?
Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen both of which can increase bleeding or bruising at the injection site.
What should I do immediately after treatment?
Refrain from vigorous exercise until the following day. Other than that you can return to your normal activities.