JUVÉDERM® Family of Products
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid(HA). As you age, time, sunlight, and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® helps replace the HA your skin has lost, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment. In the United States, JUVÉDERM® Injectable gel (including Juvederm Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC) is indicated for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as nasal labial folds.
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What is the difference between Juvéderm and other Dermal Fillers?
Juvéderm is a family of numerous dermal filler products. Each is formulated with non-animal, cross-linked particles of hyaluronic acid held in a sterile gel base. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar compound found in the body. It aids in lubrication and shock-absorption in the joints, eyes, and the skin. Juvéderm is not the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler available today, but it is one of the most well-known for its consistency and strong safety profile. What sets this product line apart from others is that Juvéderm fillers are each made with unique cross-linking protocols. This allows every Juvéderm product to have the ideal consistency for a particular use. For example, Juvéderm Voluma is a thicker, more structural filler that is designed for cheek augmentation. Volbella, on the other hand, is lighter and softer, designed specifically for the lips.
Who is a candidate for Juvéderm?
Virtually any healthy adult who is interested in addressing common cosmetic concerns without surgery can be a good candidate for Juvéderm. Some of the concerns that can be corrected with this dermal filler include:
- Nasiolabial folds
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines near the corners of the mouth
- Flat, uncontoured cheeks
- Mild jowls at the sides of the jawline
To obtain satisfying results from Juvéderm treatment, it is necessary to have realistic expectations of what can be accomplished. The intent behind dermal filler treatment is to give the face more contour and youthfulness without disrupting the natural harmony between its parts. We meet with our patients before treatment to discuss their desired outcome and how we can help them achieve that.
What are the benefits of Juvéderm?
Juvéderm treatment offers several benefits. Injections take very little time after a brief consultation, so patients typically find it easy to fit their appointments into their busy schedule. There is no downtime after cosmetic injections. At most, patients may experience minor swelling or bruising. As long as strenuous exercise and heat are avoided for about 24 hours, these side effects should be barely noticeable. Perhaps one of the best things about Juvéderm treatment, though, is that the effects of hyaluronic acid occur immediately. Patients see a new-and-improved look before they leave the office!
Are Juvéderm injections painful?
Most people find Juvéderm injections easily tolerable. Each Juvéderm product is formulated with a mild anesthetic so, from the first tiny injection, sensations in the skin are diminished. The anesthetic does not completely numb the area. There is no downtime to recover from numbness, and no odd tingling sensation. Subsequent injections after the first, though, feel like very mild pinpricks that last just a moment.
What are the side effects of Juvéderm?
Another benefit of Juvéderm treatment is that there are very few side effects anticipated. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that we all aready have in the body, there is no need to test for potential allergic reaction. Patients who undergo this minimally-invasive treatment might experience minor swelling for up to a few hours after their appointment. Some people also notice subtle bruising. To diminish the risks of these side effects, it is wise to avoid alcohol for 24 hours before and after dermal filler injections.
How is a Juvéderm treatment performed?
Juvéderm injections are performed in a comfortable treatment room. FIrst, the provider will conduct a brief consultation. This provides the patient the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their desired outcome. The expert injector also sets realistic expectations at that time. It is important to know what can be achieved and to make sure this aligns with the results the patient wishes to obtain.
Before administering Juvéderm, the provider may gently cleanse the skin of the treatment area with a sanitizing cloth. No numbing cream or anesthetic is necessary. Injections are administered across the area as needed to develop more fullness, smooth lines, or add contours. The process may take less than 15 minutes.
How long will my Juvéderm results last?
The results of Juvéderm injections can be long-lasting, but this can vary from one person to another as the body naturally breaks down hyaluronic acid. The cross-linking technology with which Juvéderm products are made enables the particles to last for several months in most cases. Depending on the product, results can last from about 4 months to 24 months. If you choose to undergo this treatment, your provider can discuss how long you can expect your results to last based on the product selected.