Juvéderm® is a ‘next generation’ family of smooth, long-lasting gel dermal fillers, and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology. Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness has been lost. Juvéderm® is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin. No testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors. The main difference between Juvéderm® and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that Juvéderm® has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. Juvéderm® lasts up to six months or longer, and as with other hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvéderm® is gradually absorbed naturally into the body. A topical numbing cream or nerve blocks are performed prior to injection to ensure your safety and minimize any discomfort from the injection. Any minor swelling or bruising that results from the injection resolves quickly and patients can return to their normal activities the same day.
Juvéderm® is available in two formulations:
- Juvéderm® ULTRA: for contouring and volumizing average-depth depressions/wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, mild-to-moderate nasal and cheek furrows, and to plump up thin lips.
- Juvéderm® ULTRA PLUS: is a non-particle formulation of hyaluronic acid except more highly concentrated and cross-linked. This allows it to be an ideal substance to be injected into moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is particularly useful to replace fill in volume around the deeper folds of the nose and mouth.
The goal of this initial consultation is to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your cosmetic treatment. After your consultation, you will have a better understanding of how Juvéderm® can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you are on aspirin, non-steroidal pain medications (NSAIDs), blood thinning medications (Coumadin, Lovenox, Plavix, etc.), or herbal medications (garlic, Vitamin E, etc) you may have a slightly higher risk of bruising after your Juvéderm® treatment.
What to Expect
Juvéderm® is well tolerated by most patients and the treatment typically causes only mild discomfort. We use a multi-modality regimen with several pain reducing techniques to help ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.
After your Juvéderm® injection, most patients can resume normal daily activities. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities the evening after injection. While some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling, these reactions typically resolve quickly.
Juvéderm® can play an important role in any facial rejuvenation regimen and ultimately provide smoother, younger, more refreshed-looking skin. To find out if Juvéderm® is the right choice for you, please our clinic to schedule free consultation.