JUVÉDERM® is the most commonly used filler for smoothing facial wrinkles and depressions. Hyaluronic acid (HA), a complex molecule that naturally exists in living tissue, is the active material in each product. Over time, the loss of HA in your skin results in facial wrinkles and folds. When injected under or into the skin, Hyaluronic acid adds volume and plumps the injected area by drawing and retaining fluid. A breakthrough in HA dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM® is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that is FDA approved to last up to 1 year with only 1 treatment.
WHAT AREAS ARE TREATED WITH JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is injected into the mid to deep dermis 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 FDA approved hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that lasts up to 1 year. JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels.
HOW IS JUVÉDERM® DIFFERENT THAN BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Costmetic 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. 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 nasal labial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). JUVÉDERM® restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE RESULTS?
Many procedures can be performed quickly and require minimal downtime. JUVÉDERM® dermal filler requires only a brief in-office visit and takes an average of 30 minutes to perform. 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.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF JUVÉDERM® 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: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration around the injection site. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.