What is JUVÉDERM®?
Juvederm is the world’s #1 collection of dermal filler products. There are 5 specialized Juvederm products available. They vary by the part of the face where you use them. Juvederm fillers use a modified type of HA (hyaluronic acid).
HA dermal fillers are the most popular kind of filler all over the world. In fact, 90% of individuals receiving fillers get this kind of dermal filler. Juvederm is an injectable gel filler. Juvederm creates its effect by creating extra volume in the facial tissue with its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid.
The human body naturally contains hyaluronic acid. This substance is key to connective tissue production, and this connective tissue is needed to plump up the skin with collagen. Aging means your body has less HA and collagen. When these substances decrease, you end up with wrinkling and sagging.
Which areas can you treat with JUVÉDERM fillers?
Hyaluronic acid has a gel-like consistency and attaches to water molecules. That is why when it is in the skin, it plumps it up. With an HA filler, you can customize the thickness and definition you want. There are several areas of your face you can treat with Juvederm. The type of Juvederm you use will depend on the area you are treating.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC
This JUVÉDERM product is for lip augmentation, as well as perioral line correction. It is approved for adults older than 21. This JUVÉDERM is injectable gel for the lips.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC injectable gel is another gel for injection in the lips and perioral area. It is used for lip augmentation.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC and JUVÉDERM® XC
These products are injected into the face and are used for correcting facial folds and wrinkles. One example is nasolabial folds. This product is approved for use on adults over 21.
This JUVÉDERM product improves skin elasticity. It will fill out any lines or wrinkles in the mouth and nose area, often referred to as smile lines.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel
This product is used for deep injection in the face, around the area of your cheeks. It corrects loss of volume that comes with age, as well as chin region augmentation. The latter improves the appearance of your chin profile. This product is approved for adults age 21 and older.
This JUVÉDERM product creates volume beneath the surface of your skin. This makes your cheeks look plumper.
What to expect in a Juvederm treatment
The HA (hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is what makes it work. When the medical professional is getting ready to administer your Juvederm treatment, he or she will usually mark the areas of your face where the treatment will go using a pen. This is important to ensure precision.
Our team will also give the area where the injection goes a light massage. This will help make sure the product is evenly distributed. It also cuts down on risk of swelling. You can expect the entire treatment process to last between 15 minutes and an hour.
How much do fillers cost?
Many dermal fillers are priced per syringe. Juvederm fillers typically cost about $500-$600 per syringe. Thicker versions can cost slightly more. For example, Juvederm Ultra Plus might be priced at $500-$700.
The type of filler used is based on the amount of change desired and the area being treated. Our team will help determine what filler is best for you at the time of your in-person consultation.
How to Get Ready for JUVÉDERM
Schedule a free consultation before getting a Juvederm treatment. We will better understand your expectations and suggest the best treatment.
With a Juvederm procedure, you might be able to get it the same day. That is because they are minimally invasive. You won’t have to prepare very much for a Juvederm treatment. You just need the information and ensure you are making the right decision for you.
Listen carefully and follow the instructions your doctor gives you. These instructions will frequently involve avoiding certain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and st. John’s Wort.
You should also stay away from alcohol for a certain number of weeks before your treatment. It’s best not to smoke before your treatment. This is because drinking and smoking can encourage excessive bruising. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to medication, tell your doctor before your treatment.
Only get Juvederm injections from a board-certified injector such as Tru Aesthetics. You should do research on the different doctors you find, looking at patient reviews. Before the doctor administers your injection, they should put a topical anesthetic on the area. Also, he or she may numb the bottom and top lips by administering a small amount of anesthetic by needle.
Juvederm® Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect After a JUVÉDERM Treatment?
It only takes between 15 minutes and an hour to do a Juvederm treatment. How long it takes will depend on which treatment you are getting and where the injection occurs in your face. After you have your injection, you will probably notice the area is red. There could also be bruising.
You can hold ice to the area to bring down swelling and help soothe bruising, itching, and any other kind of discomfort. Relax, and don’t do any kind of strenuous exercise for one or two days after you get your injection. If you exercise and your heart rate or blood pressure gets too high, you may end up with worse bruising or swelling. If you feel you need a bit of exercise, do light walking.
Be aware of the side effects you may experience after you get a Juvederm filler. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Bumps and lumps
- Excessive firmness
If you get a Juvederm VOLBELLA SC injection, you might experience dryness. If you get Juvederm VOLUMA XC, you should see all side effects resolving between 2 and 4 weeks. If you get Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm XC, and Juvederm VOLLURE XC, the side effects should resolve within a maximum of 30 days.
The side effects that may accompany Juvederm injections are similar to those you experience with other kinds of facial injections. Most of Juvederm’s potential side effects will resolve in the specified times.
If you have side effects that persist longer than they should, a doctor may give you treatment. Examples of possible treatments include steroids, antibiotics, or hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that is useful in some circumstances because it breaks down HA (hyaluronic acid).
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks when getting a Juvederm injection. One such risk is the injection unintentionally going into a blood vessel. This is a very rare occurrence. However, if this does occur, there are significant complications.
There may be permanent adverse effects: you could experience permanent skin scarring, severe vision problems, blindness, and even stroke. Some patients have also reported temporary scabs.
Be aware that as Juvederm gets delivered by injection and every kind of injection has the risk of infection. There is also a risk of infection with Juvederm. Juvederm was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2006.
It’s rare to have an allergic reaction to HA (hyaluronic acid). After all, it’s a sugar molecule that naturally lives on the surface of the skin. In some circumstances, however, you may develop a granuloma (or lump). This is inflamed tissue.
Also, if the practitioner doesn’t inject the Juvederm deep enough, you could end up with lumpiness. If this happens to you, you can get the lumps dissolved by having a qualified medical professional inject hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme, and it is used for breaking down HA.