Juvéderm® is an injectable wrinkle filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. By replacing lost volume, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® quickly corrects wrinkles with a simple injection.
Juvéderm® comes in several different formulas to correct wrinkles of varying severity. The latest formula, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, contains lidocaine for a more comfortable injection.
Is Juvéderm® Right for You?
Juvéderm® is recommended for patients of all skin colors and skin types, for treatments such as:
- Facial wrinkles and folds
- Thin lips
- Marionette lines
- Hollow areas in the mid-face
Placement for Juvéderm® is determined after carefully evaluating the wrinkles present on your face. If necessary, areas to be treated may be numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable. Using a fine needle and special technique, your plastic surgeon injects Juvéderm® to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin.
For most patients, the results of Juvéderm® last 9-12 months. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain skin volume and wrinkle correction over the years.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm®?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective when administered by a qualified physician. Because Juvéderm® is biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people, you do not need a pre-treatment allergy test. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Juvéderm® is a good option for you.
Side effects are usually minor and last fewer than 7 days. You may have some redness and swelling at the treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid-based filler that when injected, reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, like nasolabial folds.
What is the difference between Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC?
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is used for most common facial wrinkles and folds, while Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is ideal for treating deeper facial wrinkles and folds.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring component in your skin that adds volume and hydration. It is also the main component in Juvéderm® which allows the solution to fill in facial wrinkles and folds.
How is the Juvéderm® treatment completed?
Your doctor will use a fine needle and a special technique to inject the Juvéderm® solution into and below the dermis of your skin to fill and augment visible facial wrinkles and folds.
How long do the effects of the Juvéderm® treatment last?
The diminished wrinkles you experience following your Juvéderm® treatment can last up to one year. As your body absorbs the Juvéderm® solution, you may wish to schedule touch-up treatments to maintain the effect.
Is the Juvéderm® treatment painful?
While some patients experience discomfort during Juvéderm® treatment, the formula contains lidocaine to increase patient comfort and is smooth and easily administered. Your doctor may use an additional anesthetic at the time of treatment, as well.
How long does the Juvéderm® treatment last?
Most Juvéderm® treatments take about 15 minutes to complete.