The Juvederm line is used to provide volume that fills and smooths moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. This gel has a very smooth and even consistency, which allows for very natural and beautiful results. There are several types of Juvederm, and our professional team will discuss the differences and what is right for you. We invite you to take advantage of our complimentary consultations!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of several impressive fillers that are designed to achieve a smoother, balanced and youthful appearance. Juvederm is a smooth, injectable gel that is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the skin. Juvederm comes in a number of formulas of varying strengths, so treatments can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
How does Juvederm work?
Juvederm is administered by injecting just under the surface of the treatment area. It is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar-based compound responsible for creating moisture and nutrients within the skin. Therefore, this substance is vital in perpetuating volume and a youthful appearance within the skin. As we age however, the skin's ability to create and deliver its own hyaluronic acid dwindles. To counteract this aging process, Juvederm replenishes the depleted hyaluronic acid, achieving a smoothing and appealing appearance. This is then naturally absorbed by the body, completely free of any remaining residue.
What areas can you use Juvederm?
Each different Juvederm profile different specifications, such as:
Juvederm Voluma is a gel that is injected in the cheek and cheek bone area to correct volume loss and create a contoured and defined profile.
Juvederm Vollure XC is an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the area surrounding the mouth).
Juvederm XC is also a gel injection that is specifically designed for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Juvederm Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation (plumping) and enhancement.
Juvederm Volbella XC is an injectable gel as well, intended for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, which are also referred to as vertical lip lines or smoker lines.
To find out which one works best for you, we are happy to schedule a complimentary consultation at your convenience.
When will I see the results of Juvederm?
You will see the results from your Juvederm treatments immediately! However, it may take 1 to 2 weeks for any swelling or bruising to completely subside.
How long does the results of Juvederm last?
The longevity of Juvederm has a wide range. Factors that play a role are; what type of Juvederm gel that is used, how much Juvederm is injected, and different body chemistry, to list only a few. During your appointment, we will discuss what your expectations are and how we will achieve that. Generally, however, in the lower face, or lip area, Juvederm lasts 3-9 months. The upper face, such as the eye area, lasts typically around 9-12 months.
How much Juvederm will I need?
This varies depending on what your personal preferences and expectations are, as well as how much volume loss you are experiencing. The type of Juvederm also plays a significant role as well. The best way to answer this question is to schedule a complimentary consultation, where we will access your unique profile, listen to what your goals and concerns are, and then discuss what treatment best suits you.
What else should I know before my appointment of Juvederm?
Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment.
Can I save money on Juvederm treatments?
The Fountain of Youth VIIPoints is a loyalty program that will reward you for each treatment you receive. You can use these points towards any service, including your next Juvederm appointment. These points will not expire and are even transferable to anyone of your choice! If you are interested in earning points, you will find further information here. Or feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.
Additionally, you can also enroll in Brilliant Distinctions, the Allergan loyalty program that helps you earn points towards future purchases of any of their products.
How long does a Juvederm appointment take?
Juvederm appointments are usually a quick procedure. Depending on the amount administered, and the treatment area it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. However, we are happy to provide as much time as needed to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the treatment.
Does Juvederm hurt?
Just like a shot, the discomfort is quick and fleeting. However, if you have any concerns about pain, we would be happy to offer a pain reliever, ice and / or arnica before administering the treatment.
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm?
You may be a great candidate for Juvederm. However, the best step in determining if this or any cosmetic procedure is right for you, is to speak with a licensed professional who can evaluate your individual needs. Some reasons that may restrict use of Juvederm would be; a history of multiple severe allergies (anaphylaxis) or if you are on immunosuppressive therapy. You may want to avoid Juvederm if you have a history of excessive scarring (e.g., hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders. It’s important to note that the safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied. Please inform our professionals if you are using any blood thinners before your appointment, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Also, be sure to speak with our professionals if your planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as this should not be performed directly after Juvederm.
What are the possible side effects of Juvederm?
The most commonly reported side effects with Juvederm included injection-site irritation and discomfort. For Juvederm Volbella XC, some dryness was also reported.
There are rare, but possible complications that have been reported for facial injections that can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring, an as with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.