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What Is Juvederm?

Juvederm is the most popular collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers in the US. The Juvederm collection features a wide range of products, each made with a unique formulation for different facial concerns and treatment areas. Depending on the consistency, density, and ingredients, Juvederm fillers can fill out the fine lines and nasolabial folds, restore lost facial volume to your cheeks, or enhance your facial contours. Furthermore, the Juvederm products marked with “XC” contain lidocaine, an anesthetic component that numbs the skin upon contact, making them incredibly comfortable and painless.

Hyaluronic acid is the primary ingredient in Juvederm fillers. HA is a naturally-occurring component that’s abundantly available in the human skin, especially when we’re young. It draws and retains water molecules, making our skin look hydrated, voluminous, and supple. However, as we grow older, our body’s ability to retain hyaluronic acid gradually diminishes, making our skin look old, tired, and wrinkled. Juvederm products inject synthetic hyaluronic acid underneath the facial tissues, reversing the effects of age and sun damage. They can also enhance our genetically-inherited contours, giving us a sharper jawline or cheekbones.

Your Treatment Options

Juvederm XC: Treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines around the nose and mouth. It adds volume underneath the skin tissues to fill out the fine lines and folds, giving your face a smoother appearance.

Juvederm Ultra XC: It’s injected into the lips to add temporary fullness, making your lips appear plump and voluminous. It can also smoothen and fill the parentheses lines around the nose and mouth.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: It’s injected into the facial tissues with wrinkles, fine lines, and nasolabial folds around the nose. The hyaluronic acid molecules add volume under the skin, making your face look smooth and youthful.

Juvederm Volbella XC: It’s injected into the lips for non-surgical augmentation, adding volume and fullness to your lips. It can also fill out the perioral lines, also known as “lipstick lines,” around the mouth.

Juvederm Vollure XC: Treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines around the nose and mouth. It’s injected into the facial tissues with loss of facial volume, adding temporary volume to fill out the fine lines.

Juvederm Voluma XC: Treats skin laxity and wrinkles in the midface region caused by the gradual loss of facial volume in the cheeks. It’s injected underneath the facial tissues to restore volume, making your cheeks look full and smooth. It can also be injected into the chin to increase chin projection, giving you a sharper jawline.

Juvederm Benefits

  • Non-surgically improves facial features.
  • Reverses the signs of aging and sun damage.
  • Improves facial contours and shape, specifically the chin and cheeks.
  • Restores lost facial volume.
  • Fills out the fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Makes your skin look soft, supple, and smooth.
  • Hyaluronic acid is biodegradable, so it leaves the body completely after some time.
  • Completely safe with no long-term side effects or complications.
  • The lidocaine makes it painless and comfortable.
  • Produces instant results, lifting your facial features.
  • The results last over a year with optimal treatment.
  • Concludes within 15 minutes with no downtime.

Preparation

  • Temporarily discontinue nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, blood-thinning medications, vitamin E, herbal supplements, etc., a few days before the treatment.
  • Stop drinking and smoking a day or two before the treatment.
  • Inform the doctor if you have cold sores or active infections around the treatment areas.

Procedure

The Juvederm treatment takes less than 15 minutes, but your first session might last for up to an hour. Our nurse practitioners discuss your cosmetic goals, review your health history, and examine your facial skin to recommend the ideal formulation. As mentioned earlier, each Juvederm formulation addresses different cosmetic concerns in different areas. Our practitioners curate a personalized treatment for you.

Once the relevant Juvederm formulation is chosen, they’ll mark the treatment areas and apply a numbing gel to ensure comfort. The chosen Juvederm formulation and dose are injected into the targeted facial regions using ultrafine needles. You might feel a pinch as the needle goes in. The number of injections depends on your specific goals. Some patients also opt for multiple Juvederm fillers to address multiple concerns.

Downtime

Juvederm doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the injections. You might experience mild redness, swelling, and irritation around the injection sites, but it’s not enough to keep you from work. Most patients opt for Juvederm fillers during their lunch break.

Results

Juvederm produces instant results. Your skin will immediately appear lifted, smooth, and youthful, but you’ll truly appreciate the results when the side effects dissipate in a few days. The longevity of the results varies by treatment area, formulation, dosage, and your body’s ability to metabolize the hyaluronic acid. However, the results usually last for 6 to 18 months with optimal treatment.

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