Juvederm FAQ’s

What Is Juvéderm?
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen! Approved by the FDA, Juvéderm injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds — the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm compared to a collagen-based dermal fillers.* And, almost 90% of all Juvederm study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm injectable gel and another dermal filler* preferred Juvéderm! In addition, Juvéderm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

What are the benefits of Juvéderm?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm injectable gel offer a safe and effective nonsurgical wrinkle treatment option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. In fact, they are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But all dermal fillers are not the same!

If you’re interested in being treated with this nonsurgical physician-administered wrinkle treatment option, you should know the advantages of choosing Juvéderm injectable gel:

•    “next-generation” filler: Juvéderm is a “next-generation” non-animal dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance that plays a vital role in hydrating your skin and replenishing its natural volume. No allergy skin tests are needed prior to receiving treatment.

•    Advanced technology for long-lasting results: Juvéderm injectable gel employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. Juvéderm is the only facial filler available with this smooth consistency gel formulation—other existing hyaluronic acid fillers are made of granular consistency gels.

•    Proven safety and effectiveness: Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

•    Quick and easy procedure: Juvéderm injectable gel is a nonsurgical physician-administered treatment that requires no allergy skin test and minimal recovery or downtime.

How does Juvéderm work?
Juvéderm injectable gel is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment.
Juvéderm injections are eased under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis—the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis—to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm injectable gel is used most effectively for those wrinkles and folds in the lower third of your face, like your “laugh lines,” “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds), or “marionette lines” (oral commissures).

Juvéderm is a “next-generation” filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds.

Juvéderm employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin during the injection process and provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know!) Juvéderm injectable gel is the only filler available with this smooth consistency gel—other existing hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels.

What can I expect during Juvederm treatment?
Because Juvéderm injectable gel is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime after your Juvederm treatment. So you can make an appointment to stop by the Medesthetic Center  for treatment on the way home from work or the gym, or even while the kids are at soccer practice—and get right back to your life.

What can I expect after Juvederm treatment?
With Juvéderm, there is minimal recovery or downtime after the treatment. For the first 24 hours following Juvederm treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period.

When will I see results from Juvederm treatments?
You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one Juvederm treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more. However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.