WHAT IS JUVÉDERM?
Juvéderm injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds0the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm comes in two formulations - Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus.
WHAT DOES JUVÉDERM DO?
Juvéderm injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
HOW IS JUVÉDERM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DERMAL FILLERS?
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 works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels. And, Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
HOW IS JUVÉDERM INJECTABLE GEL DIFFERENT FROM BOTOX COSMETIC?
Juvéderm injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm restores your skin's volume for a smooth, natural look and feel BOTOX Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area).
WHAT WILL TREATMENT WITH JUVÉDERM INJECTABLE GEL ACCOMPLISH?
Juvéderm injectable gel will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 6 months.
IS TREATMENT WITH JUVÉDERM INJECTABLE GEL PAINFUL?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm allows your Doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Your Doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
The unique formulation of Juvéderm Ultra provides results that last up to 9 months to 1 year.
The unique formulation of Juvéderm Ultra Plus provides results that last up to 1 year.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF JUVÉDERM INJECTABLE GEL?
Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and their duration is short (lasting 7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to temporary injections site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
CAN PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT SKIN TONES/COLORS BE TREATED WITH JUVÉDERM?
Yes. In fact, Juvéderm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.