What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable aesthetic treatment used by medical providers to lessen facial aging. It is also known as a dermal filler. It is classified as a minimally invasive (not surgical) procedure made to restore volume loss reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The areas most treated are cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines, wrinkles, or deep facial lines.
Juvederm is probably one of the most popular cosmetic dermal fillers made out of hyaluronic acid because it was the first approved in the United States by the FDA (2006). Hyaluronic acid is a clear smooth gel also known as a substance that exists in our skin caring the function of adding hydration. Allergan, the company that created this product, developed several different types of Juvederm, giving origin to the Juvederm filler family. The variation of each Juvederm dermal filler consists of different bonding thicknesses and concentrations of hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC was the first dermal filler launched by the Allergan company. Thus, many providers refer to it as the “Juvederm Classic”. This product is thin and less concentrated, originally introduced to address the lips and the smile lines. Due to its thin concentration, the expectation for the results is to last 6 to 8 months.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus was the second cosmetic dermal filler introduced to the Juvederm filler family. It is a thicker product holding more hyaluronic acid concentration. Furthermore, delivering more augmentation and higher volume to lips or any other facial area compared to Juvederm Ultra. Results may last between 8 months to 1 year.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Juvederm Vollure XC is also very fine with less viscosity compared to the rest of the Juvederm dermal fillers. This product was designed to be injected superficially to gain skin elasticity and erase fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. There are procedures that can have better results with deeper injection and others using a superficial technic.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvederm Volbella XC was created as an aesthetic injection treatment to compete with their rival Restylane L. These two products contain less water attraction (hydrophilic) and are the only ones that can be injected at the tear troth (under the eye). However, it is also used widely as the final touch around the mouth areas to immediately erase fine lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma XC is the most concentrated and thickest Juvederm of all. It was created to add volume to areas like the cheek. High cheekbones are a sign of fertility and youthfulness in many cultures. Therefore, as the product is injected and volume restored, the cheek is lifted naturally producing a stunning contour and facial beauty.
Preparing for Juvederm
At Elite Top Aesthetics we dedicate a significant amount of time to identifying the cosmetics goals and expectations for each patient. Our medical practitioner has years of experience and training which is extremely important for safety and to deliver the best cosmetic outcome. In addition, to minimize inflammation and bruising, we recommend all patients stop taking blood thinners such as Omega 3, aspirin, alcohol, Ibuprofen, etc.
To lessen any type of pain or discomfort we apply a compound topical anesthetic for a couple of minutes and ice application before each injection. What that means to the patient is 3-layer anesthetic protection to have the best experience: topical anesthesia, ice, and Juvederm product also have an anesthetic agent.
Risks and Side effects
If the treatment is done correctly most of the side effects will be gone in one to two weeks. For any other side effects such as consistent increasing pain, persistent swelling, necrosis (no blood supply), or any other abnormalities caused by unprofessional handling, we advise seeing a medical expert in cosmetic procedures and addressing it as soon as possible.
What to expect after Juvederm cosmetic treatment?
Patients can expect the entire treatment to take from the beginning to the end 30-45 minutes. Results may last up to 2 years dependent on the patient's age, metabolism, skin maintenance, and most importantly what type of Juvederm was used. It is categorized as a minimally invasive procedure, usually performed immediately after the consultation. Many times, during lunchtime. One of the most desirable advantages of Juvederm is it delivers immediate results. The practitioner normally massages the area injected to smooth the area and makeup can resume in a couple of hours. Ice compresses are advised during the first 24 hours.
Juvederm aesthetics advantages
- Instant gratification
- Fast Recovery
- Results can last up to 6 months to 2 years
- It is reversible
- Soft changes
- Skin Hydration
How much does Juvederm cost?
Juvederm cosmetic procedures can cost between $650.00 to $900.00 depending on what Juvederm product is selected.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which areas does JUVEDERM treat?
- Nasolabial fold
- Fine lines & Wrinkles
- Under the eye
How many treatments are required?
Only one Juvederm syringe is required to appreciate beautiful results. However, since every patient has different anatomy, one may not be enough. Please select your provider wisely so natural results are their priority and the preservation of one’s natural architecture.
Does the procedure hurt?
The most sensitive location is always the lips regardless of what product is used due to the number of localized nerve endings. However, the overall opinion is that most patients feel only minor discomfort during injections.
How soon will I see results?
Immediately. Instant gratification.
How soon after the treatment can I wear makeup?
It is recommended for at least a couple of hours to be able to apply makeup post-treatment.
Is JUVEDERM safe?
Yes, Juvederm is extremely safe, but each practitioner is required to have a significant amount of anatomical knowledge and training.
Who can inject JUVEDERM?
Well-trained medical practitioners who have been trained to inject JUVEDERM and most importantly are licensed to perform within the respective state.