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Juvéderm ®

What Is Juvéderm ®?

Juvéderm ® is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid categorized as a dermal filler that may correct signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, thinning lips and volume loss. By adding volume, Juvederm can sculpt the face, “plump up” the lips, and restore a youthful shape to the face. hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Because it is highly biocompatible and non-animal-based, Juvederm is a low allergen and no pre-treatment skin testing is needed. Juvéderm ® is supplied in multiple formulas optimized for the depth of the area being treated including Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Volbella. Results can last six months to two years, depending on the filler used and area treated.

Procedure & Recovery Time

The injection itself usually takes approximately 30 minutes.

Although anesthesia is not required, your practitioner may use a topical or anesthesic to numb the treatment area. JUVÉDERM ® Injectable Gel will be injected under your skin to add volume or fill wrinkles and folds. After the injection, your doctor may gently massage the treated areas.

There is minimal recovery time with JUVÉDERM ®. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize risk of bruising, temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.

Some temporary symptoms such as bruising, redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps may occur but usually clear up on their own within a week. Any swelling at the injection site can be minimized with an ice pack for a brief period.

What Are The Results?

Most clients see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas although results may vary and follow-up treatments are required to maintain results.