Juvederm™, a cosmetic dermal filler, is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
Juvederm™ is the only hyaluronic acid filler with FDA approval to last up to one year. Juvederm™ provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. Juvederm™ is a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. Juvederm™ is also the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness is persons of color.
Juvederm™ is sold by the syringe.
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm™, can be combined with Botox® Cosmetic to produce excellent results and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Safety of Juvederm™
Juvederm™ is a FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Juvederm™ does not require skin testing prior to injection. Juvederm™ should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis of presence of multiple severe allergies or in patients who have a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. The safety and effectiveness of Juvederm™ injectable gel for the treatment of areas other than facial wrinkles and folds – such as lips – have not been established in controlled clinical studies. The safety of Juvederm™ for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established.
How Results Are Achieved with Juvederm™
Juvederm™ is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm™ injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
Juvederm™ comes in two formulations so that treatment can be tailored to your unique needs.Juvederm™ Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds.Juvederm™ Ultra Plus is more robust and is used for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
The treatment session takes 30 – 60 minutes usually and is performed with a topical and/or local anesthetic to minimize pain.
Correction with Juvederm™ is temporary. Touchup injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction. Correction usually lasts 4 – 12 months, depending on the areas injected. Individual results do vary.
Prior to a Juvederm™ Treatment Session
Avoid aspirin or aspirin containing products, unless medically contraindicated, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Garlic, Ginko, Ginseng, and St. John’s Wort for a period of 10 days prior to the Juvederm™ treatment session. If you have any active skin infection of inflammation, Juvederm™ cannot be injected.
If you have had cold sore outbreaks, needle punctures could contribute to another one. You should take medication to treat a potential outbreak prior to the Juvederm™ procedure.
After a Juvederm™ Treatment
Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear (usually 1 – 2 days). Continue to avoid all aspirin and aspirin-like products, unless medically contraindicated, for 7 days after treatment with Juvederm™ to minimize bruising.
Avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after treatment with Juvederm™.
Possible Side Effects of Juvederm™
Most side effects are mild or 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.