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 an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler, and does not require skin testing prior to injection. This dermal filler should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis. It should also not be used in the 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. The 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 usually takes 30–60 minutes. It 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 disappears, which usually disappears in 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 as well as 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 injection 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.