Juvederm

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers designed to treat different areas in the face to restore age-related volume loss. Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable designed to plump the cheeks. Juvederm XC  and Juvederm Vollure XC treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Juvederm Ultra XC is used for lip augmentation for adults over the age of 21.

What occurs during treatment?

Before the treatment, the certified physicians at The Center for Facial Cosmetics will sit down with you to determine the right amount of product to inject in the treatment area. The procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes. A fine needle will be used to inject the product under your skin. Generally, there is no need for anesthetic during this treatment. Results will be visible shortly after the treatment.

Juvederm wrinkle fillers from The Center for Facial Cosmetics

Before and After treatment of Juvederm. Click to enlarge.

What care is required before Juvederm?

Avoid products that can thin your blood, including alcohol, for at least 24 hours before the treatment. You should also avoid anti-inflammatory medications for several days prior Juvederm. Do not schedule a wrinkle filler treatment within one week of a chemical peel or laser treatment.

What care is required after Juvederm?

For the first 24 hours after the treatment, avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to sunlight or extreme cold, or rubbing or massaging the treated areas. Continue to refrain from anti-inflammatory medications for one week after the treatment. Immediately report any redness, blisters, or itching you notice after the injection.

How long is the recovery time?

Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. This product may cause side effects such as swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, or itching in the injection area, but these effects can generally be treated with an ice pack or cold compress. The results of this treatment can last several months or even longer than a year.

Are there any risks associated with Juvederm?

Inform your physician of any allergies you have, since wrinkle fillers can result in severe allergic reaction if you are allergic to certain proteins used in the products. Wrinkle fillers are also not recommended for immunocompromised patients or for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Any skin injection treatment comes with a risk of infection. There is also the rare chance that a wrinkle filler will be accidentally injected into a blood vessel, causing problems such as blindness, stroke, or permanent scarring.