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Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, especially for facial rejuvenation. Next to botulinum toxin injection, the injection of soft tissue fillers is the second most frequent minimally invasive procedure performed in the USA.
Dermal fillers afford aesthetic physicians the ability to treat rhytides, scars, and volume deficiency, as well as sculpt the face and augment specific anatomical sites such as the lips.
The overall number of procedures in the USA using soft tissue fillers increased 190% in the last decade. 69% of all the dermal fillers injected in the USA are hyaluronic acid (HA), which makes HA the most commonly used soft tissue filler.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. There are several products in the Juvederm family. They all are used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Each product in the Juvederm line features different bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency.
The different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths.
There are many filler products available that belong to the Juvederm family with a gel-like and smooth consistency. The choice of the product depends on the severity of the aging signs. Each product is tailored during the Juvederm treatment to target particular problems when injected in different facial areas with varying depths.
- Juvederm Voluma XC adds volume beneath your skin’s surface to increase the size of your cheeks.
- Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC address the loss of skin elasticity and fill out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose — known as smile lines.
- Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC work as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatments.
How does Juvederm work
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan polymer found in the extracellular matrix of the dermis. Hyaluronic acid fillers are bacteria derived and come in gel form.
Juvederm works by adding volume to the facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It stimulates the production of the connective tissue that plumps the skin (collagen). As you get older, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases. This increases the appearance of sagging and wrinkling of the facial skin.
During the procedure, your doctor, physician assistant, or nurse typically uses a pen to mark the areas to be treated. Your doctor will then inject Juvederm into the target area. They will also lightly massage the area to ensure an even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the area treated. A useful advantage of HA fillers compared to other dermal fillers is the commercial availability of hyaluronidase to correct injections. Pre Injection skin testing is not necessary. Recovery time is minimal. But, people are advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, wearing makeup, and consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours post treatment.
Simple instructions to follow before your consultation:
- Avoid medication like aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s wort
- Avoid alcohol in the weeks leading up to treatment
- Smoking is also discouraged before treatment
- Let your doctor know of any allergies or sensitivities
Avoiding these things can help prevent bruising.
Risks and side effects
There can be mild swelling and bruising following the treatment, which resolves in a few days. Other temporary side effects include:
- Minor pain
- Lumps or bumps
All these side effects subside in 2 to 4 weeks.
More serious side effects are typically associated with unprofessional handling, like injecting Juvederm into a blood vessel unintentionally, so selecting a reputed and experienced clinic like ours for the treatment is crucial.
Complications can include permanent scarring, vision abnormalities, blindness, or stroke. That’s why it’s very important to choose your doctor wisely. Make sure that they are trained, certified, and licensed to perform the procedure.
What to Expect Following Juvederm Dermal Fillers Treatment?
The recovery time following the Juvederm filler treatment is minimal. As there is little to no downtime, you can continue with your daily tasks after the treatment. However, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure, alcohol consumption, strenuous exercise, and makeup for at least 24 hours following the procedure.
The results of Juvederm treatment become instantly noticeable and improve as swelling and bruising settle. The treatment effects last for about six months to up to 2 years, depending on the type of product used and the area treated.
Who is a Good Candidate for Juvederm Treatment?
The right candidates for Juvederm treatment are those who experience loss of facial volume with fine lines and wrinkles due to the aging process. Individuals with skin damage due to excessive sun exposure or other environmental conditions may consider other skin rejuvenation treatments.
What are the Benefits of Juvederm?
An injectable filler like Juvederm can accomplish the same facial rejuvenation as a surgical procedure, so the patient can leave the doctor’s office immediately and fully resume his or her normal activities by the next day. Moreover, the cost is less than surgery. There is no need for anesthesia or downtime.
What areas can I treat with Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, lax skin under the eyes, and restore volume loss in the cheeks, chin, lips, and jawline.
How long before I see results?
Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental “touch-up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
How long does Juvederm last?
The unique formulation of Juvederm is clinically proven to last up to one year with one treatment. Individual results will vary and you should discuss this with us when you come in for your treatment. You may need “touch up” treatments to maintain optimal correction of wrinkles.
Is my filler result reversible?
Yes, filler can be dissolved with a simple enzyme injection