Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that adds volume to different areas of the face. It may be used to smooth away wringkles, lift cheeks, diminish parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting.
JUVÉDERM® is a specially formulated gel composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (a natural protein). It was developed by Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox® ) and approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2006. Juvederm™ has an especially smooth consistency that allows it to be administered with relative ease and accuracy.
Cheek Area - JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC instantly adds volume to create a more youthful appearance for up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Lips Plump - JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness to the lips for up to 1 year with optimal treatment.
Parentheses Lines & Wrinkles - JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and folds for up to 1 year with optimal treatment.
Lips - Fill & Smooth - JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines.
A treatment with Juvederm® is very brief and requires little to no downtime. Each treatment requires approximately 15 minutes depending on the number of injections required. Results are immediate.
Your aesthetic specialist administers the treatment during a brief office visit. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC contain lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during treatment. If you’re still concerned about treatment discomfort, your aesthetic specialist may offer additional anesthetic options for you.
For the first day after treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.
After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps.
Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare professional will tell you when cosmetics may be applied.
The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
There are several formulations of Juvederm™.
Your doctor will use the formulation of JUVÉDERM® best suited to your aesthetic needs.
Juvederm®Treatment Images courtesy of Allergan.