Juvederm filler / gel
JUVÉDERM is the smooth gel filler that your doctor will use to smooth away wrinkles and lines. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last. Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM is for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of the skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
- JUVÉDERM Voluma
- JUVÉDERM Volift
- JUVÉDERM Volbella
The main difference is consistency. Certain consistencies are better for particular areas of the face and the desired result. Your doctor can talk to you more about what combination of treatment is right for you.
This will vary from one client to the next. On average, most clients receive 1 or 2 syringes of JUVÉDERM per visit. As the price is worked out per syringe we will maximise your treatment from each syringe if you desire.
Results from JUVÉDERM typically last 12-24 months depending on location. For example injections to the nasolabial folds often last 12-18 months. Whilst the average lip treatment only lasts for about 6 months due to higher blood flow in that area. Beyond that, results vary from client to client.
The great thing about JUVÉDERM is that a touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.
JUVÉDERM is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler approved to last up to one year. The manufacturing process provides high concentration of cross-linked HA for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. Other HA fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels.
JUVÉDERM injectable gel is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic used to improve the comfort of treatment.
Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. Over time, the molecules dissolve and turn into water as they depart without leaving any trace in your body.
Much like any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to consult with your doctor before deciding on a JUVÉDERM.
We recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least one week prior in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Please always check with your primary physician to see if discontinuing any medication is appropriate.
If you want JUVÉDERM filler in your lips, please let us know if you have herpes simplex virus (also known as “cold sores” or “fever blisters”). For your comfort we will recommend that you call your physician for treatment as if you were experiencing an outbreak. JUVÉDERM does not cause outbreaks, but can trigger a non-active outbreak.
We will also need to know if you are allergic to Lidocaine prior to your appointment.
The procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes.
You may experience pain, tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection sites. 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.
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours after treatment:
- Strenuous exercise
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Extended exposure to sun or heat
In addition, you and your healthcare professional should discuss the following important treatment considerations in order to help avoid unsatisfactory results and complications when using JUVÉDERM injectable gel:
- Patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site. You should inform our healthcare professionals before treatment if you are using these types of substances.
- If laser treatment, chemical peeling, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with JUVÉDERM injectable gel, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.
- Women should not consider JUVÉDERM if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.