Juvederm® Injectable Gel

About Juvéderm® Injectable Gel

Juvéderm® is injected into the mid to deep skin layer in the perioral and nasolabial folds (the folds around your nose and mouth) in order to smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles and folds and increase volume and hydration of the skin and its underlying tissues.

Q: What makes Juvéderm® Unique?
A: It is the only FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler to last 6 months up to 1 year ! However, results may vary so supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.

Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

Q: What makes Juvéderm® last so long?
A: Juvéderm® dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. Some other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visible as opposed to the smoother formulation used in Juvéderm®.

Q: What should patients do prior to treatment?
A: A few precautions should be taken before being treated with Juvéderm®. Prior to treatment, avoid using aspirin for 2 weeks, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil or Ibuprofen, Aleve and others ), St. John’s Wort, or Vitamin E supplements, for about one week, because this may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your doctor who may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.

Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Since no allergy test is needed, the procedure is quick since the injection only takes about 15 minutes.

Q: What should be expected after the procedure?
A: Though there is minimal recovery and downtime, there might be some temporary injection-related reactions may occur after the treatment. This may include firmness, pain, redness, 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.

Q: How is Juvéderm® injectable gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
A: Juvéderm® injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows.

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