What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of FDA-approved dermal fillers, all of which are designed to address common aging issues, like wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume. Juvederm injectables can be used to smooth the complexion, fill out nasolabial folds, and even add temporary volume to thinning lips.
The Juvederm line contains:
- Voluma XC for cheek augmentation
- Juvederm Ultra for nasolabial folds and laugh lines
- Juvederm Ultra Plus for nasolabial folds and laugh lines
Most Juvederm injectables last anywhere from nine months to two years, depending on the injection site and product chosen.
Candidates for Juvederm
The best candidates for Juvederm injections are those individuals who have significant aging around the lips and mouth, as well as loss of facial volume in the mid-facial region. Your preferred Juvederm injection will largely depend on the area you’d like to treat, as well as your desired results.
*Individual results may vary
How Does It Work?
Juvederm’s line of anti-aging injectables are considered dermal fillers, which means they contain hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring compound is known for encouraging collagen production, as well as increasing elasticity and firmness of the skin. Each Juvederm injection contains a different hyaluronic acid formula, which largely depends on the area you’d like to treat. For example, Juvederm for enhancing lip volume usually contains a thinner hyaluronic acid gel consistency, while thicker gels are used to add volume to the mid-facial region.
Is It Painful?
A Juvederm injection isn’t painful, but some patients may be afraid of feeling uncomfortable because the formula is injected via a fine-tip needle. If you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable during the procedure, your provider can prep your skin using a numbing cream.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime associated with Juvederm injections. You may experience slightly red, irritated, or bruised skin at the injection site, which should disappear after a few days. Because some swelling can occur around the lips, we recommend treatment two weeks prior to any event or function.