What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an natural hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores the lost volume that occurs with aging, smoothing away facial lines, wrinkles and folds. It may also be used to improve hollowing beneath the eyes, enhance and define the lips or contour facial features like the chin and cheeks.
What is Juvederm® made of?
Juvederm®, like Restylane®, is comprised of hyaluronic acid which is an essential natural component found within our skin.
How does Juvederm® differ from Restylane® ?
Juvederm® gel is composed of a higher concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid than Restylane®. Because of this cross linking, Juvederm® has a softer more natural look and feel after being injected. Some report fewer bumps and less discomfort with Juvederm®. The results last around 8 months, compared to 6 months for Restylane®.
Why is hyaluronic acid so important?
Healthy, young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. The lower skin layer, also called the dermis, primarily contains two protein fibers: collagen and elastin. Together collagen and elastin create a framework for supporting essential skin structures. The dermis is hydrated by floating these proteins and other vital skin structures in a “sea” of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is capable of binding 1000 times its own weight in water and is therefore essential for maintaining skin integrity and fullness.
The ability of our skin to produce hyaluronic acid slowly diminishes with time causing the skin to loose volume. A consequence of this volume loss is that our skin becomes looser, leading to wrinkling and an aged appearance. Treatment with Juvederm® replaces lost hyaluronic acid restoring the skin to a healthier, more youthful appearance.
What areas can be treated with Juvederm®?
Like Restylane®, Juvederm® is used to correct facial lines, wrinkles and folds such as:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Frown Lines between the eyebrows (glabella)
- Horizontal Forehead Lines (worry lines)
- Lines extending from outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Hallowing under the eyes (tear trough)
- Vertical Lines above the upper lip
- Corner of the Mouth (marionette lines)
- Defining Lip Border
- Lip Volume Enhancement
- Lifting and Providing Volume To The Cheeks and Chin (facial contouring)
- Jowl Area
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Precise placement technique means you get the best and longest lasting results from your Juvederm®.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Our philosophy is to produce a natural result. Although the results are visible, a treatment with Juvederm® dermal filler will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work” done. The trick is to make sure you retain a natural ability to show emotions through facial movements.
We’ve all seen the “frozen face” on someone who’s been overdone. With our extensive experience and expert touch, you’ll never have to worry about looking unnatural.
Why does Juvederm® come in two formulations?
Juvederm® comes in two different formulations allowing us to tailor treatment to your unique needs. Juvederm™ Ultra allows versatility in volumizing facial wrinkles, lines and folds and in augmenting and defining the lips. Juvederm™ Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation used for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles and for contouring chin and cheeks.
Do the Juvederm® injections hurt?
Topical numbing creams or local anesthesia mixed with the filler may be used to minimize any discomfort during this quick procedure.
What is the recovery like after the Juvederm® procedure?
Most commonly reported side effects include, but are not limited to, redness, swelling and minor discomfort which tend to subside within several days.
How long do the results of Juvederm® last?
Results with Juvederm® are practically instantaneous and typically last about six to nine months depending on the area treated.
Can I use Juvederm® with Botox® ?
Yes, in many areas we can utilize both products. They are not only complementary but also the effects are synergistic in many cases. By relaxing muscle movement with Botox® before injecting Juvederm® we often obtain a better aesthetic correction and the Juvederm® treatments tend to last longer.