What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an FDA-approved dermal filler. If you want to add volume to your face, it may be right for you. This filler uses hyaluronic acid to help restore a more youthful look to your skin and can even enhance lip size and shape.*
What are dermal fillers?
Our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat as we age. Dermal fillers are a great way to restore volume and fullness in the face.* Fillers work instantly to fill in areas on the face where volume has been lost. Juvéderm offers a family of products, each designed with different areas in mind. Come in for a consultation and we will discuss which Juvéderm filler is right for you.
VOLUMA XC adds volume and contour in your cheeks providing a more youthful, smooth appearance*. Results can last up to 2 years in the cheek area.* Touch-up treatments may be necessary depending on desired results.
VOLBELLA XC softens vertical lip lines or any lines around the mouth, and adds subtle volume to lips.* VOLBELLA XC provides smooth results without being too drastic. There is a small amount of lidocaine in this gel to improve comfort of the injection by reducing the sensitivity to any pain. Results can last up to one year.* Touch-up treatments may be necessary depending on your desired results.
VOLLURE XC smooths out moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles.* VOLLURE XC can also be used to volumize certain areas of the face. Vollure uses Vycross technology – a method in which a combination of low and high molecular hyaluronic acid (HA) is used to improve cross-linking efficiency. This means a longer lasting, natural-looking, smooth result.*
Ultra XC uses a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that adds fullness and shape to your lips.* Results can last up to one year.* Touch-up treatments may be necessary depending on your desired results.
Ultra Plus XC
Ultra Plus XC is used to smooth out moderate-to-severe wrinkles.* Ultra Plus XC is perfect for softening lines around the mouth and for filling out deeper wrinkles.* Results can last up to one year.* Touch-up treatments may be necessary depending on your desired results.
What can I expect during treatments?
The treatment begins with an examination of your face to determine which injectable and how much product is best suited to your goals. The procedure will involve a series of injections into the desired areas. Lidocaine is infused in the product to minimize discomfort. Most people find the injections tolerable. For those who are very sensitive, we have a number of methods to further minimize discomfort.
What should I expect from the results?
Results are determined by your metabolism, the location of product placement, and the number of syringes used. With all Juvéderm products, the results can be expected to last between 6 and 24 months.*
Before & Afters
Pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Temporary bruising, redness, tenderness and/or swelling are the most common side effects. It is normal to feel a “firmness” in the treated areas the first few days post treatment. A small needle stick mark that may be noticed is present 12-24 hours after treatment.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Are there any reasons why I should not receive any JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulation?
Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.
What precautions should my doctor advise me about?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied.
The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 years or over 65 years, the safety of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels in patients under 18 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in patients under 22 years has not been studied.
The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area, JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC for areas other than facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in areas other than the lips and perioral area have not been established in clinical studies.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation.
Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment.
Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with this product may be at a higher risk for side effects.
Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection.
Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment.
What are possible side effects?
The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels included injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, most side effects were moderate and lasted 2 to 4 weeks. For JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less.
One of the risks with using these products is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
After Care for Wrinkle Relaxers & Dermal Fillers:
- Do not lay down for 2-4 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid manipulation of the injected area(s) for 4 hours.
- You may use cold compresses to reduce swelling at the injection site(s).
- Avoid using any anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx) Aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort or Ginko Biloba for 7 days after treatment.