What is Juvederm™?
Juvederm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds-the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvederm™ comes in two injectable formulations-Juvederm™ Ultra and Juvederm™ Ultra Plus.
What does Juvederm™ do?
Juvederm™ injectable filler gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
What is Juvederm™ indicated for?
Juvederm™ Ultra and Juvederm™ Ultra Plus injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Why does Juvederm™ come in two formulations?
Juvederm™ injectable filler gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique needs. Juvederm™ Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm™ Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles with injectable fillers.
How is Juvederm™ injectable gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Juvederm™ injectable gel is a “next generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvederm™ restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. 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 (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11,” to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance. For important safety information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, see below.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
How is Juvederm™ injectable gel used in treatment?
Your healthcare provider eases Juvederm™ injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) and “marionette lines” (oral commissures). Juvederm™ temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
Is treatment with Juvederm™ injectable gel painful?
injectables may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvederm™ allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvederm™ is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injectables are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.
What are the possible side effects of Juvederm™ injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
*Juvederm™ injectable gel is available by Rx only.