What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. There are several products in the Juvederm family. They all are used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Each product in the Juvederm line features different bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. The different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency.

How does Juvederm work?

Juvederm works by adding volume to the facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It stimulates the production of the connective tissue that plumps the skin (collagen). As you get older, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases. This increases the appearance of sagging and wrinkling of the facial skin.

During the procedure, your doctor, physician assistant, or nurse typically uses a pen to mark the areas to be treated. Your doctor will then inject Juvederm into the target area. They will also lightly massage the area to ensure an even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the area treated.

What to expect after Juvederm

Recovery time is minimal. But, people are advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, wearing makeup, and consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours post treatment.

Most notice the effects of Juvederm right away, or after the swelling reduces. Results typically last between 6 months and 2 years. This depends on which Juvederm product was used.

Risks and side effects

You can expect some swelling and bruising. Other common side effects include:

  • redness
  • tenderness
  • lumps or bumps
  • minor pain
  • itching

All of these side effects usually subside within 4 - 6 weeks.

Different Types of Juvederm:

Juvederm Ultra 

$800/ per 1ml syringe 

Ultra XC is used to diminish vertical lip lines and to correct thin or uneven lips. Juvéderm Ultra is also used to smooth parentheses lines between the nose and mouth or down to the chin.

Juvederm Voluma

$850 / per 1ml syringe

Juvederm Voluma is used to enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples.

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