Frequently asked questions
How does JUVÉDERM® work?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment. Your healthcare professional eases JUVÉDERM® under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis—the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis—to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is used most effectively for those wrinkles and folds in the lower third of your face, like your "laugh lines," "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds), or "marionette lines" (oral commissures).
JUVÉDERM® is a "next-generation" filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin during the injection process and provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know!)
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is the only filler available with this smooth consistency gel—other existing hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels.
What can I expect after treatment?
With Juvéderm, there is minimal recovery or downtime after the procedure.
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.
After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare professional will tell you when makeup may be applied after your treatment.
What are the benefits of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel offer a safe and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. In fact, they are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But all dermal fillers are not the same!
If you're interested in being treated with this nonsurgical physician-administered treatment option, you should know the advantages of choosing JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel:
"next-generation" filler: JUVÉDERM® is a "next-generation" non-animal dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance that plays a vital role in hydrating your skin and replenishing its natural volume. No allergy skin tests are needed prior to receiving treatment.
Advanced technology for long-lasting results: JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. JUVÉDERM® is the only filler available with this smooth consistency gel formulation—other existing hyaluronic acid fillers are made of granular consistency gels.
Which JUVÉDERM® treatment is right for me?
Here at Vissia, we will go over each product during your consultation. Sometimes, a little enhancement is plenty. Other times, you want more dramatic results.
For more significant changes, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC may be just what the doctor ordered.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a more dense form of the cosmetic injection, and it’s administered deep into the skin. It’s a little thicker and stronger than JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and can be used in the perioral region as well as other areas.
The difference between JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC and the other JUVÉDERM® products is in the viscosity, which in JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC results in more volume, more lift, and more dramatic results. The location and severity of wrinkles and folds may require JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC to achieve the results you’re looking for.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is best for significant lip enhancement, deeper wrinkles, naso-labial folds, areas with greater volume loss, and facial shaping.
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