Looking for a cosmetic filler that can last for a whole year? From the creators of BOTOX® Cosmetics, JUVÉDERM® is the first FDA approved injectable gel dermal filler. JUVÉDERM® is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration, and that will deliver a smooth and natural feel. JUVÉDERM® can be used to add volume, diminish wrinkles and folds, and helps hydrate the skin. This temporary filler adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face for up to 6 months or longer. JUVÉDERM® is perfect for the nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. JUVÉDERM® treatments can be administered safely and comfortably in the office setting under topical or local anesthesia.
What Is JUVÉDERM®
JUVÉDERM® is a facial filler that is used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, scars, and depressions, and for volume loss in the face. As the skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents, such as collagen and elastin.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps add volume.
The procedure is performed in the office and typically takes from five to fifteen minutes depending on the number of vials that are administered.
Topical anesthetic is applied to the areas that will be treated, and ice is applied before the JUVÉDERM® is injected. Most patients find this treatment protocol to work quite well.
JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with a local anesthetic, Lidocaine. This formula provides patients with a more comfortable injection experience when compared to the non-Lidocaine formulation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Procedure?
Patients who are concerned with areas of volume loss in the face, particularly in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and corners of the lips, and with increasing the three-dimensional aspect of the lips are great candidates for JUVÉDERM®.
What Are Realistic Expectations?
Realistic expectations for patients having JUVÉDERM® would be to achieve a natural volume-enhancing result in the areas that would be treated, including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip region.
What Are the Common Reasons Why a Patient Wants Juvederm?
The typical JUVÉDERM® patient notices a deepening of the nasolabial folds, loss of volume in the lips, drooping of the corners of the mouth, and/or an increase in marionette lines below the mouth. They seek JUVÉDERM® to gain a rejuvenated, refreshed, natural appearance, and what the patients really like is that the results are evident right after the treatment.
How Long Does It Take a Patient to Recover?
There is very little recovery time following administration of JUVÉDERM®. Patients are asked to apply ice following the procedure, and there are no restrictions. The patients can resume their normal activities for that day.
Will I Look Natural?
The Mack Center spends a lot of time when discussing cosmetic procedures and treatments with patients. Fillers, including JUVÉDERM®, provide extremely natural results that patients can appreciate directly following the procedure.