Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers and is used to soften age-related static wrinkles and creases around the nose, cheeks and mouth areas. It is also widely used to add volume to lips and hollow cheek areas.
Illustration of what Juvéderm is used for
How fast does Juvéderm work?
Juvéderm works almost instantaneously, but final results can be observed usually between 3 to 5 days after the treatment.
How long do Juvéderm results last?
Results vary for each patient but most experience results that last between 6 and 8 months.
Is Juvéderm Safe?
Juvederm was approved by the FDA in March, 2017 for treatment of facial wrinkles and folds in adults. It is safe and has an excellent safety record since its approval.
How long is the recovery after a Juvéderm Injection treatment?
Recovery time after Juvederm is quick, you should be able to return to work and other normal activities the same day. The possibility for side effects does exist, including redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, itching, and more rarely, thickened bumps around the injection area. These should all be temporary, and they will resolve on their own in 1 to 3 days.
Do Juvéderm injections hurt?
While Juvederm and other dermal filler injections do cause some discomfort, we try to make our patients as comfortable as possible. A topical numbing cream is used in the area 5 minutes before the injections are applied. It’s important to note also that the needles used to inject the solution are extremely small.
What are some potential side effects from using Juvéderm?
In a small percentage of patients, mild and temporary side effects are comparable to other dermal fillers. These can include redness, swelling, bruising and itchiness.
Can you exercise after receiving a Juvéderm Treatment?
There are ways to minimize the likelihood of bruising, however, and one way is to avoid strenuous exercise.
High impact workouts increase your blood pressure, thereby increasing the risk of bruising or swelling. This means that the healing time takes longer, delaying your final results. For this reason, most board-certified plastic surgeons and expert injectors recommend that you wait 24 to 48 hours before engaging in vigorous activities to allow your skin and body to recuperate from the treatment.
What is the main difference between Juvéderm and Botox?
Botox is a muscle relaxer used to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles for the forehead, glabella and crow’s feet. Juvéderm is a dermal filler that works great to produce a youthful effect on static wrinkles and facial creases. These include the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and pre-jowl sulcus. Juvéderm is also used to add volume to the lips and hollow cheek areas.