What is a “Juvederm®” Treatment?
Juvederm® is the only HA filler FDA approved* to last up to one year. Ask your physician how you can get long-lasting results with Juvederm®. Juvederm®  injectable gel is a 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”—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

What does Juvederm® do?
Juvederm® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

What is Juvederm®  indicated for?
Juvederm® XC injectable gel is 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, aka smile lines or parentheses).

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What makes Juvederm® different from other dermal fillers?

Juvederm® is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, Juvederm® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

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.

What is cross-linked hyaluronic acid?
Uncross-linked” hyaluronic acid in its natural form is in a liquid state. “Cross-linking” is the process through which hyaluronic acid is made into a gel product that can be injected into the skin for long-lasting results.

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  (nasolabial folds) and”marionette lines”(oral commisures). Juvederm® temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will treatment with Juvederm® injectable gel accomplish?
Juvederm® injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Is treatment with Juvederm® injectable gel painful?
Injections 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. Additionally, Juvederm® is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience† 1. Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

What kind of doctor can provide treatment with Juvederm® injectable gel?
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer Juvederm®  injectable gel, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced

Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections 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.

Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with Juvederm®?
Yes. In fact, Juvederm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvederm® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.1

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