Give the cheeks or lips a fuller, more youthful appearance, or reduce unsightly wrinkles on the face or hands
- Juvéderm™ Injectable Filler
- Restylane and Perlane
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Juvéderm™?
Juvéderm™ is a non-animal based injectable filler made in a laboratory. It is made of hyaluronic acid – a material that is in the joints and bodies of all living things. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient of Restylane™. It is a complex sugar that maintains its three dimensional shape in the body by attracting and holding large numbers of water molecules. Among its many natural functions, hyaluronic acid maintains the volume of the skin, keeps skin hydrated and maintains the shape of the eye. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid from the skin and it loses its volume and structure. Injecting Juvéderm™ into skin folds and wrinkles replaces that structure and volume.
What is the difference between Juvéderm™ and Restylane™?
Juvéderm™ contains a higher concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and is more concentrated than Restylane™. Whether that translates into a major difference in duration of effect remains to be seen. There seem to be fewer bumps and less pain with Juvéderm™ than with Restylane™. Juvéderm™ is also supposed to last around eight months, as compared to six months for Restylane™.
Could I be allergic to Juvéderm™?
Allergies to Juvéderm™ are extremely rare. It is free of animal products and is not recognized by the body as a foreign material. Even though Juvéderm™ was recently introduced to the US market, it has been used successfully in Europe for many years.
What is Juvéderm™ used for?
- filling in nasolabial folds or “smile lines”
- filling in glabellar lines (“frown lines” or “11 lines”) between the eyebrows
- filling in “marionette” lines at the corners of the mouth
- eliminating under eye dark circles by filling in the groove underneath the lower eyelid (“Non Surgical Eye Lift”)
- enhancing the lips
Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm™?
Anyone who would like to address the above aesthetic concerns and does not have an active infection at the site of injection is a good candidate. Juvéderm™ can also be safely combined with BOTOX®.
What will I experience when I get Juvéderm™ injections?
When you come in for your Juvéderm™ injection appointment, you will have numbing cream placed on the area that is to be injected for about 10 minutes or a numbing injection may be given. Ice will also be applied for numbing and to prevent bruising.
Once the area is numb and iced, Juvéderm™ will be injected with a very thin needle in a series of small injections. The area injected will then be gently massaged for a minute or two. You will be asked to ice the area injected intermittently – a minute on and a minute off, for the rest of the day. The entire process will take less than 20 minutes after numbing.
Do I have to wait until my previous injection of Restylane has completely disappeared before I get Juvéderm™?
No, Juvéderm™ can be used on top of Restylane™ without a problem.
What are the side effects?
Bruising and brief redness are rarely encountered. Bumpiness in the area of injection is considerably more rare with Juvéderm™ than with Restylane™, but it still happens every once in a while. There are no known serious adverse effects associated with the use of Juvéderm™.
Will I get bumps when Juvéderm™ is dissolving?
No. Like Restylane™, Juvéderm™ dissolves evenly and uniformly. Bumps do not form. The area injected will go back to looking exactly the same as it did prior to injection. There will be no loose skin, the lips will not develop extra lines, and the skin will not look stretched out.
Will Juvéderm™ remain in the body after it dissolves?
Absolutely not. When Juvéderm™ dissolves, it is excreted from the body and does not leave even a trace behind.