What is Juvéderm®?
The Juvéderm® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the Juvéderm® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid. These different formulations are approved to either lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines (nasolabial folds), smooth vertical lip lines or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.
What are the different types of Juvéderm®?
- Juvéderm Voluma® XC adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. Lasts up to 2 years.
- Juvéderm Vollure™ XC softens nasolabial folds and marionette lines of the lower face. Lasts up to 18 months.
- Juvéderm Volbella® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. Lasts up to 1 year.
- Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC smooths nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and corner lines of the mouth. Lasts up to 1 year.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps lips, as well as softening more superficial lines and wrinkles of the lower face. Lasts up to 1 year.
Will Juvéderm® treatment hurt?
Juvéderm® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. Dr. Dawn Scruggs also applies a topical numbing cream to your face prior to injection and uses ice during the injection to help further minimize discomfort.
What to Expect
Actual treatment with Juvéderm® injectable gels can take 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on which area of your face is being treated. You will see results immediately/instantly. Results may last one year to two years, with optimal correction and depend on the formula used.
Are there reasons I should not receive Juvéderm® injectable fillers?
Do not receive Juvéderm® injectable gel fillers if you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) in Juvéderm® injectable gel fillers.
What are the possible side effects?
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. The most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as: firmness, swelling, tenderness to touch, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild or moderate in nature (causing little discomfort) and typically resolve within 4 weeks. If these side effects do not resolve, please contact Dr. Dawn Scruggs.
“I look forward to meeting you and helping you refresh your look with the Juvederm® family of fillers.”
-Dr. Dawn Scruggs