Juvederm is a dermal filler based on Hyaluronic acid gel. It restores facial volume and plumpness by holding onto the water at the injection site. These dermal fillers are used to cover the lip area, the nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth and cheeks. Several products are available in the Juvederm line, which addresses the signs of aging on your face. They include:
Juvederm Filler Types:
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Juvederm Voluma XC
- Injected deep into the cheeks
- used to add volume and to enhance the mass of your cheeks
- effects last for about 2 years
- typically recommended for adults 35 years or more
- Deals with the lost skin elasticity and fills up wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose — known as nasolabial folds or smile lines
- Effects last up to 1 year
- OG Juvéderm was first approved by the FDA in 2006
Juvederm Vollure XC
- Used to correct moderate to severe nasolabial folds
- Effects last up to 18 months
- It is one of the latest Juvéderm options
- It is also one of the longest-lasting wrinkle-smoothing Juvéderms
Juvederm Ultra XC
- Used to plump lips and fill up nasolabial folds
- Consist of highly cross-linked Hyaluronic acid formulations
- Suitable for bigger lips
- Effects last for about 1 year
Juvederm Volbella XC
- Used as lip enhancement treatment
- Also smoothens vertical lip lines around the mouth
- Effects last up to 1 year
Is Juvederm treatment painful?
The term ‘XC’ shows that the product contains Lidocaine which is a local anesthetic to numb the area and make your experience pain-free. Obviously, you will feel slight discomfort during and after the procedure. You can talk about it with your clinician before the procedure.
The Juvederm Procedure
Your cosmetic dermatology specialist will mark the area to be treated using a pen. A fine needle is used to inject the filler into the target area. After the injection, the clinician will then lightly massage the site to evenly distribute the filler. This will also reduce the likelihood of swelling.
The entire sitting will take about 15 minutes to an hour before you are good to go. You can use ice packs to subside any post-treatment swelling. You will see the results instantly or after the swelling subsides and the effects will last for one year on average.
How much Juvederm would you need?
Generally, there is a typical need for one to two syringes of Juvederm for an area. However, you might need 3 to 4 syringes depending upon your age, the severity of your skin folds and the outcomes you want. Talk it out with your doctor as to what your expectations are and how much Juvederm you will need to fulfill them.
How much does Juvederm Cost?
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost of a syringe is $620, however, some types of Juvederm such as the Volume XC will cost you more. This again depends on the amount of Juvederm that would be needed for you.
How long do the effects last?
The results of the filler are remarkable but temporary. They can last for about one to two years depending upon the formula. You will need re-treatment when the results fade away, typically after 9 months to one year. The subsequent treatments will need fewer amounts of injection and hence will cost you less.
Juvederm Side Effects
There are generally only minimal side effects of Juvederm and it is considered safe. You might feel the following post-treatment side effects.
- Bruising at the injection sites
- Swelling and tenderness
- Dryness (especially with Volbella)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages, heat exposure and strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours of treatment. Exposure to any of these would lead to temporary swelling, redness or itching at the site of injection. Use an ice pack to ward off swelling. Ask your doctor how long you should wait before applying make-up or any product to avoid any reaction.
Although very rare, more serious complications can sometimes occur due to injection of the filler into a blood vessel which is as follows
- Vision abnormalities
- Permanent scarring
Contraindications of Juvederm
Do not use Juvederm injections if
- you are allergic to any of its constituents
- you have a history of allergic reactions to lidocaine
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding