Juvederm is a gel made of hyaluronic acid that has a smooth, flowing consistency. Juvederm is placed under the skin to fill lines and depressions creating a natural, youthful look and can be used by both men and women. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that adds volume and provides hydration.
Juvederm can be used to fill the nasolabial folds (the grooves running from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth), the marionette lines (the lines coming down from the corners of the mouth), the hollows under the eyelids, the lips and lines radiating out from them, and many other areas.
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Juvederm in the Lips
Juvederm is often a first choice for filling the lips because of its smooth, gel like consistency. Results look and feel natural. With careful placement of the product, one can achieve a natural, beautiful result without looking like a duck.
Juvederm Under The Eyes
Juvederm can be placed to fill the groove under the eyes (called the tear trough), but some patients can get a large amount of swelling when placed there. Restylane is often a better choice.
Juvederm vs. Restylane
Both Juvederm and Restylane are made from the same substance – hyaluronic aced, but they are manufactured by different companies in different ways. This gives each of them their own, unique properties. Many injectors find Juvederm smoother and better for the lips. As mentioned above, Restylane is often better for under eye hollows. Both Juvederm and Restylane can be used to successfully fill smile lines and for facial contouring.
Juvederm Side Effects
Treatment with Juvederm is safe, fast, and effective. Treatment takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes, and results are immediate. Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, and allergy testing is not required.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm comes in two formulations – Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Juvederm Ultra Plus is used to correct deeper folds and deformities since it is a more robust product. Dr. Osman will evaluate the depth or your wrinkles and folds prior to treatment to determine which product would provide the best results.
The cost of Juvederm depends largely on how much is used. Juvederm is supplied in a pre-packaged syringe. Each syringe is filled with 1 milliliter of product. For perspective, 5 milliliters is a teaspoon. The amount of Juvederm needed depends on the area(s) being treated. Since Juvederm is priced by the syringe, the cost of treatment ultimately depends on how many syringes are needed.
A good injector will find ways to maximize the result with as little product as necessary.
Quick Answers: Juvederm
How long does Juvederm last?
The length of time Juvederm lasts depends on the area treated. Treatment of the nasolabial folds will usually last longer than treatment of the upper lip lines, for example. Juvederm usually lasts 6 – 10 months in the lips and 8 – 12 months elsewhere.
Can I be treated on the same day as my consultation?
How long does treatment take?
Usually about 20 to 30 minutes, but it can be longer depending on how much we use and what areas are treated.
How many syringes will I need?
It depends on how much volume you need and what areas are to be treated. Most people get 1 – 3 syringes.
How long is the recovery after treatment?
Although we use various techniques to minimize bruising, some people do experience some bruising. Bruising is more common when treating certain areas like the grooves under the eyes and the lips.