Juvederm® is an injectable gel used to lift wrinkles and create volume in the lower region of the face, including lips. The lines that form between and around your nose and mouth, are often a result of repetitive expressions like smiling and frowning, as well as age and sun exposure. Juvederm® contains hyaluronic acid which is naturally present in the body, allowing for more natural integration, as well as lidocaine which aids in reducing discomfort. While some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances, the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is non-animal.
How does it Work?
As it is injected with a very fine needle, the clear Juvederm® is applied in very small quantities and adds volume and shape to the treated area. When Juvederm® is applied directly under a wrinkle, it literally lifts the wrinkle and smoothes it out.
How long will the treatment session take?
In most cases, treatment can be completed in 30 minutes, however this may differ depending on the correction you are trying to achieve.
What to expect after treatment
It is typical that immediately after treatment you may experience slight swelling, redness, tenderness or a mild itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal, temporary response to the injection and should dissipate within a few days. Lip treatments may cause swelling and an appearance of unevenness in the lips which can persist for a few days or up to a week. As with any treatment, if discomfort continues, please contact your medical provider.
Can Juvederm be removed?
Juvederm® can not be removed, however additional injections of an enzyme called Hyaluronidase can be administered to expedite the naturally occurring dissolution. This process can takes several weeks and multiple injections.
Much, like Juverderm® and Voluma®, Juvederm XC® is an FDA approved injectable gel used to decrease the appearance of lines and deep creases around the nose, mouth and lips. The Juvederm XC® gel, which has lidocaine incorporated, is easily injected into deep lines that are caused by aging, smiling, frowning, environmental exposure and genetics. The gel literally fills the space between the layers of tissue to lift the skin and soften wrinkles.
Juvederm XC® uses a larger molecule base which makes it more suitable for application in the more significantly creased areas of the face. Application time is typically around 30 minutes per session, dependent upon the areas of correction and common after-affects include redness, mild swelling, itching and tenderness around the treatment site.