Juvéderm™, from the makers of Botox®, is commonly referred to as a “next generation” smooth gel. This injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate of severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA in June 2006, and contains the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. These elements provide optimal results with a single treatment of Juvéderm in the majority of patients and deliver sustained results for up to six months or longer.
Candidates for Juvéderm Injectables
- Lip and lip border
- Fine lines on the upper lip
- Nasolabial folds (folds from the nose to the mouth)
- Marionette Lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin)
- Chin and all around the mouth
- Jaw line
- Under the eyes or “tear trough”
- Between the brows
About the Procedure
All filler treatments procedures start with either a topical anesthetic, an injection of anesthetic, or an anesthetic block to lessen or eliminate discomfort. Once the desired area is numb, Dr. Byrd will inject the Juvéderm filler under the skin. Multiple injections are made so the dermal filler is evenly distributed through the area. The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour.
How Long Do Juvéderm Injectables Last?
Juvéderm will immediately reduce the signs of aging in your face such as wrinkles, fine lines, folds, or depressions in the cheek area for up to a year. Dr. Byrd can perform the procedure in twenty minutes at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center.
Aftercare and Recovery
The Juvéderm process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth, natural look and feel. Juvéderm requires little to no downtime with most patients able to return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure. Bruising at the injection sites can be covered with mineral makeup.
Juvéderm is generally well tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising. Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and extreme cold weather should be minimized until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. Patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at injection site.