Juvederm is an injectable gel filler used to smoothen moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds. Juvederm works by replenishing skin’s hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body that is reduced over time due to sun exposure, aging, and other contributing factors. By injecting Juvederm into the dermis, we are able to volumize the skin from underneath to improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Results can last up to a year with a single treatment, depending on the severity of the patient’s issues. Juvederm Ultra service is $500.
How does the treatment work?
The doctor uses a syringe containing Juvederm to inject areas of the face. Juvederm restores the skin’s hyaluronic acid in these areas, resulting in volumized skin and and a reduction in wrinkles and folds.
What areas of the face can be treated?
Juvederm is used for treatments in the perioral area, such as parentheses lines, vertical lip lines, and corner lines.
How many treatments will I need?
For some, just a single treatment of Juvederm can deliver lasting results for up to a year. However, for others with more severe conditions, 2 or more treatments might be necessary.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area. If your skin is sensitive, the doctor will apply a topical numbing cream. The doctor will then inject the areas to be treated with a syringe containing Juvederm. The procedure typically lasts up to 15 minutes.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The injection might feel like a pinch. However, if your skin is sensitive, the doctor will apply a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort.
What should I expect immediately after the treatment?
You may experience some temporary redness, tenderness, and bumps in the treated area. These will resolve shortly.
How long will it take to recover?
There is virtually no downtime for Juvederm treatments. However, for 24 hours after the procedure you must avoid exposure to the sun, consumption of alcohol, and exercise.
What aftercare do I need?
The doctor will provide any aftercare instructions, if necessary.
When should I expect results?
Improvements in the reduction of wrinkles and folds is noticeable within a week after the treatment.