JUVÉDERM ® is dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body. The injected hyaluronic acid combines with the water in your skin to restore lost fullness and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Patients who want to fill in their wrinkles and folds without resorting to surgery will find that JUVÉDERM® is an excellent choice for them. Hyaluronic acid is effective in dealing with issues such as:
The procedure only takes about 45 minutes in an office setting, as the health care professional will identify and mark areas for injection. If necessary, topical anaesthetic can be applied for your comfort.
JUVÉDERM® is injected into the skin using a small needle, and will quickly bind with water beneath the skin to fill out the injection site. JUVÉDERM® contains a localized pain reliever so that patients will feel comfortable following the injection
Possible side effects include redness, pain, and tenderness, as well as some swelling and bruising at the injection site, although these are temporary. As with all injections, there is a slight risk of infection.
You should avoid exposure to the sun, heat, and cold during the first 24 hours after the treatment, as well as abstain from alcohol and exercise. Avoid rubbing the injected area for at least 48 hours. By taking these steps, you will give the hyaluronic acid in the JUVÉDERM® time to properly bind with the collagen and elastin fibres in your skin.
While your body will eventually break up the hyaluronic acid. The effects will fade after roughly 6 months to one year. Contact one of our locations for a touch-up treatment. Repeated treatments will mean that less JUVÉDERM® will be required on each occasion.