Juvederm


Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is not indicated for use in lip augmentation.

Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel, compared to some hyaluronic gel products that have a granular consistency. Juvederm products are developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal results.

The Juvederm Ultra Plus products contain more highly cross-linked formulations for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.

Most Juvederm side effects are mild in nature and short-lived, usually resolving in 7 days or less. The most common side effects include injections site reactions, such as: Redness, Pain/tenderness, Firmness, Swelling, Lumps/bumps, Bruising, Itching, Discoloration, Risk of infection. Juvederm injectable gel should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or a history or presence of multiple severe allergies

There may be some discomfort during and after the injection. Juvederm is injected directly into the skin with a fine needle. Within the first 24 hours, avoid: strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of the above may lead to temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If swelling occurs, place an ice pack over the swollen area. Ask the physician how long to wait until make-up can be re-applied after the procedure.

Correction with Juvederm is temporary. Re-injections may be needed, typically between 9 months and one year after the initial injection.