WHAT EXACTLY IS IN JUVÉDERM®?
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 doctor recommended facial filler in Canada and worldwide.
JUVÉDERM® is a family of injectable facial fillers used by your cosmetic doctor to refresh your look by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel filler used by your cosmetic doctor to refresh your appearance. Using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, JUVÉDERM® combines with the water in your skin to gently restore lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly enhance lips, so you can look as young as you feel. The smooth formulation of JUVÉDERM® provides results that look and feel very natural.
What can i expect from a treatment?
JUVÉDERM® is a non-surgical, healthcare professional-administered treatment that can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. JUVÉDERM® contains pain-reducing lidocaine, so you can also enjoy greater comfort during treatment. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal results.
The results look so natural, everyone will notice, but no one will know®. JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends. Best of all, you can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. Always speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of any product or procedure.
JUVÉDERM® is a registered trademark of Allergan Holdings France SAS
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex sugar naturally found in many tissues of the body such as skin and cartilage. It binds to water to create more fullness and elasticity in the skin to correct the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds.
How will I look after my JUVÉDERM® treatment ?
JUVÉDERM® smooths away unwanted lines, restores natural contours and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed appearance. Most patients need only one JUVÉDERM® treatment to achieve optimal results. JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends. You can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. Actual treatment results may vary from one person to another.
What should I expect before treatment ?
Your physician will have an in-depth consultation with you to understand your needs and what facial features you would like to enhance. They will explain all the options to make sure that your JUVÉDERM® treatment meets your expectations. Ensure you discuss the benefits and risks of all options with your doctor. They may even take pre-treatment photographs so you can see the difference after treatment.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my treatment?
Talk to your doctor if you are taking any medications that may prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), for advice on how to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
What are the possible side effects ?
Potential side effects associated with JUVÉDERM® products include temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, swelling, itching, pain, firmness, bumps, bruising, and discoloration. These reactions may occur immediately or may be delayed, and may last for up to a week. Injection in the lip may cause more swelling and bruising due to the unique physiology of this area. As with any injection, there is a risk of infection. This is not a complete list of side effects. If inflammatory reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
How Long does the treatment usually take ?
The injection process is quick and easy and can be completed in as little as 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You'll also need to allow time to consult with your cosmetic doctor prior to treatment.
Is a treatment with JUVÉDERM® painful ?
JUVÉDERM® is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Because JUVÉDERM® also contains pain-reducing lidocaine, the whole injection process is a more comfortable experience.
Will there be swelling ?
Following a filler injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the injected area. These effects should not last for more than a week. Starting about 12 hours after your treatment, your doctor may advise that you can cover up any skin discoloration with makeup.
How long before I see results ?
Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need only one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental "touch-up" treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.
How long does JUVÉDERM® last?
JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends.
What is the recovery time following a treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime and most people return to their normal routine immediately.
What should I do after treatment?
Your physician will advise you on your aftercare. You may be advised to stop wearing makeup for up to 12 hours. You may also be told to avoid the sun, UV light, freezing temperatures, as well as saunas and steam rooms, for 2 weeks. Some people experience a little temporary tenderness, swelling or bruising around the injection sites. It is also recommended that you avoid additional treatments in the treated area for the next 7 days.