Juvederm® Dermal Filler
JUVÉDERM® XC, and its family of products, is an injectable dermal (skin) filler that is used as a corrective procedure for moderate to severe facial wrinkles, creases, and folds.
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Juvederm®: The New Science Behind Natural Beauty
Juvederm is one part of a collection of corrective skin fillers aimed at replacing older animal-derived skin fillers. Previous types of skin fillers and corrective wrinkle fillers, such as ones popular in the 1980’s, were derived from animals; in a lot of cases bovine-derived (cow). The problem with these types of skin fillers are two fold: length of time for visible effects and the need for allergy skin tests prior to the injection.
One problem with older skin fillers were the length of time the effects were evident. In most cases only 2-4 months of visible difference in wrinkle correction before another round of skin fillers were required. In the case of Juvederm®, the length of time between injections are 6-12 months, and in some cases visible effects can be seen for up to 2 years. In addition to Juvederm’s® corrective effects lasting longer, typically less product is required on subsequent injections. In other words, Juvederm® has a longer lasting effect before being naturally metabolized by the body.
The second problem with older skin fillers are they require an allergy skin test prior to any injection. If an allergic reaction is detected, then you are typically not a candidate for the wrinkle treatment. Juvederm®, on the other hand, does not require an allergy test prior to the injection. Juvederm® is different because of its base element, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a naturally occurring linear polysaccharide that is found in the skin and neural tissues across all species. Because HA is ubiquitous across species, including your own skin, Juvederm® does not require skin tests prior to injection.
Juvederm® Dermal Filler Benefits
- Reduce the appearance of smile lines & wrinkles
- Excellent at reducing deep folds & wrinkles on the face
- Reduce the appearance of creases around the mouth, lips and nose
- Non-surgical & treatment is done in-office
- Creates contour and a subtle lift
- Instant results with full results visible after 24 hours
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Lorna Before and After
Lorna: “How I look has always been important to me. I take care of my appearance. I bought all these expensive serums, creams… The solution to my concerns simply wasn’t in my medicine cabinet. Getting treated with Juvéderm was the right next step for me. I used to have these deep folds around my mouth and they are smoother now. My lips are fuller. I can see the differences in my face. This was the natural next step. I’m happy with my results.”View More Testimonials Results
Alex Before and After
Alex: “I’ve always assumed that it’s just a part of aging. You get older, you get lines and wrinkles. It’s just a part of the deal. I take after my dad and start to get them too. My doctor treated me with Juvéderm XC to smooth the appearance of these lines. Definitely over the years I noticed my dad’s cheeks getting a little flatter and the skin starting to sag. The results are subtle but definitely noticeable. The lines around my mouth are a lot smoother.”View More Testimonials Results
Juvederm® Dermal Filler Frequently Asked Questions
Over time, your face changes in many ways. This is part of the normal aging process, but genetics and environmental factors can also play a significant role.
You may notice a change in the appearance of your skin, typically in the form of deepening parentheses lines and wrinkles, otherwise known as “smile lines”. But what may be less obvious is age-related midface volume loss. Age-related volume loss occurs slowly over time, leaving the midface to appear sunken or drooping.
As you age the collagen in your skin breaks down leaving the outer layer of skin to sag and crepe. Your cheeks may flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. In combination, flattened cheeks and sagging, creping skin reflect the tell tale signs of the natural aging process.
After the dermal filler is injected the smooth gel acts as a binding agent to water in your skin. Juvederm® is superior in its class of fillers as it can bind up to 1000x its own volume in water. The resulting effect is a plumping of the skin that lifts the sagging skin to restore a more youthful appearance.
Because the process may take up to 24 hours to see the full effect, it is recommended to “under correct” the treated area. Under correcting allows the filler’s binding effect enough time to disperse and bind to the water in your skin – after 24 hours the full effect will be visible. Your medical team will discuss this process in more detail prior to your treatment.
There is little to no discomfort associated with Juvederm. In some cases depending on the product and/or area being treated, a topical numbing cream will be applied prior to injecting the filler to minimize any discomfort. Lidocaine (a local anesthetic) is contained in Juvederm to ensure no post injection discomfort.
Depending on the area that is treated and the product that is used, JUVÉDERM® XC, or JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, the results can last from 6 -12 months with optimal treatment. In some cases with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, the visible results can last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
One of the additional benefits of Juvederm® family of fillers is that, overtime, less of the product is required in order to maintain a natural, contoured lift and appearance.
No. Juvederm® can be administered without a prior allergy test as the base, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a naturally occurring sugar, ubiquitous across all species. As a result, no prior skin test or allergy test is required prior to use.
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Juvederm® Dermal Filler Disclaimer
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Are there any reasons why I should not receive any JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulation? Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.
What precautions should my doctor advise me about?
What are possible side effects? The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. With JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects are mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and last 2 to 4 weeks.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
To report a side effect with JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, please call Allergan Product Surveillance at 1-800-624-4261.
For more information, please see Juvederm.com or call Allergan Medical Information at 1-800-433-8871. Available by prescription only.