Juvéderm® injectable is the first FDA approved smooth consistency hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within the human body. When injected into wrinkles it smoothes them out by acting as a filling agent. When injected into a part of the body, like the lips, it plumps them up. Hyaluronic acid does not possess the allergic characteristics of some collagen type products and does not require skin testing prior to treatment.
Juvéderm® Injectable Procedure
Before receiving Juvéderm® it is best to forgo using any anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin for a week or more. When arriving at our Memphis Tennessee area location, your doctor will numb the local area that is being treated with a topical anesthetic. Then, Juvéderm®® will be injected beneath the skin. The entire treatment takes only about 30 minutes.
Hyaluronic acid usually lasts about twice as long a collagen; however, sometimes a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will augment the lasting effect. There may be some temporary discomfort at the time of injection. This may be minimized by the application of prescription strength numbing cream. Redness and swelling at the site of injection can occur.
Voluma is an injectable gel that is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and give a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than Juvéderm® XC and works on a different area of the face. Juvéderm® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the mouth like parenthesis. Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
Vollure ™ XC is the newest addition to the Juvéderm® collection of fillers and is a uniquely balanced gel product. Vollure™ XC helps to soften moderate to severe facial lines to create a smoother appearance while providing long-lasting results. It is the first and only filler proven to last up to 18 months in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Volbella® XC is a propriety filler technology from Allergan that yields smoothing products that have been formulated to address specific patient concerns, such as lip fullness, age-related volume loss in the cheek area and perioral rhytids. This hyaluronic acid gel is injected into the lips for a simple lip augmentation. It also aids in the correction of lip perioral rhytids in adults by adding volume and moisture to the lips. Volbella is specially formulated to give smooth and natural lip fullness that can last up to a year! Unlike Chemical Peels and Laser treatments that can’t address the fine lines around the mouth, Volbella treatment is specially formulated to address the concerns and softly enhance your pout!
After Juvéderm® Treatment
Juvéderm® is done in an outpatient visit. You can leave the office once the injections are given. However, you will need to avoid direct sun exposure, heat and extreme coldness for the first two weeks after the procedure. Make-up and skin care can continue as normal. It is best to wear sunscreen and avoid using skin care products containing alcohol. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® injectable will be naturally absorbed by your body. However, Juvéderm® is a long lasting filler. In fact, some people who have Juvéderm® injections have results that last an entire year. However, on average the results last between 6 to 9 months.
Is Juvéderm® Right For You?
Call the Langsdon Clinic in Germantown to schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors.