As skin ages, it begins to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA add structure and volume to the face, and therefore a lack of HA causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. That’s where dermal fillers come into play. JUVÉDERM is a smooth-consistency gel that restores volume to the skin, and smooths away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, . It is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. In terms of the skin, HA’s role is to deliver nutrients and hydration, and act as a cushioning agent. Young, healthy skin contains a lot of HA, but factors that include aging and sun exposure reduce the amount, causing skin to lose structure and volume.
JUVÉDERM improves the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face, the glabellar lines (which run between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM injectable gel is also FDA-approved, for those 21 and older, for enhancing the lips. JUVÉDERM adds volume to these depleted areas to restore your face to a more natural youthful appearance. In just one short appointment, you will immediately see the aesthetic results.
Treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds. Unlike the original JUVÉDERM injectable gel, JUVÉDERM XC is infused with lidocaine to make its injection more comfortable.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC
Designed to add volume to the cheek or china area for shape and definition . Results last up to 24 months in the cheeks with optimal treatment. Lasts up to 1 year in the chin with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC
Designed to add volume to the lips and for correction of perioral lines (lines around the mouth), often called lipstick lines, vertical lip lines, or lip wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC lasts up to 1 year, with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel Procedure
JUVÉDERM injections take about 15 minutes to administer in a doctor’s office. A fine needle is used for the injection, which is given under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. Because JUVÉDERM contains lidocaine to improve comfort, an anesthetic may not be needed. However, a doctor may still elect to use a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated before giving the injection. Afterword, the doctor may gently massage the treated area(s).
Once treatment is completed, patients can return, with virtually no downtime, to their regular activities. For the first 24 hours after treatment, to reduce the risk of complications, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol consumption.
Results of JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel
The results of JUVÉDERM are visible immediately after injection; any swelling and bruising, to which ice can be applied, should subside during the next few days. Results can last 6 to 9 months, and, in some cases, over a year. However, according to its manufacturer, “Results from injectable dermal filler vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental ‘touch up’ treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of wrinkles and folds.”
Risks of JUVÉDERM Injectable Gel
Although JUVÉDERM is considered safe, there is a risk of side effects. They are usually limited to the injection site, and include the following:
- Pain or tenderness
- Lumps or bumps
For customized treatment, Allergan, Inc., offers two types of JUVÉDERM XC: JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, which is suitable for superficial facial lines and folds, and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC, a stronger formulation that is used for deeper facial folds and lines. JUVÉDERM XC is the first HA filler that is FDA-approved for use on people of color.
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