Juvéderm®

Juvéderm® is a line of non-animal clear stabilized Hyaluronic Acid–based facial fillers with a small quantity of  local anesthetic (lidocaine), &  innovative VYCROSS® technology, special linking system of Hyaluronic Acid. It is given as an injection in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that helps smooth moderate to severe wrinkles & folds, while also plumping your cheeks, lips & hands.  Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that has a unique ability to bind water.  Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in our bodies & in all layers of our skin, keeping our tissue soft, hydrated & flexible, especially in connective tissue, cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (”smile lines” or “laugh lines”) & around your mouth. As we age, the body’s ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid lessens, leading to dry & thinner skin.

Juvéderm Ultra® XC™ is used to treat the lips.  As you age the lips tend to lose color, elasticity, & volume. Using innovative VYCROSS® technology, Juvéderm Ultra® XC™ provides you with natural-looking volume, enhances the color, texture while maintaining a flexible full-range of expressions.

Benefits:

  • Enhances Lips
  • Fast & Easy
  • Safe & Approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Increases Self-esteem
  • Slight / No Discomfort
  • Minimally Invasive
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Expected Treatment Time: 15-minutes

Expected Results Last: 6 to 9-months

Benefits:

  • Reduces Fine Lines, Furrows & Wrinkles
  • Fast & Easy
  • Safe & Approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Increases Self-esteem
  • Slight / No Discomfort
  • Minimally Invasive
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Juvéderm Ultra Plus® XC™, a variant of the Ultra version, is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, helps smooth out deep nasolabial folds (”smile lines” or “laugh lines”), facial shaping, & areas with greater volume loss that require a thicker product. Using innovative VYCROSS® technology, Juvéderm Ultra Plus® XC™ will restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while maintaining your natural expressions.

Expected Treatment Time: 30-minutes

Expected Results Last: 6 to 9-months

Juvéderm Volbella® XC™ helps smooth out deep nasolabial folds (”smile lines” or “laugh lines”) & provides a subtle boost to the volume of the lips while reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines. As you age the lips tend to lose color, elasticity, & volume. Using innovative VYCROSS® technology, Juvéderm Ultra® XC™ provides you with natural-looking volume, enhances the color, texture while maintaining a flexible full-range of expressions.

Expected Treatment Time: 30-minutes

Expected Results Last: 12 to 18-months

Benefits:

  • Reduces Fine Lines, Furrows & Wrinkles
  • Enhances Lips
  • Fast & Easy
  • Safe & Approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Increases Self-esteem
  • Slight / No Discomfort
  • Minimally Invasive
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Benefits:

  • Enhances Cheek & Chin
  • Fast & Easy
  • Safe & Approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Increases Self-esteem
  • Slight / No Discomfort
  • Minimally Invasive
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Juvéderm Voluma® XC™  is a deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss & for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile. Using innovative VYCROSS® technology, Juvéderm Vollure® XC™ will restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while maintaining your natural expressions.

Expected Treatment Time: 30-minutes

Expected Results Last: 12 to 18-months

Juvéderm Vollure® XC™  is used to treat marionette lines, lines that run vertically between the mouth & chin, which can create sagging in the lower half of your face that cause you to look older. Using innovative VYCROSS® technology, Juvéderm Vollure® XC™ will restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while maintaining your natural expressions.

Expected Treatment Time: 30-minutes

Expected Results Last: 12 to 18-months

Benefits:

  • Reduces Fine Lines, Furrows & Wrinkles
  • Fast & Easy
  • Safe & Approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Increases Self-esteem
  • Slight / No Discomfort
  • Minimally Invasive
  • No Downtime / Resume Normal Activity Immediately

Juvéderm®: 3-Step Process

  • Step 1: Evaluation

    Our licensed medical team member will decide exactly where to place the injections to give you the best results.

  • Step 2: Painless Methods

    Our licensed medical team member can either proceed with the injections immediately - the Juvéderm® product line contains lidocaine which decreases pain during the procedure - or can apply topical anesthetic cream, or an ice pack to the area before the injections, for your comfort.

  • Step 3: Injection Time

    Our licensed medical team member will make a few tiny precisely placed injections into the treated area, using one of the Juvéderm® products.

FAQs

  • 3-days prior & 3-days post Juvéderm® do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, muscle relaxers, & allergy medications.
  • Workout to get your blood pumping to help get you psychologically ready
  • Practice meditation, listening to music, & reading are all good ways to set your mind at ease.
  • Refrain from exercise that increases your heart rate greatly (running, swimming, bicycling, etc.) for 24-hours following injections. Walking or other low-impact exercise are fine.
  • Do not massage or manipulate injected areas for 24-hours after injections.  Washing your face & applying make-up is fine. 
  • Avoid using a facial brush having a facial, putting your face in a massage cradle, or be face down in a chiropractor’s chair for 24-hours following the injection.
  • Refrain from using ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil supplements, liquorice, garlic, ginger, ginkgo or green tea for 24-hours following
  • If bruising appears, apply ice to area for 15-minutes every hour to decrease bruising.
  • The most common side effect is headache with Juvéderm®. You may use Tylenol to relieve this.  If you are a chronic headache sufferer & have prescription headache medication, you may take it as prescribed.
  • Juvéderm® will gradually take effect over 2 to 5-days with optimum result at 2-weeks. 
  • Minor pain, swelling & bruising at the injection sites
  • Headache
  • Irregularities in the filling (e.g., in the firmness of your skin)
  • Rare allergic reactions
  • Lumps on the Skin
  • Bleeding
  • Hyperpigmentation

The best candidates for Juvéderm® treatments are people at least 21-years old who are physically healthy.

People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis).

  • If you are a smoker 3-days prior to Juvéderm® lay off the cigarettes, doing so will drastically reduce your chances of bruising & hopefully lead to you stopping smoking altogether.
  • 3-days prior to Juvéderm® apply Arnicare Cream, a natural cream which has been proven to reduce the effects of bruising.
  • Note: Do not use Arnica Cream if you have active heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or are taking Coumadin, Lovenox, Heparin, or Xeralto, or are on a medication which affects bloods clotting.
  • Apply an ice pack to your face before & after your treatment to keep swelling down, vastly reducing the amount of bruising.

Juvéderm® & Restylane® & both contain Hyaluronic Acid to minimize the appearance of fine lines & add volume to certain areas of the face. The results of Juvéderm® treatments might appear immediately, while the results of Restylane® can take a few days to appear for some individuals

  • Juvéderm® uses Hyaluronic Acid & similar substances to “fill in” or plump areas that have lost volume & smoothness while BOTOX® Cosmetic / Dysport® freezes muscles to stop creases & wrinkles caused by facial expressions while.