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What are JUVÉDERM® injectable Gel Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring substance that delivers volume and fullness to the skin. JUVÉDERM® is a long- lasting, non-surgical option that contains a modified form of HA. Fillers that include HA are a top choice for patients- over 90% of filler patients receive a HA dermal filler.
Hyaluronic acid injections fill the space between collagen and elastin fibers within the skin, which replenishes the natural volume lost with aging. Hyaluronic acid also attracts and binds water, which helps maintain fullness where it’s injected. Some hyaluronic acid materials are thicker and can add significant volume and structure. Others are smoother and thinner and have the ability to flow more consistently.
How do I know I am a candidate for JUVÉDERM® filler?
JUVÉDERM® family of fillers are recommended for following conditions-
A loss of fullness in your cheek area
Deepening lines around your nose and mouth
Thinning or naturally thin lips
At the time of consultation, your doctor will discuss your goals, medical history, the areas you want treated, and what results you can expect. Injections are not appropriate for certain lines and scars. Certain medical conditions also make them inappropriate.
What do I expect during the treatment?
Because Juvederm filler injection is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime. Your provider will use topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area first. After you are adequately numb, your healthcare professional will ease the JUVÉDERM® filler under your skin to augment your face or fill wrinkles and folds. Following the injection, your healthcare professional may gently massage the treated area. The procedure is quick and easy and usually takes less than 30 minutes.
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?
Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Exposure to any of these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied
The safety of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC has not been studied in patients under 35 years or over 65 years for cheek augmentation, or under 22 years and over 80 years for chin augmentation. The safety of JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC has not been studied in patients under 22 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC has not been studied in patients under 18 years
The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area, JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC for areas other than facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC in areas other than the lips and perioral area have not been established in clinical studies
® VOLUMA™ XC is intended for use in the chin and cheek areas. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC and JUVÉDERM® XC are intended for use in facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC are intended for use in the lips and perioral area. The safety and effectiveness for treatment in other areas have not been established in clinical studies
Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (thick, hard scars) or pigmentation disorders. The safety of JUVÉDERM® products has not been studied in these patients and may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
Tell your doctor if you are on therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response (immunosuppressive therapy). Use may result in an increased risk of infection
Tell your doctor before treatment if you are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners. As with any injection, this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site
Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection may be at a higher risk for adverse events
® VOLUMA™ XC was not studied in patients with significant loose skin of the chin, neck, or jaw
The effect of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC injection into the chin on facial hair growth has not been studied
How long will my results last?
These fillers can last three to nine months or longer depending on the product and where it is placed.
What are possible risks or 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.