Juvederm Frequently Asked Questions
What is Juvederm™?
Juvederm™ is a facial filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA) - a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips. The smooth gel provides results that are not only instant, but also long lasting and natural looking.
What areas can I treat with Juvederm™?
Juvederm™ smoothes unwanted lines, restores natural contours and lost fullness in cheeks and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed-looking appearance.
Juvederm™ is best used for facial rejuvenation or enhancement. It will:
- Soften smile lines
- Restore lost fullness in your cheeks
- Enhance the size and shape of your lips
- Contour to your jaw line
The most appropriate lines to treat with Juvederm™ are those that are described as static - the lines you can see when your face is still. Juvederm™ can also be used to enhance your lips or accentuate cheeks, for soft, subtle results that leave you looking your best.
What makes Juvederm™ different from other facial fillers?
Juvederm™ employs a patented technology to create a smooth consistency gel that gives you a smooth natural look and feel unlike other hyaluronic acid facial fillers (that have a granular consistency). In addition, Juvederm™ XC (extra comfort) is a hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler with lidocaine, a pain reliever that allows you to be more comfortable during and after treatment.
Juvederm™ is also the first hyaluronic acid facial filler that has demonstrated effectiveness in persons of colour.
Another main advantage of Juvederm™ versus semi-permanent fillers is that it is reversible. With Juvederm™ you can return to your pre-filler appearance if you don't like the results.
How long before I see results?
Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental "touch-up" treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You'll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
How long does Juvederm™ last?
The unique formulation of Juvederm™ is clinically proven to last up to one year* with one treatment.