Juvederm™ is an injectable gel indicated for injection into the mid and deep dermis used for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most commonly injectable sites are the nasolabial folds, (laugh lines) smoker’s lines, marionette lines, and vermillion borders of the lips. The regions of the midface and lips are the most commonly injected sites. Juvederm™ is a form of hyaluronic acid (HA). Other examples of HA injectables are Hylaform and Restylane™. Juvederm™;, Juvederm™ Plus, and Juvederm™ Ultra Plus are HA products that have advantages over the previously used Hylafrom™ and Restylane© type products. HA is a natural complex sugar found in all mammals.

It’s a major component of the dermis connective tissue matrix. HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density. HA is also involved with the transport of essential nutrients to the skin’s viable cells. Treatment results are seen instantly and may last up to six months or longer.

Before Surgery

We recommend a consultation visit with the doctor to discuss your medical history, and a clinical examination of the face. We will discuss the areas that will be treated and also obtain digital photographs. This consultation visit gives patients the opportunity to address any concerns that they may have, as well as answer specific questions.

Juvederm™ Facial Dermal Filler Procedure

The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothed by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Juvederm injectable gel is a smooth gel filler your doctor eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results aren’t just instant, they’re so smooth and natural, everyone will notice but no one will know. Topical anesthetic cream and/or local anesthetics are used to make the treatment painless.

Post-Operative Information

Your doctor will review with you what to expect following treatment with Juvederm™ injectable gel. Generally, you should avoid strenuous exercise, consumption of alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to sun or heat.

Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. If swelling and bruising occurs, it may last a few days. Swelling and bruising are usually minimal.

(information taken from Juvederm™, ©2007 Allergan Inc. Please see Juvedermusa.com)