Juvéderm® Injectable Gel
Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The Juvéderm gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no pre-testing needed for this procedure.
What is Juvederm and how does it work?
Juvederm is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid used to replace the hyaluronic acid that has been degraded in the dermis by the aging process. As you age, your body loses its ability to produce, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The only two options for reversing this are by the external administration of the gel or laser induction.
Could I be allergic to Juvederm?
Allergies to hyaluronic acid fillers are rare because your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. However, cases of allergy have been reported, presenting with excessive sweating and the appearance of bumps.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
As long as the needles used for the injection are of a small caliber, you should feel only minimal discomfort. However, we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to pain. Topical anesthetics may be used to minimize pain.
Should I avoid anything before or after getting a Juvederm treatment?
You should avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin, omega fatty acids, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories before Juvederm injections in order to prevent bruising and diminish swelling. Moreover, strenuous exercises should be avoided for up to 2 hours after injection.
How long does it take to see results?
Your results will be immediately visible–enjoy them!