As you grow older, your skin loses its natural hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin reserves. These components are essential for your skin’s youthful appearance. Juvéderm is a family of fillers including Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus. These are moderate elasticity fillers that Dr. Vial uses exclusively for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and deep wrinkles.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is one of the world’s leading hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers. This filler is FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. When injected under the targeted facial tissues, Juvéderm restores facial volume and fills in the fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look smoother and more youthful.
Who is a candidate for Juvéderm?
In general, candidates for Juvéderm:
- Are over 21 years old
- Do not have a history of severe allergies
- Do not have underlying medical conditions and diseases that preclude the treatment
What does Juvéderm treat?
- Moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Deep wrinkles
How long do Juvéderm results last?
Juvéderm provides instant results. Your skin will look smooth and voluminous, and the fine lines and wrinkles will appear softer. The results last for 8-12 months. Injections can be repeated to maintain results.
How is Juvéderm performed?
Your Juvéderm treatment starts with a consultation with Dr. Vial. He will review your medical history, examine your facial tissues, and discuss your goals to curate the ideal Juvéderm treatment plan. He individually curates all treatments to ensure optimal, safe, and subtle results.
During your treatment, your skin will be cleansed. Dr. Vial will mark the injection spots on your face; Juvéderm will then be injected into the targeted facial tissues using ultrafine needles and cannulas. You may experience a mild pinch. The injections take minutes.
What is the recovery process after Juvéderm?
Juvéderm does not involve an extended recovery process. You can resume all your daily activities and work immediately, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours. You should also keep your head elevated for a few hours and avoid any additional facial treatments for 24 hours.
What are the risks of Juvéderm?
Dr. Vial prioritizes safety above all else. Dr. Vial will highlight potential side effects and complications during your initial consultation. Complications are rare and can generally be avoided if you select a highly trained and skilled provider.
The complications unique to Juvéderm that are reported nationally include, but are not limited to:
- Infection (rare)
- Visible filler material (rare)
- Loss of vision (very rare)
- Necrosis of tissue (very rare)