What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA approved injectable bio-technologically engineered, non-immunogenic, stabilized hyaluronic acid gel facial filler. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occuring substance found in our bodies. HA helps provide volume and fullness to the skin. Juvederm, a clear gel, provides a natural look when used to correct moderate wrinkles, folds and for augmenting cheeks and lips. The results are immediate for "camera ready" look. Juvederm is injected below the surface of the skin. The product attracts and binds water molecules to assist in maintaining volume. Juvederm is gradually broken down by your body's mechanisms until no further product remains.
There are multiple Juvederm products utilized to treat cheek volume loss, moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds), lip lines and lip augmentation. Your injection provider will consult with you to determine the product best suited for you based on your concerns and a thorough assessment of your face.
What to do prior to treatment
We request that you arrive with a clean, make-up free face to help minimize the risk of infection due to bacteria on the face.
Arnica may be taken the day before and the day of injection as well as after treatment to help minimize the possibility of bruising.
To decrease the possibility of bruising, we recommend to avoid the following:
Vitamin E supplements
Do not take antibiotics ten days prior to treatment
Please consult with your medical provider before stopping prescription aspirin or blood thinners. Clients prone to cold sores or fever blisters should consult with their medical provider for prophylactic treatment.
If you are currently pregnant or nursing, DO NOT have a Juvederm injection.
We ask that you wait two weeks after dental work to receive Juvederm.
When making an appointment, please advise us if you have any of the following:
History of excessive scarring
Planning other laser treatment
Planning to have a chemical peel
Currently on immunosupressive therapy
Please call (480) 807-1500 if you have any additional questions.
what are the possible side effects?
The most common reported side effects are the following:
Most of these symptoms were reported mild to moderate and lasted between 2 to 4 weeks.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection
You will be given a copy of post care instructions after receiving Juvederm.
Resist touching or massaging the treated area.
Postpone dental procedures for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
We will give you an ice pack to assist in decreasing bruising. You may also bring an ice pack from home if you prefer.
Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment
Please Call (480) 807-1500 if you have any additional questions.
How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities following treatment.