Juvederm is a gel that, once injected, helps reduce age-related volume loss in the face. Juvederm Voluma® XC targets the cheek areas. Juvederm Ultra XC is injected for similar benefits around the lips. Both gels are known as “fillers,” because they help fill out the face where the aging process causes less fullness.
Juvederm treatments can usually fit within a lunch break. After discussing your goals and health history with Dr. Nagpal, the actual treatment takes anywhere from 15-60 minutes. The time needed varies, depending largely on which areas of your face are treated.
Juvederm XC products contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that helps minimize pain and discomfort. If you have sensitive skin or are simply concerned about additional discomfort, you can request ice or a topical numbing cream beforehand to provide more numbness.
Unlike other cosmetic treatment results that take time to gradually appear, Juvederm fillers produce instant results. After 1 treatment, you’ll leave the clinic with more facial fullness.
Juvederm results vary based on the product used, but may last up to a year max. At that time, you can schedule an additional treatment.
Like most cosmetic and medical procedures, Juvederm may cause side effects. Redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, discoloration, bruising, and itching at the injection site are the most common side effects. Less common possible side effects include dry skin, infection or, rarely, unintentional injection into a blood vessel, which leads to more serious complications like vision problems, stroke, and scarring. In most cases, any side effects are mild-to-moderate and diminish on their own in 14 days or less.
If you have a history of severe allergic reactions or are allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins, which are used to create hyaluronic acid, you shouldn’t request Juvederm. Further, the safety of Juvederm has not been determined in pregnant and nursing women.
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