What is Juvéderm®Injectable Gel?
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm®injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen.
Juvéderm® is a smooth-consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Dr Vendetti injects Juvéderm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth) and even plump your cheeks . Juvéderm®provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know!). In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm® compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.
In our office, we offer two types of Juvéderm® Fillers: Ultra Plus XC and Voluma XC. They differ in their molecule size, longevity of permanence, and treatment area.
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With Juvéderm®, the injection process takes only about 15-20 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into your doctor’s office for treatment and step right back into your life.
What makes Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC & Voluma different from other dermal fillers?
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year.* The unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. focus more on deep lines specifically around the nose and mouth and are used to target laugh lines and thin lips.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is different from other gel-like injectables. First, it’s used specifically in the cheek area to make them appear more plump and youthful. Voluma XC is also the ONLY hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, and can last up to two years* with optimal treatment. If you’re looking to plump cheeks that have sunken over time, this injectable is a quick, convenient approach to skin care.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement. It has also been used for eye surgeries and wound repair.
Is treatment with Juvéderm® injectable gel painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Dr. Vendetti offers to numb the areas prior to injection, which provides adequate comfort during the injection.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process takes only about 15-20 minutes, but you’ll also need to allow time to consult with Dr. Vendetti prior to treatment.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm® injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short–lasting seven days or less. The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with Juvéderm®?
Yes. In fact, Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.