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). 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.
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With Juvéderm®, the injection process takes only about 15 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® different from other dermal fillers?
Juvéderm® 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® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
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 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.