Frequently Asked Questions
and Its Rejuvenating and Enhancing Benefits
JUVÉDERM® is a facial filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips. The smooth gel provides instant results that are long lasting and natural looking.(Hide)
JUVÉDERM® smoothes unwanted lines, restores natural contours and lost fullness in your cheeks, and enhances your lips to give you a youthful, natural and refreshed-looking appearance.
JUVÉDERM® is used for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. It can:
- Soften smile lines
- Accentuate and restore lost fullness in your cheeks
- Enhance the size and shape of your lips
- Restore the contour of your jaw line
The most appropriate lines to treat with JUVÉDERM® are those that are described as static – the lines you can see when your face is still. JUVÉDERM® can also be used to enhance your lips or accentuate cheeks for soft, subtle results that leave you looking your best. (Hide)
JUVÉDERM® employs a patented technology to create a smooth consistency gel that gives you a smooth natural look and feel unlike other hyaluronic acid facial fillers (that have a granular consistency). In addition, JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) is a hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler containing lidocaine, a pain reliever that allows you to be more comfortable during and after treatment.
JUVÉDERM® is also the first hyaluronic acid facial filler that has demonstrated effectiveness in persons of colour. Another main advantage of JUVÉDERM® versus semi-permanent fillers is that it is reversible. With JUVÉDERM® you can return to your pre-filler appearance if you don't like the results. (Hide)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex sugar naturally found in many tissues of the body such as skin and cartilage. It binds to water to create more volume and elasticity in the skin to correct the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. (Hide)
No allergy test is required with JUVÉDERM®. (Hide)
JUVÉDERM® is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) which with collagen, is found naturally in the skin. These two components, along with some others, tend to break down over time, causing the skin to become thinner and begin to show the signs of aging.
Collagen injections have been used for some time as facial fillers to fill out the loss of skin volume, removing wrinkles and restoring fullness to the face. HA fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® ULTRA™ range of products, have now become more popular because they can last longer – in the case of the JUVÉDERM® family, up to one year1 – whereas most collagen injections tend to wear off after approximately four months.2
Another key benefit of hyaluronic acid treatments like JUVÉDERM® is that they bind and absorb water, helping to create volume in the face. JUVÉDERM® will replenish hyaluronic acid to refresh your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines, restoring lost volume, and keeping your skin hydrated. (Hide)
JUVÉDERM® smoothes away unwanted lines, restores natural contours and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed appearance. Most patients need only one JUVÉDERM® treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing or volume enhancement with results that last up to one year. Actual treatment results may vary from one person to another. (Hide)
During Your JUVÉDERM® Treatment
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You'll also need to allow time to consult with your cosmetic doctor prior to treatment. (Hide)
JUVÉDERM® is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Because JUVÉDERM® is also available with pain-reducing lidocaine, the whole injection process is a more comfortable experience. (Hide)
Your cosmetic doctor will inject JUVÉDERM® under your skin using a fine needle. The smooth gel flows easily into the skin, providing a soft, natural look and feel. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. (Hide)
After Your JUVÉDERM® Treatment
Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need only one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental "touch-up" treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look. (Hide)
The unique formulation of JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to one year3 with one treatment. (Hide)
Treatment requires minimal downtime and most people return to their normal routine immediately. (Hide)
JUVÉDERM® is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects are mild to moderate in nature and generally last less than 7 days. They may include temporary skin reactions such as redness, tenderness and bruising which may be covered by makeup. (Hide)
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid facial filler with proven effectiveness in persons of colour. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of colour. (Hide)
1, 3 Applies to JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus.
- Pinsky, M., Thomas, J., Murphy, D. and Walker, P. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel: A Multicenter, Double-Blind,
Randomized Study of Safety and Effectiveness. Aesthetic Surg. 2008;28:17–23.
- Allemann, I. and Baumann, L. Hyaluronic acid gel (JUVÉDERM®) preparations in the treatment of facial wrinkles
and folds. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2008:3(4) 629–634
2 Allemann, I. and Baumann, L. Hyaluronic acid gel (JUVÉDERM®) preparations in the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2008:3(4) 629–634