Your healthcare practitioner will have an in-depth consultation with you to understand your needs and what facial features you would like to enhance or revitalize. They will explain all the options to make sure that your JUVÉDERM® treatment meets your expectations. Ensure you discuss the benefits and risks of all options with your healthcare practitioner. They may even take pre-treatment photographs so you can see the difference after treatment.
Your healthcare practitioner 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.
Talk to your healthcare practitioner if you are taking any medications that may prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), for advice on how to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Your healthcare practitioner will advise you on your recovery time and aftercare, but most people are able to resume regular activities immediately.
Treatment times are specific to each individual and will vary depending on the number of injections that are required for the results you want. Your healthcare practitioner will discuss exact treatment times with you when you decide on a plan. However, most treatments take 30 minutes to an hour.
JUVÉDERM® products contain lidocaine, a pain reliever that allows you to be more comfortable during and after treatment.
Results are visible immediately after treatment. Most patients return to their normal routine on the same day as their procedure, depending on treatment received.
Tell your healthcare practitioner if you have:
- Severe allergies with a history of anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, allergies to hyaluronic acid or other filler products, or allergies to lidocaine or other local anesthetics.
- A history of autoimmune disease, recurrent sore throats, rheumatic fever, epilepsy or porphyria.
- You are currently taking medications which prolong bleeding, such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or anticoagulants – as with any injection, you may experience prolonged bleeding. You should inform your healthcare practitioner about any medications you are currently taking.
- You have recently had other skin surface treatments (such as laser treatment, skin peels or dermabrasion) or have previously used fillers.
- You have skin infections or inflammation such as acne or cold sores.
- You scar frequently.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are under the age of 18 years (under 21 years if treating the lips), as the safety of JUVÉDERM® products has not been established for that age.