What can I expect

Everything you should know before, during, and after your treatment

It starts with a consultation

Do you know what area you want to treat? Are you looking for options? A consultation with a healthcare practitioner will help you create a personalized treatment plan. There’s no obligation to book a treatment.
You may be focused on one particular area of your face, or you may just want to know more in general. Either way, your healthcare practitioner will take the time to evaluate your face to come up with a personalized treatment plan.
The consultation may start with them discussing your specific area of interest. Don’t be too surprised if they take a couple of photos to use as tools to point out your unique face structure, and how a dermal filler can be used. In addition, they may show you pictures of other people (or you can ask to see some) to get a better idea of real-life results.
If you decide you want treatment, your healthcare practitioner will come up with a tailored treatment plan just for you. They will walk you through the treatment and, if you are feeling ready, book you in for the appropriate appointments. Your healthcare practitioner will look at your face while it’s still (static), and moving (dynamic), to make sure they’re able to give you a result you’ll be happy with.
It’s important that you feel comfortable with your healthcare practitioner, and confident in their ability to help you achieve your treatment goals. 

Here is a list of questions to ask the healthcare practitioner during your consultation:

What to expect on the day of your treatment

Your appointment length will depend on your individual treatment plan and healthcare practitioner, although as a guide, they commonly last between 30 minutes to an hour. 
Your healthcare practitioner will start by reviewing your treatment plan and giving you the ins and outs of what to expect that day. They will also discuss potential side effects, post procedure care, and what to do if you experience any side effects after leaving the clinic. They will go over the number of injection points to show you how they will treat you.
When you are ready, they will first sanitize your treatment areas to prepare them for the injections. JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers include the anaesthetic lidocaine, which can help reduce any discomfort you may feel during the treatment.
Each injection is short, lasting a few seconds, and the amount of JUVÉDERM® used will be dependent on your main treatment objective. The treatment technique will also vary depending on what you are looking to achieve.
After each injection, your healthcare practitioner will massage the area to ensure that the JUVÉDERM® is placed properly. You will be able to see your results shortly after the treatment. There may be some swelling and redness at the injection points, but most people can return to their normal routine on the same day, depending on the treatment received.
Your healthcare practitioner may want to schedule a follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks, just to check in and make sure you are happy with the results. It’s a great opportunity to make sure you are completely satisfied with your treatment, or if you want a small touch-up to get the results you are after.

What to do after treatment with JUVÉDERM®

Your healthcare professional will review with you what to expect following
treatment with JUVÉDERM®.
For the first 12 hours after treatment, you should avoid: 
  • Applying makeup
For the first few days after treatment, you should avoid: 
  • Massaging the area and/or putting pressure on it 
For the first 2 weeks after treatment, you should avoid: 
  • Prolonged exposure to sun or UV rays
  • Temperatures below 0°C
  • Saunas or steam baths
You may experience temporary redness, swelling, itching, pain, firmness, bumps,
bruising, and/or discolouration at the injection site. If this occurs, apply an ice pack or cold compress. 
If the symptoms persist for more than one week, or if any other side
effects develop, consult your healthcare professional.