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.