- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Ultra XC
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Photographs of Juvederm treatment by Dr Martin Watts NeoDerma Medical, March 2015.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel. Juvederm products are developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal results.
Juvederm XC products also contain the local anaesthetic Lidocaine for a more comfortable injection. Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC both contain 0.3% preservative-free Lidocaine and numb the treatment area within seconds. The Juvederm Ultra Plus products contain more highly cross-linked formulations for volumising and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.
Juvederm Side Effects
Most Juvederm side effects are mild in nature and short-lived, usually resolving in 7 days or less. The most common side effects include injections site reactions, such as:
- Risk of infection
If continued redness or visible swelling lasts for more than a few days, please notify us.
How painful are Juvederm injections?
There may be some discomfort during and after the injection. Juvederm is injected directly into the skin with a fine needle. Some Juvederm products contain the local anaesthetic Lidocaine to help lessen discomfort during injection, or your injector may choose to numb the site prior to injection. You should discuss these options with your doctor prior to the procedure.
What is expected after the procedure?
Within the first 24 hours, avoid:
- strenuous exercise
- extensive sun or heat exposure
- alcoholic beverages
Exposure to any of the above may lead to temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If swelling occurs, place an ice pack over the swollen area.
How long does the Juvederm last?
Correction with Juvederm is temporary. Re-injections may be needed, typically between 9 months and one year after the initial injection. Smaller injections (about half the amount) are needed for repeat procedures.
A consultation is needed prior to a treatment with our doctor.
- Juvederm Ultra. [package insert] Allergan 2007.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus. [package insert] Allergan 2007.
- Juvederm Ultra XC. [package insert] Allergan 2007.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. [package insert] Allergan 2007
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