Juvederm belongs to a family of dermal fillers made up of hyaluronic acid as a gel base. The gel is designed to correct wrinkles and facial fat loss by injecting the material within specific dermal layers along the treatment area.
Once injected, the hyaluronic acid works to hold water at the injection site creating a cushion effect, making increased volume and smoother skin a reality.
Please continue reading to learn more about this treatment, including its history, benefits, potential side effects, and getting started with Juvederm treatments.
In 1934, two medical researchers, Karl Meyer and John Palmer discovered hyaluronic acid’s main function, a naturally occurring substance in the body, which helps maintain skin volume and hydration and other body functions. Before hitting its stride as a substance used in aesthetics, it was actually used in the food industry in the 1940s.
In the 1990s, as a medical application, Juvederm began to be used for joint pain, wounds, and eye surgery. The FDA approved Juvederm for use as a dermal filler in June of 2006.
In addition to beautifying facial concerns such as wrinkles, thinning lips, hollowed cheeks, sagging skin, and more, Juvederm benefits include:
I’ve had Juvederm injected for lip and cheek fullness. I love it! It looks really natural and smooths out my wrinkles while replacing lost volume. I’m 48 years old but people guess my age at 34!
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The most common Juvederm side effects are:
Immediately after treatment, you should avoid certain activities until you are cleared by your practitioner. These include:
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The full cost is dependent on the degree of correction needed, the physician’s experience, and geographic location. Some patients may need more than the standard number of treatments which will also affect the cost.
However, the average cost for this treatment is $620 per syringe. Health insurance does not cover the treatment so it will be out of pocket. If you find that you need multiple syringes, you may want to consider looking into finance options to mitigate the financial impact.
Only one treatment is necessary for this procedure to get optimal results. However, the results are not meant to be permanent and require ongoing maintenance to maintain your results. This is because the product naturally breaks down and gets absorbed by the body over time.
Keep in mind that you may want to schedule additional treatments depending on how close to your desired results you are after your initial treatment. Your practitioner can help you determine a plan of action.
The good news is that no recovery time is needed with Juvederm. This is thanks to the treatment being minimally invasive. Most patients don’t even have to take time off work post-treatment.
However, there are possible side effects and the injection area may be swollen and bruised. If you’re prone to bruising or experience side effects, you may want to consider taking extra time off.
Patients should expect to see results from their treatment immediately. That being said, it may take some time for your swelling and bruising to subside, which can affect the visibility of your results at first.
Your rate of bruising and overall response to treatment will determine how quickly you reach a “normalized” result after treatment. Today many practitioners recommend Arnica in gel or pill form to help prevent or reduce any bruising or swelling.
Keep in mind that this treatment is designed to be temporary in nature. However, it is immediate and lasts up to a year. Over the course of a year, the material will break down. In order to maintain optimal results, you should consider ongoing maintenance treatments as scheduled by you and your practitioner.
There are many dermal fillers available that use the same or different materials. They all have their pros and cons just like any treatment does.
Juvederm treatments are the core product within the Allergan family of dermal fillers. Allergan has created multiple, additional extensions of it’s Juvederm product for more specific facial areas such as under the eyes or to lift the cheeks, fill in laugh lines, etc.
The main thing to consider when choosing your treatment option is which one will give you the results you want in the safest manner possible.
That being said, Juvederm utilizes a material that naturally occurs in the body so while not completely natural, it is more natural than other dermal fillers. This can lead to a better treatment experience due to a low probability of allergic reactions.