What does Juvederm do?
Juvederm temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
What is Juvederm indicated for?
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).
Why does Juvederm™ come in 2 formulations?
Juvederm™ Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumising facial wrinkles. Juvederm™ Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for correcting deeper folds and wrinkles
Is there some filler for sunken cheeks?
Yes. Fillers like Juvederm™ VOLUMA™ are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid that restores youthful volume to cheeks, cheek bones and chin that have become thin due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss. The results are immediate, soft and natural looking.
How long will the effects of fillers last?
The average effect of Juvederm lasts up to 12 months, Juvederm Voluma lasts longer,about 18 months.It may sometimes be shorter or longer depending on:
• Lifestyle (smoking and exposure to sun or UV rays may shorten the effect)
• The amount injected and the practitioner's technique
How long will it take to show results?
Results are immediate and instant. Best results can be seen in 2-3 days.
How long will the procedure take?
The procedure takes just about 30-45 minutes depending on the extent and area considered for injecting.
Will there be post injection marks on my face?
These fillers has been designed to offer natural looks,so no one will know immediately after the injections. You might experience some redness and bruising that can be concealed with make-up or concealers. However, the redness should settle down in a few hours.
What are the side-effects of the treatment?
Most side-effects are mild to moderate in nature and their duration is short lasting ( 7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps, bruising, itching and discoloration.
Is there anything I need lo know before I have the procedure?
If you are taking aspirin or any anti-coagulants, please consult your physician first. This will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection. If this is your first visit, you will need to provide your doctor with information on your medical history and any current problems as well as details of any allergies you have or medications you are taking.
Will the treatment hurt?
Depending on the injection technique used, your doctor will be able to offer you a local anesthetic so as to reduce the discomfort that you may go through.
When can I return to work and resume my social life?
The aesthetic results are immediate and very natural looking. You can return to work and resume your social life almost immediately.
Any post-treatment care tips?
The following tips can help minimise the risks of temporary redness, swelling or itching:
• Avoid make-up 12 hours after injection.
• Avoid extended exposure to the sun and temperature below 0°C.
• Avoid sauna sessions 2 weeks after injection.
• Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours.
• Avoid facial massage for at least 24 hours.
• Avoid strenuous exercises.
• Apply soft and cool compression to alleviate any swelling.