Juvederm’s manufacturer (Allergan) uses a chemical “cross-linking” process called HYLACROSS that binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel with a very smooth consistency, . Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body. It acts to bind and absorb water, creating volume in your face. Hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, which cause facial lines and folds. Juvéderm restores hyaluronic acid to your skin, plumps your skin’s wrinkles and folds. Gives you smooth, natural- looking results, its safe for all skin types and tones. Noninvasive, some bruising might occur, Juvederm is the only FDA approved dermal filler that lasts up to a year.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Most treatment sessions take about 30 minutes or so. Discomfort is usually minimal as we numb your skin with a topical anesthetic, As with most dermal fillers, Juvéderm is injected into the treatment area with a very fine needle.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects are minor and are typical for any kind of injectable filler. They include redness, skin irritation swelling of the skin around the injection site, , bruising (which may be increased if you’re taking blood thinners), bumps. These should pass within a 7 days. If symptoms persist, call your doctor
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?
You’ll start to see the effects of the treatment immediately on the same day. The manufacturer, Allergen, reports that Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC results last 9 to 12 months and Juvéderm Voluma XC can add volume for up to two years.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUVEDERM ULTRA XC AND JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS XC?
Juvéderm Ultra XC, which is primarily for contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, as for Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation which is designed for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary