What is Juvederm?
Juvederm (made by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic) is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar naturally found in your skin and connective tissues. Once it is injected into the body, Juvederm start absorbing water like a dry sponge and plumps up the area in which it was injected. Juvederm is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds (smile lines from the nose to around the mouth). However, it is often used to plump up the lips and to lessen the appearance of tired bags under the eyes. Learn more about Juvederm at juvederm.com
Can I get Botox and Juvederm together?
Yes. Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm are often used together to give the total non-surgical rejuvenation. Most patients choose to undergo both treatments at the same time to reduce the inconvenience of coming back. Others choose to do them separately for financial or other reason.
Are Juvederm Injections Safe?
Juvederm was approved by the FDA in June 2006. Juvederm has since dominated the filler market due to its safety, ease of injection, and long-lasting results. Dr. Bembi consistently uses Juvederm as his filler of choice for general applications and to add volume to the cheeks, lips, tear trough, chin, and jaw line.
Juvederm Filler Collection:
Juvederm is available in different formulation to add volume, plump and smooth out the injected areas. Schedule your personal consultation to find out which and how much filler you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Does Juvederm Hurt?
Juvederm is well tolerated by most patients, though there might be slight discomfort for some. Juvederm Ultra XC comes premixed with lidocaine, making the injections much more comfortable. Numbing creams can help with any discomfort and a local anesthetic injection is always done for sensitive areas like the lips, at no extra cost.
Where is Juvederm Administered?
Juvederm can be administered anywhere on the face where you would want volume, including cheeks, under eye area, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and even the chin and jawline.
You may ice the area treated to help reduce swelling and redness. Icing should be done a maximum of 10 minutes every 2-3 hours. Dr. Bembi recommends not touching or massaging the area for the first 2 weeks.
How will I look post-treatment?
Post-treatment injection sites will have some redness and swelling. Most patients can return to work the next day without any problems. Lip augmentation with Juvederm will look grossly enlarged for the first 24-48 hours with a return to normalcy in 3-5 days.