Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Cosmetic Procedures

woman smiling as a nurse injects Juvederm into her cheek

Have you ever gazed into the mirror and wished you could look like a younger, more attractive version of yourself? Higher cheekbones, plumper lips, and less facial volume loss, especially in areas like your smile lines? Have you wanted a more prominent chin for a stronger profile? If so, then you may be a good candidate for Juvederm. 

Juvederm is an injectable filler that can help add volume to your face, especially your cheeks, lips, and chin. It’s made from a substance that occurs naturally in the body. When injected into the skin, it helps to add volume and hydration, giving the skin a youthful appearance and improving the overall contours of the face.  

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It is helpful for keeping skin hydrated and plump. As we age, our bodies produce less HA, which can lead to dryness, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the face. Juvederm injections can help to temporarily restore lost volume in the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

There are many benefits of Juvederm, including:

  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • No downtime required
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting but not permanent
  • It targets multiple areas of the face

Where can you inject Juvederm?

Juvederm is injected into the skin using a thin needle. The most common injection sites are the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the nose), the marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and the lips. Injections can also be used to improve the appearance of hollow cheeks and sunken eyes. Plus, it can be injected into the chin to improve projection for a stronger profile. 

What are the different formulations of Juvederm?

Juvederm is available in different formulations, so it can be tailored to your specific needs. The Juvederm family of products includes a number of different formulations, each designed to address specific aesthetic concerns. With so many options available, it’s easy to find the perfect Juvederm formulation for your unique needs.

Juvederm Ultra is ideal for treating shallow to moderate lines. It can also be used in the lips.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is a more robust formula that can be used to treat deeper wrinkles.

Juvederm Voluma is an excellent option for patients who are concerned about loss of volume in the mid-face, and can be used to augment the chin.

Juvederm Vollure helps fill moderate to severe lines for a more youthful appearance.

Juvederm Volbella adds subtle volume to the lips.

Are Juvederm injections uncomfortable?

The needles used for Juvederm injections are very thin, which minimizes discomfort. In addition, your skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic before the procedure begins. As a result, most patients report only minimal discomfort during Juvederm injections and say the results are well worth it!

How do I get ready for my Juvederm treatment?

There is no special preparation required for Juvederm injections. However, we recommend you avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for at least one week before your treatment.

What are the aftercare instructions for Juvederm injections?

After you’ve had Juvederm injections, there are a few things you should do (and avoid) to ensure the best results. First, you should avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours. This will help to prevent the filler from being displaced.

Second, you should apply ice to the injection site for 10-15 minutes every few hours for the first day. This will help reduce swelling and bruising. 

Third, you should sleep with your head elevated for the first night or two after your injections. Finally, avoid strenuous activity and exposure to extreme heat or cold for at least 48 hours after your treatment. By following these simple instructions, you can help to ensure that your Juvederm injections give you the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.

How often will I need Juvederm injections?

Some people metabolize Juvederm faster than others, so they will need more frequent injections. We typically recommend that patients come in for Juvederm injections every six months to one year. However, this is just a general guideline. Ultimately, your best bet is to talk to your provider about how often you should get Juvederm injections. They can customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs.

What are the risks of Juvederm?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks associated with Juvederm. These include bruising, swelling, redness, itching, and pain or tenderness at the injection site. More severe side effects, such as infection or an allergic reaction, can occur in rare cases. Be sure to speak with your provider about all potential risks before undergoing treatment.

How much does Juvederm cost?

The cost of Juvederm will vary depending on the specific formulation used and the amount needed. You can generally expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,500 or more per treatment session, depending on how many syringes you need and where you get your injections.

Is Juvederm right for me?

If you’re considering Juvederm, the best way to find out if it’s right for you is to schedule a consultation with a qualified provider who will assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan.

Conclusion

Juvederm is a versatile dermal filler that you can use to treat various facial concerns. If you’re considering Juvederm, schedule a consultation with one of our Skin and Cancer Institute providers. They can answer any questions and help you decide if Juvederm is right for you.