Plump up your lips and fill those laugh lines. These safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They are also frequently used to dramatically add volume under the eyes and to accentuate lips. They are made of Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA™). NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid, therefore no allergy testing is required. The average Juvederm® treatment results can last up to 9 months or longer. Schedule Juvederm® treatment today!
WHAT IS JUVÉDERM AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Created by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM is one of the most well-known cosmetic dermal fillers on the market. JUVÉDERM is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to add volume and hydration. Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness have been lost due to age, sagginess, or other reasons. Medical Director Evelyn Spieker injects JUVÉDERM into the necessary areas of the skin to restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. JUVÉDERM provides a smooth, natural look and feel to sites where it is injected and has been shown to last up to one year.
Allergan makes two types of JUVÉDERM —Ultra and Ultra Plus. For more information on JUVÉDERM, including all FDA information and a photo gallery of before and afters, please visit the Allergan JUVÉDERM website at www.juvederm.com .
WHERE IS JUVÉDERM USED?
Because it is used to replenish the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness have been lost, JUVÉDERM is used in the nasolabial folds (the parentheses from your nose to the corners of your mouth), the tiny “laugh” or “smoker’s lines” around the lips, and in the lips themselves to create soft fullness. Evelyn does not usually recommend using JUVÉDERMunder the eyes. Depending upon the site of injection and your specific volume loss, multiple syringes may be needed for full effects. If patients are truly unhappy with a hyaluronic acid filler (like JUVEDERM, or if an error has been made with an injection,) the filler itself can be destroyed with the injection of Vitrase/hyaluronidase.
WHY IS JUVÉDERM DIFFERENT THAN OTHER FILLERS?
JUVÉDERM has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than other fillers and is produced by a special formulation process. This allows JUVÉDERM to last longer and to inject smoother. It also gives JUVÉDERMa more transparent appearance, while other fillers tend to be whiter in color.
The combination of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and the smoother formulation make JUVÉDERMlong-lasting (6-8 months on average, and in some cases, up to one year). It is easier to fill with, and should produce more natural, even-filling effects. Additionally, because it’s a smoother injection, patient discomfort at the injection sites is minimized. Some patients have noted lesser amounts of swelling or bruising with JUVÉDERMinjections, as opposed to other fillers.
JUVÉDERM is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin. Since it is not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction and no testing is required prior to injection. The formula is highly biocompatible (over its lifespan, it will metabolize with your body). It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
Depending on your desires and the areas you want to be injected, Nurse Practioner Evelyn Spieker can help you decide if JUVÉDERM is the right filler for your needs through a free consultation.
WHAT IS A JUVÉDERM TREATMENT LIKE?
As with all filler injections, JUVÉDERM is only injected by Nurse Practitioner Evelyn Spieker. She will administer the JUVÉDERM syringe and expertly and artistically inject the substance into the areas to be filled and re-volumized. Evelyn will apply ice packs if needed to the injected areas and have you sit for a few minutes to apply pressure, thereby further minimizing swelling and bruising. The full procedure should take approximately 30-45 minutes. You will leave the office having minimal discomfort or other effects and be able to return to normal activities.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM A JUVÉDERM TREATMENT?
You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas (normally 1-2 days) with minimal bruising or swelling. Sometimes bruising and swelling can be minimized by taking Arnica pills, using Arnica gel, and/or having Arnica gel pads applied after injections. Arnica is a natural medication that can be obtained from a local health foods store. It is not necessary to take it, but some people find it helpful, particularly if they are prone to bruising. Ice packs and avoidance of aspirin for a few days will help should you encounter either of these as well. JUVÉDERM® will help fill, smooth, and minimize the lines, wrinkles, and/or folds into which it is injected. For most patients, JUVÉDERM® lasts approximately 6-8 months, although, in some cases and areas, the duration of the effect may be shorter or longer. Supplemental treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.
HOW MUCH DOES JUVÉDERM COST?
As with all fillers at Skinlogic Med Spa, JUVÉDERM is charged by the syringe. One syringe of JUVÉDERM is 1ml and costs $600 XC Plus and $550 for the XC and a secondary syringe for both can be purchased the same day at a reduced price of 25% off.*
If you get JUVÉDERM regularly, make sure you sign up for Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program. By participating in this program you get points for each treatment which you can then deposit and redeem for discounts on future treatments and products from Allergan.
For all of the details, please check out www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com.
Frequently asked questions about Juvederm®
Pre & Post Treatment Instructions
- Avoid alcoholic beverages within 24 hours of your treatment.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), Aspirin, Vitamin E, and Ginko Biloba 1 week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in the treated area.
- Avoid products/treatments that boost metabolism (diet pills and Endermologie) 1 week prior to treatment.
- You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have a history of oral herpes, you must pre-treat with an anti-viral 3 days before your scheduled visit.
- Swelling, redness, and tenderness will occur after your treatment and usually resolves within 72 hours.
- Ice can be applied to treated area to reduce swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment.
- Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Avoid products that boost your metabolism for 1-2 weeks following your treatment as these products can minimize your results by breaking down the Restylane® or Juvederm® before it takes effect.
- For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, extensive sun or heat exposure, as well as medications that tend to thin the blood.
- Avoid aesthetic lasers, microdermabrasion, or IPL over areas with Restylane® or Juvederm® for a minimum of 1 week after treatment.
Frequently asked questions about Juvederm®
*Prices are subject to change, please call us at 206-523-4444 for current pricing.