As one of today's newest, most popular dermal fillers, Juvederm® can rejuvenate aging skin, eliminate unsightly wrinkles, and provide a natural means of lip augmentation for anti-aging patients. Using the same hyaluronic acid that Restylane® swears by, Juvederm is being hailed as a safe, effective, long-lasting dermal filler.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Juvederm is a dermal injectable filler that uses a hyaluronic acid-based gel to achieve glowing, wrinkle-free skin. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring body substance that's not derived from animals, is combined with other proteins to comprise Juvederm's FDA-approved, biodegradable, wrinkle filler. The hyaluronic acid gel fills in wrinkles and lips by working as a binder of the skin's natural collagen and elastin. It is injected into the lips and the skin where wrinkles and fine lines have developed in response to natural collagen deterioration.
Am I a Candidate for Juvederm®?
Juvederm has proven successful for almost all patients eager to remove premature wrinkles or fill in thin lips. Due to the natural substances used in Juvederm injections, the low-risk procedure is safe for the majority of patients who are seeking an effective anti-aging skin care treatment. As is the case with most dermal injectables, patients with severe scarring and wrinkles may not receive their desired results; non-surgical facelift procedures such as Thermage, ContrAge™ or Thread lifts could help these patients achieve the anti-aging results they want.
How Much Does Juvederm Cost?*
Average Cost Per Treatment: $562 (for one treatment area)
Total Cost of Treatment Package: $500-1000 (follow-ups optional)
*Costs of Juvederm can vary based on treatment area, length of treatment, amount being administered, or the geographical region where your Juvederm treatment is performed.
Is Juvederm® an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
How Long is a Juvederm® Treatment Session?
Juvederm injections typically last about 15-30 minutes, depending on the amount being administered.
Are Juvederm® Treatments Painful?
While sensations can differ from patient to patient, Juvederm injections reportedly cause only minor discomfort, or a slight prick or sting at the injection site. Topical anesthetic creams, while unnecessary for Juvederm treatments, may be applied prior to injection if the patient chooses.
Is There a Recovery Time for Juvederm® Injections?
No, Juvederm patients should be able to resume normal activities that same day.
Does Juvederm® Have any Side Effects?
Possible side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, numbness, or itching at the injection site. If any of these symptoms occur, they usually disappear within 3-7 days. Redness and bruising can be covered with makeup if it's a concern.
How Long Do Results Last With Juvederm®?
Juvederm injections will produce youthful, wrinkle-free results for about 6-8 months. Depending on the patient, and maybe with the help of Juvederm's related products Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus, effects can last up to a year. For the best results with Juvederm, injections usually need to be administered periodically over a length of time and then follow-up sessions can be spaced more and more apart.
Will my Insurance Cover Juvederm® Injections?
Since Juvederm is classified as a cosmetic procedure, most insurance providers will not cover treatment costs.
Can I Combine any Treatments with Juvederm® Injections?
Yes, in fact, many cosmetic specialists recommend pairing certain skin rejuvenation treatments together for the best possible results. Juvederm patients can see the most advanced and the longest-lasting results by combining Juvederm with dermal injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Radiesse™ or Restylane® treatments. Certain laser-based, anti-aging treatments like IPL Photofacial and Thermage may also be beneficial to pair with Juvederm.
Is Juvederm® Referred to by any Other Terms?
Dermal injectable, dermal filler, filler, lip filler, lip augmentation, wrinkle removal, wrinkle filler, and facial rejuvenation.