What is Juvederm?

Juvederm injectable gel is a smooth gel filler eased under your skin to smooth out unwanted wrinkles or folds. The results aren’t just instant, but also they are so smooth and natural that everyone will notice but no one will know. There are two types of Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Dr. Whetstone will discuss which Juvederm is right for you.

What makes Juvederm different?

Juvederm injectable gel is produced through Hylacross technology creating a high debree of cross–linking and promoting duration for up to 6 months or longer. Hylacross technology results in a smooth consistency gel, which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth, natural look and feel that is a hallmark of Juvederm wrinkle correction.

What is a wrinkle?

With time, exposure to the sun and other elements, skin components break down and the skin loses struction and volume. Unwelcome lines and wrinkles then appear. We can now correct wrinkles and facial fols, reversing the signs of aging.

How wrinkles are corrected?

The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothed by adding volume underneath which then brings sunken skin back up to the surface. This is done by injecting materials into the skin, to achieve a temporary effect.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar found in all living cells and one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue, along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid retains water like a sponge and absorbs more than 1000 time its weight. This helps to maintain water and hydrates your skin, which increases its volume and density.

Important Treatment Considerations

  • Patients that use medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Please inform us before treatment if you are using any of these medications or of any other types of medications.
  • Juvederm is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and is generally well tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects are temporary redness to the injection site, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps, and bruising. Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and extreme cold weather should be minimized until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. If laser treatment, chemical peel, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvederm, there is a possible rishk of inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.