Juvederm is an FDA approved dermal filler from Allergan, Inc. (makers of Botox). It is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year, providing patients with a smooth, long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds in our Juvederm patients. It contains the highest concentration of non-animal based, highly crossed-linked hyaluronic acid of any current available dermal filler.

Dr. Blackledge performs Juvederm and all other dermal filler injections, such as Restylane, Radiesse and Scultra. During your consultation, Dr. Blackledge will thoroughly explain all your available options and help you choose the procedure or best injectable to meet your cosmetic needs.

Dr. Blackledge performs Juvederm treatments to primarily treat the nasolabial folds (lines between the mouth and nose), lip augmentation, marionette lines (areas along the lower outside corner of the mouth), and glabellar lines. The injection and consultation process takes about 20 minutes. Immediate enhancement can be appreciated.

The Benefits of Juvederm XC

Allergan’s Juvederm XC® is the newest FDA approved dermal filler that contains Lidocaine. Designed for patient comfort, lidocaine is a local anesthetic that provides patients with enhanced comfort during treatments of facial wrinkles or folds, including nasolabial folds.

Allergan’s Juvederm® comes in two different formulations (Ultra and Ultra plus), so that treatment can be individualized to meet your cosmetic needs.

Juvederm Ultra® is designed to give you the flexibility to correct both your facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and for lip augmentation.

Juvederm Ultra Plus® is more cross-linked and robust product, and therefore is better used for “volumizing” and treatment deep facial wrinkles and folds. In addition, it lasts longer compare to Juvederm Ultra.

What Is the Procedure Like?

Juvederm is mixed with lidocaine so the procedure is as comfortable as possible. The product is injected with a tiny needle, so the process is very tolerable. The procedure takes about 20 minutes in the office.   You will see the results instantly, although you may have some swelling for a day or so. You can use makeup immediately after your treatment.

Where Can I Use Juvederm?

We may treat many of the following areas with Juvederm: lips, deep lines between the eyes, marionette lines at the corner of the mouth, deep smiles lines that run from side of the nose to corners of the mouth, hollows under the eyes, and some facial scars.

Typical Recovery Time After Juvederm

Typical treatments take 15-30 minutes. A self-massaging program is initiated immediately to reduce any swelling and maintain tissue softness. There is minimal downtime and recovery, and results can be immediately appreciated.

How Long Will Juvederm Last?

The key to long-term happiness is getting enough volume replacement with the initial treatment. On average, most patients see improvement for up to a year.

Side Effects of Juvederm

Typical reactions after your Juvederm treatment may include mild redness or swelling, which usually subsides after a few days. Our office also offers both topical and oral Arnica, a homeopathic medication that reduces any residual bruising. Other mild side effects may include pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, itching, and discoloration.

What Can I Do to Minimize the Risk of Bruising?

Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil, and virtually all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents thin the blood and can promote bruising. In addition, anything herbal, red wine, and homeopathic medications can do the same. To minimize bruising, it’s advisable to avoid these products for 10 days before a treatment. To find out more about which medications you are presently taking and their potential for bruising, please contact our office.