JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel is the newest injectible on the market offered by The Appearance Care Center.
Similarly to Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel is an injectable dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid created in the lab, contributing to a natural looking result and gradual biodegradability. JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel, however, is manufactured to be extensively crosslinked, creating a dense network of “bridge”-type bonds between different molecules of hyaluronic acid, leading to larger molecules are reputed to be more resistant to resorption, therefore resulting in a longer lasting dermal correction.
JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel has other positive attributes as well. It is the only injectable dermal filler FDA approved to last over a year. In addition, no skin tests are needed because JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven safe and effective in patients of all skin types and colors. Results are immediately, and some patients may experience minor redness and swelling that can last up to seven days. For most patients, downtime is usually only a few hours.
There are two different types of JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel available to patients of The Appearance Care Center. The original, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel Ultra, is less dense and more appropriate for medium depth wrinkle correction, such as nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, obvious mild to moderate nasal furrows and cheek wrinkles. The second, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel Ultra Plus is more extensively crosslinked, making it more effective for treating deeper, more pronounced facial folds and restoring volume to the sunken cheeks and lips.
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® filler targets wrinkles and adds volume to the cheek and lips. It is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin, which delivers nutrients, and helps skin stay soft and voluminous. The HA found in JUVÉDERM® is a slightly modified form of HA.
Do JUVÉDERM® injections hurt?
JUVÉDERM® contains lidocaine which helps minimize any discomfort associated with the treatment.
What are common side effects of JUVÉDERM®?
The most common side effects of JUVÉDERM® include swelling, bruising, redness, discoloration, itching and general pain. There is always a risk of infection with all skin injection treatments.
How long is the recovery period following JUVÉDERM®?
There is minimal downtime with JUVÉDERM®. Some patients will experience swelling and/or bruising for a few days after the treatments.