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Juvederm

If you are considering injectables to combat some of the signs of facial aging, you have probably heard the names Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus bandied about. These hyaluronic acid-based fillers got FDA approval in June 2006 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including those that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). According to Juvederm manufacturer Allergan, Juvederm can eradicate smile lines (those parentheses around your nose and mouth), marionette lines (the vertical wrinkles at the corner of your mouth), and vertical lip lines.

Your surgeon at Premium Care Plastic Surgery may recommend that you steer clear of any medications that can increase bleeding such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for at least a week before Juvederm treatment. Some homeopathic remedies also increase this risk. Avoiding these products may reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Some injectables require an allergy test before use. Juvederm does not. That said, be sure to discuss your medical history, including any allergies, with your surgeon before your injection.

With so many injectables on the market, how can you choose? How is Juvederm different form Botox or Dysport?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are a category all their own. Their mode of action is different than Botox, which paralyzes the muscles causing your wrinkles. The first step is a consultation with a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. He or she will examine your face, discuss your aesthetic goals, and make a thoughtful recommendation as to which injectable or injectables would be best. There is no one-filler-fits-all blanket recommendation. Treatment is individualized based on your goals and your doctor’s expert opinion.

Juvederm may have some advantages, depending on your goals. For one, the results can last for up to one year. It is also smoother than some other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market which have more of a grainy consistency. The smoother gel flows more easily into the skin.

Juvederm Side Effects

Side effects with Juvederm are rare, but may include:

Injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness or pain. These tend to subside within a few days.

  • Bruising
  •  Pain
  •  Itching
  •  Visible or palpable lumps and bumps if injected too close to skin
  •  Small bumps beneath the skin (nodules)
  •  Discoloration

Although there is no real downtime following treatment, avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages for at least a day or so after your Juvederm injection. This will help minimize any side effects. Applying an ice pack to the treated area can help reduce swelling, should it occur.

Our Cartagena area practice offers this FDA-approved alternative to the longtime fave Botox. Both treatments can smooth out forehead creases, crow’s feet and other unwanted wrinkles with a few quick injections. Both give you improvements in a few days.

Our practice understands how to help our patients achieve their individual goals, and leave them feeling beautiful inside and out. Give us a call at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States, or request a consultation online to schedule an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons at Premium Care.

Hyaluronic acid is found in the connective tissues of your body. Its supply dwindles with advancing age and exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and this shortfall contributes to some of the signs of facial aging. Juvederm, and other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market like Restylane, Perlane and Prevelle Silk, can help replenish your body’s depleting supply.

Your surgeon injects the Juvederm gel into the mid- to deep dermis of your face using a syringe. Some doctors will use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the area before treatment with Juvederm. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and there is no postoperative downtime with Juvederm.

This filler adds volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area, ostensibly filling them in. The results are immediate, and some people only need one treatment.

Juvederm: What’s in a Name?

Juvederm is the name of the family of products. Juvederm Ultra is the “regular” filler. Juvederm Ultra Plus is for deeper facial folds and its effects may last longer.

Your surgeon at Premium Care Plastic Surgery may recommend that you steer clear of any medications that can increase bleeding such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for at least a week before Juvederm treatment. Some homeopathic remedies also increase this risk. Avoiding these products may reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Some injectables require an allergy test before use. Juvederm does not. That said, be sure to discuss your medical history, including any allergies, with your surgeon before your injection.

With so many injectables on the market, how can you choose? How is Juvederm different form Botox or Dysport?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are a category all their own. Their mode of action is different than Botox, which paralyzes the muscles causing your wrinkles. The first step is a consultation with a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. He or she will examine your face, discuss your aesthetic goals, and make a thoughtful recommendation as to which injectable or injectables would be best. There is no one-filler-fits-all blanket recommendation. Treatment is individualized based on your goals and your doctor’s expert opinion.

Juvederm may have some advantages, depending on your goals. For one, the results can last for up to one year. It is also smoother than some other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market which have more of a grainy consistency. The smoother gel flows more easily into the skin.

Juvederm Side Effects

Side effects with Juvederm are rare, but may include:

Injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness or pain. These tend to subside within a few days.

  • Bruising
  •  Pain
  •  Itching
  •  Visible or palpable lumps and bumps if injected too close to skin
  •  Small bumps beneath the skin (nodules)
  •  Discoloration

Although there is no real downtime following treatment, avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages for at least a day or so after your Juvederm injection. This will help minimize any side effects. Applying an ice pack to the treated area can help reduce swelling, should it occur.

Our Cartagena area practice offers this FDA-approved alternative to the longtime fave Botox. Both treatments can smooth out forehead creases, crow’s feet and other unwanted wrinkles with a few quick injections. Both give you improvements in a few days.

Our practice understands how to help our patients achieve their individual goals, and leave them feeling beautiful inside and out. Give us a call at (+57) 312 545 5569 in Cartagena and (+1) 305 8481909 in United States, or request a consultation online to schedule an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons at Premium Care.

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