As our skin loses its fullness over time, JUVÉDERM® is an excellent treatment option that temporarily restores volume to correct facial wrinkles, deep folds, facial lines, enhance the lips, and reshape facial contours. JUVÉDERM®, a clear gel-like substance, is injected into the area to be treated and can be smoothed or sculpted after the injection to achieve a more natural appearance.
Through a unique manufacturing process, JUVÉDERM® provides the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. With results lasting up to a full year after one treatment, JUVÉDERM® lasts longer than any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler currently available. Our trained staff at Motykie Medical Spa offers a choice of two formulations of JUVÉDERM®, which allows you a unique and personalized treatment. JUVÉDERM® Ultra provides versatility in volume and contouring facial wrinkles while JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is a stronger formulation for correcting deeper folds.
JUVÉDERM® treatments are relatively pain-free as a topical numbing cream is often applied to the area prior to the injection. The process takes approximately 30 minutes and the results are immediate. With minimal recovery, side effects are rare but may include minor bruising or swelling and some treatments may be performed with topical or injected local anesthesia. Since JUVÉDERM® is made of the same hyaluronic acid found in our bodies, allergic reactions are rare and normal activities can be resumed as soon as the treatment is completed.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC indicated for?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
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