As we age, our skin cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin, therefore, wrinkles and folds develop. The primary function of hyaluronic acid is to provide volume and pliability to the skin. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel replaces the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost. It is injected under the skin and smooths away folds and wrinkles, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus injectable gels are safe, effective, and provide a smooth, natural look.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). JUVÉDERM® comes in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus.
*JUVÉDERM® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
What does JUVÉDERM® do?
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
What is JUVÉDERM® indicated for?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus 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 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.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process takes only about 30 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® 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.
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