What is Juvéderm?
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 chosen collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US*. Each product of Fillers adds volume to a different area of the face—without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are smooth, crystal-clear gels that are administered by injection in your aesthetic healthcare provider’s office. The JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness. Juvéderm, like other dermal fillers, essentially “fills in” wrinkles as a way to reduce the appearance of mild to severe wrinkles and folds on the face. Its formulation also allows it to add volume to different areas of the face, which corrects the age-related volume loss that many patients experience in their middle-age.
What can I expect?
This is not a surgical treatment. Actual treatment with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels can take 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on which area of your face is being treated. JUVÉDERM® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask your aesthetic healthcare provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.
How long will my results last?
You will see results immediately/instantly. Results may last one year to two years, with optimal treatment and depending on the formula used and the area treated. Treatment with JUVÉDERM® fillers is not permanent.
The most common side effects are redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness. Minimize exercise, sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment to avoid worsening these side effects.
Juvéderm vs. Restylane
The main difference between Juvéderm and Restylane is the texture. Restylane is more granular, while Juvéderm is smoother. For this reason, Juvéderm is often used to address finer lines and wrinkles in tighter areas of the face such as the smile lines. Both Juvéderm and Restylane are made from the same active ingredient – hyaluronic acid (HA), a molecule found in living cells that can help you attract and retain moisture. Restylane is often used for facial contouring and may work better for patients seeking highly-specific results. Long-term results vary from individual to individual, so it is hard to make broad generalizations regarding Juvéderm versus Restylane. On average, Juvéderm lasts slightly longer. Restylane lasts about 10 months, while Juvéderm lasts about a year. However, both choices eventually require follow-up appointments and – again – results can vary