Juvederm® is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin.
Juvederm® is one of the most popular fillers used in America, and has been FDA-Approved for use in cosmetic treatments since 2006. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to perform Juvederm injections. The results are immediate and actually improve over the following week. This is because Juvederm is a hydrophilic filler, meaning that it absorbs and holds on to water easily, creating a nice plumping effect.
This is perfect for areas like the lips and cheeks where we want to get a plumping effect, but you can probably guess that this doesn’t work well for other areas. For example, under the eyes, where puffiness is definitely not the desired result.
That’s why Juvederm is just one of the many dermal fillers we carry. We know there’s no one filler that’s great at everything, so we use Juvderm only for where it’s the best option.
“From the very first treatment with Juvederm, I could see a dramatic difference in the way I looked… It has been over a year now & the results are dramatic, incredible, & natural! People tell me I look absolutely amazing & mistake me for being in my twenties!”
–Anonymous Patient of Reflections, on RateMDs.com
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 1 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 2 What Results can Juvederm® create?
- 3 How much does Juvederm Cost?
- 3.1 How many syringes of Juvederm do I need?
- 3.2 Will I need more than 1 syringe of JUVEDERM?
- 3.3 How is JUVEDERM® different from BOTOX® COSMETIC?
- 3.4 Is treatment with JUVEDERM® injectable gel painful, and is downtime required after treatment?
- 3.5 What are the possible side effects of JUVEDERM?
- 3.6 What are the pretreatment recommendations?
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions about Juvederm
- 4.1 Can juvederm be reversed?
- 4.2 Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?
- 4.3 Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
- 4.4 Can juvederm cause blindness?
- 4.5 Can juvederm migrate?
- 4.6 Does juvederm dissolve over time?
- 4.7 Does juvederm expand?
- 4.8 Does juvederm look natural?
- 4.9 Does juvederm soften up?
- 4.10 How long after Juvederm will I see results?
- 4.11 How long does Juvederm last?
- 4.12 How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?
- 4.13 Is Juvederm covered by insurance?
- 4.14 Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?
- 4.15 Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?
- 4.16 Can you wash your face after Juvederm?
- 4.17 Does juvederm stimulate collagen?
- 4.18 Does Juvederm work immediately?
- 4.19 How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?
- 4.20 How can I make Juvederm last longer?
- 4.21 How often can juvederm be injected?
- 4.22 How painful are Juvederm injections?
- 4.23 Is it normal to have bumps after Juvederm?
- 4.24 Is Juvederm better than Botox?
- 4.25 What age should you start Juvederm?
- 4.26 What is Juvederm?
- 4.27 When did juvederm come out?
- 4.28 Which lasts longer Juvederm or Restylane?
- 4.29 Is Juvederm safe to use?
What Results can Juvederm® create?
JUVEDERM injectable filler is probably best known for its popularity as a lip filler, but it can be used nearly anywhere on the face to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds1.
Juvederm’s Best Uses:
- Lip enhancement
- Redefining lip border
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing worry lines, smile lines (nasolabial folds), crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth (oral commissures), and smoker’s lines (vertical lip lines)
- Reducing the severity of nasolabial folds
- Chin augmentation
- Jawline Contouring and Softening the appearance of jowls
- Filling cheek depressions
- Softening acne scars
- Creating a temporary eyebrow lift
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
Juvederm Lip Filler
Juvederm really became a household name as lip fillers became popular over the past several years. It’s the most popular filler for lip injections because it is the most hydrophilic filler on the market, and that ability to swell and hold onto water gives lips a “bee stung” appearance that so many younger patients are looking for.
What is Juvederm filler not a good choice for?
Juvederm is a really versatile filler, but because it has a tendency to attract and hold onto water, causing it to swell, it’s a bad idea for the under eyes. Under eye filler is a very popular procedure at our office, we just don’t use Juvederm for that.
We also don’t use Juvederm for patients who want smoother or more defined but not bigger lips. We have better options for that.
Finally, Juvederm doesn’t provide the firm lift that Voluma or Lyft can, and for that reason, we tend not to use it for lifting the cheeks. It can be used to softly fill the cheeks, and to add volume, but it simply can’t lift in the way some other fillers or threads can.
How much does Juvederm Cost?
Price is probably one of the most common questions we get when it comes to dermal fillers. Juvederm is our most affordable filler, at $650 per syringe.
How many syringes of Juvederm do I need?
For the vast majority of our patients, the answer is 1 syringe of Juvederm is all you need. A single syringe of Juvederm, carefully placed by skilled injectors, can make a big impact.
First, Juvederm swells, as we’ve mentioned before. That effect typically occurs in the first week or two, and after that the filler “settles” into its final result. So we often recommend a single syringe per treated area per visit, with at least 2 weeks before more filler is added, for that very reason. Not all fillers work this way, but you don’t want to fill to perfection with Juvederm only to have to swell and look weird later.
Now, the number of syringes you’ll need to achieve your goal results is individual to you, and we can’t give you a precise estimate until we see you in person for an evaluation. However, we can give you rough ideas based on what we typically use for a given treatment area.
Most patients wanting Juvederm lip filler will need a single syringe to create the results they’re after. Occasionally, lip filer patients will need 2 or 3 syringes, though. In that case, we always suggest 1 syringe per appointment, to ensure we’re not overdoing it (and also to reduce your chances of bruising).
Nasolabial folds (smile lines) generally take 1 syringe of Juvederm. When they’re more severe, we often lift the cheek from above using Voluma or Lyft.
Jawline contouring often takes 2 syringes of Juvederm or 1 of Juvederm plus a syringe or two of other fillers. This is because the jawline often needs a significant amount of filler to replace lost volume.
Cheeks almost always take 2+ syringes of filler, though we often use 1 syringe of Juvederm along with other fillers when restoring or lifting the cheeks.
Acne Scarring usually only takes 1 syringe of Juvederm because you’re filling in such small spaces behind scars. Most patients who have this treatment will have “leftover” filler which we can use in other areas (since excess filler cannot be saved for future use).
Frown creases generally require 1 or less than 1 syringe of Juvederm filler, and many of these patients find they’re able to treat other areas with the excess.
Will I need more than 1 syringe of JUVEDERM?
Whether treating the lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, or elsewhere, many patients will be happy with the results from just a single syringe of Juvederm. However, there are patients who will need more than 1 syringe of Juvederm to get the results their after. Lips are a great example of where this might happen, especially for those who are trying to dramatically reshape or increase the size of their lips.
In the case of using multiple syringes of Juvederm for lip augmentation, we typically recommend that patients “stage” their treatment – in other words, you will need to have injections done more than once to achieve a natural result when using more Juvederm in the lips.
Above, we discuss in more detail how many syringes we typically use in a given area, but you will be given a personalized estimate and price quote during your free consultation with one of our physician injectors.
How is JUVEDERM® different from BOTOX® COSMETIC?
JUVEDERM® is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin, such as in the nasolabial folds. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate-to-severe lines caused by repetitive muscle activity. Common areas where BOTOX is used include the area between the eyebrows (the glabellar area), the crow’s feet region, and in the forehead. It is very common for JUVEDERM® and BOTOX to be used in combination for long-lasting, exciting results.
Is treatment with JUVEDERM® injectable gel painful, and is downtime required after treatment?
JUVEDERM® injections are tolerated quite well. Some patients desire pre-treatment with topical anesthetic. For lip enhancement we recommend local anesthetic injections similar to what a dentist provides. There is no discomfort after the procedure. If there is mild swelling or bruising, this is generally short lived.
The image below shows a patient before, immediately after injection, with some swelling, and then 3 weeks later, when the swelling would have long-since resolved.
What are the possible side effects of JUVEDERM?
Most side effects are mild in nature, and their duration is short lasting (five days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection 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. Complications are very rare with JUVEDERM1.
What are the pretreatment recommendations?
One week before injections, we suggest avoiding St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E, aspirin (unless prescribed by physician), Advil, Nuprin, and other agents that can increase bruising. If you are prone to cold sores, we may want to institute antiviral therapy, such as Famvir or Valtrex. There is no pre-treatment allergy skin test required before the use of JUVEDERM.
Frequently Asked Questions about Juvederm
Can juvederm be reversed?
Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?
Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
Can juvederm cause blindness?
Can juvederm migrate?
Does juvederm dissolve over time?
Does juvederm expand?
Does juvederm look natural?
Does juvederm soften up?
How long after Juvederm will I see results?
How long does Juvederm last?
How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?
Is Juvederm covered by insurance?
Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?
Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?
Can you wash your face after Juvederm?
Does juvederm stimulate collagen?
Does Juvederm work immediately?
How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?
How can I make Juvederm last longer?
How often can juvederm be injected?
How painful are Juvederm injections?
Is it normal to have bumps after Juvederm?
Is Juvederm better than Botox?
What age should you start Juvederm?
What is Juvederm?
When did juvederm come out?
Which lasts longer Juvederm or Restylane?
Is Juvederm safe to use?
1. Juvederm FDA Clearance http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf5/p050047a.pdf
2. Annelyse C Ballin, Alex Cazzaniga, and Fredric S Brandt; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3739705/”>Long-term efficacy, safety and durability of Juvéderm® XC; Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013; 6: 183–189.Published online 2013 Aug 5. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S33568 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3739705/
3. Grimes, P. E., Thomas, J. A. and Murphy, D. K. (2009), Safety and effectiveness of hyaluronic acid fillers in skin of color. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 8: 162–168. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00457.
*Results May Vary from patient to patient. Juvederm is one of many FDA-Approved dermal fillers. Each filler has its own strengths, weaknesses, risks, and best uses. Our expert injectors do not recommend Juvederm for all patients, or in all cases. We feel selecting the filler to best suit your needs and desires is best done by a physician who specializes in dermal filler injectors, after an in-person examination. Your consultation will include a discussion about realistic expectations and recommendations for treating your concerns.