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by on Jan.24, 2010, under Juvederm, Services

Juvederm® Cosmetic

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm® injectable gel, you do not have to just sit back and let it happen!

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvederm BEFORE & AFTER

Benefits of JUVéDERM® Injectable Gel

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm® injectable gel offer a safe and effective non-surgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. In fact, they are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But, all dermal fillers are not the same.

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. We ease Juvéderm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone will notice but no one will kno)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.

Almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm injectable gel and another dermal filler† preferred Juvéderm.®

Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

Choosing JUVéDERM® injectable gel makes a difference:

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved* to last up to one year. Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone willl notice but no one will know! Only Juvéderm is so smooth; other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels.**

A “next-generation” filler: JUVéDERM® is a “next-generation,” non-animal dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that plays a vital role in hydrating your skin and replenishing its natural volume. No allergy skin tests are needed prior to receiving treatment.

JUVéDERM® injectable gel RESTYLANE

**Dry test, extrusion of a small amount (.025 mL) of JUVéDERM® and RESTYLANE onto a glass surface at 9x magnification.

†RESTYLANE is a registered trademark of Q-Med AB.

Proven safety and effectiveness: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective in persons of color.

Quick and easy procedure: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is a non-surgical physician-administered treatment that requires no allergy skin test and minimal recovery or downtime.

Personalized treatment: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is available in two formulations— JUVéDERM® Ultra for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVéDERM Ultra Plus, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.

Talk to your healthcare professional about Juvéderm® today so you can start seeing results!

*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 is JUVéDERM®?

Juvéderm® is the only HA filler with FDA approval to last up to one year. You can get long-lasting results with Juvéderm. Juvéderm injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). *Juvéderm is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and 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, also known as smile lines or parentheses).

Why does JUVéDERM® come in two formulations?

Juvéderm® injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique needs. Juvéderm Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

What makes JUVéDERM® different from other dermal fillers?

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to one year.* Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

*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..

How is JUVéDERM® injectable gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Juvéderm® injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin, such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. BOTOX Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11,” to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance. For important safety information about BOTOX Cosmetic, see below.

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 cross-linked hyaluronic acid?

“Uncross-linked” hyaluronic acid in its natural form is in a liquid state. “Cross-linking” is the process through which hyaluronic acid is made into a gel product that can be injected into the skin for long-lasting results.

How is JUVéDERM® injectable gel used in treatment?

At Image by Design, we ease Juvéderm® injectable gel into the skin, using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) and “marionette lines” (oral commissures). Juvéderm temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will treatment with JUVéDERM® injectable gel accomplish?

Juvéderm injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And, one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to one year. Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Is treatment with JUVéDERM® injectable gel painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm® allows us to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm® is injected directly into the skin, using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. If you choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort, we will do so at time of your appointment.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process takes only about 15 minutes. You will also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

Does the correction last forever?

No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

How long do results last?

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to one year.* Talk to Jena, about Juvéderm® today so you can start seeing results!

*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 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.

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.

Important JUVéDERM® Treatment Considerations

Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Side effects were usually mild to moderate, lasting 7 days or less, and included temporary injection site reactions, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling and bumps.

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