What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an injectable gel used to gently reverse the many signs of aging that are seen on the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thin lips, and loosening skin. These are generally caused by a loss of volume over time, which can be the result of decreased collagen production and fat that begins to sag. Because of its ability to restore volume and plump the contours of different parts of the face, Juvéderm has been effectively used to add volume to the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a younger-looking facial profile.
It is synthesized from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and is responsible for many important functions like retaining moisture. It is then formulated into a smooth gel infused with the anesthetic lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during the treatment. Hyaluronic acid works in combination with collagen and elastin to give the skin volume and restore an underlying support structure.
Who is a Candidate for Juvéderm Treatment?
Patients with visible signs of aging who are looking for non-surgical options can greatly benefit from Juvéderm treatments. Certain allergies can mean you may not be a good candidate, but Dr. Kayastha can discuss your medical history in depth during a consultation. He can also recommend other cosmetic options or treatments that can augment your results with Juvéderm. There are many different types of Juvéderm, and Dr. Kayastha can recommend the right one for you.
What Happens During the Juvéderm Treatment?
Most Juvéderm treatments take up to a half-hour, depending on how many areas are being treated. Patients usually tolerate the injection well, since Juvéderm contains lidocaine for comfort, but we can provide a topical numbing cream for additional comfort. Once the treatment area is prepared, the expert injector places the Juvéderm gel underneath the skin at the appropriate level (for example, sensitive areas like the lips require a surface-level injection). This requires a skillful and artistic touch in order to shape the area with natural results that don’t appear ‘stuffed’. Since immediate results are usually visible, more injections can be added as needed.
How long does it take for Juvu00e9derm to settle?
Although you’ll see results immediately after your injection session, it can take up to 2 weeks for the product to take hold.
What happens when Juvu00e9derm settles?
After Juvéderm is injected, the product begins to attract water in your skin. This process hydrates the skin and naturally boosts its volume.
Will one syringe of Juvu00e9derm make a difference?
This can depend largely on the skill of your injector. For certain treatment areas, one syringe can be more than enough while in other areas you may need multiple.
Does Juvu00e9derm work on forehead lines?
Botox is much better suited to reducing the appearance of forehead lines than Juvéderm. Your injector can determine your best options during your consultation.
What should you avoid before Juvu00e9derm?
Make sure to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least one week before your procedure. This can help prevent visible bruising during injection.
Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
Yes, as long as you avoid pressing on the treated areas, you are allowed to use makeup to conceal any redness or bruising that may be the result of Juvederm injections.
Does juvederm dissolve over time?
Juvederm, like every dermal filler, is metabolized by your body over time as it relies on a naturally occurring substance, hyaluronic acid, to add volume to certain areas of the face.
Can Juvederm be reversed?
Yes, if you have unfavorable results or adverse side effects to Juvederm, it can be instantly un-done by injecting the enzyme hyaluronidase to the treated area(s).
Can Juvederm migrate?
Depending on the specific formulation of Juvederm, it can spread out slightly through the treated area, although this usually only serves to enhance the natural look of its results.
Does juvederm look natural?
When injected with well-qualified, highly experienced injectors like those at K Plastic Surgery, Juvederm results are seamlessly natural-looking.
Is Juvederm covered by insurance?
No, dermal fillers are elective cosmetic treatments, so they are not covered by medical insurance plans.
Is Juvederm expensive?
In Albany, NY, Juvederm treatments cost between $450 and $750 depending on the treated area, type of filler, and amount of Juvederm needed.
Is Juvederm lumpy at first?
Immediately after treatment, patients may see raised areas of their faces, so-called bumps, directly underneath the injection sites. These bumps go away within the time it takes to leave our offices after injections.
How long after Juvederm will I see results?
Your results from Juvederm are immediate, although some settling/distribution occurs during the first week after your injection appointment.
How much is a syringe of Juvederm?
A 1 cc vial of Juvederm Ultra costs $750.
What Can I Expect After Juvéderm Treatment?
Although patients usually see results immediately after treatment, there can be some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects usually subside quickly with massaging the area or applying an icepack if needed. Most patients return to their regular tasks afterward, since Juvéderm does not require any downtime. Results can last up to six months, after which the injection can be repeated.
If you’re interested in seeing what Juvéderm and other injectable options can do for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, who can create your unique treatment plan.