What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is the bestselling collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the United States. Each product in this line is designed to add volume to a specific area of the face. Juvéderm injectable fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic to make treatment more comfortable.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvéderm XC is designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including smile lines around the nose and mouth. Injections can last up to one year with optimal treatment.
This hyaluronic acid dermal filler is designed to add fullness and plump up the lips. It has also been approved for correcting moderate to severe nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth corners) and marionette lines (from the mouth corners along the chin). Treatment with Juvéderm Ultra can last up to one year.
Vollure has been specially formulated to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including parentheses lines around the nose and mouth. It has been shown to last up to 18 months with optimal treatment.
This filler is designed specifically to add volume the cheeks and midface region. It is particularly long-lasting – up to two years with optimal treatment.
Volbella is injected into and around the lips using ultra-fine needles or blunt cannulas to augment the lips and smooth vertical lines around the mouth. This hyaluronic acid filler can last up to one full year.
What Should I Expect With a Juvéderm Treatment?
Juvéderm injections are performed on an outpatient basis in a quick, minimally-invasive procedure. Dr. Kim marks the treatment areas and performs the injections using tiny needles or blunt cannulas. Lidocaine contained in Juvéderm fillers helps minimize discomfort during the procedure.
What Is Recovery Like after Juvéderm?
There is little to no recovery time after Juvéderm injections.
You will be advised to avoid sun exposure, wearing makeup, alcohol consumption, and strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising, which will begin to subside within a few days. For this reason, if you are getting Juvéderm in Portland for an upcoming event, be sure to leave sufficient time for the bruising to completely subside.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?
You may be a good candidate for Juvéderm in Portland if you would like to rejuvenate or improve your facial appearance without undergoing surgery. Juvéderm facial fillers have been specifically formulated to:
- Restore volume to the midface and cheeks
- Plump up the lips
- Smooth vertical lines around the mouth
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
How Much Juvéderm Will I Need Per Treatment Session?
The amount of Juvéderm used in a treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of treatment. On average, each visit requires one to two syringes of Juvéderm.
What Is the Difference in the Juvéderm Products?
The main difference lies in the consistency of the gel. For example, Juvéderm Volbella is a smoother gel with finer particles, suitable for the delicate lip area. Juvéderm Voluma is a firmer, longer lasting filler that designed to augment areas such as the cheeks and midface region.