What are Juvéderm® Facial Fillers?
Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid facial filler which is smooth and long lasting. It is used to fill facial lines and wrinkles and add subtle volume. Many moisturisers contain hyaluronic acid, but facial fillers containing hyaluronic acid, like Juvéderm®, are the only way to replenish the hyaluronic acid deep within skin.
What is the procedure used for?
Dermal fillers are used to smooth out lines and wrinkles and fill out any hollowness in your face - a common side effect of your skin ageing. Juvéderm® was developed to be smoother than most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. This makes it easy to inject and gives the face a very natural look and feel once it’s in the skin. It is also formulated with an anaesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Juvéderm® wrinkle fillers mimic the lifting effect of your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and elastic, with results that can last up to a year.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Juvéderm. It is also not suitable for people with:
- Bleeding disorders.
- Known allergies to gram positive bacteria.
- Previous allergic reactions that required hospital treatment.
- A history of keloid scarring treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
Juvéderm can be administered by several different practitioners at our clinic. The clinicians who most frequently inject filler are Doctor Maini (a practitioner of the 8 point facelift, who has many years of experience), Dr Lakhani (an advanced injector of both Botox and fillers), and Pauline - our Senior Aesthetic Nurse. Pauline similarly has many years of experience and happy patients.
Each clinician will assess your requirements in full before suggesting a treatment plan. It may be that an alternative filler (such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra® or Voluma®), or a different treatment (such as a PRP Vampire Facial), might be more suitable to get the best results for you.
If your clinician does decide a dermal filler is the best treatment for you, they will inject the product into your face using tiny needles. The treatment is not painful but you might feel a sharp scratch from the needle.
What are the side effects or risks?
Side effects of Juvéderm can include:
- Pain, tenderness and itching at the injection sites.
Most of these will diminish within 48 hours, with the exception of mild bruising, which may take 2 to 10 days to gradually fade. Make up is often sufficient to cover most mild bruising.
What results can I typically expect?
You will see results immediately after your treatment, and the look continues to improve for 1 to 2 weeks. Juvéderm is FDA-approved to last up to one year, although results vary depending on where the face is injected and how much filler is used.
There is very little downtime after having Juvéderm injections and you can usually return to normal activities straight away.