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 don’t 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. Dr. Weiss injects JUVÉDERM® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like 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 smooth and natural looking results.
- JUVÉDERM® is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year.JUVÉDERM® New JUVÉDERM® XC is now formulated with an anesthetic for a more comfortable patient experience.
How it Works
With JUVÉDERM® the injection process takes only about 15 minutes to an hour and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. And now with the newest formulation of JUVÉDERM®, the effects of lidocaine take place in seconds, potentially reducing the need for further anesthetic.
What to Expect During Treatment
Before you come in: We recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), a few days prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If you have questions, please call us at (858) 459-7100.
When you arrive
Determining your treatment needs
Before the procedure: Although anesthesia is not required, Dr. Weiss will use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area 20 minutes prior to your procedure.
The procedure: Dr. Weiss will inject the gel under your skin to augment, or fill, wrinkles and folds. Following the injection, Dr. Weiss may gently massage the treated areas to contour and smooth out the wrinkles. The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes to an hour depending on depth and amount of area(s) being treated.
Seeing results: You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year! However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.
Juvederm Safety Information: JUVÉDERM® injectable gel (including JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC) is indicated 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. JUVÉDERM® is not for people with severe allergies. For more information, please click on the About Safety link at www.juvederm.com or call the Allergan Product Support line at 1-877-345-5372. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is available by prescription only.