Juvéderm is one of the most popular injectable products available as it is a versatile treatment for many patients. Whether you see signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss or are unhappy with the shape or size of your lips, nose, or cheeks, Juvéderm injections are a simple, temporary, and effective treatment that requires no downtime.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a dermal filler with a hyaluronic acid-based formula. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and produces a plumping and firming effect in the skin. The product has a smooth, gel-like consistency, which makes it ideal for adding volume below the skin to fill out wrinkles or for use in non-surgically augmenting the lips or other areas of the face.
Who is a Candidate for Juvéderm Injections?
Most patients with lost volume or wrinkles or those who wish to augment their lips, cheeks, or nose without surgery make good candidates for Juvéderm. Like most treatments, it’s important that you are generally healthy overall before you have Juvéderm injections. If your skin is damaged, including excessive sun damage, it may be recommended that you try other treatments. Your candidacy can be determined during a complimentary consultation.
What Happens During a Juvéderm Treatment?
During your Juvéderm appointment, your injector will first determine the correct injection site and the amount of product that will be required to achieve your ideal results. Juvéderm contains lidocaine mixed into the formula, so topical numbing is not necessary. Injections only take about 15-30 minutes to complete on average. After this is complete, your injector will likely massage the area to ensure the product is evenly distributed into the treatment area and to reduce the chance of swelling.
Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
We recommend that you wait at least 12 and ideally up to 24 hours before reapplying makeup after Juvederm injections to protect the area and your results.
Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?
You should avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours following Juvederm injections. Alcohol causes blood vessels to dilate, which can increase bruising.
Can juvederm be reversed?
Yes, in cases where patients have an adverse reaction to Juvederm, we can inject a substance called hyaluronidase that breaks down the active ingredient in Juvederm, hyaluronic acid.
Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?
Typically, no. In most use areas of Juvederm, at least one syringe if not more is needed to achieve your desired results. Its also not recommended that providers keep half-used syringes for future use, as the sterile environment has been compromised, which can lead to adverse side effects.
Can juvederm migrate?
In rare cases, Juvederm may migrate to other areas of the face months after injection, usually due to improper injection techniques or placement.
Can juvederm cause blindness?
If injected incorrectly, Juvederm can cause significant complications, including blindness. This is why it is important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable injector.
Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?
Juvederm is no longer considered sterile once the product is open. This means that it is not safe or recommended to split a syringe with another person. If you know you need just half a syringe, you should purchase a smaller amount at the start of your treatment.
Can you wash your face after Juvederm?
You can gently wash your face or apply makeup about six hours after receiving your Juvederm injections.
Does juvederm dissolve over time?
Yes, Juvederm naturally and safely dissolves over time. This means that maintenance injections are necessary to keep up your results long-term.
Does juvederm stimulate collagen?
Juvederm may stimulate collagen production, but this is not its primary purpose. To stimulate collagen, you may also try treatments such as laser facials or microneedling.
How Long Does Juvéderm Last?
Juvéderm is not permanent, as the body will naturally and safely metabolize the product over time. Most find that Juvéderm results last between six months and two years. Juvéderm injections can be repeated to maintain your ideal results if you choose. Your injector can recommend a plan for repeating and maintaining Juvéderm during a consultation or your initial injection appointment.
Request a Consultation
To learn more about Juvéderm and to find out if it is the right injectable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Eterna MD. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call our office at 407-664-1073 or request your complimentary consultation online.