Juvéderm Information


The top dermal filler treatments reduce wrinkles, restore fullness, help define and correct asymmetric features.

Juvéderm: Volbella, Vollure, Voluma and Volux are all part of category of fillers that includes Restylane products and Belotero. Each product can be used to bring back a more youthful appearance. These are clear, biodegradable gels containing hyaluronic acid. Sculptra, while not technically considered a dermal filler, will help produce similar results. People often refer to these treatments as a mini-lift, lunchtime lift or liquid facelift.

The longevity of the treatment depends on the product used, location, how your body absorbs the product. In most patients the correction that lasts 6-12 months, Vollure up to 18 months, Voluma and Volux up to 2 years in some patients. Often, more than one syringe or treatment is needed to achieve full, desired result. Repeat treatments are necessary.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to apply anesthetic ointment for your comfort. Topical numbing is recommended. There is a mild anesthetic is found in many products or combined with the product to reduce discomfort. There will be some tenderness at the site of injection for approximately 48 hours. Tylenol can be taken for discomfort.

The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions, redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, keep the area clean and protected to avoid any risk of infection.

Most side effects are mild or moderate and their duration is short (7 days or less). Minor inflammation or swelling normally begin to resolve within 24 hours but have been reported to last as long as a few weeks. Makeup can be applied immediately after to cover minor bruising or redness that may occur. Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Application of ice intermittently for a short period of time after the treatment will help reduce swelling. There have been minor complications reported by some patients where lumpiness or small nodules have occurred after treatment. Complications of this nature have normally resolved within two months.

Immediately after treatment there is temporary swelling and firmness lasting on average two weeks, thereafter, it will soften and take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.

Tell your practitioner if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, have had or plan to have surgery or cosmetic treatments on the lower face, neck, or chin, have or have had recent medical conditions including any type of infection in or near the neck area, trouble swallowing, bleeding problems or are taking blood thinners.

If you have any history of herpes on the face, we recommend taking an oral antiviral pill prior to your treatment. Bruising risks can be minimized by avoiding aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, concentrated garlic and alcohol for one week prior to treatment.

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