The visible signs of skin aging include fine lines and wrinkles. The skin ages due to time and environmental stresses like sun or pollution. Young skin retains its firmness and elasticity through natural elements found in the skin such as collagen and Hyaluronic acid (HA).

Juvederm® injectable gel replaces the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. A breakthrough in HA dermal filers, Juvederm® is the first smooth consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Gel is a natural complex sugar found in all mammals. HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrate your skin and increase its volume and density. HA is also involved with the transport of essential nutrients to the skins viable cells.

Possible Side Effects

Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include but are not limited to, redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration.

As with all skin-injection procedures there is a risk for infection.

Precautions

  • Patients who are using substances that can cause bleeding such as aspirin, ibuprofen may cause increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
  • If laser treatment. Chemical peeling or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvederm®, there is a possible risk of inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.
  • Caution should be used with patients on immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
  • The safety of Juvederm® for the use during pregnancy, in breast- feeding, or in patients under 18 years of age have not been established.
  • The safety of Juvederm® in patients with a history of excessive scarring (eg: hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation) and pigmentation disorders has not been studied.

Post Treatment

For at least 24 hours after Juvederm® injections you should avoid:

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Extended exposure to the sun or heat.
  • Applying Make-up

Exposures to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling and or itching at the injection sites.