JUVÉDERM is a colorless injectable gel of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that holds 1,000 times it’s weight in water. JUVÉDERM injectable gel is used for deep injection for cheek filling or augmentation, lip plumping and shaping and to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face areas.
An injectable gel – the first and ONLY Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. HA is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
JUVÉDERM should not be used for those who have allergies marked by history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or patients with a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. Juvederm should be used with caution for those on immunosuppressive therapy, as there may be an increased risk of infection. The safety of Juvederm has not been established in breastfeeding females, during pregnancy, or in patients under the age of 18.
Some adverse reactions include increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site if you are taking aspirin or ibuprofen before your treatment.
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. This minimizes the risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. These temporary side effects generally resolve themselves within one week. An ice pack can be applied to the site if you experience swelling, do not apply pressure when using ice-packs. You may apply makeup as usual.