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What is JUVÉDERM®?
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler composed of a bio-compatible hyaluronic acid (HA) gel designed to lift, firm, and hydrate for a rejuvenated appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and can help refresh the skin. In addition, the smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM® allows Dr. Jodie Reinertson to achieve natural looking results so you do not have that “overdone” look after treatment. JUVÉDERM® can be used on the face, lips, and hands for skin that looks healthy, beautiful, and youthful.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is specifically designed to add volume to the mid-facial region. As we age, many patients find that they develop hollowing around the cheeks due to diminished collagen and volume loss. This innovative dermal filler is the first FDA-approved product of its kind to treat this specific condition.
What is JUVÉDERM® used for?
Many of our patients interested in cosmetic injectables are beginning to notice the first signs of age on their skin. As we grow older, our collagen begins to diminish and volume loss may occur. JUVÉDERM® is designed to combat the onset of these common signs of age, including:
- Fine lines
- Moderate to severe wrinkles
- Folds in facial skin
- Deep creases
- Volume loss in the face, lips, or hands
At CosMedic Skincare, Dr. Reinertson can use JUVÉDERM® to effectively treat all of these aesthetic concerns and give your face and hands a smoother, more youthful appearance. JUVÉDERM® can also be used to enhance the contours of the cheeks and other facial areas, improving your overall facial harmony or restoring lost volume to the hands while minimizing the appearance of veins and tendons. In addition, the smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM® is delicate enough to achieve natural looking lip augmentation, and can make your lips more plump and supple. Dr. Reinertson often recommends JUVÉDERM® to her patients interested in lip augmentation since it can produce the longest-lasting results when compared to other dermal fillers.
Many patients find that they have developed hollowing around the cheeks due to volume loss as they havve aged. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a special JUVÉDERM® formula specifically designed to add volume to the mid-facial region. This innovative dermal filler is the first FDA-approved product of its kind to treat volume loss in the cheek area. To achieve a lift from the inner layers of the dermis, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is injected at a deeper level. This dermal filler is also formulated with a local anesthetic (0.3% Lidocaine) to help ensure your comfort during treatment. Results of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can last up to two years.
How long does the treatment take?
Since a JUVÉDERM® treatment session is typically completed within 30 minutes, many of our patients visit our office during their lunch hour. We also offer a topical numbing cream for patients who wish to maximize their comfort during treatment. When selected, topical numbing usually adds about 15 minutes to the total treatment time. For any patient who wishes to take advantage of this offer, our topical numbing service is complimentary.
What results can I expect?
After JUVÉDERM® treatment, our patients typically report that they look more energetic, rested, and youthful. JUVÉDERM® results usually last six to eight months, though some patients enjoy their results for up to one year. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC patients can expect their results to last for approximately two years.
What does JUVÉDERM® do?
JUVÉDERM® is designed to temporarily restore lost volume at the injection site, providing you with smoother, more youthful looking skin. In the diagram below, you can see how JUVÉDERM® works to lift the skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds:
This photo depicts the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and folds, which occurs over time with the loss of facial collagen often caused by sun damage and aging.
This illustration depicts correction of fine lines, wrinkles and folds, by filling the space once occupied by your natural collagen with smooth, bio-compatible, JUVÉDERM® gel.
Is the treatment painful?
At CosMedic Skincare, we are proud to offer the upgraded XC line of JUVÉDERM® at no additional cost to our patients. This line of JUVÉDERM® products contain Lidocaine, which can make the procedure much more comfortable for the patient. After the initial insertion of the needle, the Lidocaine can quickly calm the skin. We also offer complimentary topical numbing for patients who wish to maximize their comfort during treatment.
What are the common side effects of treatment?
Throughout your treatment, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Some patients may experience tenderness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site immediately after treatment; however, these effects typically dissipate within a few days. The majority of our patients return to their normal daily activities as soon as they leave our office. In a very small number of patients, side effects may last up to two weeks. Patients who are sensitive or allergic to Lidocaine or Xylocaine should notify Dr. Reinertson during the consultation process.
What can I do to reduce the side effects of treatment?
Certain medications and supplements can thin the blood and, therefore, increase both the likelihood and the duration of any side effects. If you regularly take aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil, you can refrain from taking these medications and supplements one week prior to your appointment to reduce your chances of side effects. Additionally, taking Arnica Montana sublingually after your JUVÉDERM® treatment can abbreviate any side effects you may experience. Dr. Reinertson does not recommend you discontinue taking blood thinners if your physician has prescribed their use.
What kind of feedback is available on JUVÉDERM®?
Allergan, the maker of JUVÉDERM®, provides testimonials from patients who have used these treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds. Reading about the experiences of others can help you decide if JUVÉDERM® may be right for you.
Our patients also regularly share their experiences with us. You can read testimonials from our patients at CosMedic Skincare here.
What does treatment cost?
Cost for treatment varies considerably based on the individual and his/her unique goals and desires. JUVÉDERM® is sold by the syringe therefore price is determined based on the degree of correction desired. Greater correction may require multiple syringes. We endeavor to provide you the best combined value of cost and exceptional patient care under the skilled hands of Dr. Jodie Reinertson. In keeping with that desire, we offer a fantastic opportunity for our Seattle-based patients to save money on treatments with our Patient Recognition Program. Please ask to be enrolled in our program and you will receive monthly cost-savings opportunities at CosMedic Skincare. For your convenience, you can request to be registered online by clicking here.
If you would like an additional opportunity to save money on JUVÉDERM®, visit our informational page about the Brilliant Distinctions Program. This is an excellent opportunity to double-up on savings!
To learn more information about how JUVÉDERM® can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.