What is Juvederm?
Juvederm (made by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic) is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar naturally found in your skin and connective tissues. Once it is injected into the body, Juvederm start absorbing water like a dry sponge and plumps up the area in which it was injected. Juvederm is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds (smile lines from the nose to around the mouth). However, it is often used to plump up the lips and to lessen the appearance of tired bags under the eyes. Learn more about Juvederm at juvederm.com
Does Juvederm hurt?
Juvederm is well tolerated by most patients, though there might be slight discomfort for some. Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC comes premixed with lidocaine, making the injections much more comfortable than previous fillers. Numbing creams can help with any discomfort and a local anesthetic injection is always done for sensitive areas like the lips at no extra cost.
Are Juvederm injections safe?
Juvederm was approved by the FDA in June 2006. Juvederm has since dominated the filler market due to its safety, ease of injection, and long-lasting results. Dr. Bembi consistently uses Juvederm as his filler of choice for general applications and likes Juvederm volume for the under eye area.
How will I look post-treatment of Juvederm ?
Post-treatment injection sites will have some redness and swelling. Most patients can return to work the next day without any problems. Lip augmentation with Juvederm will look grossly enlarged for the first 24-48 hours with a return to normalcy in 3-5 days.
Where is Juvederm administered?
Juvederm can be administered anywhere on the face where you would want volume, including cheeks, under eye area, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and even the chin and jawline.
Can I do Juvederm and Botox at the same visit?
Yes. Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm are often used together to give the total non-surgical rejuvenation. Most patients choose to undergo both treatments at the same time to reduce the inconvenience of coming back. Others choose to do them separately for financial or other reason.
Who will be doing my Juvederm Injections?
All Juvederm injections are done by Dr. Atul Bembi D.O and Wendy Amezcua P.A-C. Dr. Bembi has over 12 years experience in doing cosmetic injections, with thousands of injections done safely and effectively, while Wendy Amezcua has had extensive training by Dr. Bembi in.
Post procedure instructions:
You may ice the area treated to help reduce swelling and redness. Icing should be done a maximum of 10 minutes every 2-3 hours. Dr. Bembi recommends not touching or massaging the area for the first 2 weeks.