What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a collection of fillers that include five different products. Whether you want to plump your lips, smooth lines, or lift and contour cheeks, there is a Juvederm product designed for that. Juvederm Voluma for cheeks, Juvederm XC and Vollure for lines, Juvederm VolbellaXC and Juvederm Ultra XC for lips.
All the Juvederm fillers have a hyaluronic acid-base. Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson, & Dr. Butler primarily use Juvederm® to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls. Juvederm® is also a good filler for lip augmentation.
How is the procedure performed and how long does it last?
When injecting Juvederm®, Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson, & Dr. Butler may use small disposable cannulas. These cannulas are not larger than the standard needles packaged with Juvederm®; however, they and many other plastic surgeons have found that injecting Juvederm® with cannulas is safer and causes less bruising because the dull cannula tip is less likely to enter or cut small blood vessels.
If you have a history of cold sores, your plastic surgeon will place you on prophylactic Valtrex® a few days prior to having any injections around your mouth. This will help prevent cold sore (Herpes simplex) eruptions after filler injections.
Injectables – Juvederm®
What to Expect from Your Juvederm Injections
HA filler injections are done in the office and take less than an hour to perform. Results last anywhere from 4-12 months with most people being satisfied with the result for 9-12 months. Some patients may experience swelling, bruising and mild redness after filler injection so it is a good idea to schedule filler injections at least a week before any major events.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery has access to all the dermal fillers available in the United States. Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson, & Dr. Butler and our team of highly trained nurse practitioners/nurse injectors will be able to recommend the right filler to give you the results you want.
Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson, our SkinCare Center team.