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What to Know About Juvederm Dermal Fillers

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Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that enhance skin quality and also eliminate skin imperfections. There are many kinds of dermal filler substances that a patient can choose from, depending on their medical history and beauty goals. Hyaluronic acid is one of the dermal filler substances that a patient can have. One of the brands classified as a hyaluronic acid filler (i.e, HA filler) is Juvederm dermal filler.

What should you know about Juvederm dermal fillers? Juvederm dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that contain lidocaine, which is an aesthetic component that minimizes any pain and discomfort felt during the treatment procedure. Depending on the expertise of your plastic surgeon and the aftercare regimen that you consistently do, Juvederm fillers can be a long-lasting and effective anti-aging remedy.

Facts About Juvederm Dermal Fillers That You Should Know

Dermal fillers are composed of different kinds of substances, which serve different purposes with varying longevity. Some of these dermal filler substances comprising a filler injection include the following:

  • Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (e.g, Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero)
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (e.g, Radiesse)
  • Poly-L Lactic Acid (e.g, Sculptra)
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (e.g, Bellafill)

Juvederm dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a kind of gel-like substance that facilitates the retention of moisture in the skin cells by binding water molecules into it, resulting in hydrated-looking skin. 

Additionally, hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body so allergic reactions to it are much rare compared to other kinds of filler substances. This is why HA fillers are commonly used and preferred over other dermal filler substances.

Juvederm fillers add new hyaluronic acid for boosting collagen production in the skin and stimulating the continuous production of new collagen. Juvederm dermal fillers, despite being temporary dermal fillers, can still result in long-lasting skin rejuvenation effects. 

It’s essential for a patient to learn more about Juvederm dermal fillers if they’re interested in having the treatment. For starters, the following are the kinds of Juvéderm XC dermal fillers that you must take note of:

  • Juvederm Ultra XC
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
  • Juvederm Volbella XC
  • Juvederm Vollure XC
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Juvederm Volux XC

Approved Uses of Juvederm Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler

Juvederm dermal fillers are FDA-approved, but its FDA approval is granted to specifically approved usage only. If an injectable dermal filler would be used for other purposes other than what it’s intended for, then the dermal filler would be subject to off-label use. The following are the approved uses of Juvederm dermal filler injections:

Juvéderm FillerTreatment Area
Juvéderm Volux XC Moderate to severe loss of jawline contour
Juvéderm Voluma XC Cheek volume loss, chin augmentation
Juvéderm Vollure XC Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm Ultra XCModerate to severe nasolabial folds and lip line
Juvéderm Volbella XC Lip line, under eye

As shown in the table above, Juvederm injectable fillers can be used as a lip filler, tear trough filler, cheek filler, and nose filler. Aside from that, the skin-enhancing benefits of Juvederm injectable dermal fillers go beyond wrinkle and facial fold (i.e, nasolabial fold) correction; it can even improve facial contour and skin quality.

Benefits of Juvederm Dermal Fillers: Why You Should Choose Juvederm Fillers

Aside from being a safer alternative to other cosmetic treatments such as facial plastic surgery, there are many benefits of Juvederm dermal fillers. To name a few, Juvederm dermal fillers allow an individual to enjoy the following:

  • Effective anti-aging solution without the stiffness from other injectable treatments (i.e, Botox cosmetic treatment)
  • Natural-looking, long-lasting, and immediate results
  • Minimal downtime and short recovery period
  • Corrects facial folds and wrinkle areas
  • Volumizes and plumps the skin to improve skin laxity
  • Lip augmentation for thin lips

Despite the given benefits of Juvederm dermal fillers, it can only be effective to a certain extent. There are instances when other dermal filler substances are more applicable for your problem areas or severe wrinkles. In other cases, alternative treatments, such as cosmetic surgery, may be required to help you completely achieve your beauty goals. 

In addition, you may also be required to have complementary treatments with your Juvederm dermal fillers to get the best out of this treatment option. Only a licensed aesthetic provider or injector can determine a patient’s eligibility for Juvederm dermal filler treatment.

Juvederm Dermal Filler Results

One of the benefits of Juvederm dermal fillers is that it provides a natural-looking result that preserves facial expressivity. The changes effectuated by this kind of dermal filler are subtle, as it merely contours, plumps, and smoothens the skin.

It takes up to 2 weeks to a month for Juvederm fillers to fully settle within the skin. However, results can come immediately after the treatment session. But it’s good to note that the full settlement and visibility of the dermal fillers still depend on how an individual’s body reacts to it.

Juvederm dermal fillers are temporary fillers. Because hyaluronic acid, a substance that makes up Juvederm filler injections, is naturally found in the body. Among the many factors that affect its longevity is how the body metabolizes it. This process usually takes up to 12 to 18 months.

Hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body and eventually excreted. Thankfully, a patient can choose to have maintenance treatment sessions to sustain their youthful look from having Juvederm dermal fillers. The spacing between these maintenance treatments depends on the recommendation of your aesthetic provider.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon or aesthetic provider to administer the dermal filler treatment is crucial to getting the best and long-lasting results from your Juvederm filler treatment session. Aside from this, it also helps to only go to a qualified aesthetic professional to minimize the expected side effects and further reduce the likelihood of serious complications from Juvederm filler treatments.

Safety of Juvederm Dermal Fillers

Juvederm dermal fillers are generally safe, with only a few expected side effects. These side effects typically resolve on their own once the fillers have fully settled in or the body has fully recovered from the procedure. The following are some side effects that can be experienced after Juvederm dermal fillers:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Hives or nodules

Although hyaluronic acid is a component that naturally occurs in the skin, it’s still possible for a patient to experience moderate to severe allergic reactions from Juvederm dermal fillers because of its other ingredients. Lidocaine, the anesthetic component of the Juvederm filler injection, is an ingredient that commonly causes allergic reactions. Additionally, the serious but rare complications of Juvederm dermal fillers include the following:

  • Necrosis
  • Scarring
  • Stroke
  • Blood vessel blockage
  • Vision abnormalities or blindness

This is why having an initial consultation with a qualified aesthetic provider or plastic surgeon is essential to rule out any serious risks. Having a thorough review of the medical history of a patient is crucial.

Who Can Have Juvederm Dermal Filler Treatments

In general, dermal fillers only require individuals to be in good health, which means that a patient must exhibit the capacity to recover from the treatment. Specifically, Juvederm isn’t applicable to people who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding 
  • Have severe facial wrinkles or facial folds
  • Have severe skin laxity
  • Want to reduce facial volume

In relation to allergies, you may not be eligible for the treatment if you’ve had a history of severe allergic reactions (i.e, anaphylaxis). This also means that you can’t have dermal fillers if you’re allergic to other kinds of hyaluronic acid fillers, lidocaine components, or other ingredients in the dermal filler syringe such as gram-positive bacterial proteins.

Aftercare Tips to Make Juvederm Dermal Filler Last Longer

Following basic aftercare instructions can have a positive effect on the longevity of your Juvederm fillers and in case you end up with them, your fast recovery from adverse effects. The following are the aftercare instructions for Juvederm injections that you must take note of:

  • Use a cold compress and take arnica supplements to treat signs of bruising
  • Stay away from blood thinning medication and supplements
  • Don’t apply makeup within the first 24 hours following your treatment session
  • Stay away from extremely hot or cold temperatures
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Don’t exercise too much

Safe and Effective Juvederm Dermal Filler Injectables at Ethos Spa

Dermal filler treatment, especially when you use Juvederm dermal filler injections, is great at improving skin laxity, contouring, and volumizing the skin without stiffness and long recovery times that typically come from facial plastic surgery and Botox cosmetic treatment. But to get the best results out of Juvederm treatment, it’s essential to only reach out to licensed aesthetic professionals.

For restoring lost facial volume and eliminating fine lines (i.e, smile lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines) on the skin, Ethos Spa offers Juvederm injectable filler and other facial filler treatments as a safe and effective alternative to facelifts and reconstructive surgery. Get in touch with us for an initial consultation or to explore treatment options using Juvederm dermal fillers.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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