What is Juvederm?

As we get older, the building blocks that make up the face start to deplete. This can result in volume loss, hollowing, and wrinkles, including highly visible ones around the mouth, nose and cheeks. Juvederm is an injectable that restores the face’s natural contours with a short office visit.

Juvederm injections have enjoyed approval from the FDA since June of 2006, which has allowed providers like Dr. Jennifer J. Janiga, MD, FAAD, and Darci Page, RN to easily and safely combat the visible signs of aging and hold off more involved procedures for years.

Juvederm makes two main forms, the regular Juvederm and the VOL type products. The VOL products include Volbella, Vollure and Voluma. The regular Juvederm products include Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus.

Juvederm Ultra is the thinnest of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers by Allergan and is approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and is commonly used for fine lines, lip augmentation and other treatments. A skin test is not required prior to the use of any of the Juvederm family of products because hyaluronic acid is a normal part of the skin, reducing the possibility of an allergic reaction.

A medium thickness injectable, Juvederm Ultra Plus is another way to help patients see renewal of the face’s natural contours in a short office visit. Doctors Janiga or Darci Page will select the correct thickness product based on the area that you would like to treat and the type of skin that you have for best results.

The Procedure

On the day of your appointment, we will apply a topical numbing medication to the desired treatment area. Once the medication has set for at least 30 minutes, the treatment will begin.

All dermal fillers, including Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus, must be injected under the skin. Most formulas of Juvederm contain a small amount of numbing medication which helps alleviate any discomfort from the injection.

Juvederm appointment lengths vary depending on the number of treated areas, though the appointment should last no longer than 30-60 minutes.

Results & Recovery

Minimal bruising is normal with any skin fillers or facial injections, including Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Bruising may last from three days up to seven days depending on the size of the bruises as well as an individual’s healing rate. There will be some redness and swelling for up to three days. Mild discomfort may remain in the area for a day or two and can be relieved with your normal over-the-counter pain relievers.

Juvederm treatment results last between six and 12 months depending on the treated area.

Schedule a Consultation

We evaluate patients who are interested in Juvederm in our Reno/Tahoe offices. Initial consultation length varies, but is usually no more than half an hour. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or nurse injector Darci Page today.