What exactly is in JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 doctor recommended facial filler in Canada and worldwide.
JUVÉDERM® is a family of facial fillers used by our cosmetic doctor to refresh your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face. Using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, JUVÉDERM® combines with the water in your skin to gently restore lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly enhance lips, so you can look as young as you feel. The smooth formulation of JUVÉDERM® provides results that look and feel very natural.
It’s clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product our doctor recommends. Best of all, you can see visible, natural-looking results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away.
What can I expect from a treatment?
JUVÉDERM® is a non-surgical, healthcare professional-administered treatment that can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. JUVÉDERM® contains pain-reducing lidocaine, so you can also enjoy greater comfort during treatment. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal results.
The results look so natural, everyone will notice, but no one will know®.
Is your appearance in harmony with how you feel?
Our experience and self-confidence may grow with age, but our skin’s youthfulness starts to fade. As a result, our appearance is no longer in harmony with our dynamic personalities and how we feel on the inside.
In order to understand how skin rejuvenation with JUVÉDERM® is possible, it is important to understand basic skin anatomy and the aging process.
Skin is the largest organ of the body and is made up of approximately 70% water. As a barrier, it protects the body against the invasion of microorganisms and the loss of fluid. It also helps regulate body temperature.
Understanding the aging process
The aging process is a natural process in which cells begin to renew themselves more slowly. For your skin, this means less collagen and hyaluronic acid to support and fill out layers of skin. Environmental effects, pollution, sun exposure, stress and smoking can all increase this effect. Over time, this combination of factors contributes to the three D’s of aging; deterioration, descent, and deflation.
Reduce the signs of aging
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that helps maintain facial fullness and elasticity in the skin, plays an important role in the way our skin looks, feels and functions. Hyaluronic acid retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight. This helps to hydrate and moisturize our skin, improving overall appearance.
As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, this causes wrinkles to form and our face to lose definition, balance and its natural shape.
JUVÉDERM® helps to reduce the visible signs of aging by replacing hyaluronic acid to smooth lines, restore lost fullness, and keep your skin hydrated.
Taking the first step
Making the decision to refresh or enhance your appearance deserves proper contemplation and research. If you are considering a facial rejuvenation treatment with JUVÉDERM®, the first step is to explore whether it is right for you. Ultimately, reviewing your options with our qualified cosmetic doctor is the only way to determine if you could benefit from JUVÉDERM®. But, if you know friends or family members who have had treatment, discussing their experiences could be a good start.
Your first consultation
At your first consultation, our cosmetic doctor will help you determine if JUVÉDERM® is right for you. You may have your treatment that day; or you and the doctor will put together a treatment plan for you and you can book your first treatment before you leave. Once you have all the facts, you and the cosmetic doctor can determine what’s right for you.
To get the most out of your consultation it’s important to have an idea of what aspects of your appearance you’d like to address, and what you would like to achieve. The more specific you are about your expectations the easier it will be to achieve your desired results. It is a good idea to bring a photo of yourself when you were younger so that the doctor can see how your appearance has changed and how they can best achieve optimal results. In addition, be open to the doctor’s recommendations. Our well-trained doctor may have some suggestions you had not considered based on their understanding of the aging process and what can be achieved with JUVÉDERM®.
You will also be relieved to know that our cosmetic doctor will also want to know about your overall health and will request information about your complete medical history.
Treatment is quick and easy
Our cosmetic doctor will inject JUVÉDERM® under your skin with a fine needle to restore fullness and smooth away fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Following injection, the treated areas may be gently massaged by the doctor. The facial filler procedure is quick and easy, generally taking only 15-60 minutes (depending on areas treated).
Recovery time is quick too
One of the many benefits of JUVÉDERM®is the minimal downtime involved after your treatment. Most people can resume normal activities immediately. The doctor will advise you on your aftercare. You may be advised not to wear make-up for up to 12 hours. You may also be told to avoid the sun as well as cold temperatures, saunas and steam rooms, for 2 weeks. Some people experience temporary injection-related reactions such as redness, itching at the treatment site, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps.
Studies have shown that these reactions are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If these reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about your JUVÉDERM® treatment, please contact our cosmetic doctor.
Yes, treatment is reversible
JUVÉDERM® is made from a naturally occurring substance in your body. The treatment is reversible – if you don’t like the results, speak to your doctor about returning to your pre-filler appearance.
Actual treatment results may vary for each individual. Always speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks with the use of any product.