Juvéderm® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal gel that can be injected beneath a wrinkle or crease to camouflage its appearance. The most recognizable filler is collagen, which comes from an animal source. Juvéderm® is composed of hylaronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that already exists in our bodies. Juvéderm® is non-animal based, virtually eliminating any risk of allergic reaction. Juvéderm® now contains a local anesthetic, making the procedure more comfortable.
Why consider Juvéderm®?
- To restore fullness to the face and lips
- To eliminate facial folds
- To eliminate facial wrinkle
How is Juvéderm® administered?
Juvéderm® can improve almost any area of your face. The most common areas treated are the lips, cheeks, and wrinkles of your forehead. Columbus Juvederm is injected in the office in a procedure that takes only a few minutes to complete. Juvéderm® is placed directly under the skin using fine needles and gentle pressure. Juvéderm® can be injected at the same time that BOTOX® is injected, which will increase the duration of improvement in some areas.
As we age, our cheeks tend to drop, creating deeper grooves between the nose and mouth and at the corners of the mouth. We call these nasolabial folds, oral commissure grooves, and marionette lines. Fillers can be placed under the skin surface to soften these grooves and decrease the shadowing, producing a natural rejuvenated appearance.
By injecting Juvéderm® can be injected directly into the lips in order to create slightly fuller, more natural and youthful looking lips. It can also be injected in the vertical lines that appear above the lips.
As one of the top users of Juvedérm in the nation, Dr. Michael Sullivan has been injecting Juvéderm since the product was introduced. Our Nurse Injectors graduated from Dr. Mike’s comprehensive Wrinkle Filler training program; their expertise and professionalism combined with their caring nature makes our team one of the best in the country.
- One week prior, avoid all products containing aspirin, non-steroidal inflammatory medications (Motrin, Advil, Aleve and Ibuprofen) and high doses of Vitamin C and E, as these products may increase your risk of bruising.
- Juvedérm results are expected to last between 4-6 months. Evidence has shown that having a touch up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
- The most common side effects are temporary and mild in intensity and include swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. You may use an ice pack for 24 hours following your injection to alleviate any swelling/discomfort. Use caution and place a thin piece of fabric between the ice pack and your skin.
- Strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to heat and sun should be avoided for 24 hours following your injection.
- Please alert Dr. Sullivan if you have previously suffered from cold sores so that medication can be prescribed to minimize reoccurrence.
- Please make sure you eat before your scheduled appointment. We do not want you to become light-headed with the procedure. Excessive amounts of caffeine may heighten your sensitivity to the injection.
Ø Results are instant but you may experience some swelling.
Scheduling: Please call our office at 614-436-8888 and our reception staff will be happy to assist you with scheduling. Dr. Sullivan schedules injections on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Nurse Injectors are available to perform injections Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturday.
Fees: All fees are due at the time of your injection appointment.
Dr. Mike Nurse Injector
1.0 cc: $650 $560
2.0* cc: $1200 $1100
*if injected at the same time.
Fees are subject to change with or without notice.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients can usually expect some minor swelling and redness in the area that lasts for one to two days. Cool compresses are immediately applied in the office before you are discharged, and we encourage you to continue using compresses intermittently for around twenty-four hours. It’s rare for patients to experience pain in the area, and bruising is usually minimal. You can apply makeup the same day as the injection. There are no activity restrictions after having your procedure.
On average, results with Juvéderm® will last around six months. It’s possible, however, that your results can last up to twelve months, especially in the area around your eyes. An individual may need two to three injections per year. Evidence has shown that having a touch-up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
Is Juvéderm® safe?
There are a number of filler options currently available. All provide safe and reliable results. The type of material selected by you and your doctor depend on the location that you are treating and your individual goals. Dr. Sullivan will help you select a product that is right for you. Most current filler substances use collagen, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxyapatite. These products are known to the Columbus community as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Hyalaform, Artefill®, and Radiesse®. We use the most up-to-date fillers and continue to keep our patients informed on new products as they emerge.
Side effects of Juvéderm® are usually mild to moderate, lasting seven days or less, and include temporary injection site reactions such as pain, redness, firmness, swelling, and bumps. For more information please click on the “About Safety” link at juvederm.com or call the Allergan Product Support line at 1-877-345-5382.
Thank You – Worthington, OH
Dr. Sullivan and Dina were wonderful! They were so helpful and they made me feel comfortable at every step!
Dr Mike is the Best – Worthington, OH
I have been a patient of Michael Sullivan for over 12 years. I have had numerous procedures. I have always been pleased with the results. As I keep aging (I am 62) I will have a face lift and I will choose Dr. Mike.
Juvederm Under Eyes – Columbus, OH
Dr. Michael Sullivan is the best of the best in my opinion. I’ve been receiving Juvederm and Botox treatments and have always been pleased with his work and aesthetic. His staff is always attentive, professional, and eager to help answer any questions I have. Dina, the skin care specialist, has provided me with two IPL treatments, with amazing results. Can’t ask for a better team!
Thank Goodness for Maintenance! – Columbus, OH
I have been going to see Dr. Mike for a few years and strongly recommend him to anyone. When we first met we discussed my thoughts and issues and fears about looking different. I didn’t want people to look at me and think I looked different, I wanted to look the same but better. He completely understood and has done a wonderful job of recommending procedures that I am comfortable with. I have had Botox in my forehead and filler in my lips and cheeks. I have never been disappointed when leaving the office. The entire staff is nice and helpful and the office is relaxing and beautiful.
56-year Old Mom with Raccoon Eyes. Columbus, OH
Dr. Mike is very professional, knowledgeable and considerate of a patient’s desires and budget. He achieves fantastic results.