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.
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.