Dermal fillers like Juvederm are now a mainstream cosmetic treatment. Read below for all the information you need to know about Juvederm dermal fillers cosmetic treatment.
Juvederm is a brand of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler. The Juvederm brand has multiple hyaluronic acid fillers (Ultra, Ultra Plus, Vollure, Volbella, and Voluma). The brand is broken down into different levels:
- Thicker, less flexible dermal fillers are used to create definition in the cheekbone and jawline (Voluma)
- Bouncier dermal fillers are used to add volume to cheeks or lips without being lumpy (Vollure, Volbella)
- Medium to thick dermal fillers are used to add lift and volume to fill in facial lines around the mouth, chin, nose, cheeks, lips (Juvaderm ultra, Juvaderm ultra plus)
Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally made substance, the product is metabolized slowly over time.
Juvederm cosmetic results typically last for six to 18 months. Longevity will depend on the product used, individual patient metabolism, and the location of injections.
Injectable dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid have a variety of cosmetic benefits, which include:
- Recreating structure and fullness of the lips
- Recreating or building definition in the cheekbones and jawline
- Minimizing hollowing under eyes
- Minimizing smile lines, downward lip drooping, deeper facial lines
- Restoring, enhancing, or creating fullness in the cheeks
The procedure typically takes 10 minutes to an hour, is minimally invasive, and requires virtually no downtime. The cosmetic results are instant and long-lasting but not permanent. This allows flexibility in Treatment and less commitment to the created look.
Hyaluronic acid fillers’ most significant benefit in comparison to non-hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are dissolvable. This is important because you can reverse the cosmetic result at any time.
The biggest misconception of dermal fillers is that a single syringe is all that is needed for a fully transformed look. One syringe of dermal filler is a small amount that will only tweak a specific area of the face. Multiple syringes and different types of filler are required for a total face transformation.
The Importance of Consultation
Injectable Juvederm requires a highly skilled and experienced injector. The injector needs to understand the movement of the face, anatomy, and vessels of the face, the proper symmetry of the face, and the smile. The injector also needs to recognize vascular issues and know how to reverse problems by following the safest application and removal protocols. The ideal practitioner for this is a dentist certified in the application of injectable Juvederm. Marielaina Perrone DDS is licensed and certified by the American Academy Of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to inject dermal fillers and Botox. She has extensive clinical experience rejuvenating and enhancing faces.
A cosmetic consultation should always be the first visit. This visit lets you fully explain your cosmetic desires and be fully informed about the Juvederm procedure. For some patients, you can request consultation and Treatment on the same day.
The consultation visit is essential for you and Dr. Perrone. You will explain your cosmetic desires and concerns. Dr. Perrone can explain in detail the best way to achieve that. She will also provide you with paperwork that explains all of the potential risks and consequences that may occur. Your injector should well inform you before deciding to utilize Botox and fillers and ask questions.
Dr. Perrone will let you know how many syringes will be needed, which products will work best for your face, and utilize a local anesthetic before injecting to make everything more comfortable.
A big perk to having your dentist apply fillers is that they can get you far more numb than the average injector.
While most of the Juvederm products contain lidocaine, the numbing effect takes a few minutes to work, which is delayed until after the filler injection has already taken place.
Below are some of the most common responses patients give as to why they desire dermal filler treatment:
- “I have always felt like I had thin lips. I want fuller lips, but I don’t want BIG lips.”
- “My top lip has always been smaller compared to my bottom lip. I especially notice this when I am smiling. I want to put a little in my top lip to balance with my bottom lip to better support my smile.”
- “As I have gotten older, my lips have become smaller and drier. I want to restore hydration and shape.”
- “I’m happy with my lip shape, but I want a little more plumpness to them.”
- ” The lines in my lower face make me look like a puppet.”
- “I always look like I am frowning.”
- “The lines on the sides of my nose have gotten very deep.”
Marielaina Perrone DDS will review all the potential side effects of fillers with you during your initial visit. She will also do vascular mapping with a vein finder device to help minimize the possibility of injecting into a vessel.
The most common side effect is:
- Bruising In Area Of Injection
Adjusting your activities the week of your dermal filler appointment and the day of your appointment can significantly minimize your chances of bruising.
What To Do Before Appointment
Discontinue these items one week before your scheduled appointment:
- Ibuprofen and aspirin (acetaminophen is allowed)
- Garlic, Gingko Biloba, Ginger, Ginseng, Fish-Oil Fatty Acids, and Vitamin E
Discontinue these items the day before your scheduled appointment:
- Consumption Of Alcohol
- strenuous exercise
Arnica gel can be applied topically before and after your appointment if you are prone to bruising.
Do not do the following your injectable fillers are placed:
- Exercise or do anything that will make you sweat
- Go out in the sun
- Lay on your face(you will need to prop your head up the first night so as not to move filler)
- Touch your face(can move the filler into undesirable places)
What you should do:
- Go home and take it easy
- Apply arnica gel or take arnica tablets
- Apply a soft ice pack on and off for a few hours
- Remain in positions that do not allow your facial skin to be compressed
Appointment Expectations For Dermal Fillers
The injectable dermal filler procedure typically takes less than an hour.
Steps Involved In Treatment:
- Your injector will remove any makeup from the treatment area.
- Dental anesthesia will be administered to make everything more comfortable.
- If Dental anesthesia is not desired, you may choose topical numbing. The topical anesthetic agent will be applied and allowed to take effect over 15-45 minutes, depending on the area and your natural sensitivities. The numbing cream is removed.
- The area is cleaned with an antibacterial cleanser before beginning Treatment.
- Treatment typically takes 15-30 minutes per syringe, depending on the facial location.
Aftercare is minimal following dermal filler treatment.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided for the next 24 hours, along with ibuprofen for the next 24-48 hours. The results are immediately visible following Treatment, although some swelling is normal. Optimal results will take about two weeks.
Lips will often swell in the first 48 hours following treatment. The application of ice following treatment can help alleviate the swelling.
If a bruise develops during Treatment, apply intermittent ice, apply arnica, and avoid alcohol and ibuprofen for another 24 hours.
It is important to remember that any discomfort with dermal fillers is related to the injections. Pain should not be present following Treatment. Bruising may occur, but there should not be any pain present. If you are experiencing unexplained pain, call immediately.
Potential Juvederm Filler Side Effects
The most common side effect, as mentioned earlier, is injection site bruising. This bruising typically takes a few days to 1 – 2 weeks to completely resolve. You can cover this bruising with concealer. Topical arnica gel may also speed the recovery of bruising.
A less common side effect is the development of small nodules underneath the skin. These are generally present weeks to months following cosmetic Treatment. The patient typically feels these. Treatment can include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory injections, or dermal filler dissolving. For some patients, they dissolve on their own. A good injector knows how to smooth these out while applying fillers.
Vascular occlusion is a rare but potentially serious side effect of injectable dermal fillers. This rare side effect occurs if injected directly into a major artery. There are techniques to minimize this occurrence, but it is still a possibility. If pain or significant bruising occurs following Treatment, notify your injector immediately to dissolve the dermal filler causing the occlusion. The skin may heal normally, but a scar may develop in the area affected.
The most severe potential side effect of vascular occlusion is blindness. This is an extremely rare occurrence but has occurred in high-risk injection areas.
The risk of vascular occlusion makes the choice of injector even more critical.
The Financial Cost Of Juvederm Filler
The cost of dermal filler depends on how much is needed. The cost varies by location, amount, and filler product used but typically ranges from $700 to $1,000 per syringe.
Dermal filler has helped transform anti-aging cosmetic Treatment along with injectable Botox. Juvederm can create structure in the cheekbones and jawline, soften lines, decrease hollowing under eyes, and add soft plumpness to the lips and cheeks. The cosmetic results are immediately visible and last for six-to-18 months.
Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready to refresh your smile and appearance. We cannot wait to help make you look younger to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.