What are JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers?
Injectable fillers are becoming a popular skin rejuvenation option for men and women who want to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines without surgery. Injectable fillers are substances that are injected beneath your skin to fill in hollows, folds, and wrinkles of the face.
What can JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers do for me?
Injectable fillers are a great way to reduce fine lines and deep folds. They restore your skin’s youthful plumpness, smoothing out wrinkles and filling in hollow areas. They can be used to improve the appearance of scars and add volume to your lips.
Is BOTOX® an injectable filler?
BOTOX® is defined as an injectable treatment instead of an injectable filler. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines by very selectively relaxing the muscles that cause them. BOTOX® works to reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from developing.
Are JUVÉDERM® injectables permanent?
Injectables are not permanent. Some last approximately six months while others can last several years. You can maintain your look by having periodic touch ups.
How long will a JUVÉDERM® injectable procedure take?
Depending on what procedure you choose, most injectable treatments take approximately 15 -30 minutes.
Is it painful?
You may experience minimal discomfort after your treatments however most injectables contain a numbing agent to limit any possible discomfort during your procedure.
What is recovery like?
While some minor swelling, bruising, and redness may occur at the injection site, there is virtually no downtime associated with injectable filler procedures. Depending on which type of injectable you choose and the extensiveness of your treatment, some patients have reported their recovery lasting up to one week. With all injectables, you must stay out of the sun for a few days but you can otherwise resume your normal activities right away.
Who is a good candidate for JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers?
Men and women seeking an improvement in facial lines or wrinkles or looking to correct a loss of volume are good candidates for an injectable filler procedure.
When will I be able to return to work after my JUVÉDERM® injectable filler procedure?
Patients can usually return to work and other normal activities immediately after the injectable filler procedure.
What are the risks of JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers?
As with most cosmetic surgery procedures, there are potential risks associated with injectable fillers which may include adverse anesthesia reactions, allergic reaction, bruising, numbness, redness, swelling, discoloration, and lumping and granulomas.
Are JUVÉDERM® injectable filler procedures covered by insurance?
Injectable filler procedures that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance, though some amount of coverage may be available when treating scars or indentations resulting from accident or injury. Patients should consult with their own insurance carrier for more information.
What will I look like after my JUVÉDERM® injectable filler treatment?
The results of soft tissue augmentation using injectable fillers are apparent immediately. Your initial appearance after treatment with any filler may include:
- Mild swelling or bruising
- Temporary numbness or redness
- An “over-filled” appearance to the treated areas
These conditions can be alleviated by using ice packs and will improve within a matter of hours or in a few days.
Why aren’t the results permanent?
The results of soft tissue augmentation with injectable fillers are not permanent because the continued aging of your face and variables in the absorption of fillers will affect how long your results last. Should you choose not to repeat treatment, your appearance will return to its original condition.
What Are Dermal Fillers Used For?
Dermal fillers are implanted to improve facial wrinkles and creases such as the nasolabial fold (the crease between the nostrils and the corner of the mouth), frown lines (especially in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic), and the wrinkles on your cheeks. They are particularly useful to enhance and augment your lips and fill vertical wrinkles above your upper lip. Dermal fillers are injected under your skin in your lower eyelids to eliminate dark circles, hollowness, and to hide bags. For many patients, the improvement after a dermal filler injection into the lower eyelids is quite dramatic.