By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Metehan Ozgur, MD
8 Things You Should Know Before Getting Juvéderm Fillers
Although Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal filler brands in the world, most of us do not know exactly what to expect.
How much does it hurt, what will it do, and how long will the results actually last? Metehan Ozgur MD shares her views on this popular injectable brand:
1. Juvéderm Isn't Just For Wrinkles
Many people get Juvéderm, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, to treat wrinkles and lines. But it is also used to enlarge lips, fill in folds and correct contours.
It can even be used to fill in acne scars, lift cheeks, change the shape of the nose, and even treat medical conditions like lipodystrophy, which causes facial fat loss.
2. Does Juvéderm Hurt?
While any injection can be painful, there are ways to reduce it. Juvéderm XC products contain a local anesthetic, namely lycodaine.
Using a vibration device or cooling the skin with an ice pack may also help. Talkathesia also helps. Talkesthesia means taking the patient's attention away from any pain by chatting.
3. How to Minimize Bruising and Swelling?
Juvéderm injections usually cause some bruising and swelling that can last up to two weeks. The bruising will eventually go away, but there are some things you can do to reduce it.
A week before your appointment, "avoid things that thin the blood. Aspirin like alcohol…
4. Small Lumps and Bumps are Normal and Temporary
Small lumps in the first week after injections are very normal. We usually massage gently to soften them right after the injection.
If they last longer than two weeks, I recommend seeing your doctor to correct them properly and safely.
5. Be Prepared For The Healing Process
Although Juvéderm injections are a minimally invasive procedure, as I said, lumps and bruises can be seen. You can easily camouflage it with concealer.
6. How Long Should I Wait Before Having Another Facial Treatment?
You can have procedures such as laser treatment, chemical peeling or microdermabrasion.
However, I recommend that you wait 1 week or have other treatments done before, so that the filling does not deteriorate by the additional procedure.
7. Is Juvéderm Safe?
Juvéderm is considered safe; It has been approved by the FDA and has a proven safety record. As long as it is properly injected, there is no cause for concern.
8. We Can Dissolve It With Hyaluronidase
If the results from Juvéderm are not what you want, it can be resolved with hyaluronidase.
This is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid. The primary ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid.
Written on 12/05/2022
Last Update: 29/06/2022