As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural youthfulness of you skin begins to diminish, lose elasticity and moisture. This normal aging process, plus environmental factors, like sun exposure, can cause unwanted facial lines, as well as moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. But with JUVÉDERM®, you don't have to sit back and let it happen!
Created by Allergen, the makers of Botox, JUVÉDERM® is FDA approved, one of the most well-known, safe and effective cosmetic dermal fillers on the market. It is considered a "next generation" break through in anti-aging treatments. JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid injections also appear to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to the skin’s fullness and elasticity. It has an added Lidocaine for enhanced patient comfort. Juvederm will instantly restore your skin's volume, smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. It is also commonly used for lip plumping, enhance cheek volume and jawline, soften scars and reduce lines on your forehead and brow. At RED PETALS MEDICAL SPA, we use JUVÉDERM®Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM®Ultra-Plus XC.
The lasting results of JUVÉDERM® is very individual. Results may last between 8 months to a year. It depends on many factors, such as the structure of the skin, life style and age, as well as the degree of perfection desired by the individual. The wrinkle softening benefits of our dermal fillers can be enhanced when combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is JUVÉDERM® different from other fillers? Compared to other dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM® contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, a formula that includes lidocaine (a common anesthetic) to alleviate any discomfort, produced with a special smoother formulation process that allows JUVÉDERM® to last longer, produce a more natural, even-filling effect, with smoother injections. JUVÉDERM® is biosynthetic with no animal content, so the risks of developing an allergic reaction is minimal and allergy testing prior is not required. Thus, giving you the option of have injections to be performed the same day as your consult. JUVÉDERM® is also FDA approved and proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and color.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM®? JUVÉDERM® is generally well tolerated. Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include but are not limited to temporary injection site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.Immediately after the treatment the treatment area can be slightly swollen and red. This is a normal result of the injection, and generally goes away within 72 hours.
Who should avoid JUVÉDERM®? While Juvéderm is designed for all skin types and skin tones, it is not suitable for all patients. Juvéderm is specifically for patients over 21 years of age, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. It should not be used with patients with severe allergy problems, sensitive to gram-positive bacteria, with severe allergies to lidocaine or other drugs, or by patients with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners. Patients with skin sores, pimples, rashes, or active infections near or on the treatment areas will be postponed until these problems have resolved.
How much does JUVÉDERM® Cost? At Red Petals Medical Spa, we are dedicated to ensuring excellent results and providing the highest quality service at affordable prices. As with all fillers JUVÉDERM® is charged by the syringe. The total number of syringes needed varies from person to person. On average, you may need between one to two syringes, depending on treatment area. a secondary syringe for either can be purchased the same day at a reduced price of 20% off. Please contact RED PETALS MEDICAL SPA for specific pricing.
PRE & POST CARE DERMAL FILLER INSTRUCTIONS Before Treatment: ・Avoid alcoholic beverages within 24 hours of your treatment. ・Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, etc.), Aspirin, Vitamin E, and Ginko Biloba 1 week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in the treated area. ・Avoid products/treatments that boost metabolism (diet pills and Endermologie) 1 week prior to treatment. ・You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding. ・If you have a history of oral herpes, you must pre-treat with an anti-viral 3 days before your scheduled visit. After Treatment: ・Swelling, redness, and tenderness will occur after your treatment and usually resolves within 72 hours. ・Ice can be applied to treated areas to reduce swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment. ・Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of 4 hours. ・Avoid products that boost your metabolism for 1-2 weeks following your treatment as these products can minimize your results by breaking down the JUVÉDERM® before it takes effect. ・For the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, extensive sun or heat exposure, as well as medications that tend to thin the blood. ・Avoid aesthetic lasers, microdermabrasion, or IPL over areas with JUVÉDERM®.
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Contact RED PETALS MEDSPA today, to schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of JUVÉDERM® and if JUVÉDERM® is right for you. We invite you to start your journey to healthy, beautiful rejuvenated skin.