Your questions answered
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is designed to treat a wide range of needs.
JUVÉDERM® is a collection of injectable facial fillers that can help enhance your facial features by plumping lips,1,2 smoothing wrinkles,2,4 or restoring lost facial volume.1,5-7 JUVÉDERM® delivers results that look and feel natural*3,8 as it’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid,1,2,4-7,9 is naturally occurring in our skin.10-12
*In an in vivo study, a filler that has integrated with the tissue may give a natural look and feel.13
Products within the Juvéderm® collection have the longest proven duration in clinical studies, depending on which hyaluronic acid facial filler you choose.**16 Results may last 9–24 months, depending on the treatment and product chosen.14,15
Designed for you
Your practitioner will take the time to understand what you’re looking for and create a unique treatment plan based on your beauty goals.17
The Juvéderm® range of facial fillers is built on the heritage of quality, science and innovation from Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company.
**Based on a search of published clinical studies of hyaluronic acid facial fillers in November 2019. A duration of 24 months was established in Juvéderm® VOLUMA with lidocaine, depending on the treatment area chosen.16
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers are injectable gels used to restore1,5,6 or add volume1,2,5,7 to the face.
There are different facial fillers for different treatments10 – whether that’s helping to provide a lifted look,2,5-7 contouring,1,9 creating symmetry,1 filling in lines or deep folds,2,4,7,9 or enhancing a particular feature like the lips.1-3,7
As we age, our skin renews itself more slowly.18-20 This is in part due to a loss of hyaluronic acid,18,20 as well a loss of collagen and elastin.18-20 This can sometimes result in dry, thin skin and the appearance of wrinkles and folds.18-20
Hyaluronic acid facial fillers like JUVÉDERM® contain a form of hyaluronic acid1-2,4-7,9 that is injected directly into the skin and can help reduce the signs of ageing,23-25 or add volume1,5-7 — either by restoring volume lost over time or providing additional enhancement. Some hyaluronic acid facial fillers can also add deep long-lasting hydration* to the skin.11,22
*Based on a study of 131 adult patients who received multiple microdepot injections of JUVÉDERM® VOLITE in the intradermal layer. Cheek skin hydration was measured at adepth of 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm by the MoistureMeterD® instrument at Months 1, 4,6 and 9. Study conducted using JUVÉDERM®VOLITE without lidocaine.15 Long lasting is up to 9 months following a single treatment.15 70.6% of patients (n=127) reported being satisfied/somewhat satisfied with how hydrated their skin was at Month 9 after treatment.15
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin.10-12 It maintains hydration by binding with water molecules.10,21
The active ingredient in JUVÉDERM® facial fillers is hyaluronic acid.10-12 Our thoughtfully designed hyaluronic acid gels are made to integrate into tissue fast, as soon as one week after injection.
This means that patients could experience natural-looking results, which they can be satisfied with. ††13,26,27
JUVÉDERM®’s range of hyaluronic acid facial fillers are designed to achieve a variety of beauty goals. These include helping to replace lost facial volume,1,5-7 plumping lips,1-3,7 smoothing out lines and wrinkles2,4 and improving skin hydration.11,22
††Tissue integration was demonstrated by Juvéderm® ULTRA 3, Juvéderm® VOLBELLA with lidocaine, Juvéderm® VOLIFT with lidocaine and Juvéderm® VOLUMA with lidocaine at 1 and 4 weeks in animal in vivo studies26
- Facial fillers are injected directly into the skin for results that you will begin to see immediately.28
- JUVÉDERM® treatments can be used to achieve a wide range of desired results.1,2,4-7,9
- Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring10-12 and hydrates the skin*.11,22
*Based on a study of 131 adult patients who received multiple microdepot injections of JUVÉDERM® VOLITE in the intradermal layer. Cheek skin hydration was measured at adepth of 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm by the MoistureMeterD® instrument at Months 1, 4,6 and 9. Study conducted using JUVÉDERM®VOLITE without lidocaine.15 Long lasting is up to 9 months following a single treatment.1570.6% of patients (n=127) reported being satisfied/somewhat satisfied with how hydrated their skin was at Month 9 after treatment.15
Preparing for your JUVÉDERM® treatment
Here are some things to consider before or discuss during your consultation:
- How do you want to feel after treatment?
- What’s your practitioner’s experience with fillers? And knowledge of facial anatomy?
- Can they share any before and after pictures? This can help give you a clear idea of what may be possible.
- Talk about potential side effects, how to minimise risks and after care.
Like all medical procedures, treatments with JUVÉDERM® may cause side effects.1,2,4-7,9 To minimise the risks of potential side effects, JUVÉDERM® should be only be administered by medical practitioners who have appropriate training and experience in injection techniques, and are knowledgeable about the anatomy at and around the site of injection.1,2,4-7,9 By requesting JUVÉDERM® treatment by name, and finding out if it is suitable for you, your experience may be built around JUVÉDERM®’s heritage of quality, science and meaningful innovation.‡29
‡The manufacture of JUVÉDERM® by Allergan Aesthetics an Abbvie company, continuously adheres to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards, referring to the methods, controls, equipment and facilities that must be put into place for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.30
Are there any side effects from JUVÉDERM®?
Mild, temporary side effects can occur after treatment with JUVÉDERM®.1,2,4-7,9 These typically appear around the injection site in the hours and days following your treatment and can include:1,2,4-7,9
-Pain when touched
-Prickling sensation in the hands and feet
These reactions may show up immediately after treatment, or after a short delay, however they are not likely to last longer than a week.1,2,4-7,9 In the unlikely event that inflammatory reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, speak with your doctor.1,2,4-7,9
- You may experience some side effects from your JUVÉDERM® treatment. However, these are generally mild and temporary.1,2,4-7,9
- It’s important to ensure that your aesthetic practitioner is experienced in using JUVÉDERM® before your treatment.1,2,4-7,9 You may find photos of their previous results to be useful when choosing who to go to.
- Consider asking for JUVÉDERM® by name to find out how these treatments can help you.30
What can I expect during my JUVÉDERM® consultation?
During consultation your provider will take the time to understand what you’re looking to achieve and create a unique treatment plan based on your desires and needs.17 They will assess your face while it is moving and static for the best result and may recommend a holistic‡‡ treatment plan that targets multiple areas of the face to create balance and facial harmony.17,29,30 Like any medical procedure, it’s important to get to know the products and procedures that will be used, and what you can expect before, during, and after treatment. You’ll also want to talk a bit about your overall health with your provider in order to make the best possible decisions about a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.17
‡‡A holistic treatment approach involves considering the patient’s entire face32
What does the treatment process look like?
Most treatments take 20 minutes to one hour33 and may allow you to return to your routine the following day.22
JUVÉDERM® treatments typically take 20 minutes to an hour.33 However, they are specific to each individual and may vary depending on the treatment plan that is created for you by your provider. You’ll begin to see the volumising effect of JUVÉDERM® immediately.28 As the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® begins to absorb water in your skin, it will continue to expand slightly over 24 hours following your treatment. Most people can return to their normal routine on the day after they are treated, depending on the treatment they receive.22
Are JUVÉDERM® treatments painful?
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic that can help reduce any discomfort you may feel during treatment.1,2,4-7,9
When considering how painful the treatment is, everyone is different and therefore has different pain thresholds. However, your provider will do all they can to ensure you are comfortable.
- Most treatments take 20 minutes to one hour.33
- JUVÉDERM® treatments offer minimal downtime so you can soon get back to doing the things you love.22
- Many JUVÉDERM® facial fillers contain lidocaine, which is a mild local anaesthetic that helps to numb the area of injection1,2,4-7,9
How much does JUVÉDERM® treatment cost?
The cost of your JUVÉDERM® treatment will be determined by the treatment plan created by your provider. Variables that affect the cost of your treatment include the number of areas on your face being treated, the total volume of product used during your treatment, and your choice of clinician.
For example, a holistic treatment plan that includes treatments in the cheeks, around the eyes, and in the lips is likely to cost more than a treatment in one area of the face like the lips. Based on the clinic you choose and what you’re looking to achieve, your provider will suggest a treatment plan and explain the specific costs before your treatment begins.
How long does JUVÉDERM® last?
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers last 9–24 months§14,15
You can expect results with JUVÉDERM® to last up to 9–24 months depending on the particular JUVÉDERM® facial filler you are treated with and the areas
-Smooth lines around the eyes2
-Soften the appearance of your under-eye2,4,34
-Results from JUVÉDERM® treatment around the eyes may last for up to 12 months§,§§34
-Plump the cheeks for a defined look1
-Reduce the appearance of your nasolabial folds6,8
-Add fullness to your profile1,6
-Results from JUVÉDERM® midface treatment may last for up to 24 months§14,15
-Refine your lips to complement your natural shape1,2,7
-Increase the smoothness of your lips2,7
-Results from JUVÉDERM® lip treatment may last up to 12 months§,#3
Chin and jawline
-Restore volume in your chin and jawline5,6
-Contour your chin and complement your natural face shape5,35,36
-Refine your jawline5,35,36
-Results from JUVÉDERM® chin and jawline treatment may last for 18–24 months§5,6,36,37
-Your provider will advise on the best plan to maintain your results.38 They may suggest a follow-up appointment 2 weeks after treatment.38
§Depending on treatment type and product chosen
§§Responder rate (improvement of appearance in both eyes) of 54% at 12 months (n=80).34
#After treatment, Juvéderm® VOLBELLA improved lip fullness for up to 12 months in 48% of patients (N=58), including those who received repeat treatment. In the study, 60 patients received initial treatment overall and 15 patients received top-up treatment at 2 weeks.3 Study product did not contain lidocaine.
JUVÉDERM® is not permanent, is it?
No, the active ingredient in JUVÉDERM®, hyaluronic acid, is naturally metabolised by your body over time10,11,39 – meaning that while JUVÉDERM® can help you achieve results that last from 9-24 months depending on the particular filler used and areas treated,14,15 your results are considered non-permanent and your enhancements from treatment will gradually fade away over time.10,11,39
- Your provider will work with you to build a personal plan, which includes cost of treatment.17
- JUVÉDERM® lasts 9–24 months depending on treatment type and product chosen.14,15
- JUVÉDERM® is considered non-permanent, since it is naturally metabolised by the body.10,11,39
Where on my face can JUVÉDERM® fillers be used?
The JUVÉDERM® collection of facial fillers are thoughtfully designed to treat different areas of the face1,2,4-7,9 and help you achieve your beauty goals.
Your aesthetics provider will work with you to find the right JUVÉDERM® product or combination of products tailored for you.17,19,31 They’ll explain how each can be used to achieve your goals, whether that’s smoothing wrinkles,2,4 adding volume, 1,5-7 or defining your distinct facial features.6,7 For some, a targeted treatment in one area of the face may be the desired option. For others, a combination of treatments will yield the desired outcome and may even require treating one facial area to properly address another.17,19,31
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers may be used to enhance or restore the following areas of the face:1,2,4-7,9
-Facial wrinkles and folds
-Around the eyes
-Chin and jaw
Depending on the treatment chosen, JUVÉDERM® facial fillers can help refresh or enhance your look by:
Reduce fine lines2,4 to reveal a complexion that’s still all you.
Lifting your cheeks
Add volume to help lift your cheeks1,5,6 for a more defined look
Hydrate* and refine
Enhance your skin’s hydration*15 with the help of JUVÉDERM®
Plump your lips
Add volume and definition to your lips1-3,7
Contour your chin and jawline
Contour and define your chin and jawline##5,36
##Clinical study assessed lower face as chin and jaw area.36
*Based on a study of 131 adult patients who received multiple microdepot injections of Juvéderm® VOLITE in the intradermal layer. Cheek skin hydration was measured at adepth of 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm by the MoistureMeterD® instrument at Months 1, 4,6 and 9. Study conducted using Juvéderm®VOLITE without lidocaine.15 Long lasting is up to 9 months following a single treatment.1570.6% of patients (n=127) reported being satisfied/somewhat satisfied with how hydrated their skin was at Month 9 after treatment.15