Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel
For a Smooth, Natural Look & Feel that lasts
What a wrinkle is
With time, exposure to the sun and other elements, skin components break down. The skin loses structure and volume. Unwelcome lines and wrinkles appear. Healthcare professionals now can correct wrinkles and facial folds, reversing the signs of aging.
How wrinkles are corrected
The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothed by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Generally, this is done by injecting materials into the skin, to achieve a temporary effect. When administered by a trained healthcare professional, you can be sure that the materials have been proven safe to use. One example is hyaluronic acid.
What hyaluronic acid is
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural complex sugar found in all living cells, and one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue matrix, along with collagen and elastin.
HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density.
Allergan, Inc., has found ways to produce, purify, and package HA to make it available for wrinkle correction.
What Juvéderm™ is
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a smooth gel filler your doctor eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results aren't just instant, they're so smooth and natural, everyone will notice but no one will know.
Your doctor or healthcare professional can tell you which Juvéderm™ formulation is right for you: Juvéderm™ Ultra injectable gel, optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds, or Juvéderm™ Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds. Look smooth and natural with Juvéderm™ injectable gel.
What makes Juvéderm™ different
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is produced through HYLACROSS™ technology creating a high degree of cross-linking and promoting duration for up to 6 months or longer.
HYLACROSS™ technology results in a smooth consistency gel, which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth, natural look and feel that is a hallmark of Juvéderm™ wrinkle correction.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know
What happens during and after Juvéderm™ treatment
Your healthcare professional will assess your facial wrinkles and folds to determine if Juvéderm™ treatment is right for you.
Wrinkle correction with Juvéderm™ is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results.
Common side effects with Juvéderm™ injectable gel usually are mild.
Be sure to ask your healthcare professional any questions you may have about treatment with Juvéderm™ injectable gel.
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Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel
Important Treatment Considerations for Patients
In the US, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and is generally well tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, and bruising. Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and extreme cold weather should be minimized until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. If laser treatment, chemical peel, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Juvéderm™ injectable gel, there is a possible risk of inflammatory reaction at the treatment site.
Patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at injection site. You should inform your physician before treatment if you are using these types of substances. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. Juvéderm™ injectable gel should be used with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy used to decrease the body's immune response, or therapy used to decrease the body's immune response, as there may be in increased risk of infection. The safety of Juvéderm™ injectable gel in patients with a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) and pigmentation disorders has not been studied.
Juvéderm™ injectable gel should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies. Juvéderm™ injectable gel should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. The safety of Juvéderm™ injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breast feeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established. The safety and effectiveness of Juvéderm™ injectable gel for the treatment of areas other than facial wrinkles and folds (such as lips) have not been established in controlled clinical studies.