Juvéderm Frequently Asked Questions
Eliminate your visible signs of aging with the Juvéderm collection of injectable wrinkle fillers. From treating lines and wrinkles to giving you lips that are full and plump, Juvéderm treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ provide wonderful results that are natural looking. These formulas can be used together, alone, or with other nonsurgical treatments to meet your needs and cosmetic goals. Juvéderm dermal fillers are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) that is designed to increase your natural supply of HA and collagen for supple, healthy skin. Talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao about rejuvenating your complexion without the recovery time and expense of plastic surgery using this innovative family of injectable dermal fillers.
- Juvéderm XC and Vollure soften moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on the face, like parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The results usually last for about one year.
- Juvéderm Ultra XC and Volbella add shape to the upper lip, lower lip, or both while correcting the appearance of fine, vertical lines on the lips. The results usually can be seen for up to one year.
- Juvéderm Voluma augments the contour of the cheeks to treat volume lost with age in the mid-face.
Juvéderm Procedure Technique
The ideal candidates for Juvéderm injectable dermal fillers are adults who have lines and wrinkles on their face that they want to fix. These treatments can also help if you have naturally thin or age-related volume loss in your lips and/or cheeks. Juvéderm dermal filler treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are ideal if you would like to rejuvenate your appearance without the expense and recovery time associated with plastic surgery (like facelifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, lip augmentations, or cheek augmentations).
"After doing extensive research about getting lip injections I decided to go with Dr. Rao. Although, this is not a huge procedure, it is your face and very important. I am so happy with my results. They are very natural but still plump. Everyone asked me where I went and some of my friends have already gone to him and got theirs done. Not only was my results amazing, the front staff are very kind and helpful."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 08, 2019
Youthfully Smooth and Full
Juvéderm injections generally only take about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on which areas are being treated. Your face will be cleaned and the injection sites will be identified. A topical anesthetic cream is applied to reduce discomfort during the process. Juvéderm dermal fillers also contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine). After your treatment, you will be allowed to go back to your daily routine, but strenuous activity, including exercise, should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You should be careful to not touch your face after your treatment to avoid massaging the filler into other areas.
Patients typically experience a noticeable improvement immediately after their Juvéderm treatments, but they may also develop mild swelling or bruising in the treated areas for approximately 7 – 10 days. The results of Juvéderm dermal fillers usually are visible for up to one year. In fact, some patients find that their improvements last longer after multiple years of treatment. Talk to Dr. Rao about when to book a touch-up session at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to maintain your results.
Juvéderm Ideal Candidates
How much does Juvéderm cost?
Your cost for Juvéderm will vary, depending on how much filler is necessary to address the treatment area. Prior to when your Juvéderm injections are administered, a customized treatment plan will be made to fit your goals and budget. After this, your injector can discuss cost estimates and payment options.
Are Juvéderm injections painful?
Although most patients do not find it necessary, a local anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area prior to injection if you are worried about pain. Following the treatment, you may feel some slight swelling and bruising that will usually disappear after 5 – 7 days, depending on where it occurs. You should contact our office if you experience any lasting pain or abnormal side effects after your treatment.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and relaxer?
Injectable fillers and relaxers both improve wrinkles throughout the face but through different approaches. Injectable wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, correct dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions, whereas Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler that corrects static wrinkles by increasing volume. Juvéderm is designed to correct mild to moderate wrinkles or to add volume to your lips and cheeks.
What results can I expect?
It may take 1 – 3 days before you are able to see the full results of your treatment. Generally, it only takes one session to achieve your goals. However, you can schedule a second appointment if you would like to see additional improvement or volume.
How long do results typically last?
The effects of one Juvéderm treatment can last from 1 – 2 years. However, this will vary, depending on which filler is used and where it was injected. The longevity of your results can also depend on how fast your body breaks down the product, which is unique to each patient and dependent upon your individual metabolism.
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What to Expect with Juvéderm®
To get back the plump and youthful appearance your face once had, schedule a consultation for Juvéderm injectable treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ. Each of the unique Juvéderm formulas is designed to treat the most typical signs of aging or enhance focal areas of your face so board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao can create a customized treatment plan to suit your specific concerns and goals.
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