Juvéderm Vollure is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a popular brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed to reverse the facial signs of aging.
Each dermal filler product in the Juvéderm line contains a specific bonding and concentration of hyaluronic acid necessary to effectively address cosmetic concerns. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occuring substance found in the body that stimulates collagen production. Juvéderm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency to ensure natural-looking results.
Who is a Candidate For Juvéderm Vollure?
Juvéderm Vollure is a great filler for patients looking to add volume in the parentheses or nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose. The filler can also be used in other areas of the face, such as the lips, chin, jaw line, temples, and perioral lines.
Patients should speak to their physician to find out if they can expect to see great results from treatment with Juvéderm Vollure.
How to Prepare For Juvéderm Vollure
Before a Juvéderm procedure, patients should have a consultation with the physician to discuss their cosmetic goals and expectations. Juvéderm Vollure injections are minimally invasive and often done the day of the consultation. Patients don’t need to undergo much preparation, if any.
Before the consultation and treatment, patients should avoid:
- Taking medication like ibuprofen, aspirin, and St. John’s wort
- Consuming alcohol and smoking in the weeks leading up to treatment
Avoiding these activities and substances can help prevent bruising after treatment. Patients should inform their doctor of any allergies or sensitivities they may have.
How Does Juvéderm Work?
Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid which stimulates the production of collagen, the connective tissue that plumps the skin, to add volume. As we age, the body’s production of hyaluronic acid and collagen naturally decreases and skin becomes more likely to form wrinkles and experience sagging.
During the procedure, the medical professional will mark the treatment area with a pen and use an antiseptic to clean the mid-face. The physician will go on to inject Juvéderm Vollure into the area around the mouth and nose, and lightly massage the injection sites to ensure even distribution and reduce the risk of swelling.
The entire procedure will last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. If the provider applies a topical numbing cream to the treatment area, then the entire procedure can take an additional 20-45 minutes.
Juvéderm fillers contain a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Potential Risks And Side Effects
After the procedure, patients can expect some temporary swelling and bruising. Other common side effects include:
- Lumps or bumps
- Minor pain
All of these side effects typically last no more than seven days.
A lack of experience on the part of the physician could lead to more serious side effects. For this reason, it’s important to choose a doctor wisely and take the time to learn about the physician’s training, certification, and license status.
Recovery time after the procedure is minimal. However, patients should avoid:
- Excessive exposure to sun and heat
- Strenuous activity
- Wearing makeup
- Consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours after treatment