Everything You Need to Know about JUVÉDERM®

Alexandra Becker

JUVÉDERM® What to know

JUVÉDERM is one of the most popular dermal fillers available in the market today, and there are some great reasons for this. Registered Nurse Alexandra Becker with Bend Dermatology Clinic talks with us about JUVÉDERM and shows us why this is an excellent option for those looking to freshen up their look.

Q: What is JUVÉDERM, and what makes it different?

JUVÉDERM is a beautiful product line of six different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Fillers replace volume loss that naturally occurs in the aging process. The collection of dermal fillers in the JUVÉDERM line provides full options tailored to specific areas of the face using hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body. Because of this, HA fillers provide less risk of side effects while giving excellent results. What makes JUVÉDERM fillers so unique is its Vycross® Technology which cross-links the hyaluronic acid molecules making for a smooth gel filler with longer-lasting results. Allowing JUVÉDERM products to provide natural and beautiful results!

If you are interested in learning more about all the different cosmetic injections, we spoke with Alex about this topic here.

Q: What are the different JUVÉDERM fillers available?

At Bend Dermatology Clinic, we carry five different types of JUVÉDERM fillers. Each of these is for a particular area of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and marionettes. The following fillers are FDA approved for the uses mentioned:

  • JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC – used for providing structure and support and to help replace volume loss on cheeks. This subtle lift can last up to two years.
  • JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC – these fillers are used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
  • JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC – is approved for lip augmentation, as well as correction of perioral
    lines. Results last up to one year.

Q: Is JUVÉDERM the right choice?

Yes, JUVÉDERM is the right choice! Upon consultation, we will address your areas of concern and discuss filler options. Besides having a full line of fillers, JUVÉDERM’s other benefits include the following:

  • There is little to no downtime.
  • When performed by an experienced Provider, there is a low risk of complications.
  • Provides natural-looking results that last.
  • If you are unhappy with your results, HA dermal fillers can be reversed using hyaluronidase.
  • This injection will break down or reverse the original product.
  • The dermal fillers contain lidocaine to help ease any discomfort from the procedure.

Q: Are the results immediate with JUVÉDERM, and how long do they last?

JUVÉDERM fillers provide immediate results, which is another fantastic thing about dermal fillers! It is so special to see patients’ faces after and to see how excited they are about their results! It is important to know that some swelling will be present after injections. Allow two weeks for swelling and potential bruising to subside. JUVÉDERM fillers last anywhere from one to two years, depending on which filler is used.

Q: Are there risks to using JUVÉDERM?

There are risks with any injectable. During the initial consultation, we educate the patient on the products, assess the patient’s facial anatomy, and thoroughly discuss risks and benefits. We also want to know what their expectations and goals are. All this allows the Provider to select a product that is best suited for the patient and for the patient to make an informed decision.

About the Dermatology Provider

Alexandra began her career more than ten years ago, first as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and then as an RN. She loves incorporating science with artistry, which is why she is passionate about cosmetic dermatology. She is equally passionate about patient-centered care with a focus on education and empowerment. Alexandra sees patients at our West Bend location in Northwest Crossing, to request your next injectables appointment with her click here.

(March 1, 2023) Bend Magazine