The cost from Juvaderm can vary from about $300 to $800, depending on the area being treated, the amount of Juvaderm gel required, and the geographic region. Juvaderm injections are typically much less expensive than with more invasive cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts. Many doctors offer reduced fees when you schedule multiple treatments in advance, or will set up a payment plan for you.
Am I a candidate for Juvederm?
Juvederm is a popular solution for those looking to reduce the signs of aging, especially facial lines of wrinkles. Most candidates for Juvaderm are between the ages of 30 and 65. You should not have Juvaderm injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Juvederm is a popular treatment option for:
- Lines between the eyebrows (glabellar furrows)
- Lines around the outer eye area (crow's feet)
- Horizontal wrinkles above the brow line (forehead lines)
- Lines extending from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Lines extending downward from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines)
- Lines from the outer corners of the mouth to the cheeks (smile lines)
- Adding volume to the lips (known as lip augmentation)
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm, an HA-based dermal filler, is composed of an acid found naturally in your body. There are currently two Juvederm formulations, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Juvederm Ultra Plus gel is formulated to be used for deeper folds and wrinkles, while Juvederm Ultra is recommended for superficial facial wrinkles. Juvederm has the highest concentration of HA of any hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It is also smoother than other dermal filler gels, which results in a more natural appearance.
Juvederm injections are associated with mild discomfort which is often minimized using local anesthetics or topical anesthetic creams. Often, Juvederm is formulated with the local anesthetic lidocaine to provide a comfortable and pain-free injection. The Juvederm gel is injected under the skin using a thin needle to precisely target selected tissues.
Initially, the Juvederm gel works as a filler by increasing the volume of tissue under the skin. The hyaluronic gel attracts water; as a result, the volume of the area is maintained even as the gel is absorbed by the body.
Juvederm Recovery and Healing Steps
Juvaderm requires no recovery or healing time. Immediately following the injection, you are free to continue your daily activities. No bandages are required, although makeup may be worn to camouflage redness or bruising around the treatment area.
The initial results of Juvederm injections will be visible immediately, although the appearance of the treated area will continue to improve over the next several weeks. Over time, the Juvaderm filler is gradually absorbed into the body. While some wrinkles will reappear as the filler is absorbed, many patients find some of Juvaderm results to be more long-lasing or even permanent.
Juvederm Side Effects and Procedure Risks
Potential side effects following Juvederm treatment include bruising, redness, or tenderness at the treated area. These side effects will subside within a couple of days. Rarely, infection may occur, which is the case when any substance is injected into the body.