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Juvederm® injectable filler is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the United States, with five types of Juvederm products available to plump lips, restore volume, smooth lines, and treat wrinkles and facial folds. Dr. Michele Green is a NYC Allergan Platinum Injector, utilizing Botox and the Juvederm collection of fillers to help restore, rejuvenate, and enhance your face to achieve a more youthful appearance. As one of the first doctors in New York to incorporate the use of Juvederm and Botox injections in her New York practice, Dr. Green was an early adopter of this filler and has treated thousands of happy NYC patients.

Juvederm injections are an extremely popular cosmetic treatment. More than 2.4 million cosmetic filler injections with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, including Juvederm, were performed in 2016 alone. Juvederm is a technologically advanced formulation of hyaluronic acid that can be used on all patients with fine lines and deep wrinkles, regardless of skin type. Juvederm injectables are derived from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar complex found in the skin. As we age, our bodies decrease, producing hyaluronic acid, and we cannot replace what is lost. By injecting a sophisticated hyaluronic acid filler, such as Juvederm, Dr. Green can replace facial volume loss, enhance facial features and contours, and restore a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best cosmetic treatment options, including Juvederm injections. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan best to suit their particular skin concerns and aesthetic goals. She is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to create a personalized plan for achieving natural-looking, long-lasting, optimal results.

What is Juvederm?

Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetics, developed the Juvéderm® collection of fillers. Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that is injected into the mid to deep dermal layer of the skin. Each different Juvederm dermal filler has its own unique properties and is targeted to treat different areas of the body to provide various cosmetic treatment options. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores the body’s own natural hyaluronic acid. The injection of hyaluronic acid into deep facial wrinkles, creases, and folds adds volume and fullness and enhances the moisture content of the skin. Juvederm was FDA-approved in 2006 for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the smile lines or nasolabial folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC was the “original” dermal filler developed to treat these deeper lines and wrinkles in the face. Since then, five other products in the Juvederm family of injectables have been created, including Juvederm Vollure XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volite, Juvederm Volux, Skinvive, and Juvederm Ultra XC. Each Juvederm injectable was designed to treat a different area of the face and different types of volume loss or facial wrinkles. Dr. Green is an Allergan Platinum injector and was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer Juvederm injections for cosmetic enhancement and rejuvenation.

Juvederm Collection of Fillers

  • Juvederm Ultra: Juvederm Ultra XC restores lost facial volume to smooth mild to moderate nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines. It is also used for lip augmentation.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC treats moderate to severe nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines. It is also used for lip enhancement. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is compounded with lidocaine to minimize discomfort from the injections.
  • Juvederm Voluma XC: Juvederm Voluma is the ideal product to add volume to cheeks and chin and restore lost facial volume. Voluma is designed for facial contouring, lifting the cheeks, improving facial sagging, and the appearance of jowls and facial hollows.
  • Juvederm Vollure: Juvederm Vollure was created for the nasolabial folds with an 18-month longevity for this dermal filler.
  • Juvederm Volbella: Juvederm Volbella was created for a subtle enhancement of the lips, fine wrinkles, and under-eye hollows (tear troughs) for under-eye rejuvenation.
  • Juvederm Volite: This is the first injectable treatment that provides clinically proven dermal hydration after just one treatment. It works on improving overall skin quality, as it improves elasticity, hydration, and fine lines.
  • Juvederm Volux: Juvederm Volux XC has been created specifically to treat the jawline. It can be used to treat severe loss of jawline definition, erase lower facial folds, reduce the appearance of jowls, and provide the ideal facial contour.

Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Voluma are both used to treat acne scars and restore lost volume and collagen from atrophic acne scars.

Where can Juvederm be used?

There are a number of different areas that can be addressed with other Juvederm dermal fillers, meaning you can access a more youthful appearance in areas of the face and body such as:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial area
  • Tear trough (under eyes)
  • Chin
  • Temples
  • Hands
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Neck
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars

Cosmetic treatment with Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers in anatomical areas outside their FDA-approved uses has not been established in clinical studies.

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Which Juvederm is best for lips?

Lip augmentation has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in dermatology. The treatment of the lips is not just for lip enhancement but to create symmetry in uneven lips and reshape and contour the lips. A large part of cosmetically treating the lips is also treating the visible signs of aging around the lips and the vertical lines above and below the lips. These perioral lines are referred to as “smoker’s lines,” but the lines are a result of age, smoking, and the damaging effects of the sun. Juvederm Volbella XC was specifically developed to treat these vertical lip lines. Juvederm Volbella adds subtle volume and smooths the appearance of these vertical lip lines for up to one year.

Full, luscious lips are popular with celebrities like the Kardashians, models, and actresses alike. As we age, we tend to lose collagen in our faces, and the result is that even our lips tend to lose volume, grow thin, and lose their natural moisture and shine. Dr. Green’s NYC lip augmentation is one of the most popular and sought-after procedures in her Upper East Side boutique private office. The key to having the most beautiful lips is Dr. Green’s “less is more” approach to dermal fillers. During your consultation, Dr. Green will select the best dermal fillers and shapes that reflect your style and facial features. Her conservative approach to facial injections produces both natural and stunning cosmetic results.

Cheek enhancement with Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma was FDA-approved in 2013 for injections in the cheek and malar areas. Dr. Michele Green is one of the largest users of Juvederm Voluma in NYC and considers it the ideal dermal filler to restore lost collagen in the cheek area. Volume loss in the midface is a chief concern of many of her NYC patients, and Juvederm Voluma XC is the ideal way to replenish this lost volume and improve facial sagging. By lifting the cheeks and restoring a more youthful appearance, the sagging in the jowls and lower face are cosmetically enhanced.

By restoring the lost volume through facial contouring, the appearance of the jowls is improved, and the face is lifted, resulting in a nonsurgical facelift. Since most patients do not want to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery with a plastic surgeon, Juvederm Voluma offers an effective and elegant way to look younger without plastic surgery. Juvederm Voluma can be used to replace other areas of volume in the face besides the cheeks, including the nasolabial folds, chin, jawline, and temples.

Jaw contouring with Juvederm Ultra plus

Many patients are unhappy about the appearance of their jawline. One of the first areas to show our age is the jawline and jowl area. By injecting Juvederm Ultra Plus around the jawline and restoring a more youthful appearance, sagging jowls can be corrected. Since the neck and jawline is an important areas of facial rejuvenation, many patients choose to combine injectable fillers with other skin tightening procedures to have a more defined jawline.

Dr. Michele Green often combines Botox into the neck cords and performs a “Nefertiti lift” to improve this area and treat the neck wrinkles. If there is submental fat in this area, Dr. Green will utilize Kybella injections or CoolSculpting to permanently remove this unwanted fat and treat the “double chin.” Skin laxity is treated with skin-tightening lasers, such as Thermage and BBL, to tighten the skin and produce new collagen.

Chin enhancement with Juvederm Voluma

A critical area of facial enhancement that has been previously neglected is the chin area. In the Spring of 2020, Juvederm Voluma was FDA-approved not only to treat the cheek area but also the chin area. Treating the chin area provides much-needed symmetry to the face. The amount of dermal filler depends on how much each individual needs, but most patients need at least one syringe. Juvederm Voluma creates a liquid chin lift when injected into the chin and appears smooth and natural.

A weak chin can be due to several factors, including genetics, age, and gravity. As we age, the combination of collagen loss and gravity, the lower face, including the chin, jawline, and jowls, appear to sag. Coupled with increased skin laxity, this area of the face benefits enormously from volume replacement. If there is submental fat under the chin, treating with Kybella injections to dissolve unwanted fat will remove the “double chin” and improve the overall appearance of the chin and jawline.

Juvederm Volbella Before & After Photo

Tear trough: treating under eye fillers with Juvederm

Many patients are troubled by dark circles and facial hollows. This combination makes one look tired and older than their age. Fortunately, under-eye hollows and dark circles can be corrected with dermal fillers injected directly into the under-eye (tear trough) area. Patients with a large degree of excess skin or herniated fat may not be good candidates for this treatment. The best patients for dermal fillers in the tear trough area have under-eye hollows without an excessive amount of skin laxity. Juvederm Volbella is designed to treat this delicate under-eye area, as well as Restylane dermal filler.

Treating nasolabial folds with Juvederm

Nasolabial folds, or smile lines, are one of the first areas in the face to experience volume loss. Juvederm Ultra Plus is made especially for these deep lines, creases, and the lines that extend down the mouth to the oral commissures, the marionette lines. Juvederm Vollure was developed due to the need for a long-term dermal filler in the smile lines. Juvederm Vollure lasts approximately 18 months when treating these “parentheses lines” and is a highly natural-looking injection.

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Age-related volume loss and the liquid facelift

Juvederm Ultra Plus can be combined with Juvederm Voluma and other dermal fillers to create a liquid facelift. Many patients have pan-facial rejuvenation to restore volume to multiple areas of the face during the same visit. For example, the temples, chin, jowls, cheeks, and nasolabial folds may all have lost volume. By using a combination approach and layering more than one dermal filler, the different areas of volume loss can be restored to provide complete facial rejuvenation. Through the art of a liquid facelift, many of Dr. Green’s NYC patients can avoid having invasive plastic surgery.

What is the process of Juvederm injections?

The first step is consulting with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. During your consultation, Dr. Green will collect a thorough medical history, review your skincare regimen and any previous cosmetic treatments you may have had, and physically assess your skin condition. Dr. Green will determine which cosmetic treatments you are a good candidate for and select the dermal fillers best suited to your particular needs and goals. Photographs of the treatment areas will be taken and stored in your private medical record to enhance your discussion and track future progress. Depending on your preference and time allowance, Juvederm injections may be performed on the same day as your consultation or scheduled for a later date.

On the day of your Juvederm injections, a topical numbing cream should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before the appointment. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s office, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized. The Juvederm fillers used by Dr. Green are also compounded with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to make the experience quite comfortable. Dr. Green will artfully perform the Juvederm injections in the designated treatment areas. After the injections, ice packs are applied to the treated areas of the face to minimize any potential swelling. Patients may be encouraged to return to Dr. Green’s office two weeks later so that she can evaluate the results and discuss any needed touch-ups that may be required.

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Juvederm Ultra Plus – 1 syringe, and Voluma – 2 syringes: 2 months before and after

Is Juvederm safe?

Juvederm was FDA-approved in 2006 for treating deep facial wrinkles and facial folds and is an entirely safe and effective treatment. Adverse events with Juvederm injections are rare – as hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the body, the risk of severe allergic reactions is low. There have been reports of unintentional injection into blood vessels, which is a rare but serious complication. Of course, it is best only to have a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is an expert in cosmetic facial procedures inject Juvederm or other dermal fillers. An expert, like Dr. Michele Green, has been injecting dermal fillers for over 25 years, understands your anatomy, and can safely treat you with these injectables.

Does Juvederm work immediately?

Yes! The results of Juvederm injections are immediate. There may be some immediate swelling at the injection site. Depending on which type of Juvederm filler was used, there may be two days to two weeks of residual swelling. Some patients are more sensitive to this side effect and swell for extended periods. It is best to plan your cosmetic dermal filler injections at a time that allows possible swelling or bruising and a few days of potential downtime.

How to avoid bruising from injectables

The best way to avoid bruising is to discontinue any blood thinners such as Coumadin, Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and any vitamins or herbal supplements that cause bruising for two weeks before your scheduled procedure. In addition, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes before your procedure also minimizes bruising and the resulting downtime. Dr. Green recommends taking Arnica Forte for several days before having cosmetic fillers to prevent unnecessary bruising.

How long does Juvederm last?

A common question asked is how long do dermal fillers last. The answer depends on many variables. First, it depends on which type of dermal filler was used. Secondly, it depends on how many syringes of filler were used. Lastly, it depends on which anatomic area of the face or body was injected and how fast an individual absorbs the dermal filler. Everyone metabolizes Juvederm differently, and the product’s longevity is based on an individual’s metabolism.

  • Generally, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC lasts 9 to 12 months.
  • Juvederm Vollure lasts up to 18 months in duration.
  • Juvederm Volbella lasts approximately one year.
  • Juvederm Voluma lasts 12 months or longer.
  • Restylane lasts 6 to 9 months after injection.
  • Sculptra lasts up to two years after full correction.
  • Radiesse injections last from 12 to 24 months.

How long does Juvederm last in the lips?

The two members of the Juvederm collection that are best suited for lip augmentation are Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra XC. Juvederm Ultra XC is best to add fullness to thin lips for a plump, hydrated look to the lips. Juvederm Volbella is also used to plump the lips and fill in the lines around the lips for a more youthful appearance. Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra XC last up to one year in the lips or the area surrounding the lips. The lip enhancement treatment can be repeated annually for continued results. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will determine the filler and treatment plan that best suits your unique needs.

Is Juvederm Botox? Is Juvederm Better than Botox?

Not all cosmetic issues can be treated with dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane. Many patients are confused by the difference between a dermal filler and a neurotoxin like Botox. There are facial wrinkles caused by muscles of facial expression, such as forehead wrinkles, glabella wrinkles, and wrinkles around the eyes (Crow’s feet). These wrinkles, which are caused by movement, can not be treated with dermal fillers. Instead, Neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, Revance, Jeuveau, or Xeomin are FDA-approved and relax muscle activity and smooth out facial lines and wrinkles.

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Juvederm Voluma 2 syringes to cheek

Common side effects of Juvederm Injections

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Tyndall effect
  • Irritation
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Pruritus
  • Tenderness

There is, in general, little downtime with Juvederm injections. The majority of patients return to work or home immediately after injection. There may be some mild swelling or bruising after the dermal filler injections, and we advise patients to apply ice packs to the treated area immediately after treatment. Patients are advised to stay away from direct sunlight, saunas, and steam rooms for 48 hours after the procedure. Some patients can have temporary hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration from dermal fillers. If the injections are too superficial, you can have a temporary Tyndall effect, where the skin has a bluish hue from the injections.

How much does Juvederm cost?

Many patients ask how much Juvederm filler is, and the answer is that it depends. The cost of Juvederm injections in Manhattan depends on the number of syringes used and the type of Juvederm injected. Juvederm cost typically ranges between $1,000 and $1500 per syringe. It is difficult to answer how much Juvederm treatment is because it also varies on the injector’s experience. A board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with years of experience will be more expensive than a Medspa with inexperienced nurse injectors. Some injectors may participate in Allergan’s loyalty program, Allē, which can be used to accrue reward points that may apply to cosmetic treatments or products.

How much is Juvederm lip filler?

The cost of Juvederm for lip enhancement depends on the number of syringes and the type of dermal filler product injected. The cost can range from $600 to $2,000. The cost also varies based on the experience of the cosmetic injector. A board-certified dermatologist in NYC will be more expensive than a nurse injector at a spa or clinic.

Does Juvederm hurt?

Everyone’s pain threshold is different. Juvederm is compounded with lidocaine as a numbing agent, and most patients are entirely comfortable during the procedure. Lip fillers tend to be more uncomfortable, and Dr. Green recommends using a numbing cream containing lidocaine for one hour before your cosmetic injections.

How much Juvederm is in one syringe?

Typically, one syringe of Juvederm consists of 1 ml of dermal filler. The number of syringes necessary depends on the type of filler that is being used and the treatment area. Generally speaking, more extensive treatment areas, such as the midface and jawline, will require more syringes of filler than under the eyes and in the lips. Age and severity of volume loss, wrinkles, or the amount of enhancement desired may alter the number of syringes necessary in a given treatment area. Dr. Green prefers a less-is-more approach to dermal fillers to give patients a natural, youthful appearance.

How much Juvederm do I need?

The amount of filler necessary depends on several factors, including the area being treated, the severity of wrinkles, fine lines, or volume loss, and the aesthetic goals of each individual patient. Typically, the amount of syringes by treatment area is as follows:

  • Lips: 1-2 syringes
  • Midface (Cheeks): 2-6 syringes
  • Smile Lines: 1-2 syringes
  • Jawline: 2-4 syringes
  • Chin: 2-4 syringes
  • Temples: 2-4 syringes
  • Brow Lift: 1 syringe

For a complete liquid facelift, patients can expect anywhere between 4 and 10 syringes of Juvederm, depending on the areas of the face that will be addressed and the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. After your initial consultation with Dr. Green, where you share your aesthetic goals, Dr. Green’s office will be able to provide you with a more precise estimate of the number of syringes necessary to meet your needs.

How many syringes of Juvederm are needed for lip fillers?

Dr. Green typically has a conservative approach to injecting dermal fillers, especially with lip fillers. She only injects one syringe of Juvederm at a time into the lips and will wait two weeks to evaluate the full effect before injecting more product. The key is to avoid overfilling a treatment area.

How much is Juvederm per syringe?

Many patients ask what is the price of Juvederm per syringe, and the answer is that it depends. Several factors can determine the price per syringe, including the geographic location at which you are receiving treatment, the qualifications and experience of the injector, and which type of Juvederm treatment you are using. Generally speaking, the cost of one syringe ranges from $1,000 to $1,500 in NYC for a Juvederm dermal filler. During your consultation with Dr. Green, her office will be better able to provide you with an estimate of the total cost of the treatment based on your desired cosmetic results.

Which Juvederm do I choose if I want lips like Kim Kardashian?

If you want fuller lips, then the best injectable gel would be Juvederm Ultra Plus. Achieving this total result generally requires two syringes of dermal filler.

Which Juvederm is best to treat the Cupid’s bow?

Juvederm Volbella is the perfect product to augment the Cupid’s bow and accentuate this area of the lips. Juvederm Volbella is a thin hyaluronic acid-based product and can be used best for fine lines, especially around the perioral area.

Is Juvederm hyaluronic acid?

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler, meaning that hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, primarily in the joints and skin. When injected into the treatment area, hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, help to boost collagen production and attract moisture to the treatment area, hydrating the skin. The results from Juvederm are some of the longest-lasting fillers available because even after the hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the body, collagen production triggered by the filler continues, promoting smoother, more youthful skin.

Is Juvederm FDA approved?

Yes! The Juvederm collection is approved as an anti-aging treatment in various treatment areas. Juvederm XC was first approved in 2010, and since then, many other types of Juvederm filler have been approved. Juvederm Volbella is FDA-approved to treat hollows under the eyes, Juvederm Vollure is FDA-approved to erase fine lines and wrinkles on the face, Juvederm Ultra XC is approved for lip augmentation, and Juvederm Voluma has been FDA-approved to treat volume-loss in the midface. The newest Juvederm to be approved is Juvederm Voluma XC, which was FDA-approved in early August of 2022 for jawline enhancement.

Why choose Juvederm dermal fillers?

Juvederm fillers are created with five different types of dermal fillers. Since there is an array of fillers to choose from, Juvederm can treat all areas of the face, both for fine and deep lines, and restore volume to any needed area. With many different treatment options, the specific dermal filler can be selected based on your needs.

Where should I go for Juvederm injections?

Many medspas and clinics do cosmetic injections of Botox and Juvederm and other cosmetic procedures such as lasers and CoolSculpting. It is essential to research the experience and credentials of the person injecting your cosmetic fillers. Clinics and spas generally do not have physicians performing these cosmetic procedures. While they are generally cheaper, the injector may be less experienced and not understand the anatomy of the area injected. Also, there is a greater risk of counterfeit injectables at some clinics. For the best cosmetic results and safety, always do your research and make sure an expert is treating you.

Dr. Green reverses many dermal fillers from patients, especially those patients who were injected improperly in the tear trough and dissolves these fillers with Hyaluronidase.

Why choose Dr. Green in New York City for your Juvederm injections?

Dr. Michele Green is an artist with over 25 years of experience with cosmetic injectables. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in Manhattan’s Upper East Side to inject Botox and Juvederm for cosmetic indications and has treated thousands of cosmetic patients. Dr. Green’s “less is more” philosophy creates a natural look for your cosmetic injections, leaving you refreshed with a younger-looking appearance.

Am I a candidate for Juvederm dermal fillers?

The best candidates for Juvederm filler treatments are in general good health mentally and physically, yet may have concerns over their complexion, such as lines and wrinkles.

Juvederm is an ideal filling agent for those with moderate wrinkles in the cheeks and those with moderately severe nasolabial folds (smile lines). Juvederm can also help define the lips and make them appear fuller. In addition, Juvederm can be used to help minimize the appearance of some forms of facial scarring.

Those with allergies or existing skin conditions should discuss these issues with their dermatologist before treatment. In addition to this, women who are pregnant or are currently breastfeeding are advised to avoid Juvederm treatment.

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Can I combine Juvederm with other cosmetic procedures?

Specific treatments, such as Botox, work well in combination with Juvederm, as these two treatments are complementary and work on different areas of the face. If you are considering undergoing other skin treatments simultaneously, such as Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment, then you can have Fraxel laser first, followed by dermal filler injections, to compliment the laser rejuvenating treatment further. Many patients combine Juvederm with Microneedling, chemical peels, V-Beam laser, IPL, BBL, and Thermage.

What should I expect during treatment?

Numbing medication will typically help improve your comfort during the Juvederm procedure. There may be some mild discomfort associated with needles and being injected, and there may be a mild to moderate amount of stinging post-injection. After the Juvederm treatment, a patient should expect to feel some minor soreness, tenderness, redness, or swelling lasting a few days.

How soon until I see the results of Juvederm injections?

With filler treatments such as Juvederm, there can be some minor swelling and bruising. However, results can be seen almost immediately. After two weeks, all swelling should be resolved, and the full cosmetic results of the treatment will be revealed.

How do you metabolize Juvederm faster?

If you are unhappy with the results of your Juvederm procedure, massaging the product immediately after injection may disperse it, but not remove it. Hyaluronidase, or Vitrase, which dissolves hyaluronic acid fillers, is the antidote to Juvederm injections. Sun damage or sun exposure can thin the skin and may cause the results of your Juvederm injections to diminish more quickly.

How does Juvederm Compare with Restylane? Is Restylane better than Juvederm?

Juvederm and Restylane are both dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid. Both can be injected in similar areas of the face. There are several types of Juvederm and Restylane fillers within the umbrella of injectables, which vary in thickness and longevity. Juvederm lasts a few months longer than Restylane, with similar safety profiles and side effects. Both types of dermal fillers are compounded with lidocaine to make these injections more comfortable. Some cosmetic dermatologists prefer one type of hyaluronic acid filler over another.

Both Restylane and Juvederm offer immediate cosmetic results to the areas treated. There is some swelling and possible bruising associated with both fillers at the site of injection. The cost of each dermal filler varies on the type used, the amount of product used, and the experience and qualifications of the injector. Generally, the Juvederm line of products is a bit more costly than Restylane due to its increased longevity. Both Restylane and Juvederm take 15 to 30 minutes to be injected into the face, and re-injection is needed when the dermal fillers wear off. Both Juvederm and Restylane have similar potential side effects.

Which is better, Juvederm or Restylane?

The best dermal fillers are the ones selected for you by an expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green. There is NO one best filler. Choosing the “best” filler all depends on a patient’s facial anatomy, the type of wrinkles that need treatment, and the “look” that someone wants. I often use a combination of products, including Juvederm and Restylane, in the same patient, as well as Botox injections. Choosing a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green is paramount to having the best cosmetic results.

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Botox & Juvederm Voluma before and after

Can you mix Juvederm and Restylane?

Juvederm and Restylane are hyaluronic acid fillers, and each has its own family, with dermal fillers of different thicknesses. You can combine both fillers in other areas of the face for complementary results. Sculptra injections can also be used simultaneously to provide a deeper foundation and increase the body’s collagen production.

Do you have to be 21 to have Juvederm lip fillers?

Juvederm fillers are recommended for patients 21 years and older. Some younger patients have Juvederm injections, particularly for lip enhancement.

Is it safe to Exercise after Juvederm?

It is recommended to refrain from strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours following dermal filler injections. Increasing one’s body temperature after getting dermal fillers can cause swelling near the injection sites. For this reason, it is also recommended to avoid steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, and very hot showers. When you have Juvederm injections with Dr. Green, you’ll be provided with all of the pertinent aftercare information required for achieving and maintaining ideal results.

Does Juvederm Dissolve?

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be dissolved with an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid, reversing the effects of filler injections. For thicker products with increased cross-links, such as Juvederm Voluma, it can take more than one treatment with Hyaluronidase to dissolve. Patients may choose to dissolve filler because it has migrated from the treatment area or due to other undesired cosmetic results. Filler migration is most likely to occur due to improper injection techniques or the use of the wrong dermal filler for a designated treatment area. This is why it is critical that dermal filler injections are done with an experienced injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green in NYC.

Can smoking affect Juvederm injections?

Smoking thins the skin reduces the amount of collagen in the skin, and can affect the longevity of hyaluronic acid injections. Smoking immediately after injections also makes your skin more prone to infection and delays healing.

What is Juvederm used for?

Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers enhance facial contours, augment facial features, replenish volume loss, reduce signs of aging, and provide an overall more youthful appearance. Some patients may use Juvederm to reduce acne scars or depressed stretch marks. Many patients prefer having Juvederm injections for rejuvenation over invasive plastic surgery procedures, which can require significant downtime and be associated with many potential side effects. In contrast, Juvederm produces consistently stunning revitalization results with essentially zero downtime and few possible side effects. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in NYC, she will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for Juvederm injections. During your consultation, Dr. Green will collect a thorough medical history, review any previous cosmetic treatments you may have had, and physically assess the treatment area to select the dermal filler products best suited to your particular skin concerns and unique aesthetic goals.

How long does Juvederm lip filler last?

Lip augmentation with Juvederm fillers typically produces cosmetic results that last up to 12 months. The exact duration of individual results can vary depending on the patient’s metabolism. Most patients have maintenance treatments of their lip filler every 6-12 months to keep up the best effects.

Who makes Juvederm?

The Juvederm collection of fillers is made by the pharmaceutical company Allergan Aesthetics. Allergan also makes Botox the gold standard injectable for reducing dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients use Juvederm and Botox in the same treatment session to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation results.

Can Juvederm migrate?

Juvederm will most likely migrate when an inexperienced or unqualified injector performs the treatment. Providing optimal rejuvenation results with cosmetic injectables requires thorough knowledge regarding the various dermal fillers and their unique properties. Selecting an inappropriate formula for a particular area of the face or using a poor injection technique can result in unwanted cosmetic results or migration of the dermal filler. The best way to avoid filler migration is to consult an experienced and knowledgeable injector for your dermal fillers, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience.

How long does Juvederm last in the cheeks?

Juvederm typically lasts up to 18 months in the cheeks. The exact duration of results can vary depending on the patient’s metabolism and the amount of dermal filler used. Most patients have Juvederm injections once a year to maintain the best cosmetic results. When you have Juvederm dermal fillers with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and timeline that best suits your needs and goals.

Is Restylane or Juvederm better for lips?

Restylane and Juvederm both offer excellent dermal fillers for lip augmentation. Dr. Green will select the type of filler recommended for your lip enhancement depending on your facial anatomy and the personal aesthetic goals that you have. Restylane may be recommended for those with naturally less voluminous lips or seeking subtle enhancement. In contrast, Juvederm may be recommended for those with naturally fuller lips or seeking more dramatic lip augmentation results.

How long does it take for Juvederm to settle?

Juvederm dermal fillers typically take 1-2 weeks to settle. Some initial results may be observed immediately after injections, although some swelling can persist in the treatment area for up to two weeks. In addition to the swelling, some patients may experience mild side effects of redness, bruising, or tenderness at or near injection sites. Dr. Green may ask you to return to her NYC office two weeks after your dermal filler injections to evaluate the final results of your treatment and determine whether any touch-up is needed.

Will Juvederm bumps go away?

One of the potential side effects of Juvederm injections is swelling or bumps in the treatment area. This is normal and should resolve independently within several weeks of the dermal filler injections. It would be best not to massage or apply pressure on the treatment area but to allow the Juvederm to settle naturally. If there is still residual swelling or bumps in the treatment area two weeks after your filler injections, follow up with your injector. Although the appearance of hyaluronic acid bumps may be problematic initially, they can easily be dissolved with an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase if needed. The best way to prevent the development of persistent bumps after Juvederm injections is to consult a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector such as Dr. Green.

Getting started with Juvederm in NYC

Dermal fillers can enhance facial features and contours, replenish volume loss, and create a more youthful appearance. Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers are among the most popular cosmetic injectables for their consistently stunning rejuvenation results. There are various dermal filler products available within the Juvederm family, allowing expert injectors, such as Dr. Green, to provide customized treatment plans for each patient, depending on their unique needs and goals. Due to the variation in dermal filler formulas and the expertise required for properly administering them, seeking dermal filler injections from an experienced board-certified dermatologist is crucial for achieving optimal results.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments, including Juvederm injections. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their particular skin concerns and aesthetic goals best. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and learn more about Juvederm.

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