Q. How is the Juvéderm®, procedure done?
A. By means of fine needles, the gel is injected into areas where undesirable facial lines and wrinkles occur.
Q. How long does the procedure take?
A. It can take as little as 15-20 minutes, but allow 10 minutes for use of an anesthetic cream prior to the procedure for maximum comfort. You won’t have to take any time off from work! You could have an appointment in your lunch hour, and then get right back to your normal routine afterwards.
Q. Is it painful?
A. Not usually. The consistency of the Juvéderm® gel allows it to be administered easily and smoothly. It also contains Lidocaine to reduce injection discomfort for an even more satisfying experience.
Q. Will I notice the difference right away?
A. Yes! The aesthetic results start right away and continue over the next week. You’ll see the results as soon as the appointment is over. The best thing is that you will look better but no one will know why.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Following the procedure, you may experience very slight redness and swelling or bruising at the injecting area. Though these effects are rare they usually don’t last for more than a few hours.
Q. Are there any special instructions to follow before the procedure?
A. We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Aspirin, Cataflam, Brufen) or supplements such as Vitamin E, omega-3 or evening primrose oil, Cod liver oil etc. a couple of days before your procedure. This will reduce the risk of bruising.
Q. Are there any special instructions to follow after the procedure?
A. You are advised not to make too many facial expressions, not to apply any creams or make up for one day and to avoid excess sunlight for a few days afterwards. You can wash your face as normal.
Q. How long will I enjoy my renewed youth?
A. The effects of the procedure can last up to and sometimes beyond 1 year! There is also some stimulation of your own collagen which further delays your return to your pre-treatment state.