Who isn’t a candidate for Juvederm?
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding are not candidates for Juvederm. Patients with significant allergies may also be contraindicated.
Is there any preparation for the treatment?
We advise our patients not to use aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A and vitamin E. Also, avoid drinking alcohol a few days before your treatment.
How long does the actual treatment take?
The treatment will usually take one hour or possibly longer depending on how many syringes are used.
Does it hurt? What is the sensation like?
A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to help minimize any discomfort. Juvederm does contain the anesthetic agent lidocaine which makes the administration of this filler more comfortable.
What can I expect immediately after treatment?
The most common side effects with Juvederm include tenderness, redness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites. These are expected to improve within a week. We do our best to minimize bruising during the treatment and will always apply arnica, ice and send you home with specific post care instructions to expedite your healing.
Patients that experience sudden pain or persistent issues at the site of injection are advised to seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complication.
What should I avoid after the treatment?
Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours after treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed. Avoid exercise and alcohol for 6 hours after treatment. We advise our patients not to use aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A and vitamin E for a few days after treatment. Do not manipulate the treated area.
How long until I can resume my usual activities?
You may resume your usual activities the next day.
Should I be concerned with sun protection immediately after the treatment?
Avoid exposure to intense heat, sun lamp, or sun until the initial redness and swelling have resolved.