A: A typical Juvederm treatment takes between 30 to 45 minutes. Your physician will spend some time consulting with you prior to injecting to discuss your concerns and the areas to be treated. Your skin will then be cleansed and a topical numbing cream will be applied to make injections more tolerable. The injections themselves usually take about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of filler injected. I would suggest that you allow yourself a full hour for the appointment, from the time you check in until the time you leave the office.
Q: Does the Juvederm correction last forever?
A: Juvederm is a temporary filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in your body that is broken down by your body’s own enzymes. Once injected, you can expect great improvement for 3 to 4 months with a gradual decrease over the next 7 to 10 months. Maintenance injections throughout the year will prolong the effects of the filler. You should plan to have a filler treatment every 6 months to a year to maintain results.
Q: Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with Juvederm?
A: There is no contraindication with injecting Juvederm on any ethnicity, skin color or type.
Q: What can one expect during and after Juvederm treatment?
A: Topical numbing cream is applied prior to Juvederm injections to minimize discomfort. Juvederm also contains lidocaine within the syringe to make injections more tolerable. Once injections have started, you will be numb and most likely feel pressure from the injection. Your physician will massage the area injected after your treatment and immediately apply ice to the area. You should expect to be numb and swollen for about an hour following injections. Bruising and swelling from the treatment can last for up to a week following injections.
Q: How Can I Prevent Bruising from Juvederm?
A: We make every effort in our office to limit the chance of bruising from injections, including immediate pressure to the injection site, ice and the use of cannulas and delicate injection techniques. There is always a chance that you will still receive a bruise from injections. Some at home ways to limit this is to discontinue all blood thinners that are not ordered by your physician, including: aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen, fish-oil and gingko biloba. Also, the use of topical bruise relief agents such as Neocutis Prevedem and Cytoactive Bruise Relief, and oral supplements such as Arnika, can limit your chances of bruising from injections.
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.