Juvederm is one of the world’s most recognized and trusted soft tissue fillers. It’s even the injectable product that celebrities like Kylie Jenner turn to enhance or rejuvenate their appearance.
And while interest in this non-invasive, anti-aging procedure continues to rise, it’s important for patients considering Juvederm injections to thoroughly understand and prepare for treatment.
If you are thinking about perfecting your pout, lifting your cheeks, or restoring facial fullness, keep reading to learn all about Juvederm costs, types, side effects and results.
Juvederm – What Is It?
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid soft tissue filler that is FDA-approved to correct mild to moderate facial wrinkles and folds.
When injected in cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and smile lines, Juvederm replaces volume that has been lost to aging and restores facial fullness and youthful contours.
How Does It Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally produced in the body and is extremely hydrophilic – meaning water loving. As the main ingredient in Juvederm, hyaluronic acid pulls in water molecules and provides instant hydration and volume.
In addition, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm XC are constructed with Allergan’s proprietary Hylacross technology that cross-links hyaluronic acid particles of the same molecular weight for smooth application.
On the other hand, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Vollure all utilize Vycross technology which is cross-linking hyaluronic acid particles of high and low molecular weights.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?
Juvederm’s family of hyaluronic acid fillers is manufactured and distributed by Allergan. In addition to the aforementioned Hylacross and Vycross technologies, each product is designed and indicated for use in a specific area(s) of the face.
The Juvederm line currently consists of:
- Juvederm – for moderate to severe wrinkles and lip augmentation
- Juvederm Voluma XC – for age-related volume loss in cheeks
- Juvederm Ultra XC – for added volume to lips
- Juvederm Volbella XC – for subtle lip enhancement and correction of perioral lines
- Juvederm Vollure XC – for facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth – nasolabial folds and smile lines
How Much Does Juvederm Cost?
In 2017, the national average for a 1 mL or 1 cc syringe of Juvederm was $650 dollars. That being said, pricing can vary based on the type of product.
Juvederm Voluma XC ($800-$1000) is typically the most expensive, Juvederm Ultra ($700– $800) and Juvederm Ultra Plus ($600-$800) are right in the middle, and Juvederm Volbella XC ($400-$600) is somewhat lower in cost per syringe.
Additionally, the amount of volume loss being corrected, area(s) being treated, provider skill-set and experience, and geographic location may all factor into the final price of a Juvederm treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects to Treatment?
All Juvederm products have undergone rigorous testing to gain FDA-approval and demonstrate a high-safety profile. However, patients may experience some mild and temporary side effects after receiving Juvederm injections.
These may include: Redness, swelling, bruising, itchiness, small lumps or bumps, slight pain or discomfort, and tenderness. Most of these issues resolve on their own within 1-2 weeks, and any surface irregularities can be smoothed with hyaluronidase.
Nevertheless, seeking a qualified injector with extensive experience performing soft tissue fillers is one of the best ways that patients can maximize results and limit complications.
What Can Patients Expect from Results?
Juvederm results are instant, and patients will be able to immediately notice a smoothing of wrinkles, lifting of cheeks, sculpting of face and jawline, softening of folds, and plumping of lips and volume-depleted areas. But it can take up to two weeks for any residual swelling to subside and reveal final results.
Juvederm benefits typically last six-to-18 moths, depending on the filler used and the rate at which the patient metabolizes the product.