At Croydon Cosmetic Clinic we use various JUVÉDERM® products for treatment of:
- Smoker’s lines
- Smile lines (These lines – also known as Nasolabial folds – go down from the edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Lips and philtrum
- Accentuation of the eyebrows
- Volume enhancement for cheeks, chin, lips and bridge of the nose
The JUVÉDERM® family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provides a smooth, long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment. JUVÉDERM® is developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin and provides a predictable result. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market have a granular consistency gel. These granules can be seen under 2.4x magnification as opposed to the smooth consistency gel of the JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers.
In 2010, the FDA approved JUVÉDERM® XC formulated with the local anaesthetic lidocaine to provide patients with a more comfortable injection experience when compared to the non-lidocaine formulation, and potentially less time spent in the physician’s office. JUVÉDERM® products contain 0.3% preservative-free lidocaine and numb the treatment area within seconds, potentially reducing the need for an additional anaesthetic.
Adverse events: The side effects include temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less).