Juvéderm Frequently Asked Questions
Correct the effects of aging with the Juvéderm collection of injectable wrinkle fillers. From treating lines and wrinkles to giving you lips that are plump and full, Juvéderm dermal fillers at Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX provide attractive results that look natural. Juvéderm fillers can be used alone, together, or with other nonsurgical treatments to address your concerns and reach your goals. Juvéderm treatments are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) that is designed to boost the body's natural supply of HA and collagen for supple, healthy skin. Talk to board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque about rejuvenating your face without the expense and time of cosmetic surgery. This can be possible with the Juvéderm family of injectable dermal fillers.
- Juvéderm XC and Vollure soften moderate to severe lines on the face, such as parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The results usually last for around one year.
- Juvéderm Ultra XC and Volbella add lift to the upper lip, lower lip, or both while reducing the appearance of fine lines on the lips. The results typically are visible for up to one year.
- Juvéderm Voluma enhances the shape of the cheeks to reverse volume lost with age in the mid-face.
Juvéderm Procedure Technique
The ideal candidates for Juvéderm injectable dermal fillers are women and men who have facial wrinkles and lines they want to reduce or improve. These treatments can also help if you have naturally thin or age-related volume loss in your cheeks or lips. Juvéderm dermal filler treatments at Levesque Plastic Surgery are fantastic if you are looking to refresh the appearance of your face without the expense and recovery time of plastic surgery (like facelifts, eyelid lifts, or brow lifts).
"Fabulous Experience! - What a fabulous experience! Being that it was my first time to have my lips injected with filler, I was most comfortable with Dr. Levesque and his staff. Dr. Levesque answered all of my questions and was very patient with me. Dr. Levesque's demeanor is very easy-going, and yet he is very knowledgeable and perceptive. He provided a thorough description as to where the injections sites..."- A.D. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2018
Youthfully Smooth and Full
Juvéderm injections generally only take about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on how many areas are being addressed. Your face will be cleaned and the injection spots will be selected and marked. To decrease discomfort during the procedure, Juvéderm formulas contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine). After your treatment, you may continue your normal routine, but strenuous activity such as exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You should be careful to not touch your face after your Juvéderm injections to avoid pushing the filler into unwanted areas.
Patients will usually experience a noticeable improvement immediately after their Juvéderm injection. You may experience mild swelling or bruising in the treated areas for around 7 – 10 days. The results of Juvéderm treatments usually can be seen for up to one year, and some patients find that their improvements can last longer if they have undergone 2 – 3 years of treatments. Talk to Dr. Levesque about the right time to book a touch-up or full injection session at Levesque Plastic Surgery to sustain your results.
Juvéderm Ideal Candidates
How much does Juvéderm cost?
Costs for Juvéderm will vary based on how much filler is necessary for the treatment area. Prior to your Juvéderm injection, a customized treatment plan will be developed to fit your goals and budget. After this, your injector can discuss cost estimates and payment options.
Are Juvéderm injections painful?
While most patients do not find it necessary, a local anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area prior to injection if you are worried about pain. Following the treatment, you may have some slight swelling and bruising that will usually reduce over the next week depending on the treatment area. You should contact our office if you experience any lasting pain or abnormal side effects after your treatment.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and relaxer?
Injectable fillers and relaxers both correct wrinkles but with different methods. Injectable relaxers, like BOTOX, treat dynamic wrinkles caused by chronic muscle contractions by relaxing muscle movement. Meanwhile, injectable wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm, correct static wrinkles by adding volume. Juvéderm is great for improving mild to moderate wrinkles or adding volume to your lips and cheeks.
What results can I expect?
It may take several days to see the full results of your treatment. Usually, it only takes one session to achieve your aesthetic goal. However, you can schedule another appointment if you would like to see more improvement or volume.
How long do results typically last?
The effects of one Juvéderm treatment can last up to two years. This will vary depending on what filler is used and where it was injected. The longevity of your results can also depend on how fast your body breaks down the formula, which is unique from patient to patient.
What to Expect with Juvéderm®
To rejuvenate the youthful smoothness and contours of your face, schedule a consultation for Juvéderm injectable treatments at Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX. Each of the unique Juvéderm formulas is designed to correct common signs of aging, allowing board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Levesque to create a plan for your specific concerns and goals.