Frequently Asked Questions
Juvaderm Dermal Filler FAQ’s
Although extremely rare, skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection. After lip enhancement, lips may swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days. In case of more pronounced reactions or if they last longer than a week, contact our practitioner. You should discuss side effects and post treatment reactions with our practitioner during consultation.
• The nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial fold).
• Lines around the mouth (Periorial lines and Oral Commissures).
• Natural lip enhancement and definition or the border (Vermillion Border + Philtrum).
• Natural cheek augmentation.
• Can also be used for replacing soft tissue volume loss and scar corrections.
Juvederm Ultra (2), Juvederm Ultra (3) and Juvederm Ultra Smile typically last 6-9 months.
Juvederm Voluma, Volift and Volbella typically last for 12-18 months.
After consultation, and if you are happy to proceed, a complete medical assessment will be carried out and you will need to sign a consent form before treatment can progress. It is also a requirement of our aesthetics insurance to obtain ‘before and after’ photographs. These will be stored in strict confidence following the Data Protection Act (1998) principles of being used solely for the purpose intended.
During Treatment: Approximately 30 mins prior to treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed with Cholorhexadine solution, a topical anaesthetic is then applied. Following this, the dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using very fine needle. The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes. The benefits can be seen instantly.
After Treatment: Dermal Fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended six months after your initial dermal filler treatment. This will be discussed during the consultation.
After treatment, some reactions might occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.
Dermal fillers should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation, or skin related problems. Dermal Fillers have not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by the skin injection procedure.
A full medical assessment will be undertaken during your consultation.