Dermal Fillers

FAQ Juvederm

What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is the only HA filler FDA approved* to last up to one year.∆ ß 1,2 Ask your physician how you can get long-lasting results with JUVÉDERM®. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) —the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). JUVÉDERM® XC comes in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM®Ultra Plus XC.

What does JUVÉDERM® XC do?
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

What is JUVÉDERM® XC indicated for?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM®Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).

Why does JUVÉDERM® XC come in two formulations?
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique needs. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year after initial treatment.∆ δ 1, 2 Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.

How is JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel used in treatment?
Your healthcare provider eases JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) and “marionette lines” (oral commissures). JUVÉDERM® XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year.∆ δ 1, 2 Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of JUVÉDERM® XC allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. And, JUVÉDERM® XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience† 1. Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

What kind of doctor can provide treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel?
A: Any authorized healthcare professional can administer JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.

Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.1

 

FAQ Restylane & Perlane

   

Where can products in the Restylane family be used?

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines); lipstick lines (the area just below the nose and above the upper lip); the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines (the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

The safety and effectiveness of products in the Restylane family for the treatment of anatomic regions other than nasolabial folds and lips (Restylane only) have not been established in controlled clinical studies. Patients should be limited to 6.0 mL per treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Patients should be limited to 1.5 mL per lip per treatment (Restylane only). If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction for lip enhancement, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.

How often should I be treated?

Restylane injectable gel has been clinically proven to provide results that last up to 18 months in the laugh lines (nasolabial folds), with only one follow-up treatment at either 4.5 or nine months. Your healthcare professional can work with you to help you establish your Restylane Regimen. Perlane injectable gel results may last up to six months after a single treatment.

When will I see results?

The Restylane family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

How much Restylane injectable gel will I need for full correction?

Due to the individual needs of each patient, it is important to discuss your full correction with your healthcare professional. However, in a clinical study where patients received full correction for their nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) during initial treatment in the Restylane Regimen, the average volume was 2 to 3 mL per patient.

Are there any reasons why I should not be treated with a product from the Restylane family?

Products in the Restylane family should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Products should not be injected anywhere except the skin, just under the skin (Perlane and Perlane-L only), or in the lips (Restylane only). Restylane-L and Perlane-L should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds and under 21 years for lips.

What should I tell my healthcare professional before having a treatment with a product from the Restylane family?

Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning to become pregnant or breastfeed, or have any serious allergies or bleeding disorders. You should also tell your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. You should also tell him or her if you have recently used aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

What are some of the common side effects?

After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.

Restylane for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years

How often should I be treated?

Lip enhancement with Restylane has been shown to last at least six months. You can consult your healthcare professional to establish a treatment plan that will help you maintain your lip enhancement.

When will I see results?

Restylane can instantly create fullness and definition in your lips, so you will see results immediately following your treatment.

Are there any reasons why I should not have a lip treatment with Restylane?

Restylane should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. Restylane should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Restylane should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 21 years for lips.

What should I tell my healthcare professional before my treatment with Restylane?

Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning to become pregnant or breastfeed, or have any serious allergies or bleeding disorders. You should also tell your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. You should also tell him or her if you have recently used aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

What are some common side effects associated with lip enhancement?

After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.