Referred to as a filler, Juvéderm is a non-surgical, cosmetic treatment injected into the lips to create a fuller look. Juvéderm is made by Allergan, the global market leader in medical aesthetics, having over 60 years of product manufacturing.
Juvéderm products are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that provide 9 months to a year of lip augmentation. Adding temporary volume and a smoother appearance, hyaluronic acid works by retaining water at the injection site for a more cushioned look. Occurring naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid is a sugar found in the body.
Juvéderm is injected directly into the lips with a fine needle and some may find slight discomfort associated with the non-surgical procedure. Juvéderm products contain lidocaine, the local anesthetic, to help lessen the discomfort during injection and the physician may choose to numb the site prior to injection.
After the injections, patients should avoid any alcoholic beverages, strenuous exercise, and both sun and heat exposure. Exposure to any of the following may result in temporary swelling, itching or redness at the injection site.
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