As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvederm® injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen! “Juvederm® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year.” Juvederm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvederm® injectable gel under the skin 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). Juvederm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel-so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvederm® compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.
- Almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvederm® injectable gel and another dermal filler† preferred Juvederm®!
- Juvederm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
With Juvederm® the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into your doctor’s office for treatment and step right back into your life.
- Juvederm® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
What to Expect During Treatment
Because Juvederm® injectable gel is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime. So you can make an appointment to stop by Dr. Workman’s office for treatment on the way home from work or the gym, or even while the kids are at soccer practice-and get right back to your life.
Before you go
Avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Contact Dr. Workman’s office for the best recommendation.
When you arrive
If this is your first visit, you can download the forms regarding your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you may take, and will tell you more about wrinkle treatment with Juvederm®. Juvederm® injectable gel does not require an allergy test.
Determining your treatment needs
Dr. Workman will examine the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of wrinkles and folds to determine your treatment. Juvederm® injectable gel is available in two formulations-Juvederm® Ultra for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and Juvederm® Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to better tailor treatment to your unique needs. They may even take pre-treatment photographs so you can see the difference after treatment!
Save money on treatment with Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program
Join Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program and you can earn points toward future appointments for Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. With each treatment, your points will add up and then may be used to create a $25 coupon. Then use your coupons during your visit to Dr. Workman’s office. As you continue to receive treatments, you will earn more points. Click here to SIGN UP Registering for Brilliant Distinctions is easy:
- Create your account on brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com
- Choose Dr. Workman as your provider
- When you call us for an appointment, tell the staff that you’re a member.
With each JUVÉDERM® XC treatment at Dr. Workman’s plastic surgery office, you can earn points for Brilliant Distinctions. Each treatment is worth the following:
- 1 syringe: 200 points
- 2 syringes: 400 points
Before the procedure: Although anesthesia is not required, your healthcare professional may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area first.
The procedure: Your healthcare professional will ease the Juvederm® injectable gel under your skin to augment, or fill, wrinkles and folds. Following the injection, your healthcare professional may gently massage the treated areas. The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes. After the procedure: With Juvederm®, there is minimal recovery or downtime. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare professional will tell you when makeup may be applied after your treatment. Seeing results: You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year! However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results. Service areas include: Vancouver, Seattle, Redmond, Kennewick, Bellevue, Richland, Pasco, Camas and Walla Walla Washington. We also service patients in Portland, Beaverton, Salem, Hillsboro, Gresham, Tigard, Milwaukie, Eugene, Lake Oswego, Bend, Aloha, Corvallis and Tualatin.