What is Juvederm?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC administered by New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Nicole Schrader you can get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, your healthcare professional eases JUVÉDERM® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.
While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS™ technology. HYLACROSS™ gives JUVÉDERM® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year with only one treatment.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations – JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.
There are plenty of dermal wrinkle fillers on the market today, but we think you’ll agree JUVÉDERM® XC is special. (After all, there’s a reason JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling dermal filler in the U.S.) For a smooth, comfortable experience combined with long-lasting results, don’t wait – ask your doctor about JUVÉDERM® XC treatment today.
Dr. Schrader has 20 years experience, over 15 years in private practice in NJ and performed hundreds of JUVÉDERM® and other cosmetic procedures.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a good facial plastic surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who:
- Is trained and experienced in all facial plastic surgery procedures
- Operates only in accredited medical facilities
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics
- Is board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Results vary by person based on how the body metabolizes the injections, but Juvederm typically lasts for a period of 9 months to one year. The manufactures note that the HA products may last 6-12 months. However, certain areas of the face, such as the lips will have faster volume depletion due to their movement. Each person is an individual, so predicting precise longevity is difficult.
While other HA fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, Juvéderm injectable gel is the first smooth-consistency HA gel. It’s innovative manufacturing process gives Juvéderm its unique smooth-gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why Juvéderm injectable gel is the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to 1 year. In addition, Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC have Xylocaine mixed in the filler.
If you usually bruise with injections, there may be bruising with Juvéderm injectable gel. If you take apirin or ibuprofen every day, or if you supplement with omega 3’s, fish oil, or garlic every day, you should consider stopping those a few days before your appointment. If you do have bruising, it is fine to use cover-up makeup to hide it and it should completely resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks. If there is bruising, it does not diminish the effect of the Juvéderm injectable gel.
If you live in the state of New Jersey, Schrader Plastic Surgery offers Juvéderm among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
The Juvederm procedure is very fast, and the actual injections generally take around 30 minutes. If this is your first visit with Dr. Schrader, you will need to allow for additional time before the injections are administered to discuss your medical history. Dr. Schrader will apply a lidocaine numbing cream to make the application more comfortable, and will have cool compresses for you to take home and apply to the treated areas if necessary.
Most of Dr. Schrader’s patients are able to resume daily activities or return to work the day of treatment as there will be minimal swelling. In order to prevent a greater degree of swelling and bruising, it is advisable to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen containing products for a few days. It is also a good idea to avoid exercise other than walking for 24 hours following treatment.
If you’ve been considering JUVEDERM, please request a consultation online, or call Dr. Schrader’s office at 609-279-0009.