Who is a good candidate for Juvederm™?
A good candidate is someone who is NOT allergic to the key ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or lidocaine, someone who does NOT have a history of multiple severe allergies, someone who does NOT have a history of excessive scarring or skin pigmentation disorders, and someone who does NOT have a history of bleeding disorders.
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What happens during the procedure?
The treatment takes less than an hour and immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days.
What should I do after the procedure?
Immediately after a treatment, the area may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days (up to a week). After your injection, keep your head elevated for one hour. Ice packs may be used for one to two days for pain and swelling. Additionally, over the counter ibuprofen may be used for discomfort and swelling. During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. in a solarium or by sunbathing) or extreme cold. Injection-related reactions such as swelling, redness and tenderness might occur, but other types of reactions are very rare.