Commonly asked questions
Facial fillers (otherwise known as dermal fillers) are injectable gels used to restore or add volume to the face. Fillers vary in density (thickness), which determines the area they can be used in and what they’re designed for, whether that is to provide lift or contouring, create symmetry, fill in lines or deep folds, or enhance a particular feature such as the lips.
Fillers can be permanent or temporary. The non-permanent range of JUVÉDERM® fillers have durable, long-lasting results (up to 24 months, depending on the particular JUVÉDERM® filler and the areas treated), but your body is able to break the filler down naturally and eventually the results will fade.
Although facial fillers can be made of different ingredients, they all aim to produce a result that is seen instantly after treatment. Facial fillers may be used as an alternative to surgery, helping you to avoid invasive and expensive procedures.
JUVÉDERM® is the world’s leading hyaluronic acid or HA facial filler. HA binds to water in your skin which may smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume and enhance or define facial features.
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers have the ability to integrate with your own facial tissue to get natural-looking results.
Each JUVÉDERM® facial filler is designed for a particular purpose, whether it’s to treat fine or deep lines/folds, restore facial volume for a lifting effect, or reshape and redefine the lips. Your qualified medical aesthetics practitioner may suggest several treatments from the JUVÉDERM® range to create a tailored treatment plan for you.
JUVÉDERM® is made by Allergan, and is the world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers. Allergan has over 60 years of experience of over 60 years in stringent product manufacturing. Our JUVÉDERM® range of facial fillers is made using innovative technology to help you achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results (up to 24 months, dependent on the facial filler used and the area treated).
REFRESH IT or ENHANCE IT – it’s up to you
JUVÉDERM® hyaluronic acid facial fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to either refresh your look or enhance your features.
If you want to REFRESH your look, we have specific facial fillers that can replace lost facial volume, lift cheeks, plump lips, smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore moisture content.
The ways that JUVÉDERM® facial fillers can REFRESH your look include:
- Softening the lines around your eyes*
- Improving your under-eye area*
- Adding volume to your temples
- Adding fullness to your cheeks
- Lifting and projecting, for a more defined look
- Softening and smoothing lines around the mouth
- Adding volume and definition to plump your lips
- Contouring your chin and jawline
If you want to ENHANCE your features, we have specific facial fillers designed to shape and contour particular areas of the face.
The ways that JUVÉDERM® facial fillers can ENHANCE your features include:
- Contouring your forehead
- Reviving your eye area
- Lifting and projecting your cheeks for a more defined look
- Plumping your lips, and can improve lip shape
- Contouring your chin and jawline
Results can last up to 24 months, depending on the treatment chosen and the area treated.
* Reserved for specialists specifically trained in this technique who have a sound knowledge of the physiology of this particular area.
Our patented technology allows JUVÉDERM® facial fillers to blend with the tissue under the skin for a natural look and feel, whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning.
During consultation, your qualified medical aesthetics practitioner will look at your face whilst it’s still (static) and moving (dynamic) to make sure they’re able to give you a result you’ll be happy with.
Results with JUVÉDERM® can last for up to 24 months, depending on the treatment chosen and the area treated.
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers include the anaesthetic lidocaine, which can help reduce any discomfort you may feel during treatment.
Results are visible shortly after treatment. Most people return to their normal routine on the day they are treated, depending on treatment received.
Potential side effects associated with JUVÉDERM® products include temporary injection-site reactions such as:
These reactions may occur immediately or may be delayed, and can last for up to a week. Injection in the lip may cause more swelling and bruising due to the unique physiology of this area. As with any injection, there is a risk of infection. This is not a complete list of potential side effects. If inflammatory reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, seek medical attention as soon as possible.