Juvederm is a dermal filler range marketed by Allergan in New Zealand. The Juvederm range is a direct competitor to the Restylane range and has 4 very similar products. The differences between them are very small, though some argue that Restylane givens a sharper more defined structure whereas Juvederm produces a softer, more rounded result. In the hands of a skilled injector like Dianna and Kirsty, there is very little difference and it often comes down to the individual anatomy when choosing which product is used.
The Juvederm Range consists of:
- Juvederm Refine – for very fine lines or deep skin hydration.
- Juvederm Ultra (Volbella) – is used for fine lines and wrinkles particularly around the eyes and smile lines around the mouth. Ultra is also used in Lip Augmentation.
- Juvederm Ultra Plus (Vollift) – for deeper folds around the nose and mouth or for lip augmentation (depending on the patient).
- Juvederm Voluma – The ‘thickest’ product is used for volumising the cheeks, shaping the face or lifting the face (a.k.a The Liquid Facelift).
JUVÉDERM ULTRA® & JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® injectable gels are Prescription Medicines containing 24 mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. They are used for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People with autoimmune disease; or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, age under 18; or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring.Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling/itching/pain on pressure); induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Speak to your specialist about your own situation. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® injectable gel is a Prescription Medicine containing 20mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. It is used to restore volume of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People who have autoimmune disease; severe multiple allergies; a history of anaphylactic shock; acute rheumatic fever with heart complications; streptococcal disease; undergoing anticoagulant treatment; in combination with drugs that reduce or inhibit hepatic metabolism.Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness, swelling) which may be associated with itching and/or pain on pressure, bruising, indurations or nodules, discolouration, weak filling effects, abscess formation, granuloma, hypersensitivity. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.
JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA®, JUVÉDERM ULTRA® and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS® are registered trademarks. Allergan New Zealand Ltd. PO Box 1873 Auckland 1000, New Zealand.