Before You Go
Questions to ask your doctor:
- Would you recommend using Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus for my wrinkles?
- Will using Juvederm XC (with a numbing agent) cost more?
Pre-procedure prep for Juvederm: Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen can intensify bruising, itching, and swelling, so avoid blood thinners and steroids for a week before the injections.
On the day of treatment: Don't wear makeup on the area to be injected.
What To Expect
After Juvederm injections, you may notice bruising and swelling at the injection site. This is very common after Juvederm injections.
Who should do it: Your Juvederm injections should be administered by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Duration: Your Juvederm appointment can take as little as 15 minutes. Scheduling a full hour out of your day will ensure you won't have to rush.
How Painful Is It?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is injected more deeply into the skin, using a slightly larger needle. Ask your physician about Juvederm XC, which contains the numbing agent lidocaine to automatically anesthesize the skin. This can make Juvederm injections more comfortable.
Options for anesthesia: An ice pack and numbing cream can help alleviate the needle's prick. If you are especially sensitive you can request a nerve block, though keep in mind the injection of the nerve block is painful as well.