JuvedermCurrently, the agent that is used most frequently in my practice is the hyaluronic gel Juvederm, which is manufactured by the Allergan Corporation. Juvederm is cross-linked hyaluronic acid, lasts up to 10 – 12 months, is lab derived, and feels very natural.
Juvederm injections are performed under a topical anesthetic. The entire procedure, including application of the anesthetic and injection, is performed in a 45-minute office visit. The results are almost immediate, although there is occasionally some swelling that can last overnight. Patients are advised to avoid aspirin or NSAIDs such as Motrin, Advil, and Naprosyn for a week prior to the treatment to avoid bruising.