Frequently Asked Questions


What is JUVÉDERM®?

  • ​JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM®collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face - without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are a smooth, crystal-clear gel that are administered by injection in your aesthetic healthcare provider's office.



Where is JUVÉDERM® used?


Different formulations are approved to either lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, smooth vertical lip lines or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long lasting. 


  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding subtle volume around the nose and mouth in adults over the age of 21. 
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. 
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.
  • JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. 
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps lips as well as soothes and corrects moderate to severe parentheses lines in adults.



What is treatment experience like?


  • Your aesthetic healthcare provider will take your medical history and provide a facial analysis. Be prepared to discuss your aesthetic areas of concern. This is not a surgical treatment. Actual treatment with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels can take 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on which area of your face is being treated.



Does it hurt?


  • JUVÉDERM® injectable gels labeled with "XC" contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask your aesthetic healthcare provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.



Whats is the average treatment cost?


  • The cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. Look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with the JUVÉDERM® Collection. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” JUVÉDERM® Collection treatments —if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.



What is hyaluronic acid?


  • The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made fom hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.



When will I see results?


  • You will see results immediately/instantly.



How long do results last?


  • Results may last one year to two years, with optimal correction and depending on the formula used. Please see each product below to see how long results last with each formula, based on what was observed in clinical studies.



Are there any reasons I shouldn't receive JUVÉDERM®  injectable gel fillers?


  • Do not receive JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers if you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) in JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers.



What is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC?


  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur including the "parentheses lines" around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily correct facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face for adults over the age of 21.



How long does JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC last?


  • The clinical study demonstrated JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC lasts up to 18 months, with optimal treatment.



What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC?


  • The most common side effects included firmness, swelling, tenderness to touch, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. These side effects were usually mild or moderate in nature (causing little to some discomfort and impact on daily activities) and lasted 14 days or less.



How long does JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC work?


  • Over time, due to a variety of environmental and genetic factors, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.



What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?


  • As you age, the cheeks may flatten and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin's surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.


How long does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC last?


  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC provides natural-looking and long-lasting results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.


What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?


  • The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were moderate (uncomfortable), and generally lasted 2 to 4 weeks. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.


How does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC work?


  • Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin's surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.



What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?


  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called "lipstick lines" in adults over the age of 21.


How long does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC last?


  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC lasts up to 1 year, with optimal treatment.


What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?


  • The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness,lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were mild or moderate (uncomfortable) and generally lasted 30 days or less.


How does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC work?


  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. The lidocaine gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.



What is JUVÉDERM® XC?

  • First approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or ‘smile lines’ around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.


How long does JUVÉDERM® XC last?

  • JUVÉDERM® XC lasts up to one year with optimal treatment.


What are potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC?

  • The most commonly reported side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gels were temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. They were predominantly mild or moderate in nature and lasted 7 days or less.


How does JUVÉDERM® XC work?

  • JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.



What is JUVÉDERM® XC?

  • JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips-in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.


How long does JUVÉDERM® XC last?

  • JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC lasts up to one year, with optimal correction.


What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC?

  • For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps,and bruising.
  • For treating lines and wrinkles, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 7 days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, selling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.


How long does JUVÉDERM® XC work?

  • UVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
  • Also, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.