Skin care is a very big market. According to the reports, almost 15 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were conducted in 2012 alone. These are equivalent to millions of dollars. Most of these are for reconstructive procedures. However, people nowadays are looking for more efficient, less hassle and non-invasive ways for their skin to stay look younger. It is a good thing that there is already JuveDerm.

What is JuveDerm in the first place?

JuveDerm is like Botox in the sense that it is also injectable. However, they differ in lots of aspects. JuveDerm uses dermal fillers called hyaluronic acid instead of bacterium. Some people are, in fact, quite hesitant to have Botox because of the toxins that it contains. Well, generally, Botox is from minute quantity of bacterium.  Wrong amount of injection will most likely kill a person; hence, posing great amount of risk. Moreover, the effects of JuveDerm last longer than Botox. It will take between nine months to one year before a person needs another procedure again.

Further, JuveDerm products are made from smooth and consistent gel. It is also preferred by many than other hyaluronic gels because the latter type is usually made from granular consistency.

Clinical Trials

There have been various clinical trials conducted in the United States even before JuveDerm was widely popularized to the public. Aside from that, there are also lots of studies affirming its effectiveness in correcting facial wrinkles and folds. The results were impressive, though no longer surprising. According to the studies, almost 9 out of 10 patients who underwent JuveDerm procedure see improvement in their facial lines for 24 weeks. This is way higher than those who had Zyplast, with only 36 to 40 percent improvement rating among patients. With that, 84 to 88 percent of the patients choose JuveDerm as their most preferred option than Zyplast.

What are the safety reminders when having JuveDerm?

Nevertheless, even though that this procedure has been warmly accepted by the public because of its proven effectiveness over other treatments, there are still some safety information that people need to keep in mind. Some of these include the following:

  • Contraindications – patients with allergies should know that they must never have JuveDerm injectable gels. This is specifically vital for those who have history of anaphylaxis and other multiple severe allergies. Aside from that, this procedure should never be conducted too to people with history of allergic reaction to Gram-positive bacterial proteins, as well as JuveDerm Ultra XC and even Ultra Plus XC variants.

  • Warnings – the gels should never be injected in the vessels. If active inflammatory or infection occurs at the specific area of the skin where the injection was conducted, the process should be deferred until the reaction is already controlled.

  • Precautions – there are some precautionary measures that people need to know about JuveDerm. One very important reminder is the strict rule that it should only be administered by a practitioner or someone who is guided by professionals. It should not be done like a “do-it-yourself” or DIY treatment.