Juvéderm is an injectable gel dermal filler that instantly smoothes out wrinkles and lines on the face. This simple procedure provides a natural, smooth look and only requires about 15 minutes to perform. Juvéderm is available in two formulations—Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus. Juvéderm Ultra offers versatility in enhancing the usual wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is usually used to correct deeper folds and wrinkles.
During the procedure, Juvéderm is injected under the skin using a needle. The filler temporarily adds volume to the skin, which can last up to one year. There is very little downtime. Mild redness, swelling, and tenderness may occur at the injection site after the procedure, but these effects are temporary and typically heal within a few days.
Blunt Tip Needle (Microcannula) for Filler Injection
There are many advantages of a blunt tip needle for filler injections.
- Less pain: traditional filler injections need numerous needle sticks, but blunt tip needles need only two entry points for a typical filler injection. A longer, more flexible needle with a blunt tip is able to reach much larger areas.
- Bruise-free: The beauty of the blunt tip is it allows the needle to easily steer its way around blood vessels instead of cutting through them with traditional needles.
- More skin rejuvenation: Mechanical stimulation caused by the needle’s back-and-forth movement induces micro-trauma in local tissue, which stimulates fibroblast to produce new collagen and stimulates platelets to release growth factors.