FAQ at Happy Clinic Boulder
Boulder JUVEDERM® Ultra XC/ Restylane®
What is Boulder Juvederm®/Restylane® ?
Juvederm® (made by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic) and Restylane® (made by Galderma) are made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar naturally found in your skin and connective tissues. What makes Juvederm® and Restylane® so special is that once it is injected into the body, Juvederm® and Restylane® start absorbing water like a dry sponge and plumps up the area in which it was injected. Juvederm® and Restylane® are FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds (smile lines from the nose to around the mouth), but is also often used to plump up the lips and to lessen the appearance of tired bags under the eyes. Learn more about Juvederm at juvederm.com and Restylane at restylaneusa.com.
How long does Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane® last?
Juvederm® has been shown to last for up to 12 months. Restylane® has been shown to last only 6-8 months, however Restylane® is softer and is better suited for treatment of the undereye / tear trough area. When Restylane® is used in this area it will often last about 1 year because there is not a lot of movement in the tear trough area. After injection the body naturally starts breaking Juvederm® and Restylane® down into simple sugars and this process may take a total of 6-12 months or more to complete. In the mean time, you enjoy the benefits of decreased lines and wrinkles and increased fullness in the lips.
Does Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane® hurt?
Juvederm® and Restylane® are well tolerated by most patients. Allergan's Juvederm Ultra XC comes premixed with lidocaine, making the injections much more comfortable than previous fillers. Numbing creams can help with any discomfort and a local anesthetic injection is always done for sensitive areas like the lips at no extra cost.
How will I look post-treatment of Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane®?
Post-treatment injection sites will have some redness and swelling. Most patients can return to work the next day without any problems. Lip augmentation with Juvederm® or Restylane® will look grossly enlarged for the first 24-48 hours with a return to normalcy in 3-5 days. It is recommended that you do lip augmentation with Juvederm® or Restylane® on a Friday, thus being able to return to work by Monday.
Post procedure instructions:
You may ice the area treated to help reduce swelling and redness. Icing should be done a maximum of 10 minutes every 2-3 hours. Dr.. Nguyen recommends not touching the area or massaging the area the first 2 weeks. After all the swelling has resolved, you may feel some lumpiness as you run your finger across the injection site. This is normal. If these lumps are visible, you may start massaging 2 weeks post injection. Remember, Juvederm and Restylane are totally reversible with Hyaluronidase.
What is the cost of Boulder Juvederm®/ Restylane®?
Happy Clinic Boulder, Colorado charges $600 per syringe of Juvederm® or Restylane® These prices are for a full 1.0 cc of Juvederm® Ultra XC or UltraPlus XC and 1.0 cc of Restylane®, Restylane Lyft, or Restylane Silk. Most patients need 2 syringes for full correction of nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Can I do Juvederm®/Restylane® and Botox® at the same visit?
Yes. Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® are often used together to give the total non-surgical rejuvenation. Most patients choose to undergo both treatments at the same time to reduce the inconveniece of coming back. Others choose to do them separately for financial or other reason.
Where is Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane® administered?
Juvederm® / Restylane® can be administered anywhere you want volume, including cheeks, undereye area, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and even the chin and jawline. Juvederm® / Restylane® can also be used to fill acne scars and indentations.
Who will be doing my Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane® Injections?
All Boulder Juvederm® / Restylane® injections are done by Dr. Phil Nguyen, MD or Dr. Victoria Monroe DDS at Happy Clinic Boulder.
Dr. Nguyen has over 14 years experience in doing cosmetic injections, with thousands of injections done safely and effectively, while Dr. Chu has had extensive training by Dr. Nguyen in Happy Clinic techniques.
Are Boulder Juvederm® /Restylane® injections safe?
Juvederm® was approved by the FDA on June 2006. Juvederm has since dominated the filler market due to its safety, ease of injection, and long lasting results. Dr. Nguyen consistently uses Juvederm as his filler of choice for general applications and likes Restylane for the undereye area..