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Quick Facts About JUVÉDERM®

  • Principle Benefits: Safe, effective, and natural-looking non-surgical facial rejuvenation; a quick treatment process with no downtime
  • Common Treatment Areas: Cheeks, lips, chin, jawline, and nasolabial folds
  • Result Longevity: Varies by formula; on average, results last for a year or more

As we age, underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down in the skin resulting in wrinkles. The skin and soft tissue begins to sag, and deep folds can occur. This can be especially evident in the crease next to the nose, cheek, and lip area. For patients wanting to diminish these signs of aging, the JUVÉDERM® family of dermal fillers can be administered to fill these lines and folds.


JUVÉDERM® is a popular brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers designed to rejuvenate the face with smooth, natural-looking results. JUVÉDERM® treatments are ideal for patients who want a quick, simple way to reduce or eliminate facial folds and lines with little to no downtime or pain. The procedure takes just about 30 minutes and provides immediate benefits. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort. A topical numbing crème is administered for a more comfortable treatment.

I go to see Dr. Polacek about every eight months to get some Juvederm filler. I love how it looks after about a week. Everything settles in and looks so smooth. I would definitely recommend going to her. She’s the best.

sdradoptions Elaine

April 30, 2021


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What Are the Benefits of JUVÉDERM®?

The JUVÉDERM® family of fillers offer patients many benefits, including:

What Is JUVÉDERM® Used for?

Our providers offer JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLUX® XC. Each formulation is specially made to treat a specific concern with the best possible outcome. Depending on your needs, our providers may recommend one of these fillers to correct volume loss in your face, plump your lips, or smooth unwanted lines and wrinkles. For those seeking a more complete non-surgical rejuvenation, BOTOX® Cosmetic combined with JUVÉDERM® offers a way to minimize wrinkles, while sculpting the upper and lower face.

Is JUVÉDERM® Right for Me?

JUVÉDERM® fillers can help many patients interested in slowing down the effects of facial aging, which often includes a loss of volume, fullness, and soft facial contours. Since these aesthetic injectables are derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring ingredient in the body that helps retain hydration, there is usually minimal risk of an adverse allergic reaction. JUVÉDERM® also does not require surgery or anesthesia to rejuvenate the face. For this reason, JUVÉDERM® products can be successfully administered to patients who:

Our team will ask you about your medical history and concerns to confirm whether JUVÉDERM® is the ideal aesthetic treatment for you. There are many formulations of JUVEDERM available to target specific areas of the face Our providers can guide you as to the best filler option to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Patient Results

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What Types of JUVÉDERM® Are Available?

During your consultation, one of our providers will review your treatment options based on what you wish to address. They will also discuss the pros and cons of JUVÉDERM® treatment, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre-and post-treatment instructions, and aesthetic outcomes. For more information about the types of JUVÉDERM® fillers we offer, please see the descriptions below.

Before and After Photographs

Patient 1
This 40-year-old patient underwent two treatments of injections. The first treatment consisted of one treatment of BOTOX® between the eyes and the crow’s feet, as well as a treatment of JUVÉDERM® in the lower face. The second treatment consisted of an additional syringe of JUVÉDERM® in the lower face 12 days later. She was very happy with the results, voicing to Dr. Polacek that she felt “10 years younger.” The patient also remarked that she felt Dr. Polacek did a wonderful job of being gentle, and that the process was overall painless.

Patient 2
This patient had 4 treatments of Fraxel® as well as 2 syringes of JUVÉDERM® to the face. The second view shows the patient after undergoing only 3 treatments of Fraxel® along with the JUVÉDERM®. She is very pleased with the results.


JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is intended for plumping the lips to create a fuller, more shapely appearance. This is ideal for patients who would like a fuller and more youthful lip. JUVÉDERM® XC is also used to rejuvenate the face by smoothing moderate lines around the nose and mouth (also known as nasolabial folds or parentheses).


JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a non-surgical method of rejuvenation as it softens the perioral lines that develop around the mouth, above the lips, and in the lips(often referred to as smoker’s lines or lipstick lines). This product also can be used for those wanting to restore volume that has depleted over time due to aging.


JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as the lines that extend from the sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds or oral commissures).

Results from JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC can last 12- 18 months.


JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC can effectively restore volume to the cheek and chin that has been lost due to aging. This filler provides a subtle lift to the midface with lasting results up to two years.


JUVÉDERM VOLUX® XC restores lost definition in the jawline by rebuilding contours in this area. As the first and only FDA-approved filler designed for this purpose, VOLUX offers a long-lasting solution to a receding jawline.

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Introducing Volux, the latest rage in dermal fillers from Allergan to treat the jawline. Our lovely administrative assistant had 3 syringes of Volux for the jawline and 1 syringe of Voluma for the chin. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Polacek to see if Volux is right for you.

What Can I Expect During Treatment With JUVÉDERM®?

Our providers will discuss your aesthetic concerns during your consultation then injection site(s) will be cleansed and a local numbing creme can be applied to enhance comfort, if desired. Most patients report only mild discomfort during injections, if any, and describe the treatment as tolerable. The injections only take a few minutes per site, depending on the extent of concerns you wish to treat. The chosen JUVÉDERM® filler will be carefully injected, the area will be gently massaged, and our providers will then evaluate the outcome and inject additional product as necessary. The entire treatment can take 15 minutes to one hour depending on the extent of your goals.

Is There a Recovery Period After JUVÉDERM® Injections?

There is no significant downtime required after JUVÉDERM® injections, which is usually considered one of the chief benefits of treatment. Although a recovery period is not typically necessary, you may be advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 to 48 hours. Our providers will discuss more personalized guidance on aftercare based on your individual treatment. Mild to moderate swelling and bruising after treatment is considered normal and should not be a cause for concern. Thanks to our providers’ meticulous injection technique, patients generally do not experience any considerable side effects.

How Long Do JUVÉDERM® Results Last?

Though temporary, JUVÉDERM® products are known for providing long-lasting results. Results from your treatment will ultimately depend upon which injectable you receive. JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus XC, VOLBELLA® XC, and VOLUX® XC have proven to maintain their effects for up to one year, while JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC can last up to 18 months. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC, on the other hand, can last for as long as two years. If you are interested in maintaining your results long-term, you can schedule periodic treatment touch-ups to receive additional filler.

How Much Does JUVÉDERM® Cost?

The cost of your JUVÉDERM® injections will vary based on the type of filler and how many syringes are recommended. Before your treatment, our team will provide you with an estimate of your total cost to ensure you know what to expect.

Was extremely pleased with both the Dr./ Staff and the Procedure. Very comforting and informative. I’m totally assured I’ve chosen the right Dr to put a Happy Face back on me! Highly Recommend!!

Elizabeth. H

If you would like to discuss dermal fillers with one of our amazing providers, please contact the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery to request a consultation at 401-331-0202. We look forward to helping you find the best approach to address your specific aesthetic needs.

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