JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers
Cosmetic filler treatment to improve your skin.
Allow your skin to look better than ever through JUVÉDERM® cosmetic fillers, an easy way to restore lost fullness in your skin, smooth out pesky wrinkles and lines, all with natural results
As you get older, you start losing volume in your lips and cheeks and start seeing an increase in lines and wrinkles. Let us help you correct these skin problems through JUVÉDERM® injections.
Approximately three days after your procedure, you should start noticing a big difference in your skin. We recommend adopting a healthy skincare routine so results from JUVÉDERM® can be enhanced and prolonged.
Depending on the size of the treated area, when coming in for JUVÉDERM® injections, you shouldn’t be at our clinic for longer than an hour, which makes this cosmetic procedure extra convenient.
Temporary, Yet Long-Lasting
JUVÉDERM® is a temporary solution to wrinkles, lines, and lost fullness, however, you can expect results to last for up to one year before you book another procedure appointment.
Each injection is customized to our specific patient needs which helps increase the effectiveness of the filler. JUVÉDERM® has many of the same effective benefits of a surgical face lift but is less invasive and more convenient with little-to-no downtime.
How JUVÉDERM® Works
The results from JUVÉDERM® injections look so natural, but how? We use an injectable gel filler containing hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring sugar found in your body. Using an 8-point injection technique, the fillers combine with the water in your skin to do their magic and give you a more youthful appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I expect when I come into Total Skincare to receive a JUVÉDERM® injection?
When you’re ready to receive your JUVÉDERM® treatment, the first step is a consultation with an experienced injector that will spend time assessing your needs, areas of concern, safety, risks and any post treatment care that’s required. Our focus is your desired outcome, and our experts will clearly outline options and recommendations in a full treatment plan that’s 100% personalized to your goals. Your treatment plan is designed with your lifestyle, budget and timelines in mind, and includes a facial assessment that provides suggestions on improving your skin complexion and explains how to take care of and maintain your JUVÉDERM® results.
- Is JUVÉDERM® painful?
There may be some discomfort during and after the injection, but it is formulated with lidocaine which allows for a more comfortable treatment experience. We may choose to numb or ice the area prior to treatment to help further minimize discomfort.
- How long does it last?
The results from JUVÉDERM® are temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Touch-ups and repeat injections typically are needed to maintain optimal results. We will build a custom treatment plan for your specific needs.
- What are the risks/side effects?
The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. With JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects are mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and last 2 to 4 weeks.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
- Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®XC?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler has been studied in all skin types.
- What’s the difference between BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®?
BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® are two non-surgical ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® is injected in the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the mouth and nose. BOTOX® on the other hand in injected below the skin’s surface to reduce the temporary activity of facial muscles between the brows and crow’s feet areas of the face.
- Will insurance cover this procedure?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions to what your plan covers, it is best to talk with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
- How to choose an injector?
Ready to schedule a consultation? Here are some questions to ask your JUVÉDERM® injector:
Do they have medical expertise in facial anatomy? Are they licensed and trained in a field of aesthetic medicine such as dermatology or cosmetic surgery?
How many years of experience do they have injecting JUVÉDERM®? How often do they treat patients with JUVÉDERM®?
Do they have before and after pictures of patients they’ve treated? Do they schedule a follow up visit after treatment?
Our team of trained and experienced injectors are focused on your safety and satisfaction and work with you on a personalized treatment plan – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Meet our JUVÉDERM® Professionals
Dr. John Arlette, MD, FRCP, Dermatologic Surgeon
With over 30 years operating his own medical practice in Calgary, and over 20 years of injectables experience, Dr. John Arlette is a board-certified dermatologist who is highly sought-after for his technique and expertise. He’s built his career on listening to his client’s needs, developing innovative and advanced skincare techniques, and recommending the most effective treatment plans, cosmetic products, and services.
Nikki Maucieri, LPN
In her 12-year career at Total Skincare Centre as both a Surgical and Cosmetic Nurse, Nikki is an award-winning LPN. Working closely with Dr. John Arlette, Nikki enjoys a busy injectable practice and consistently strives to deliver superior results and excellent customer care with every single patient she treats.