Is there a difference between a touch up and a full or half syringe Juvederm injection?
How Much Juvederm for a Touch Up Lip Injection?
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Touch up lip injection with Juvederm
For touch ups I use Restylane as it makes a small syringe 0.4ml only.
Juvederm does not have any syringe less than 1ml and that is too much for touch ups.
One Juvederm syringe at least
It is not possible to divide a syringe between patients so one syringe is the least unit that could be used. Better to get the full correction than a small touch up followed by more injections.
Use of Juvederm touch up or correction syringes.
The standard an only dose of Juvederm comes in 0.8 cc. It is generally recommended that you use once a syringe is opened, it should only be used at a single setting on a single patient. You may find practitioners who divide the commercially available Juvederm dose but this is not consistent with the product insert instructions. Generally once a syringe is opened a portion or all of it can be used but you will most likely be responsible for the cost of the entire syringe.
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Was it Saved?
If your Juvederm was saved from your initial treatment, you can have a touch up pretty easily. Most of us do not charge for that.
However, Juvederm does not come in a smaller syringe than the standard 0.8 cc. So you must purchase the whole syringe if you need the touch up.
It is possible to use the Restylane smaller syringe 0.5 cc. for the touch up. The two products can mix without a problem.
As far as I know, Juvederm does not have a "touch up" syringe and you are charged for a full syringe. Radiesse does make a touch up syringe (0.3cc). This is great so that the expense is minimized.
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