What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA approved dermal filler uniquely formulated to temporarily decrease the evidence of smile lines, vertical lines, and marionette lines on the face. The filler is composed of hyaluronic acid that has been chemically bonded using Hylacross™.
Juvederm treatments are only available through healthcare professionals who are trained and experienced in dermal filler injections. The treatments are given in an office setting, where a healthcare professional guides a very fine needle below the epidermis and into the connective tissues within the dermal area of the face where deep lines and folds develop. There, the gel works like a sponge within the skin, where it also absorbs water, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm contains a pain-numbing lidocaine anesthetic, which keeps patient discomfort at a minimum. In most cases, Juvederm treatments are performed in just minutes and require little or no down time. Cosmetic results are instantaneous, and the younger appearance achieved in a single Juvederm treatment can last up to one year, after which time the body safely absorbs the biocompatible gel.
Is Juvederm Right for You?
All Juvederm injections are non-surgical and tailored to each patient’s needs and desired results. Even if you are a person of color, the FDA considers Juvederm to be the first safe and effective way of improving the cosmetic appearance of smile lines without increasing the risk of hyper-pigmentation or hypertrophic scarring.
Juvederm is the number one dermal filler in the United States today, but only a healthcare professional experienced in dermal fillers can determine whether Juvederm is right for you. Individual Juvederm results will vary from patient to patient, so a one-on-one consultation can give you a better understanding of the type of results you can expect following a treatment.