Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. By replacing lost volume, Juvederm quickly corrects wrinkles with a simple injection.
Juvederm is made with a smooth hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the connective tissue of your body. Juvederm comes in different formulas to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, working from the inside out to give the face a more youthful appearance. This non-surgical treatment lasts as long as 1 year.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm?
Juvederm is suitable for all skin colors and types. We use Juvederm for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It may also be recommended for filling out thin lips and the hollow areas around the eyes and near the top of the nose. In some cases it has also been used for restoring volume to the cheeks.
Placement for Juvederm is determined after carefully evaluating the wrinkles present on your face. Areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable; Juvederm is then injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin.
Results of Juvederm typically last 9-12 months. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain skin volume and wrinkle correction over the years.
What are the risks of Juvederm?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective when administered by a qualified. Because Juvederm is biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people, you do not need a pre-treatment allergy test. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Juvederm is a good option for you.
Side effects are usually minor and last fewer than 7 days. You may have some redness and swelling at the treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness.