Juvederm is a ‘next generation’ family of smooth, long-lasting gel dermal fillers, and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology. Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s youthful fullness has been lost, such as wrinkles of the upper and lower face, lipstick lines, and for plumping out the lips.
Juvederm is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin. Since it is not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction. The formula is highly biocompatible, and no testing is required prior to administration. Juvederm has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
The main difference between Juvederm and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that Juvederm has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and it is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. These gels utilize a suspension process, with particles that can be visibly seen. The particles in Juvederm gel are so small that it is completely transparent.
The combination of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and the smoother formulation make Juvederm long-lasting (up to six months or longer), easier to fill with, and should produce more natural, even filling effects, with patient discomfort minimized at the injection site. As with other hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvederm is gradually absorbed naturally into the body.
Juvederm is used to fill in superficial lines on the forehead, cheeks, lips, and corners of the mouth. Juvederm is also used to enhance and rejuvenate lips and ear lobes, to fill in depressed areas under the eyes, and raise acne scars. Our patients love the way Juvederm can be used to sculpt lips. Juvederm is ideal for erasing vertical lines on the lips as well as accentuating the borders of the lips and restoring a more youthful curve. Lips can also be increased in size, if desired.