If you’re looking for long-lasting youth, Juvederm may be the answer you’re looking for. It’s one of the best methods to make subtle, meaningful differences in your appearance to shape for youth, health, and an overall fuller look.
What is JUVÉDERM®?
Juvederm is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment.
Juvederm is developed using the proprietary hylacross technology. This is an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin and provides predictable, and natural-looking results.
All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market have a granular consistency gel. These granules can be seen under 2.4x magnification as opposed to the smooth consistency gel of the Juvederm dermal fillers.
For this reason, Juvederm is the most natural-appearing filler.
Where can Juvederm be injected?
Juvederm is a very versatile anti-aging element.
Here are all the areas you can improve with Juvederm injections:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Downturned mouth
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
- Under eye wrinkles
- Nosalabial folds
- Lip lines
- Dimpled chin
Ultimately, the best way to discover if Juvederm can help your ailment is to visit your dermatologist to discuss your options.
Does Juvederm hurt?
Juvederm is nothing more than a small injection. Prior to the injection, the area can be numbed in order to avoid the pain of the needle.
You may experience discomfort and mild bruising near the injection site, but this lasts a very short time and is mild.
In 2010, the FDA approved JUVÉDERM® XC formulated with the local anesthetic lidocaine to provide patients with a more comfortable injection experience when compared to the non-lidocaine formulation, and potentially less time spent in the physician’s office.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC contain 0.3% preservative-free lidocaine and numb the treatment area within seconds, potentially reducing the need for an additional anesthetic.
Is Juvederm permanent?
No. Juvederm is comprised of a non-animal and biodegradable gel of hyaluronic acid, a substance your own body creates naturally. Therefore, your body has the ability to break down this filler over time.
One treatment of Juvederm can last up to a full year.
What types of Juvederm are there?
Juvederm is not a single product. There are various types.
To provide physicians with the flexibility to tailor each treatment to the specific needs of the patient, the JUVÉDERM® family of dermal fillers include:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC with lidocaine, highly cross-linked formulations for more versatility in contouring and volumizing of facial wrinkles and folds
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC with lidocaine, more highly cross-linked robust formulations for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.
These variations are used to treat different areas, since each specific treatment requires a particular type of filler for the best results.
In order to turn back the hands of time, ask your dermatologist if Juvederm is the best solution for your needs!