Juvederm is a hyaluronic based dermal filler which has been on the cosmetic market since June 2006. Juvederm was developed as a dermal filler for the treatment of various skin disorders like lines, wrinkles and lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid is a normal tissue component that provides tissue support, hydration and cushions the underlying structures of the skin. When hyaluronic acid levels decline, individuals can develop sagging skin and wrinkle formation. Thus, the treatment is be used to replace the hyaluronic acid. When Juvederm is injected, it rapidly replaces the lost volume and raises the skin. This leads to a smoother and softer skin which appears plump and fresh.
Juvederm has been very successful at treating lines and furrows around the eyes and nose and also functions as an excellent volume enhancer. Aside from treating the wrinkles, it is also widely used to augment the lips and plump up the cheeks.
Frequently asked questions about Juvederm:
What makes Juvederm different from other fillers?
Compared to other dermal fillers, Juvederm has no animal content and thus, the risks of developing an allergic reaction are minimal. The fact that Juvederm has a natural component means no allergy testing is required- meaning that the injections can be performed on the same day as the consult. The injections can be performed in a few minutes and there is minimal pain.
How long does it last?
Though the treatments last for about 6-9 months, each patient is different. How long the treatment lasts will depend how long before your body starts to break down the hyaluronic acid. To maintain the look, touch ups will be required over time.
How much does it cost?
The cost is based on the amount injected and the severity of the skin condition. Whereas Botox is charged by the unit, Juvederm is sold by the syringe. There are several different types of Juvederm which have varying costs. Please call 456-7300 to get more information.
Does it hurt?
In some cases, the physician may apply a local anesthetic to numb the mild pain. The results of the injections are visible immediately.
Does Juvederm have any side effects?
Minor side effects, such as redness and swelling, are transient in nature and resolve in a week after the injections.