Juvederm is a FDA approved dermal filler from Allergan, Inc.. It is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year, providing patients with a smooth, long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds in our Los Angeles Juvederm patients. It contains the highest concentration of non-animal based, highly crossed-linked hyaluronic acid of any current available dermal filler. Juvederm injections are commonly used to smooth out face wrinkles, plump lips, and correct acne scars. It also can reduce lines on the forehead and brow, plump eyebrows or temporal region, fill in under eye hollows, enhance cheek volume and jawline, soften scar, and reduce aging appearance of hands.
Juvederm presents itself not only as an alternative to Botox, but also as an accompanying treatment. Botox is famously known to relax the facial muscles, which gives the skin a smoother appearance but doesn’t always get rid of the more pronounced folds and wrinkles. Juvederm claims to provide a very smooth and natural look that is also superior than other dermal fillers that use collagen.
Smoothing wrinkles and folds or giving your lips a fuller, more sensuous form can be easily accomplished using Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are gels created from stabilized hyaluronic acid, a natural material found in our own bodies. These gels bind with water then slowly break down and are then absorbed by the body naturally. In the skin they create volume, resulting in a natural, youthful appearance. Because they do not need skin testing and last longer than collagen, and are safer and more natural appearing than many “permanent fillers” such as silicone. Most experts agree that hyaluronic acids are the products of choice for shaping lips.
Juvederm Ultra is used for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker product and is used for shaping facial contours, correcting deep folds and for volume augmentation of the lips. Results from these products last twice as long as collagen and Cosmoplast and typically 1 month longer than Restylane and Perlane. On average lip treatments last about 6 months, while smile lines and folds can last up to one year or longer.
Juvederm is a safe and effective non-surgical option for refreshing your appearance. Currently, there are several varieties of facial fillers on the market, but the patented formulation in Juvederm offers you the following facial rejuvenation benefits:
• Smooth, natural looking results.
Juvederm contains a smooth consistency gel. Unlike other hyaluronic acid (HA) facial fillers made of granular bead-like gels, the smooth formulation of Juvederm provides results that look and feel very natural.
• Comfortable treatment experience.
Juvederm XC (extra comfort) contains lidocaine – an effective localized pain reliever. This formulation provides an injection experience that is gentle and comfortable, so you can feel good during and after treatment.
• Immediate results.
Juvederm provides an instant improvement in the areas treated. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing or volume enhancement.
• Quick and easy procedure.
Unlike a face lift, Juvederm is a non-surgical, healthcare professional-administered treatment that can generally be performed in only 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime.
• Reversible and biodegradable.
A further advantage of Juvederm is that the treatment is reversible. If you don’t like the results, you can return to your pre-filler appearance. HA fillers are biodegradable, meaning the gel breaks down over time and disappears, unnoticed, from your body.
• Proven safe and effective.
Juvederm has been approved by Health Canada and is also the first HA facial filler that has demonstrated effectiveness in persons of colour