What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a filler that relies on hyaluronic acid rather than collagen to plump up the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body. Since the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm is created by biosynthesis in a laboratory, patients are not required to take an allergy test before receiving treatment.
Who should use Juvéderm?
Juvéderm may be a good option for patients who wish to fill in deep folds or creases in the face, or who would like to augment their lips.
What is the Juvéderm Treatment Process?
Juvéderm treatment is quite simple and is similar to other dermal fillers/ wrinkle reducers. It is injected into the area of the wrinkles and creases with minimal discomfort. Its effects are immediate and long lasting, though some patients may wish to combine Juvéderm with Botox Cosmetic for an even more dramatic effect.
What are the risks and benefits of Juvéderm?
The benefits of Juvéderm injections are easy to see: immediate improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and creases, and fuller lips for those who wish to augment this aspect of their face. Risks are few, as the materials contained in Juvéderm are naturally produced in the human body and are therefore not allergy-inducing. There is a side effect of swelling at the injection site, but this is normal and subsides rapidly after treatment.