Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used for lip augmentation.
Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel, compared to some hyaluronic gel products that have a granular consistency. Juvederm products are developed using Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to the skin. Most patients need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results.
Most Juvederm patients are seeking treatment because they have begun to notice facial wrinkles. Many different types of facial creases can be treated with this product, including frown lines, horizontal forehead creases, and smile lines. This treatment may also be used to enhance facial volume in areas such as the cheeks or lips. Most adults who are in good overall health can receive Juvederm injections.
This treatment requires no downtime. Patients are typically able to resume their daily routine immediately. There may be slight redness or bruising, though this can be camouflaged with makeup. No bandages or healing time are typically required. Some results will be visible immediately; the treated skin will continue to improve in appearance over several weeks as the injected hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin. Results usually last between six and twelve months on average.