Juvederm™ is a cosmetic treatment referred to as a filler. It’s used to restore facial contours and improve signs of aging. It’s an injectable dermal filler with a base of hyaluronic acid, that focuses on the face, specifically the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Juvederm™ injectable gel temporarily adds volume to tissues and restores a smoother appearance. Juvederm™ is derived through a synthetic process by Allergan, the maker of Botox®. Juvederm™ provides an even volumetric enhancement (plumping) of the lips and face because it is hydrophilic (attracts water), which helps prevent lumpiness.
HOW IS JUVEDERM™ DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DERMAL FILLERS?
Juvederm™ injectable gel employs its unique manufacturing process to provide the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler for long-lasting results. This advanced manufacturing process works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin for a natural look and feel. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals in the intra-and extracellular matrices. It helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. In addition to its use as an esthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.