JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel filler (also called a dermal filler) that is used to instantly and non-surgically smooth away wrinkles and facial folds around the nose and mouth. A JUVÉDERM® treatment can be administered by syringe in a doctor’s office, and can be completed in as few as 15 minutes. After a single treatment patients will attain natural-looking results that can last as long as a full year.
JUVÉDERM® can address problems such as smile lines, lip lines, as well as other fine lines and wrinkles and restore a more natural skin contour. Because JUVÉDERM® is a filler, it can safely be used in many areas of the face to add volume to areas that have naturally lost hyaluronic acid and collagen caused by aging and environmental stressors.
JUVÉDERM® is believed to be the smoothest dermal filler available and can have profound effects after just one short treatment. The procedure can generally be done in an hour or less, but patients often see effects that last up to a year. Your doctor will use JUVÉDERM® after discussing your particular areas of concern to provide a tailored treatment that will meet your specific needs and offer long lasting results.
JUVÉDERM® treatments are usually well tolerated, but patients with sensitive skin or low pain tolerance can request a mixture of JUVÉDERM® and lidocane that will ease discomfort while still achieving magnificent results. JUVÉDERM® XC is a mixture of lidocane and JUVÉDERM® that is perfectly balanced to offer the cosmetic benefits of JUVÉDERM® while offering the pain relieving benefits of lidocane.
Perhaps because of the unique manufacturing process, JUVÉDERM® is often considered the smoothes hyaluronic acid fillers available. Even patients who have received JUVÉDERM® treatments in the past may notice that the newer JUVÉDERM® formulations are more comfortable than in the past.
In the past one of the primary concerns for some patients seeking dermal fillers was hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation (hypertrophic scarring) is a common condition experienced when individuals with dark pigmentation receive dermal fillers. JUVÉDERM® is the first FDA approved dermal filler that does not come with the high risk of hyperpigmentation.