JUVEDERM® is a wrinkle filler that is FDA approved for the temporary correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. By replacing lost volume in your skin, JUVEDERM® quickly corrects wrinkles with a simple injection.
JUVEDERM® is made with a smooth hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance in the connective tissue of your body. JUVEDERM® comes in different formulas for different treatment applications and lasts as long as 1 year. If you'te considering JUVEDERM®, please view our pages on Restylane®, Sculptra® and Radiesse® as well.
Who is a good candidate for JUVEDERM®?
JUVEDERM® is suitable for all skin colors and types. We may recommend JUVEDERM® for treating wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds. It may also be recommended for filling out thin lips and the hollow areas around the eyes and near the top of the nose. Some plastic surgeons have used JUVEDERM® for restoring volume to the cheeks.
Injections of JUVEDERM® are planned after carefully evaluating the unique way your face is aging. Areas to be treated may be numbed with a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable. The latest JUVEDERM® formula, Ultra XC, contains lidocaine for enhanced comfort.
JUVEDERM® is injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin. The correction typically last 9-12 months. You will need touch-ups and repeat treatments to maintain skin volume and wrinkle correction over the years.
What are the Risks of JUVEDERM®?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective when administered by a qualified. Because JUVEDERM® is biodegradable and doesn’t contain ingredients that cause an allergic reaction in most people, you do not need a pre-treatment allergy test. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure JUVEDERM® is a good option for you.
Side effects are usually minor and last for less than 7 days. You may have some redness and swelling at the treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness.