Juvéderm® is a safe, effective, and long-lasting dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, Juvéderm® is used to restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (also known as nasolabial folds, which are the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Other uses of Juvéderm® treatment include the following:
- Brow augmentation
- Earlobe augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Lip augmentation
- Correction of marionette lines
- Jaw line enhancement
- Hand rejuvenation
- Nose augmentation
- Temporal augmentation
- Tear trough correction
How does Juvéderm® work?
Juvéderm® consists of a hyaluronic acid-based gel that is injected into the skin in areas where natural collagen deterioration has led to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. The gel binds with the natural collagen and elastin contained in the skin.
Is Juvéderm® safe?
Juvéderm® injections contain naturally occurring body substances and are thus safe for the majority of patients seeking an effective anti-aging skincare treatment. Possible side effects of Juvéderm® treatment include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, and numbness. If these symptoms appear, they typically go away within three to seven days.
How long do the results of Juvéderm® treatment last?
The results of Juvéderm® treatment typically last from six to eight months, depending on the patient. With the help of Juvéderm® products such as Juvéderm® Ultra or Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, the effects of treatment can last for up to a year.