What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is the only family of hyaluronic acid fillers approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for filling mid to deep depression of the skin, volume increase, definition and pouting of the lips that lasts up to one year.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume in our skin. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments and has also been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement.
The Juvederm range consists of a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin for a smooth, natural look and feel unlike some of the hyaluronic acid fillers available in the market that are gritty and granular in feel. Juvederm temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. Juvederm comes in two formulations:
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).