As we age, we lose volume in our face, which is typically caused by a loss of facial fat. While this may sound like a good thing initially, it tends to cause a few less desirable conditions, including the nasolabial fold (parenthesis around the mouth) to turn downward, our lips to wrinkle more, and our cheeks to flatten.
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid filler, along with Hydrelle® and Restylane®. It is part of the “next generation” of FDA approved dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration to your tissues.
Besides being safer than collagen, it provides a smooth, natural contour and feel. Juvederm® is gently injected under the skin into the mid to deep dermis to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, and can also be molded upon injection to provide a more natural looking result. It is particularly good with “static” wrinkles, or ones which are present even when the face is relaxed. The effects generally last nine to 12 months.