JUVÉDERM® is the branded name of an injectable filler product made by Allergan (the same company that makes Botox Cosmetic). It is composed of hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for adding volume to your skin.
What is JUVÉDERM® Used For?
Juvederm is primarily used to fill in those creases from the sides of your nose down to the edges of your mouth; called smile lines or “parentheses”. Those lines along the side of your nose are called nasolabial folds, and Juvederm does a remarkable job at filling them in to create a younger appearance by restoring that lost facial volume. In addition Juvederm is used as a “plumping” agent to increase volume in the lips.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Vs. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
Juvederm comes in 2 different formulations for your convenience. Juvederm Ultra is used for finer lines and wrinkles and Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker gel used for those deep lines and creases where more gel is required to fill it in.
Susan Meers, RN or another highly skilled nurse injector will ease Juvederm under the skin through a syringe directly into the areas requiring improvement. The treatment area may first be numbed with cream and/or ice prior to the series of small injections that Susan will use with a very thin needle. Most describe the experience as pain free.
Side effects with Juvederm are negligible and very mild. You may experience some redness or soreness at the site of injection as well as some very mild “bumpiness” which will smooth out after a couple hours.
Juvéderm Before & After Photos
Prior to treatment please view out filler before & after photos to see previous patient results.