JUVÉDERM® is a long-lasting gel that, once injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle, can lift and add volume to the areas being treated, erasing signs of wrinkles and crow's feet. Similar to one of the body's own natural substances (hyaluronic acid), it is made up of a visco-elastic gel, transparent and homogeneous. It is a completely safe treatment, the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® simply supplements the body's age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise and fill in the particular wrinkles being treated. Major benefits from using JUVÉDERM® are:
- JUVÉDERM® is developed through biosynthesis
- It is a biocompatible molecule and is of non-animal origin.
- It does not require testing prior to use.
In a very natural way, the product will restore the sensuous curves of your lips and the smooth curves to your face. Through a simple injection, minor imperfections and signs of ageing are softened easily.
JUVÉDERM® is available in three different formulas for ease of use:
This formula is used for filling in fine lines and fine wrinkles. When injected into the superficial dermis, JUVÉDERM® 18 fills in fine wrinkles, such as crow's feet or laugh lines.
This is specially formulated for forehead wrinkles and moderate brow furrows. As injected into the middle dermis, JUVÉDERM® 24, a denser version of JUVÉDERM® 18 effectively eliminates forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, and mild to moderate nasal furrows.
This special formulation is used for shaping lips, deep folds and cheeks. As it is injected into the deep dermis, JUVÉDERM® 30 fills deep folds around the nose, returning volume to the lips, sculpturing cheeks and returning you face to its natural, youthful beauty.
JUVÉDERM® is an ideal treatment option for:
- Deep folds in the face
- Lip enhancement
- Elimination of facial lines
- Wrinkle correction
- Plumpness of the lips
- Re-shaping of facial contours
Laugh lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead) are easily correctable due to how JUVÉDERM® fills in nasal furrows and oral commissures while smoothing medium to surface area wrinkles.
JUVÉDERM® typically lasts six to nine months, depending upon skin type, health condition, and other varying factors. Sometimes more or less is needed, depending upon skin type, area treated, volume injected into the specific area, and the technique used for the procedure.
Realistic expectations are important to have, especially when the outcome can be optimized to make the treatment last longer with follow-up treatments in the immediate weeks following the initial treatment. It is important to discuss with your plastic surgery specialist the optimal course of action for you.
This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician