Juvederm is a dermal filler that is applied by a doctor to the face to reduce wrinkles and restore volume. The product comes in many different forms, which can be injected into various areas of the face. Juvederm fillers are FDA approved and made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally found in human skin.
There are many different types of Juvederm and they each work in a slightly different way. The dermal fillers come in two main categories: volumizing and skin-smoothing. Volumizing fillers add volume by plumping the skin, while skin-smoothing fillers smooth out wrinkles.
The FDA approved Juvederm Voluma for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in people over 22 years of age.
Results vary depending on the specific product used, but most last anywhere from 6 months to a year. However, results vary from patient to patient and the longevity of the effects may vary as well.
Juvederm takes about 10-15 minutes to fully absorb and may require touchups every few months. The filler is injected through a tiny needle, but most patients experience little, if any, discomfort.
There is no special preparation needed before undergoing a Juvederm treatment. Patients may experience slight redness, swelling, and bruising following the procedure, although this will disappear within a few days. Your doctor or dermatologist can recommend products that you should apply to the treated area to improve the results.