Juvéderm®, Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
Juvéderm is an injectable HA (hyaluronic acid) gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thinning lips and loosening skin by adding volume to that portion of the face. It can also “plump up” the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Juvéderm works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Because Juvéderm is non-animal-based and not derived from human tissue either, as well as being highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is needed.
Touted as the “next generation” of facial fillers, Juvéderm injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. They are especially effective on smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth, although it works wonderfully when adding volume to the lips as well.
Juvéderm is available in three formulas optimized for the depth of the area being treated. Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus use a more advanced, cross-linked formula for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles or folds in the mid- to deep dermis. Cross-linking makes the Juvéderm more viscous and adds to its ability to add volume, while at the same time reducing the rate of degradation, so it lasts longer in the face.
Treatment takes only 10 – 15 minutes with immediate results and minimal downtime. Results typically last about 9 – 12 months.