Juvederm is a “next generation” hyaluronic acid approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). It is a dermal filler that provides a smooth long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm dermal filler is the latest advance in dermal filler options from Allergan, the makers of BOTOX Cosmetic. It is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler developed using a proprietary, technologically advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth, natural look and feel. In addition Juvederm contains the highest concentration of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. These unique attributes provide optimal results with a single treatment in the majority of patients and deliver sustained results for up to six months or longer. Juvederm is natural, biodegradable and currently the only hyaluronic aci dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in patients of all skin types and colors.
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How Juvederm works
The active ingredient in Juvederm dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring, biodegradable complex sugar found in the human body and in all living organisms. Among other things, hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and adds volume, contributing to the overall appearance of the skin. The ability of cells to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds as the skin loses volume. Juvederm ins administered in small doses by intradermal injection directly into facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth), temporarily filling and augmenting the treated area.