Juvederm is a cosmetic treatment referred to as a filler. It’s used to restore facial contours and improve signs of aging.
It’s an injectable dermal filler with a base of hyaluronic acid.
It’s a treatment that focuses on the face, specifically the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.
The procedure to inject the product takes 15 to 60 minutes.
It’s one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures done in the U.S.
How does Juvederm work
Juvederm works by adding volume to the facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It stimulates the production of the connective tissue that plumps the skin (collagen). As you get older, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases. This increases the appearance of sagging and wrinkling of the facial skin.
During the procedure, your doctor, physician assistant, or nurse typically uses a pen to mark the areas to be treated. Your doctor will then inject Juvederm into the target area. They will also lightly massage the area to ensure an even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the area treated.
Risks and side effects
More serious side effects are typically associated with unprofessional handling, like injecting Juvederm into a blood vessel unintentionally. Complications can include permanent scarring, vision abnormalities, blindness, or stroke. That’s why it’s very important to choose your doctor wisely. Make sure that they are trained, certified, and licensed to perform the procedure.
- Price range
- Recovery period
- 10-30 days
- Recommended patients
- 30-60 yrs old