What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm dermal filler was FDA-approved in June 2006 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (those lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvederm is a gel implant containing hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is biocompatible, supplementing the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, which age has depleted.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
New JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
How Does Juvéderm Work?
The transparent Juvéderm gel is injected with a syringe into the mid-to deep dermis of your face. The dermis is the subsurface skin layer that contains connective tissue, nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, and blood vessels.
Juvéderm improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.
An advantage that Juvéderm has over some of its more rigid predecessors is its pliant gel consistency, which may provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of its more rigid predecessors. Another advantage is that Juvéderm may last longer, maintaining the improved appearance for six to nine months. The benefits may last even longer if you have a follow-up treatment a few weeks after the first treatment.
Juvéderm Side Effects
Adverse side effects of Juvéderm treatment are rare, and usually go away in less than a week without any intervention. Side effects of Juvéderm usually result from the injection itself and may include redness, tenderness, swelling, firmness, and bruising. Since your body already contains hyaluronic acid, and the ingredient in Juvéderm is created through biosynthesis in a laboratory and is designed for biocompatibility, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction after Juvéderm treatment.