JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved dermal filler that, is designed to temporarily treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. In terms of the skin, HA's role is to deliver nutrients and hydration, and act as a cushioning agent. Young, healthy skin contains an abundance of HA, but factors that include aging and sun exposure reduce the amount, causing skin to lose structure and volume.
What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach to restoring a more youthful and revitalized facial appearance. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns that can be treated with dermal fillers include:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Tear troughs
- Perioral lines
- Mild skin elasticity
- Acne scars
- Tech neck lines
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?
Ideal candidates for dermal fillers are individuals looking to address signs of facial aging and/or to enhance particular facial features without having to undergo surgery. Patients should be in good general health and understand that, although dermal fillers can create exceptional results when performed safely and correctly, treatment may be needed to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain an optimal outcome.
- Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- No workouts for 48 hours after
- No dental appointments (including cleanings) 2 weeks before or after
- No surgeries 2 weeks before or after
- No antibiotics within 2 weeks of treatment
- No vaccinations for 2 weeks before or after
- No travel for 72 hours after
- No active cold sores
Side Effects of Dermal Fillers
The most common side effects of dermal fillers include mild swelling and potential redness in the targeted areas. Issues like bruising and lingering discomfort are rare and the vast majority of individuals are able to resume normal, non-strenuous daily routines immediately after treatment.