Juvéderm is a synthetic compound made from cross-linked hyaluronic acid from non-animal sources that allows it to conveniently come in a flowing, malleable gel formulation. And since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, it has virtually no adverse effects when introduced into the body.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. Using a dermal filler like Juvéderm is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. This physician-administered treatment requires very minimal downtime and is able to instantly add volume to the skin and diminish wrinkles after delivery.
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Juvéderm is a non-surgical treatment that may be performed in the doctor’s office in as little as 20 minutes. The patient can choose to have the treatment areas numbed before the procedure using local anesthesia, numbing creams, or cold sprays. Once the area is sufficiently numb, the doctor injects the necessary amounts of Juvéderm directly under the patient’s skin using a very fine needle. This procedure requires very little downtime, and the patient may go back to resuming normal activities in no time at all.
Juvéderm instantly adds volume, smoothing lines and making them less noticeable. The results obtained with Juvéderm can last from 9 to 12 months. The areas commonly treated with this dermal filler includes the following:
- Laugh lines on the side of the mouth
- Nasolabial lines or the lines that run from the base of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines or the lines that run downward from the corners of your mouth
For JUVÉDERM® XC, most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and last 7 days or less. The most common side effects include temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.