Juvederm is a cosmetic filler that offers an ideal solution for men and women with moderate to deep facial lines, wrinkles, scars and other depressions, offering longer lasting results than many other fillers currently on the market.
Juvederm is derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and which is responsible for helping the skin to retain moisture and nutrients necessary for skin health. Because it is a natural material, Juvederm breaks down over time and is safely reabsorbed by the body’s tissues.
Unlike cosmetic fillers that are derived from collagen, the results of Juvederm can persist from six to nine months, and even longer in some individuals. By contrast, most collagen cosmetic fillers begin to break down within two months. Juvederm uses a special crosslinking formulation of hyaluronic acid, which turns the normally liquid acid into a gel form that retains a plumper appearance for a longer period of time than collagen. Hyaluronic acid can also absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and other fluids, allowing it to retain a plumper and firmer appearance for a much longer time than other cosmetic fillers.
In addition, most men and women find the aesthetic and cosmetic results of Juvederm to be more natural in appearance than those achieved with collagen fillers. Juvederms more moldable characteristics allow it to be more naturally formed and held beneath wrinkles, lines, folds and other depressions, resulting a softer appearance overall. Because of its long-lasting characteristics, Juvederm is often used in lip augmentation procedures to achieve a fuller appearance that still feels soft, supple and natural.
Since Juvederm is based on a substance that occurs naturally in skin and muscle tissues, it has a remarkably high tolerance, even in individuals who may be sensitive or allergic to other filler materials.