JUVEDERM ® is a relatively new dermal filler. A dermal filler is a substance that is injected under the skin to interact with collagen and help build up sub-surface tissue. This has the effect of smoothing away wrinkles on various parts of the face, or tightening skin in some areas of the body. Dermal fillers are also used to plump up lips in some patients.
JUVEDERM ® and Dark Skin Tones
JUVEDERM ® has been shown to be safe and effective in treating various types of skin tones, including dark skin tones. In addition, some doctors hail JUVEDERM ® as a relatively safe treatment for the darker skin types of African-American patients, where a particularly sensitive skin type may respond poorly to some kinds of injectables. Industry reports show that JUVEDERM ® was tested on patients with darker skin tones as part of its FDA approval process.
JUVEDERM ® is a relatively natural type of dermal filler, but as with all dermal filler products, some interactions can occur where dark skin tones can be a risk factor. Patients who want to use JUVEDERM ® to improve their facial appearance should talk to qualified dermatology specialists about all of the risks and benefits of this product prior to agreeing to a treatment schedule.