- Asked by DianaNZ in New Zealand
- 3 years ago
What chemicals or ingredients are used in Juvederm?
Juvederm is a hyalruonic acid that is normally found in the body and is used as a great filler product for facial rejuvenation procedures.
The essential ingredient of Juvederm is Hyaluronic acid which is the same ingredinet among many other fillers such as Restylane, Hylaform, Perlane, Prevelle Silk. It is a naturally occuring product that is in the deeper layers of the skin and among the class called glycosaminoglycans. This is manufactured by taking the human gene and transferring it to bacteria (recombinant DNA) in order to use them to mass produce the hylauronic acid. The process to refine the hyaluronic is proprietary..
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/injectables.html
What is in Juvederm
I don't have a syringe nearby to read off the exact formula but I am sure you can get it from their web site. Basically, the workhorse in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA), just as it is in Restylane. There are claims the there are chemical differences between these two products but both are HA fillers.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
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