What is Juvederm?

I read that juvederm filler is a good wrinkle treatment. does juvederm work in other ways? what is it best for?

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How is Juvederm used most effectively? Juvederm is used...

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How is Juvederm used most effectively?

Juvederm is used for reversing signs of facial aging and is extremely effective as a part of your overall facial rejuvenation plan. It can not only soften lines and wrinkles but also add volume lost through the aging process.

Another filler, Restylane, was recently shown to stimulate collagen formation. Theoretically, Juvederm may do the same. As such, repeated treatments may help prevent age-related volume loss.

The best way to decide if Juvederm is right for you is to have a consultation with a physician. He or she will speak with you about your specific goals and determine whether or not Juvederm would be an effective option.

The most common areas where Juvederm is used are:

  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds (the lines just lateral to the mouth/nose)
  • Marionette lines (the lines just below the lip corners)
  • Tear trough (area along the orbital rim)
  • Cheeks


Denver Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Juvederm is a naturally occurring soft tissue filler

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Juvederm, along with Restylane and a few other brands, is a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, or HA for short.  HA is a sugar that occurs naturally in your tissues (including skin) and is most commonly known as the lubricant in your joints.  The HA that is Juvederm and Restylane is synthetic, meaning that it is manufactured and not harvested from any animal.  It has been modified by a process called cross-linking.  This cross-linking "sticks" the sugar molecules to each other causing them to resist your body's natural tendency to dissolve it.  Because of that, Juvederm usually survives at least 6 months and commonly 1 to 2 years in the smile lines.  If you look at an HA product, it has the appearance and texture of clear jello that is a little warm.

Louis W. Apostolakis, MD
Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Juvederm is in a large category of 'facial fillers.'...

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Juvederm is in a large category of 'facial fillers.' Technically, Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring lubricant in the body. There are many other tradenames for hyaluronic acid. It is currently indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). It can be used in other areas safely as well. Juvederm comes in two molecular sizes branded as Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Facial filler work by adding volume to the skin to hide the wrinkles and depressions in the skin. Juvederm is approved by the US FDA to indicate that it lasts up to a year.

Juvederm can be used for many applications:

  • correction of nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and corner of the mouth.
  • correction of glabellar furrows (lines between the brows)
  • correction of acne scars (often combined with other procedures)
  • adding volume to the lips
  • adding volume to the cheeks
  • correction of lines from the corner of the mouth to the chin
  • correction of the 'tear trough deformity', depression near the corner of the eye and the nose

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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What is Juvederm

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Juvederm is a colorless viscous gel made of hyaluronic acid.  It is synthetically made from bacteria and is used to plump up areas of the face. It lasts from 6 – 12 months. It also stimulates the laying down of collagen.

Thomas Guillot, MD
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Juvederm, Restylane, what is a Filler?

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Juvederm is a temporary filler used to diminish deep wrinkle lines of the face, and augment areas such as lips.

Juvederm and Restylane are two popular products used as skin fillers to soften or eliminate deep wrinkles of the face, as well as enhance the size of lips.

Unlike Botox, which paralyzes muscles, preventing skin from moving and thereby causing wrinkles, fillers like Juvederm act more like a scaffolding to push up the skin from underneath, eliminating wrinkles or "filling" them.

Juvederm can last up to 12 months depending on the area of the face in which it is used and the amount used. 

William A. Wallace, MD, FACS
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Juvederm - A Filler for Lines and Wrinkles

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Juvederm is a smooth naturally filler material capable of improving fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, and lips. You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn how Juvederm can help you look more radiant and younger without the need for surgery. Juvederm is injected in the office and requires no recovery. Visit the website below to learn more.

Ankit Desai, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm

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Juvederm injectable gel is a dermal filler that helps to restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.

We primarily use Juvederm XC, which contains lidocaine for increased comfort. 

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm is a useful filler

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Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler.  Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body.  In order that it is not quickly broken down it is cross-linked.  There are many methods to treat this compound so it stays in the body for a longer period.  This filler is great  for folds and volume augmentation.

Robert Mounsey, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Juvaderm

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Juvaderm is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to fill out facial depressions such as in the nasolabial folds. It can last between 6 and 12 months depending upon the product used.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm is a versatile dermal filler

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Juvederm, like Restylane, is made from a natural material called hyaluronic acid, so they are known as "HA fillers." They are clear gels that are injected into wrinkle lines and other areas where adding volume is beneficial.

Allergic reactions are extremely rare, and they are reversible by injection of an enzyme that dissolves them if needed, though this is not very commonly done. They have a natural feel. Key is to recognize that dynamic wrinkles such as the verical lines between the eyebrows are caused by hyperactive muscles and so are better treated with Botox or Dysport.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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