Juvéderm® is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, the natural acid in your skin that gives it volume and firmness. As we age, we lose some of our natural hyaluronic acid. That’s where Juvéderm® comes in.
Juvéderm® is an inject-able dermal filler that can add the hyaluronic acid to your skin that you have lost. This has the almost immediate effect of making your skin appear fuller, younger, and more hydrated, and can even correct deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as the “parentheses” around your mouth when you smile.
While many dermal fillers on the market are comprised of hyaluronic acid and claim to also make you look younger while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Juvéderm® is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year. In addition, Juvéderm® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be proven safe and effective for those with even the darkest skin tones.
Juvéderm® has several qualities that make it a popular and unique product. First, Juvéderm® is considered a “next-generation” dermal filler, as it does not use any animal parts or substances. It is comprised from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your skin, so no allergy tests are needed prior to receiving Juvéderm® injections. Second, Juvéderm® is one of the few dermal fillers that offers personalized treatment. Juvéderm® comes in two forms for you and Dr. Hakimian to choose from—Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. Juvéderm® Ultra is very versatile and a great option for most people for correcting lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, however, is a more robust formula that can correct even severe deep lines and wrinkles. Dr. Hakimian can help you determine which Juvéderm® product is right for you.
The process of receiving Juvéderm® injections is quite simple. In just 15 minutes, Dr. Hakimian can administer several tiny Juvéderm® injections to immediately help reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Side effects are usually mild to moderate and dissipate within a week. These side effects include temporary injection site reactions, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss Juvéderm® and any of our other non-surgical procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or fill out the form on our location pages.