Juvederm is a collection of fillers used to treat volume loss and enhance facial features across the face. While many people refer to their filler as “Juvederm”, the term Juvederm refers to a family of different fillers (under the Juvederm Umbrella) that were all developed with a precise formulation to treat different aspects of the face. All the products are made with hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance in your body.
What is Juvederm?
Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in your skin) that helps to add volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Injectable Gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds. Because Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime.
There are two formulations of Juvéderm®, Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. The main difference is Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is a more robust formula used for deeper wrinkles and lines providing enhanced correction.
The smooth consistency gel helps to restore instantly 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). Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm Injectable Gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is a unique dermal with properties that make it ideal for filling fine lines and wrinkles in and around the lips. This product is tried and true and has been the longest Juvederm product on the market in the US. If you notice the Before & After picture to the right the patient has had Juvederm Ultra XC injected into her lips. The first thing you will notice is that the patient’s lips look fuller without being extremely noticeable.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is designed to be more volumizing than its sister product Ultra XC. The design of the product makes it ideal for an area of the face that needs more volume.