Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can restore lost volume to the face. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that's naturally found in the body. It retains water and helps in nutrient delivery. As a person ages, their hyaluronic acid starts to decrease, but Juvéderm can add that volume back to the face. Juvéderm can be used on all types of skin and is safe for use in nearly all patients who want to add volume in specific areas of the face.
Juvéderm dermal fillers, including Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra XC are used to fill in moderate wrinkles, including smile lines and marionette lines. It's also used for contouring, filling in scars, and moderate lip enhancement. Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC can be used to fill in more serious facial wrinkles, including smile lines and marionette lines. It can fill in the nasolabial folds, shape the face, and add more significant volume to the lips. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is used in the mid-face area only, primarily to add volume to hollowed cheeks.
People who are unhappy with loss of facial volume due to aging, weight loss, or illness may be ideal candidates for this treatment. People who are unhappy with the volume or the shape of their lips can also benefit from Juvéderm treatment.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is the only product that's Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved for adding volume to the cheek area. Juvéderm Voluma uses a unique type of technology, Vycross®, which allows for advanced hyaluronic acid cross linking. Due to this specialized process, the hyaluronic acid lasts longer -- about 2 years in some cases.
Juvéderm lasts for up to a year, and the Juvéderm Voluma formula has lasted as long as 2 years in some patients.
The results can be seen immediately. The treatment area may be slightly swollen for a few days, at after which the true results can be seen.