Juvéderm® is able to smooth and soften facial lines, wrinkles, and acne scars by plumping up the targeted areas. During treatment, hyaluronic acid will be injected under depressions or crevices on the skin’s surface. This substance, which naturally occurs in our skin, muscles, and tendons, is able to absorb more than 1,000 its weight in water, thus providing added volume under the targeted area. Recent studies have shown that Juvéderm® also stimulates the production of collagen, the substance responsible for firmness and elasticity in our skin. The dual action of Juvéderm® provides long-lasting results for patients, regardless of skin type.
Juvéderm® is most commonly used to correct facial creases, such as nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of them mouth downwards to the chin). Cosmetic dermatologists also inject Juvéderm® to decrease wrinkles around the upper lip, minimize the appearance of deep frown lines, and fill out acne scars. In some cases, Juvéderm® can be used to plump up the lips during a lip augmentation or fill under eye depressions to improve the appearance of under eye bags. Juvéderm® may be used to provide added volume to other areas on the face and body. During your initial consultation, our dermatologist will help you determine where Juvéderm® can safely be injected to help you achieve your goals.