Juvéderm is the injectable filler that everyone is talking about since its approval by
the FDA in 2006. Largely comprised of Hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm has gained popularity as the go-to-filler for many dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons
and other Medical professionals looking to banish patients' nasolabial folds or
"smiles lines." Nasolabial folds are also referred to as "marionette lines" because
they resemble the lines on puppets that run vertically from the corners of the
nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvéderm is also widely used a lip plumper, as well as to being used to fill in hollow
places on the face and diminish the appearance of sunken scars by plumping up
the skin. The key ingredient in Juvéderm,
Hyaluronic acid, absorbs up to 1000 times its weight in water, effectively plumping
up sagging skin by adding volume and hydration under the surface. Plus, Hyaluronic
acid attaches to collagen and elastin, and according to Allergan, the company
that manufactures Juvéderm,
the filler actually adds collagen to the skin over time. The effects of fillers after injection can be spectacular and rewarding far beyond their cost and effort to maintain.
to get it: Only at the hands of a medical professional.
to expect: Temporary redness and some slight swelling or bruising at the injection
site. And it's an injection so, yes, expect some discomfort. To avoid pain, ask
your doctor to apply a topical anesthesia before administering the injection.
When you'll see results: Results are immediate and
side effects, such as swelling and redness, typically subside in 7 days or less.
What it costs: Here's where things get fuzzy. different
patients require different amounts of Juvéderm to cure what ails them. So a flat price is hard to find. That said, many doctors
offer complimentary consultations after which you should be given a clear idea
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