Juvéderm® gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thin lips, and loosening skin. It is an injectable gel that restores volume to the skin and softens deep wrinkles and folds. It can also be used for lip augmentation and to fill in hallow areas or scars on the face. Made largely from hyaluronic acid (a substance normally found in the skin and muscles), its consistency allows for easy injection and instantly natural results.
The session typically lasts about an hour: first a local anesthetic is injected for your comfort, and the actual application of Juvéderm® takes about 30 minutes. Effects are immediate and last about 4 months (though some patients report results lasting a year), when your body naturally metabolizes the gel. Juvéderm® started its cosmetic use in Europe in the mid-1990s, before being approved by the FDA in 2006.