Juvéderm is similar to the hyaluronic acid found in skin. This occurs naturally and plays an important moisturising role, giving it elasticity and tone. It houses the collagen fibres and elastin. It is the gradual reduction in this natural hyaluronic acid, which contributes to skin aging.
Injected into the dermis, Juvéderm replenishes the natural hyaluronic acid and hydrates the dermis by imprisoning the water molecules, returning volume and form to the skin. In this way, lines are quickly reduced and the lip border instantly lifted and increased, so helping to preserve and restore a youthful looking skin.
Juvéderm is suitable for all skin types. After a personalized consultation and diagnosis, your practitioner will propose the most suitable treatment for you. Juvéderm is available in three formulations, depending on the types and severity of wrinkles to be treated.
The treatment itself involves injecting Juvéderm into the dermis with a very fine needle, typically only a few millimetres beneath the surface of the skin. The process is usually painless although anaesthetic may sometimes be used for increased comfort. In the hours following the injections, small red marks or slight swelling may appear temporarily. Results are visible immediately and last around six to nine months as the Juvéderm is absorbed naturally over time.