Juvéderm® is a dermal filler composed primarily of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance already found in the human body that acts to provide volume to our skin. The other well-known fillers composed of hyaluronic acid are Restylane® and Perlane®. In general these fillers are very similar in terms of their indications, risks, and longevity of results. They represent the most commonly used dermal fillers on the market. Based on their subtle differences, Dr. Hovsepian may prefer to use one product over the other, varying on the location of the injection and your aesthetic enhancement goals.
Juvéderm®, a smooth gel dermal filler, is used to instantly smooth away moderate facial wrinkles and folds, perioral lines such as smoker’s lines, prejowl areas, cheeks, under eyes and lips. One treatment from Dr. Hovsepian can give you smooth and natural-looking results lasting up to a year.
Juvéderm® is infused with lidocaine to improve your comfort level during the treatment performed by Dr. Hovsepian, and provides you the smooth results you expect from an injectable filler, with the improved comfort you desire.
These two products differ in the exact particle size of the hyaluronic acid they are composed of and the amount of cross-linking of the particles. Whereas Restylane® is more of a gel particle suspension, Juvéderm® is thought to be highly cross-linked; producing more of a gel. It comes in two forms, Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. The Ultra Plus form is more highly cross-linked producing a thicker gel that is used for deeper folds. Ultimately both Juvéderm® and Restylane® work very well and are used extensively.
Juvéderm® is used in the same way as Restylane® and Perlane®. Dr. Hovsepian most commonly treats areas of injection in the lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, frown lines, forehead lines, hollows above and below the eyelids, and hollows in the temporal area just outside of the eyebrows. Juvéderm® dermal filler can also be used to raise the eyebrows, soften the chin fold, improve the appearance of acne scars, improve nasal deformities, and treat various contour deformities from trauma, surgery, or syndromes of soft tissue atrophy. Juvéderm® is the non-surgical facelift.
Dr. Hovsepian is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in non-invasive anti-wrinkle and anti-aging techniques such as Juvéderm®. To take the first steps in achieving your facial aesthetic goals, please request your consultation online or by telephone.