Juvederm® is a dermal filler that increases the body's ability to produce both collagen and elastin. As a dermal filler, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and hollowed areas of the face. Juvederm® injections are minimally invasive and have very few side effects. There is minimal risk of infection and the results appear instantaneously after the injection. Many patients opt for Juvederm, or a similar filler called Voluma, to instantly add volume lost in the cheeks due to aging. The overall results are firmer, more youthful looking skin that is more supple and resilient.
Juvederm® injections can last from six to nine months, depending on the existing tone and texture of the patient's skin. Juvederm® injections make it possible for the body to produce more collagen and elastin. The more collagen that is created, the firmer and more toned the skin will be. Dermal fillers work be helping the body create the components that are found in abundance in youthful skin. Once these fibers have developed, they are maintained by the body just like other tissues. Repeating the treatment at regular intervals can help the skin maintain the firmer texture and one for longer periods of time.
Juvederm helps the body produce fibers that support the skin. While one treatment is beneficial, receiving regular treatments will allow the skin to maintain this new level of firmness for much longer periods of time. The initial results of the first treatment may take three to four weeks to appear, but once the results are noticeable, the look of the skin will continue to improve. This means fewer wrinkles and lines and a more elastic texture that keeps the skin well toned. With repeated treatments, the texture of the skin will continue to improve making each treatment last longer and produce more effective results.