Put simply, Juvederm is a kind of dermal filler that makes use of hyaluronic acid instead of collagen for addressing sagging skin and wrinkles. Among its key advantages is that results last longer than fat injections and collagen fillers.
How Juvederm Works
The skin is capable of naturally producing hyaluronic acid. It is a sugar-based compound tasked to deliver and retain proper nutrient and moisture levels in the skin cells and creating the appearance of smoothness and volume in supple and young skin. As time progresses, however, the ability of the skin to produce hyaluronic acid significantly diminishes. Juvederm, a dermal filler consisting of cross-linked particles of hyaluronic acid can help.
Once injected into sunken or saggy facial areas, furrows, wrinkles, and fine lines, it will start replenishing your body’s hyaluronic acid stores and restore the appearance of youthful and healthy skin. This innovative dermal filler is available in different formula strengths so treatment could be easily customized to fit the needs of different patients, explains an aesthetician from Utah Dermatologic & Medical Procedures Clinic in Salt Lake City, who administers Juvederm on a regular basis.
Juvederm Results and Others
Results from a Juvederm treatment is immediate, but you’ll have to wait for at least two weeks for bruising and swelling to subside to see its full effect. Your body will naturally absorb the hyaluronic acid over time but because of its gel consistency and cross-linked structure, it will be able to integrate into your body significantly slower than collagen fillers so you can experience results that will last considerably longer than other dermal filler options.
On the average, results can last between six and nine months (some even notice results that last up to a year) but this will still vary from one patient to another, as well as the specific injection site. Lastly, it is important to note that although Juvederm offers excellent results, if you have widespread facial sagging or wrinkling, you should consult a cosmetic surgeon for other options such as a browlift or facelift.