JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid filler for volumizing the face. It plumps the mattress (dermis) so that the sheet (skin) looks smoother. Often used in smile lines and for plumping the lips. BELOTERO is also a filler in the hyaluronic acid filler category. It works best for fine lines and doesn’t last as long as Juvederm. It has a six month indication. Juvederm is FDA approved to last up to a year.
About JUVEDERM Treatments
JUVÉDERM® is much different than Botox in that it fills the wrinkle or crease rather than relaxing the muscle. Because JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler, rather than a muscle relaxant like Botox, it can be used to provide volume and definition to the borders of the mouth and lips. JUVÉDERM® is FDA approved for the treatment of lines and creases, and is a safe, effective option to smooth out the natural lines of the face.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency, gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It works so well because of its ability to absorb 1,000 times its weight in water. JUVÉDERM® easily fills in wrinkles, folds and creases in the skin while also plumping the lips because of its unique ability to absorb so much water. Today it is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment.
How JUVEDERM® Works
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). As you age, sunlight and environmental toxins can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® fills in creases and folds therefore decreasing the wrinkle lines.