Definition - What does Juvederm mean?

Juvederm is the proprietary or brand name for a range of facial fillers based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. It is injected into the skin to plump lips, to fill cheeks that have become sunken with age, or to reduce facial lines or wrinkles.

TheConsultation explains Juvederm

Juvederm offers a non-surgical alternative to other forms of skin rejuvenating plastic surgery, and is often used as a substitute for Botox treatments. Since it is based on a naturally occurring substance, the incidence of allergies after Juvederm treatments is low.

The treatment should be carried out by a qualified plastic surgeon or a doctor who has experience in using Juvederm dermal fillers. As a non-surgical procedure, Juvederm treatments are carried out in the doctor’s consulting rooms and little to no rest time is needed to recover from the procedure.

Most patients who undergo treatment with dermal fillers will experience some bruising and swelling, but this subsides within a few days. However, a few patients develop lumps and bumps or skin discoloration after treatment. A doctor experienced in the use of Juvederm will be able to assess risk factors and will inform patients as to what to expect from the treatment.

The effects of Juvederm are not permanent. In most cases, it will last for 4 to 6 months, but it could last as long as 9 months before a repeat treatment is needed. Some doctors suggest Juvederm treatment to those seeking a more permanent procedure such as lip implants so that they can evaluate how they will look before committing to surgery.

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