As we age, our skin and body undergo structural changes. There is a general redistribution of soft tissue and fatty deposits throughout the body. The skin also changes, with some structural layers thinning and others thickening. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm help reverse some of the visible signs of aging. By adding volume to thinned areas and plumping out facial lines, signs of aging can be erased. There are a variety of different products with differing indications depending on location and desired goal.
Juvéderm is FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler, which comes in different formulations – Voluma, Ultra XC, and XC. Each of the formulations has been developed to fill a different need: lift cheeks, smooth lines, plump lips, and fill facial lines. As with other fillers, it is injected into the skin to create improvement.
The most common side effects of Juvéderm injectable gel are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness in and around the injection sites. They typically go away within a week. Improvements have been reported to last between one and two years.