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Newly approved by the FDA, JUVÉDERM® is a filler made of hyaluronic acid. Among wrinkle reducers, JUVÉDERM® is an exciting new product due to the fact that it appears to be simultaneously effective and longer-lasting than some other fillers.

What is JUVÉDERM®?

Since JUVÉDERM® is so new, most people don’t know what it is. JUVÉDERM® is a filler that relies on hyaluronic acid rather than collagen to plump up the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body. Since the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® is created by biosynthesis in a laboratory, patients are not required to take an allergy test before receiving treatment.

One of the main benefits of the JUVÉDERM® filler is that the results from the product are longer-lasting than those obtained from other wrinkle reducers, including collagen and fat injections. To find out more about JUVÉDERM® filler and the cost of treatment, see below.

Candidates for JUVÉDERM® Filler

Good candidates for JUVÉDERM® filler treatment are those patients who would like to improve the appearance of facial lines or augment the lips. As to the question of JUVÉDERM® vs. Restylane® and other fillers, read on for a description of similarities and differences.

General Treatment Requirements

For the most part, all that is required of a patient for JUVÉDERM® treatment is that he or she is dissatisfied with the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases, or with the fullness of their lips. However, JUVÉDERM® may not be a good option if a female patient is pregnant or nursing.

What Areas Can Be Treated with JUVÉDERM®?

JUVÉDERM® is appropriate for any area of the face, including lines and creases around the mouth, nose, and forehead. The procedure can be used for facial contouring as well as to improve the appearance of scars, such as those caused by acne. JUVÉDERM® can also be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips. All of these areas will show distinct improvement after treatment with JUVÉDERM® filler.

Is JUVÉDERM® Right for Me?

JUVÉDERM® is likely a good option for you if you are dissatisfied with the way your face is aging - namely, if you dislike the wrinkles and creases that have surfaced. JUVÉDERM® may also be right for you if you feel that your lips need augmentation.

If you have severe scarring or thinner/looser skin, JUVÉDERM® may not be as effective. But in most cases and with most patients, JUVÉDERM® is a good choice. Note that the results of JUVÉDERM® are long-lasting but impermanent, so that you are not forever wed to your decision.