Juvederm is a hyaluronic based dermal filler which has been on the cosmetic market since June 2006. Juvederm was developed as a dermal filler for the treatment of various skin disorders like lines, wrinkles and lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid is a normal tissue component that provides tissue support, hydration and cushions the underlying structures of the skin. When hyaluronic acid levels decline, individuals can develop sagging skin and wrinkle formation. Thus, the treatment is be used to replace the hyaluronic acid. When Juvederm is injected, it rapidly replaces the lost volume and raises the skin. This leads to a smoother and softer skin which appears plump and fresh.
Juvederm has been very successful at treating lines and furrows around the eyes and nose and also functions as an excellent volume enhancer. Aside from treating the wrinkles, it is also widely used to augment the lips and plump up the cheeks.