JuvèdermTM is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that the DFA confirms to last up to one year. It has a lighter concentration of cross-linked molecules for longer lasting results. Many doctors feel Juvèderm has smoother consistency than other hyaluronic acid fillers, which some doctors feel has a granular consistency. It is also the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be proven safe and effective for persons of color.
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA) is comprised of all living cells and occurs naturally in the body, thus eliminating the need for skin allergy tests prior to injection. It is a sugar molecule that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin where it is injected and increasing volume. Hyaluronic acid is a filler that provides immediate volume enhancement results, whether it is used to fill wrinkles and folds or to plump up lips. HA dermal fillers are indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Many people prefer a hyaluronic acid product over collagen because it is softer and tends to be longer lasting.
Restylane, Juvèderm, and Captique are different products that are classified as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. The injection process takes 15-30 minutes and results are immediate, with little or no recovery and downtime. If you have an important event, it is recommended that you schedule treatment one week or so prior to ensure that there is no remaining redness or swelling.