Recently, the FDA gave its approval to Juvederm for use in the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a technologically advanced formulation of hyaluronic acid that is safe and effective in patients of all skin types and all skin colors.


Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Its injection into folds and wrinkles creates volume and fullness, and enhances the moisture content of the skin. This combination of effects fills and softens the injected lines, folds, and wrinkles, resulting in the aesthetic correction. Hyaluronic acid has turned out to be an ideal filler for correcting folds and wrinkles. For this reason, the treatment of facial folds and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid is currently the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedure in the United States.


The Juvederm gel is very smooth and flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth and natural look and feel. This allows us to provide a correction for facial wrinkles and folds that is easily tolerated and looks natural. Juvederm contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid currently available in a dermal filler. Therefore, it has a long duration of effect, with results lasting for up to six months or longer. Juvederm is an ideal filling agent for moderate wrinkles in the cheeks and moderately severe nasolabial folds. In addition, it can be used in lips to better define the lips and to make the lips appear fuller.


In our office we have used hyaluronic acid fillers for several years on hundreds of patients. Our patients have truly enjoyed the cosmetic enhancement these fillers have provided. We are pleased that Juvederm is now available to provide an additional facial rejuvenation option.


Because of our extensive experience with fillers and other injectable products, the manufacturer provided our office with Juvederm prior to its release into the general medical community. (The general release is scheduled for next year.) Any of our patients who believe they might benefit from Juvederm are welcome to call our office for an appointment.