Juvederm is an example of such a filling. This filler can be safely used all over the body and will not cause cancer.
Juvedermis a dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid. There are several products in the Juvederm family.
They are all used to help people address facial signs of aging. Each product in the Juvederm line has different binding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Each of the different products is adapted to address specific problems when injected in different areas and depths. Juvederm fillings have a soft, jelly-like consistency.
Juvederm works by adding volume to facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It stimulates the production of connective tissue that fills the skin (collagen). As you age, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases.
This increases the appearance of sagging and wrinkling of facial skin. Juvederm injections contain a small amount of lidocaine, which reduces pain. This will help minimize any pain or discomfort you feel during treatment and will make it go away quickly. Most notice the effects of Juvederm right away or after swelling subsides.
The results usually last between six months and two years. This depends on the Juvederm product used. More serious side effects are usually associated with unprofessional handling, such as inadvertent injection of Juvederm into a blood vessel. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Macrolane, were previously used for non-surgical breast enhancement.
Before a treatment with Juvederm, talk to a medical professional about your goals and aesthetic expectations.