Juvederm is a dermal filler used to soften facial lines and restore youthful volume that may diminish over time. It works by adding volume to facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body that stimulates the production of connective tissue that fills the skin (collagen). As you age, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen decreases, leading to sagging and wrinkling of facial skin.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is an FDA-approved filler that contains two main ingredients: hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that can moisturize the skin, since it retains water and creates a kind of natural cushion that increases volume wherever it is injected. Lidocaine, the second ingredient, is a mild local anesthetic that helps reduce any discomfort when injecting the gel into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also the active ingredient in other Juvederm fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse, Belotero Balance and Teoxane RHA.
Juvederm fillers are a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles and restore volume to your face. The results are immediate and can last up to 18 months. However, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any treatment.