JUVÉDERM™ is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that reduces the appearance of moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles for longer periods of time than traditional dermal fillers. The hyaluronic acid bonds with the natural collagen and elastin, in order to hydrate the skin by increasing its capacity to hold water.
While Botox® works by decreasing muscle movement, JUVÉDERM™ fills folded or wrinkled skin to create a more plump and youthful appearance. JUVÉDERM™ is also effective in adding more fullness to lips.
Common side effects of JUVÉDERM™ include swelling, redness, and bruising at the site of injection. Sometimes bumps may occur, but should even out within 3 to 7 days. If bumps do not decrease, patients can seek medical attention to have them massaged. It is not recommended that patients massage injection sites themselves.