I read an article about Juvederm the other day and was shocked because I had never heard of it. Is Juvederm the latest trend in injectable fillers? What does it do?
Juvederm has been around for several years and is not the newest filler, but it is one of the most popular. Juvederm is one of the class of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin and is the same ingredient in Restylane and Restylane Lyft. Several other new fillers of this class are in the pipeline as well. In general, Juvederm has a slightly higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than Restylane and therefore attracts more water. Therefore, we tend to utilize Juvederm around the mouth area. For the same reason, we use Restylane around the eyes as attracting too much water in this area can lead to a puffy result.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham