JUVÉDERM® May Be the Solution for You
The History of Hyaluronic Acid
In the 1930s, researchers discovered a natural substance in the body that they named hyaluronic acid. They found that it played a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration. In the early 2000's, the first hyaluronic acid facial filler received approval in Canada and the United States for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. In 2004, JUVÉDERM® was approved for sale in Canada. Today, hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers are the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedure in North America.
JUVÉDERM® is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and retains water under the skin to smooth away lines, restore lost volume and maintain skin hydration. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In fact, hyaluronic acid can absorb more than 1,000 times its weight – acting like a super sponge under your skin. Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body's internal moisturizer. As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® achieves facial rejuvenation by replacing hyaluronic acid lost over time, smoothing lines, restoring lost skin volume, and keeping your skin hydrated. Best of all, the results are instantaneous, look natural, and may last up to a year3 with no downtime.
How It Works
Skin rejuvenation treatments with JUVÉDERM® are quick, simple, comfortable, and non-surgical. The procedure will have you looking and feeling instantly refreshed. The treatment administered by your cosmetic doctor involves subtle and strategically placed JUVÉDERM® injections under the skin to restore and boost individual facial features.
It will add volume and definition to facial features while keeping your appearance looking natural, symmetrical, and well-balanced. Whether you are interested in enhancing facial features or refreshing and rejuvenating your appearance, JUVÉDERM® can be used to:
- Soften smile lines
- Restore lost fullness in your cheeks
- Enhance lips
- Contour your jaw line
The treatment is comfortable thanks to the patented formulation of JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) that includes lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. After the treatment, the appearance of lines on your face will be reduced, your lips will appear fuller and more defined, and your cheeks plump. You will leave looking naturally refreshed - so that everyone will notice, but no one will know!
Depending on what you want to accomplish, this simple treatment can be used for many different purposes. It can be used as a wrinkle filler, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and creases. It can also be used to restore volume in the cheeks and chin area and to enhance features such as lips and cheeks.
Refresh and Rejuvenate
JUVÉDERM® can instantly refresh and rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing unwanted lines, restoring natural contours and replacing lost cheek volume. JUVÉDERM® is placed beneath wrinkles and folds to 'fill in' or 'plump up' the depression. The most appropriate lines to treat with JUVÉDERM® are those that are described as static lines you can see when your face is not moving (like smile lines). The most commonly treated areas include smile lines (or nasolabial folds), mouth lines (or marionette lines), smoker lines (or vertical lip lines), cheeks or chin.
JUVÉDERM® injections can also be used as facial fillers to enhance some of your facial features, such as lips and cheeks. With subtle and strategically-placed injections, JUVÉDERM® will contour and define lips and cheeks, at the same time keeping your appearance natural-looking, symmetrical and well-balanced.
Full lips with a defined border are a feature of youthful attractiveness. As we age, natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, that give skin structure and volume, gradually decrease. This results in lips and the surrounding area being vulnerable to volume loss. Stronger definition of the lip border or the subtle addition of volume can create younger-looking lips. Whether your lips are naturally thin or full, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® lip injections can be used to enhance lip shape or restore lost fullness. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is a new facial filler specifically designed for gently restoring natural-looking lip volume and defining lip contours. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is the only facial filler clinically proven to last up to 12 months in the lips with a single treatment.1†** †Single treatment=meaning one lip injection and optional top-up at 14 days, for up to 12 months. **As of June 2013.
The signs of aging aren't limited to wrinkles. In fact, a key (yet less frequently discussed) sign of aging is loss of fullness in the cheeks. This can be a challenge to correct, with limited surgical and non-surgical solutions available. Fortunately, JUVÉDERM® has a product in their line of leading-edge facial fillers, a product specially formulated to restore facial volume lost over time: JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® is an innovative injectable hyaluronic acid facial filler that delivers smooth, natural-looking fullness to sunken cheeks and firmness to a softening jawline. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® has been reported to last up to 18 months, longer than many other facial fillers.2 Click here to learn more.
JUVÉDERM® XC combines its smooth-consistency injectable gel with pain-reducing lidocaine to instantly smooth away wrinkles around the mouth and nose area. JUVÉDERM® XC has been reported to last up to one year after the initial treatment.3