Juvederm and injectable fat transfers (liposuction) are commonly used for the treatment of face wrinkles and sagging skin. Injected filler is a firm, rubbery tissue implant injected into the subcutaneous skin at various depths to aid in filling in facial wrinkles and enhance facial features: restoring a more youthful look. Most of these facial wrinkle fillers however are only temporary as they’re eventually absorbed into the body. Others however are applied topically where they remain in place for months or even years before eventually being absorbed into the body where it’s most effective. These are the more popular types of fillers.
The latest addition to the juvederm family is hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. This substance is much more viscous than its predecessors, which makes it less thick and therefore, more difficult to use at times, but results in noticeable improvements in appearance in two years. The substance can be used as either a stand-alone procedure or as a laser or laser treatment. In the latter case, it can achieve firmer, smoother results that last longer than with other procedures such as Juvederm. It also has fewer risks as well as being much less expensive than its predecessor.
While there have been no serious side effects identified with juvederm itself or with any of the laser or laser treatments for that matter, the procedure should still be considered with safety in mind. It should be seen as a cosmetic procedure that should not be entered into without first consulting your physician and knowing what you want out of this procedure. If you’re looking for a quick fix to your facial wrinkles then this procedure may not be for you. However, if you’re willing to wait two years for your results and can afford to take some risk factors into consideration then Juvederm may be for you.