Juvederm is the trade name for hyaluronic acid, which is an extremely firming substance derived from the human skin. It has been used for decades, primarily in Europe, to assist in correcting cosmetic damage caused by years of sun exposure or aging. Although injected, Juvederm is in no way like a “nail polish”, as it will not settle into your natural nail bed and doesn’t peel or scab over time. The most common use for Juvederm is topical application to the face to temporarily plump up hollow cheeks, neck lines and eye brows, though it can also be used as a long-term treatment for repairing all manner of facial harm.
Injected, Juvederm is a fairly easy to apply, lightweight filler, made from a synthetic polymer compound consisting of synthetic hyaluronic acid. Injected as a filling for many of the wrinkles in the face and throughout the entire body, Juvederm is used as a skin-tightening treatment to help eliminate folds in the skin that make the eyes look smaller or the cheeks wider than they should look. Since juvederm vollure is a highly refined product that does not include any hyaluronic acid, it is far gentler on the skin than typical fillers and dermabrasion solutions, which can cause considerable irritation and scarring. Most importantly, juvederm vollure is an all-natural substance, so it contains no toxins or carcinogens, and it is extremely safe.
While Juvederm may be an excellent alternative to surgical facelifts and other types of plastic surgery, it is important to note that it is not intended to be used indefinitely as a replacement for hyaluronic acid. While Juvederm does help to reduce facial wrinkles and improve facial volume, it cannot make up for the damage caused by sun exposure and aging. For this reason, it should not be used by people with severe facial aging or by those who have undergone recent plastic surgeries. If you are interested in a permanent solution to your problem, consider dermal fillers instead.