Dermal fillers are synthetic or semisynthetic injections that contain active substances to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, scars from acne, and harsh folds. When dermal fillers are administered, the face gains a more youthful appearance.

Juvederm, a type of dermal filler, is an effective dermal filler option for those who wish to fade the lines around the corners of their mouth, including marionette lines (the lines that start at the lip edges and run down to the jawline) and the nasolabial folds.

The Composition of Juvederm

The active component in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar in the human body that supports joints and helps prevent osteoarthritis and cartilage compression.

In the skin, HA creates the basal mesh, or cellular matrix, that supports all the structural cells. HA is an elixir for the skin, as it has a high water-retention quotient. With age, the skin loses elasticity and ability to store moisture, making the skin appear scaly with visible lines.

When HA is injected into the skin, it bonds with water molecules and swells like a sponge. Superficially, this internal expansion gives the skin a smoother and fuller appearance. HA also triggers the production of collagen, another important structural protein found in skin and connective tissues.

The Treatment Procedure and Expected Results

The procedure of dermal filler administration is relatively painless. This is because Juvederm comes pre-mixed with lidocaine to numb the injection region to any pain or discomfort.

The dermal filler is then injected into the skin. The quick procedure takes a maximum of a half an hour. Results are instantly visible. Juvederm’s effects are fairly long-lasting.

The results may not be the same for everyone who undergoes the treatment. Each person’s skin is different, so the appearance after administration of Juvederm will vary. Minor swelling and bruising may appear for a few patients.

Is Juvederm Right for You?

Set up a consultation regarding Juvederm by contacting our office for an appointment. Dr. Nicholas Lam, a well-respected physician, is the ideal choice for your next aesthetic procedure.