If you’ve been told you have “marionette lines” or “parenthesis” as part of your facial features, Juvederm can help you get rid of them. These types of lines are nicknames for the nasolabial folds on your skin that go from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth. These creases will deepen as you age. Juvederm is a dermal filler that can help make these pesky lines disappear.
How it works
Juvederm, along with Restylane and Perlane, uses hyaluronic acid to fill wrinkles. This acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Juvederm is a gel that is directly injected into specified areas to fill wrinkles due to aging and create a smooth and youthful appearance. It can also help add fullness and volume to the cheeks and lips.
Juvederm is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvederm is more likely to spread evenly beneath the skin. Juvederm can be delivered at various levels to help address mild to severe wrinkles and creases. Before your Juvederm treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation with your doctor to discuss how Juvederm can address your goals and expectations. This consultation is an excellent time to ask any questions you have about the treatment process. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and side effects of Juvederm along with a treatment plan specifically designed for you.
How long it lasts
Juvederm treatments last from about 6 months to one year. The amount of time Juvederm will last depends on the strength of the dose and your unique situation. As the treatment wears off, your body will safely absorb Juvederm since it is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body.
If you are interested in pursuing Juvederm treatment, make sure you understand the cost involved and if you health insurance provider provides any coverage for the procedure. Because Juvederm is typically used for cosmetic reasons, insurance usually won’t cover it.