Juvederm is a dermal filler product used to smooth out wrinkles and lines in the face. It is made from Hyaluronic acid, (HA) a substance that is found naturally in the body that delivers nutrients to the skin and helps it to remain soft and plump. Some dermal fillers also contain lidocaine, a topical anaesthetic that helps with localised pain of the injection. Many women find dermal fillers can help them even better than Botox, but you don’t have to choose one over the other, because both can be used.
Botox vs. dermal fillers?
Botox is often the preferred treatment for wrinkles on the top half of the face, although it can be used for the bottom half as well. But often, a better result is obtained by using dermal fillers to plump up the lips and fill out vertical lines around them. It is also used for those deep lines that run from the edge of your nose down to the mouth. Once these creases have been softened you will notice a big difference in your appearance. It can take years off your age.
Dermal fillers last longer
Juvederm is one of the most popular of dermal fillers, although there are other products used in the same way. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm last much longer than Botox injections, with two years being the expected length of time before you need to have it done again. With Botox, the time is 3-4 months, so you can see what a difference it is.
Treatment with Juvederm dermal filler can help you in many ways.
- It can fill out your lips and make them plump and pretty again. Loss of lip volume can be age-related or genetic. Younger women who have naturally thin lips are usually very happy with the dermal filler treatment that makes them fuller.
- It can fill out and remove those vertical lines that often appear along your top lip especially. This can be a problem when applying make-up as lipstick often ‘bleeds’ into those cracks without you realising it. Make-up can actually increase the look of those lines, just like any imperfection in timber will show up twice as much when you paint it. You need to fill any dents with putty and sand it off smooth for it to look good. This is what you are doing with dermal fillers. They fill up the cracks and smooth the skin out so make-up can go on smoothly.
- Removing the deeper wrinkles from the nose to the mouth will also give you a much younger appearance and help with the application of make-up.
However, it is not only these areas that can benefit from dermal fillers such as Juvederm. The mid-cheek area tends to lose volume as you get older and this gives you a gaunt appearance and dermal fillers can remove very smartly.