What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an HA (Hyaluronic Acid) that can be injected into the skin to smooth out facial wrinkles and lines. Usually used around the mouth area, Juvederm can work to vastly improve the look of the skin, giving the user a younger, fresher appearance through a series of simple injections into the epidermis.
How safe is the use of Juvederm?
Although Juvederm is a relatively new substance, its use has been approved by the Food and Drugs Administration of the USA. Since its approval, Juvederm has been used in more and more clinics in the USA and across the world.
What specific problems can Juvederm be used to combat?
Juvederm's most common use is to smooth out the wrinkles and 'smile-lines' that accumulate naturally around the lips and nose as part of the skin's aging process. It can also be used to fill in areas of scarring in sections of the face. Juvederm is now also being used in lip augmentation procedures. The substance is injected into the skin of the lips to improve their shape and appearance. Many people opt for a Juvederm skin filler procedure to lessen the appearances of frown lines on their forehead.
How much does a Juvederm procedure cost?
As with all cosmetic procedures there are a wide-range of price options available, depending on where in the country you are having the procedure performed and in what type of clinic you visit. Juvederm has become incredibly popular around the world because it is a comparatively cheap option if you are considering having a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure to improve the look of your skin. You can expect to pay anywhere between £150-£300 for a Juvederm procedure, although this may be more expensive in the high-end clinics in areas such as Harley Street. However, there are many places offering this procedure so it is worth shopping around for a good deal.
Are there any side-effects?
Most people will experience a bit of redness and discomfit around the area they have had work on but this will disappear quite quickly. A small number of people may react badly to the substance and develop small bumps, but these are very rare and by no means permanent.
Is the effect of Juvederm permanent?
No, the positive effects of the procedure will begin to fade between 6 months and a year. To keep the appearance constant you will need fairly regular appointments with your clinic to top up the Juvederm.