JuvÉderm Dermal FillerS
Juvéderm is one of most popular dermal fillers in the world. It is FDA approved, ensuring its safety and effectiveness as an aesthetic treatment for smoothing folds, lines and wrinkles, rejuvenating the skin and restoring natural beauty. Further details on dermal fillers can be found here.
The maker of Juvéderm, Allergan, is a leading pharmaceutical company that also manufactures the licensed product Botox. They have the substantial financial resources to ensure that all their products are clinically tested and proven. All of Allergan’s products are approved by the US Food, Drug Administration (FDA). Currently, there are only about 10 dermal filler products which have FDA approval, while there are approximately 140 different dermal fillers in use around the world with no clinical evidence of the safety, effectiveness or long term benefit.
Juvéderm Ultra provides a comprehensive range of products for different applications, namely Juvéderm Ultra 2, 3 and 4. The Ultra 2 is the finest and smoothest of the Ultra products, with 4 being the thickest of the Ultra range. The range of thickness and smoothness in the Ultra range allows for better targeting of treatment to each individual’s fine lines, wrinkles or deep folds.
Juvéderm Ultra offers a quality product in the form of a gel that is smooth and easy to apply. This is opposed to cheaper products which are grittier in consistency making it more painful for the patient and giving an inferior result. Juvéderm products also contain local anaesthetic to enhance patient comfort upon application.
It is important to know that Juvéderm Ultra is cost-effective compared to other dermal fillers as it is the only hyaluronic acid filler product approved in the USA that is proven to last for up to a year.
Other products in the Juvéderm range include:
- Voluma – the latest product in the range. It consists of bigger and more robust gel for volumising the lost fat pads in the cheeks.
- Juvéderm Ultra Smile – used specifically for plumping and shaping the lips.
- Juvéderm Hydrate – offers skin hydration to revitalise the skin and rejuvenate the area around the neck, décolletage and hands. Hydrate is not a dermal filler.