Juvéderm is a popular FDA-approved cosmetic procedure.
With this treatment, gel is injected just beneath the facial skin surface in order to add volume and hydration to the aging skin. The filler substance is made up of mostly hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. As we age, the amount of HA in facial skin and muscles decreases, causing breakdown and wrinkles. The Juvéderm injection fills in facial wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth, by adding volume to the skin and smoothing it out. Juvéderm can also be used as a lip filler, and restores an all-around more youthful appearance. The results can last anywhere from three months to as much as a year.