The JUVÉDERM® family is a group of soft gels formed from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance which exists in our body naturally.  When injected by a doctor or nurse, JUVÉDERM® can instantly restore natural contours and softens wrinkles like those around the mouth and nose.

Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of the naturally hydrating substance, hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors deplete the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. When JUVÉDERM® is injected into an area, the HA gel fills the line or fold and then attracts water to itself which plumps the area and enhances the end result.

The JUVÉDERM® Family consists of JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC. JUVÉDERM® Ultra is used on lines and small folds and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is used to fill deeper lines and folds. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, both contain a tiny amount of lidocaine to help make the treatment more comfortable.

The results can last up to twelve months. But remember, the longevity of any filler is greatly dependent on the amount of filler used in an area and the number of times an area has been filled.  All fillers last longer when adequate amounts of product are used, so under correction is never a good idea. Also over time, fillers induce collagen production by our bodies which can enhance the duration of a filler with subsequent treatments.