Juvederm Overview

Effectiveness of Juvederm

When he injects the Juvederm, a doctor is literally filling in your wrinkles and creases with a gel. Some other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are manufactured as small particles mixed into a gel-like substance [source: WebMD]. Compared with these fillers, one advantage of Juvederm is that the gel is more likely to spread evenly beneath your skin [source: Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery].

If you're worried because your wrinkles and creases vary in their degree of severity, Juvederm's probably got you covered -- it comes in three different strengths: Juvederm 18, Juvederm 24 and Juvederm 30. The higher the number, the deeper the gel is injected into your skin. Each formula is targeted for specific kinds of wrinkles, so be sure to discuss these options with your doctor. The formulas differ in density, and, wrinkles aside, you might use a different one depending on whether you're tackling acne scars or plumping up cheeks.

No matter what Juvederm formula you use, though, none of them are designed to last forever. Typical treatments, depending on the strength, dosage and your physical makeup, last between six months to a year [source: Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety]. By that time, your body safely absorbs the Juvederm. Since it is made of components that are naturally present in your body, Juvederm is not an unwelcome substance, and its absorption shouldn't cause complications [source: Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery].

Now that you know what Juvederm can do, move on to next page to learn more about the price tag involved.