Motivated by a desire to be more competitive and youthful in the workplace, and with the increased awareness that nonsurgical approaches can improve skin structure, women and men are developing a strong interest in cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance. Injectable facial fillers offer an excellent option in the treatment of facial aging, wrinkling and contour defects. They are a viable alternative to surgery for patients seeking a safe, minimally invasive and affordable means of maintaining a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers and injectables are now regarded as attractive alternatives to more aggressive and more expensive surgical options.
JUVÉDERM® is a sterile hyaluronic acid gel which is manufactured by Allergan, Inc. (Irvine, CA). Hyaluronic acid (HA) is naturally occurring in the human body, with most of it in the skin. It is one of the newest HA fillers, approved by the FDA in 2006. When aging diminishes the hyaluronic acid, wrinkles and folds form. JUVÉDERM® restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and to fill in hollows of the cheeks and plump up the lips. The injection of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel restores the levels of hyaluronic acid and reverses the signs of aging and stress. JUVÉDERM® provides volume the same way your own hyaluronic acid does – by binding to water.
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