Juvederm™ is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. It was approved by the FDA in June of 2006 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm™ is commonly used to treat wrinkles surrounding the mouth, nose and forehead, including the nasogenian groves which are the folds between the cheeks and nose as well as the nasolabial folds, or the lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvederm™ is also used to enhance the lips and contour the cheeks.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body which diminishes with age. Juvederm™ can be used to supplement the body’s natural hyaluronic acid. It is biocompatible and biodegradable. Because hyaluronic acid binds to water it effectively plumps the skin, restoring lost volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
There are two types of Juvederm™: Juvederm™ Ultra and Juvederm™ XC. Juvederm™ Ultra is typically used to correct moderately deep facial wrinkles and to augment the lips. Juvederm™ XC has a denser formulation which can be used to treat much deeper facial folds.
The products and services mentioned on this page are offered by LUX~Medical Spa, which is co-owned by Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., F.A.C.S. For more information about services offered at LUX~A Medical Spa, call (843)-757-3223. LUX~A Medical Spa is located at 350 Fording Island Road – Suite 101 Bluffton, South Carolina, 29910