As people age, their skin changes in various ways. Wrinkles and folds form as the natural volume of our skin begins to diminish. Juvéderm® is an injectable gel that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in adding hydration and volume to the skin. Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff uses Juvéderm® in his St. Louis, Missouri cosmetic surgery practice to help his patients restore a more youthful appearance to their features.
How Juvéderm® Works
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid and has been proven to be safe and effective for use in reducing wrinkles and folds. It is also safe and effective for people with naturally dark pigmented skin without any adverse side effects.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in all mammals. It is a natural hydrating and volumizing substance. Hyaluronic acid has also been used for many years as an aid in the treatment of arthritis, wound repair, and some eye surgeries.
Dr. Kofkoff injects Juvéderm® under the skin. It restores volume and reduces the appearance of laugh lines and folds that form at the corners of your mouth, running up to the bottom of your nose. The results provide a natural look and feel to your facial skin. Juvéderm® is injected into the middle to deeper skin layers in order to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. The results of a Juvéderm® treatment can last up to one year.
Juvéderm® is available in two different formulations, Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. The former provides versatility in adding volume and contour to facial wrinkles and folds. The latter is a stronger formulation that is used to correct deeper wrinkles and folds.
Juvéderm® differs from other fillers in that its unique manufacturing process involves a high concentration of hyaluronic acid that is cross-linked for longer lasting results. The gel itself has a smooth, easy flowing consistency that combines well with the skin and provides that natural look and feel that most patients are striving for.
Juvéderm® and other injectable fillers are designed to help restore youthfulness and a naturally healthier appearance to the facial features. If you are interested in learning more about Juvéderm® or any other injectable filler, please contact Richard L. Kofkoff, M.D., P.C. today to schedule a consultation at his St Louis, Missouri cosmetic surgery practice.