Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid facial filler. Hyaluronic acid is abundant in our tissues in youth, and dissipates as we age. Hyaluronic acid fillers used today are crystal-clear, non-animal-derived, extremely hypoallergenic, and very safe. Juvederm comes in two main concentrations: Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus. The "ultra" formulation has a slightly less dense molecular concentration for finer, more superficial fill and wrinkle corrections, and Juvederm Ultra Plus is used for more intermediate depth fill and correction of deeper lines and shadows.
Additionally, Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are formulated with xylocaine, a local anesthetic that makes the injection process much more comfortable. Juvederm maintains volume fill for between six and 12 months; in areas that are prone to more motion, including the lips and nasolabial folds, 6 to 9 months is common. In regions that are less mobile, such as the cheek, tear trough, or glabella (the vertical lines between the brows), Juvederm may last for 12 to 15 months. Among the many indications for the family of Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvederm can be used to fill the nasolabial fold, marionette lines, the tear trough, cheeks, lips, and glabellar lines.