The Juvéderm® family from Europe is the second generation of hyaluronic acid injectable fillers and is widely used worldwide.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found naturally in the dermis or skin, connective tissue and in synovial fluid.
It is therefore extremely compatible. Its ability to draw water assists in the hydration of the skin as well as provide tissue turgor.
Many different types of Hyaluronic acid based fillers exist today on the market. While each one is a little different in its physical properties, they are all basically cousins and act in a similar way. The beauty of theses products is that they are resorbable, meaning that they are degraded by your own body over time and are therefore temporary.
Therefore, as you age and your face and tastes change you can adapt with the fillers.
Also this way there is no danger to having a permanent product in your face that your body can read as a foreign object and try to reject by creating lumps, which would require surgical removal.
These products are injected into the skin to correct deep folds and to provide volume restoration where needed or desired.
Examples of areas that can be injected are
Tear troughs or hollows under the eyes
Often multiple syringes are required to achieve desired results.
Treatments last 6-12 months depending on the patient and the injection site.
All fillers come in different size molecules depending on the area that requires injection. One can compare this to using different size paintbrushes to create a painting, the fat brush for the background and the fine brush for the details.