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What is Juvederm®

Also known as a Dermal Filler

What is Juvederm®?

As you age, your skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid, a process that is sped up if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. Juvederm® is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead.

Juvederm® contains a naturally occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid, which has the remarkably helpful property of binding to water. As the acid attracts water, it “plumps up” the skin, filling and smoothing out any surface wrinkles. In essence, it helps replace the cushion of fatty tissue that we lose as we age and as our skin becomes damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet light.

Juvederm®, approved by the FDA in 2006 as a dermal filler, has a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a substance naturally occurring in your skin that helps to add structure, volume, and hydration. The body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, but hyaluronic acid fillers are able to restore skin volume and appearance.

What to expect during the Juvederm® procedure?

Most treatment sessions take only about 15 minutes. As with all dermal fillers, Juvederm® is injected into the treatment area with an extremely fine needle. Any discomfort is usually minimal, although your physician may numb your skin with a topical anesthetic beforehand. You won’t need any pre-treatment allergy testing, however, because Juvederm® doesn’t contain any allergy-causing animal-derived ingredients. It’s entirely biodegradable.

Injected into the mid to deep dermis to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

What to expect during the recovery for Juvederm®?

A pliant gel consistency provides a smooth, natural-looking appearance. The injection process takes about 15 minutes and results are immediate. There is minimal recovery or downtime, so you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. Maintains the improved appearance for six to nine months.

Examples of Juvederm® Results:

Before and After of Juvederm

Before and After of Juvederm

To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett



Alameda Location:

2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA 94501


Brentwood Location

1280 Central Blvd, Suite J-5, Brentwood, CA 94513