Juvéderm is a collection of injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA). Found naturally in the skin, hyaluronic acid has a unique capacity to attract and retain moisture—it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water—which helps skin look plump and supple.
In synthetic forms injected beneath the skin, the gel-like substance instantly helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance facial contours, and restore lost volume.
Research also suggests that HA dermal fillers may stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, for increased skin firmness and elasticity.
“Since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, the body accepts it, and the filler persists until it’s slowly absorbed over time,” says Chicago-based facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah.
All Juvéderm fillers have cross-linked hyaluronic acid, meaning the molecule chains are connected. The HA gel remains clumped together, slowing the rate of absorption, for long-lasting results.