Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide nine months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Juvederm products contain the local anesthetic lidocaine to help numb the injected areas.
Juvederm should only be administered under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner. Side effects include: redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, itching and risk of infection