• The Many Uses for Juvederm

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    Juvederm is a dermal filler made by Allergan (the makers of Botox and Latisse) that is commonly used to fill smile lines and the grooves between eyebrows. But did you know that there are many other uses for Juvederm? If you think your face could use a little “oomph” to restore it back its younger self, then you might take a closer look at Juvederm.

    This simple little dermal filler can be used to replace lost volume in many areas of your face. While wrinkles take the majority of the blame for facial aging, it is actually lost volume that is primarily responsible for making us look older. And Juvederm is here to put that volume back where it belongs, regardless of where you might need it.

    What is Juvederm?
    What does “off-label use” mean?
    Where is Juvederm usually injected?

    • Nasolabial folds
    • Deep wrinkles in forehead

    Where else is Juvederm commonly injected?

    • Lips
    • Nose
    • Lower eyelids
    • Cheeks
    • Scars

    ​Where is Juvederm rarely injected?

    • Neck Lines

    What is Juvederm?
    Juvederm is a dermal filler that fills in deep wrinkles.  It is FDA approved for certain wrinkles, but is considered off-label use for others.

    What does “off-label use” mean?
    What “off-label use” means is that although it is approved by the FDA for human use, the area that Juvederm is injected into may not technically be the original area approval by the FDA.  It is still safe to use (in fact, there are many products that are used off-label). This is certainly not illegal or unsafe.  Rather, there are what I would say are some common sense and even creative ways of using an FDA-approved product.

    Where is Juvederm usually injected?
    Juvederm is usually injected in the nasolabial folds, which are the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth when you smile, and in the wrinkles between your eyebrows.  These are deeper wrinkles, which are the most common sites for Juvederm or dermal filler use.  Juvederm will soften these deep lines or wrinkles and will make them much less noticeable.

    Where is Juvederm commonly injected?
    Juvederm is commonly injected in the lips, and to get the best result, a judicious amount is used in both the upper and lower lip.  Juvederm can also be injected in the nose, to create or build up the bridge a narrow or uneven nose.

    Juvederm or dermal filler can be injected in the lower eyelids or nasojugal groove. This is the area that runs from the inside corner of your eyes and down along the line of your nose (where you put your eye concealer). Filler does not get rid of the bags or excessive fat of the lower eyelids, but it camouflages it.  By filling in this groove, the patient will appear to have a little less noticeable line..

    One of the most effective uses for Juvederm is to inject it into the cheeks. As you age, your cheeks will appear more gaunt or thin, and by filling them up, it will give your cheek a more substantial and impactful look.

    If you have old thicker or deeper scars, such as those caused by acne, Juvederm can be injected to raise them up and make them less obvious.

    Where is Juvederm rarely injected?
    Juvederm is usually not injected in the neck lines, although I have used it this way with great results in several patients. Prominent neck lines are best suited for this treatment.

    As you can see, Juvederm has many more uses than just fixing smile lines. Juvederm is a wonderful and versatile dermal filler, and is often used in many different areas of the face.

    Juvederm actually comes in a few different varieties. There is a thicker and less pliable Juvederm (Juvederm Ultra Plus) that lasts longer but is not always suitable for all areas, such as the lips.

    To find out which type of Juvederm might be right for you and how you might benefit from a dermal filler injection, please contact my patient care coordinator at info@drkim.com, or call us at 415-354-8148.

     

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