Many patients who come to our Miami plastic surgery center asking about dermal fillers are interested, but nervous about possible side effects. While it's natural to be slightly nervous of things you know little about, in the case of dermal fillers, these fears are largely unfounded. At The Weston Center, we only use ingredients that have been thoroughly tested, FDA approved, and declared safe through the process of scientific research. In the case of Juvederm®, the ingredients used to make the filler are ingredients that your own body naturally creates.
Juvederm®'s primary active ingredient is known as hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally creates in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining elasticity in your skin, and is present in large quantities during your youth. As you age, however, your body produces less and less hyaluronic acid, causing your skin to eventually wrinkle and sag. Fortunately, Juvederm® can restore hyaluronic acid to your skin, giving you what it needs to keep your skin full, wrinkle-free, and healthy in appearance.
Juvederm® is a specialty product that has gained FDA approval for treating the “smile lines” that spring up on both sides of your mouth. It is often used in other areas as well:
- Mouth lines
- Lip Lines
- Marionette lines
- Hollow or lined cheeks
If you are having trouble deciding whether Juvederm® is right for you, talk to our Miami cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jon Harrell. The Weston Center is located conveniently for patients who live in the greater Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. You can set up a complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Harrell by calling (954) 526-0066 , or by going to the contact us page on this website.