Juvéderm® is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines) and other facial wrinkles available for patients in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Independence, Grundy Center and the surrounding communities at Cedar Valley ASCENT from facial plastic surgical specialist Dr. David J. Congdon. Typically injected into the cheek, facial tissue, lip or perioral (the lower third of face) areas, Juvéderm® uses hyaluronic acid to add volume to the skin (as opposed to more traditional collagen-based injections). Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body and is modified for use in Juvéderm®, allowing the treatments to augment lips, eliminate wrinkles and smooth out facial folds and provide a greater facial volume and fullness.

Juvéderm® Injections to Smooth Facial Folds and Wrinkles

While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today, Juvéderm® is uniquely formulated using Hylacross™ technology, giving Juvéderm® its special smooth gel structure that holds up over time and provides longer-lasting results than other anti-wrinkle injections. Unlike other injectable fillers, Juvéderm® is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is FDA approved to last up to one year with initial treatment. Among most patients, the only side effects were redness, pain and other skin discomfort near the injection site. Patients with specific allergic reactions to the foundational components in Juvéderm® or a history of allergic reactions, may not be candidates for Juvéderm® injections.

Case Study

The patients featured below received lip augmentation treatment through Juvéderm® with collagen.