Described most often as an dermal filler for wrinkles, the product called Juvederm is via prescription only. In fact, it is a treatment that is done in a dermatologist’s and cosmetic surgeon’s office and is a targeted method for reducing the size and depth of lines and wrinkles in the face.
How Juvederm Works
It relies primarily on Hyaluronic Acid, which helps to maintain the volume of the skin through hydration, but this is also where it might be seen to have a weak side. This is because the manufacturer (Allergen – which also makes Botox) indicates that the effects of the injections can last up to a full year, but the simplest truth is that each person’s metabolism will break down the compounds differently. Results, therefore, may not last half as long as claimed.
Where to Buy
You cannot acquire Juvederm in the same ways that you purchase other wrinkle creams or treatments. As already explained, you will have to discuss the matter with your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and determine if it is the right solution for your needs. Only then will you be scheduled for an appointment at which time the compound is injected.
Pro’s and Con’s
In terms of a review of wrinkle creams and treatments, we have to begin with the simple fact that Juvederm is not a cream at all. This means that there are going to be quite a few “cons” identified. For instance,
- This is not a permanent treatment;
- This is something that comes with the discomfort of injections in the face;
- This is through a physician only;
- This is a treatment that can have side effects; and
- This is quite expensive.
The positive factors would include:
- This is a long term answer for those hoping to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles;
- This will have nearly instant results; and
- This is done under the supervision of a professional.
The price for Juvederm injections will vary from person to person, and if you are concerned about the costs you can ask your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist if they can recommend a more affordable approach to the issue.
Though not strictly a wrinkle cream, the Juvederm product does receive a positive recommendation because of its effectiveness. If you take the time to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment, you will generally get good results. The only real downside is that you will have to repeat the treatment at least once or more each year.