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Everything You Need to Know About Juvederm Dermal Fillers

Over time more and more people seek non-invasive facial rejuvenation. As dermal fillers are growing in popularity and supply, you may need to dive deeper into certain brands and learn more about their features, safety and effectiveness to ensure patient satisfaction. 
In this article, we will review one of the world's most popular dermal filler brands, Juvéderm: its composition, types, effects, and safety.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is the #1 hyaluronic acid-based filler, with around 30 million completed treatments worldwide. It offers a range of products that temporarily add volume or smooth wrinkles in various facial areas: cheeks, lips, jawline, around the nose, eyes, and mouth. The safety of Juvéderm fillers is proved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and several clinical studies. More than 90% of patients report that they are happy with the results of Juvéderm treatments.

What is Juvéderm made of?

Juvéderm fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring substance that retains moisture in the skin and helps fill wrinkles and hollow areas. It naturally dissolves in the human body, reducing the risk of complications. During the production, Juvéderm uses innovative Vycross technology. It cross-links Hyaluronic Acid molecules so that the fillers are gel-like and smooth, ensuring natural-looking and long-lasting results with low risk of side effects. The higher the concentration and cross-linking of HA, the more elastic and cohesive the dermal fillers are. So, each type has certain cohesiveness and targets specific issues and areas.

How does Juvéderm work?

First, the specialist chooses the right Juvéderm filler based on the targeted area, concerns, and desired results. During the procedure, the specialist injects the filler into the treatment area using a cannula or needle. It adds volume to the targeted area, smoothing out wrinkles, contouring profiles, or augmenting certain parts of the face. After that, the specialist massages the injection area to ensure even distribution and prevent lumping or swelling. The treatment takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the area. You can use a special numbing cream to minimize the discomfort. The effect is visible right after the treatment.

How long does Juvéderm last?

Typically, the results of Juvéderm fillers last 1-2 years. However, the longevity of the effect may change depending on the filler type and injection area. Factors like alcohol usage, sun exposure, or strenuous exercises after the treatment can negatively affect the overall effect of the treatment.

What are the types of Juvéderm fillers?

Each Juvéderm product targets specific areas and issues. With different thicknesses, viscoelasticity, and cohesiveness, they address several needs, from augmentation to rejuvenation. Plus, you can customize the fillers to achieve the desired effect. 

  • Juvéderm Volbella helps plump up lips, smooth perioral lines, and improve undereye hollows. It's a good choice for patients looking for a fuller but natural appearance of the lips. Due to the incorporation of Lidocaine, it minimized the pain during procedures.
  • Juvéderm Voluma adds volume to the cheeks and chin, contouring the facial profile.
  • Juvéderm Volift is a medium-thickness gel that is better for superficial injections in marionette and smile lines.
  • Juvéderm Volux is the first FDA-approved dermal filler that volumizes the jawline. It improves the jawline's definition and reshapes the lower face.
  • Juvéderm Ultra Smile enhances and helps restore the balance between upper and lower lips.Juvéderm Volux is the first FDA-approved dermal filler that volumizes the jawline. It improves the jawline's definition and reshapes the lower face.

Learn more about all the Juvéderm dermal fillers available at ISLA-MED.

Is Juvéderm safe? What are the risks and side effects?

Juvéderm boasts a high safety profile: In 2006, the fillers were approved by the US FDA. Besides that, numerous clinical studies have proven the safety and effectiveness of Juvéderm fillers. Its pure Hyaluronic Acid (HA) composition is the main factor that ensures safety. HA is a naturally occurring substance, so it blends organically with skin tissue and dissolves over time, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions. However, as with any other filler, Juvéderm, too, has the possibility of side effects. The most common ones include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Lumps

It's essential to warn patients not to use alcoholic beverages, avoid heat exposure, and minimize exercise during the first 24 hours post-procedure. This will reduce the risk of side effects.

What are the pros and cons of Juvéderm? 


  • Yes, the Juvéderm collection of fillers is approved for all skin types. However, you should take into account all the precautions and risks.Juvéderm is FDA-approved. Various studies prove its safety and effectiveness. 
  • Ensures immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.
  • It offers a range of fillers with different viscoelasticity and thickness to target wrinkles at various depths and facial areas.
  • Fillers are made of HA, a naturally occurring substance that dissolves naturally in the body.
  • The procedure is fast and doesn't require stitches and downtime.
  • If patients are unhappy with the results, you can easily dissolve Hyaluronic Acid with hyaluronidase


  • The results are not permanent.
  • Despite its high safety profile, Juvéderm can still have mild side effects.
  • The products are only for adults over 21

How much does Juvéderm cost?

Depending on the filler type, Juvéderm costs from $100 to $205 per pack. One pack contains 1 or 2 syringes. Depending on the treatment area and the desired results, you may need a different quantity of syringes.


In conclusion, Juvéderm dermal fillers offer a safe and effective solution for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. The FDA-approved status and extensive clinical research prove Juvéderm's safety and effectiveness. Thanks to innovative Vycross technology, Juvéderm fillers ensure immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting results. Juvéderm offers a wide range of products to address various facial concerns: adding volume to the cheeks, smoothing wrinkles, or contouring the jawline. While mild side effects may occur, they are typically temporary and can be minimized with proper post-procedure care.


Can Juvéderm fillers be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, Juvéderm fillers can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance overall facial rejuvenation results. Many patients choose to combine fillers with treatments such as Botox, laser therapy, or chemical peels to address multiple signs of aging simultaneously. However, you should evaluate each patient's individual needs and goals to determine the most appropriate combination of treatments for optimal results.

Patients with a history of severe allergies or bleeding disorders may not be suitable candidates for treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid fillers. You should also avoid using the filler in areas where sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections are present.

Yes, the Juvéderm collection of fillers is approved for all skin types. However, you should take into account all the precautions and risks.