What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?
HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain moisture in the skin. HA is broken down at a very rapid rate in the human body, so in order to ensure that the filler lasts it is cross linked with other substances.
The consistency of HA fillers vary in thickness but are typically soft and gel like, and when used correctly provide a very natural appearing result. They are also considered very safe, and being the most common, they are the most studied.
How long does Juvederm last?
Longevity of each products is based on optimal correction; which means the amount needed to completely correct a deficit. The average person loses about 10% of volume by the age of 35 and an additional 5-10% every 5-10 years thereafter. Still, the amount will vary based on genetics, age, etc.
Each of the HA fillers in the Juvederm family will last different amount of times ranging from 6-12 months for Juvederm Ultra in the lips to up to 2 years for Juvederm Voluma in the cheeks. See Filler 101 for a complete list of each product and how long it lasts.
How much does Juvederm cost?
Cost of treatment is not just dependent on the product used but also the skill and expertise of the injector. Consider doing several consultations with different providers and pick someone that is a good fit for you, who listens to you and works with you to come up with a treatment plan. To see estimated costs for each brand see below.