An injectable anti wrinkle solution, Juvederm has been approved by the FDA, and would otherwise still be controlled by the FDA due to its injection method of action. It is injected and used at the discretion of whatever health care professional you see. It has not actually been proven to be any better than botox, and it is meant to plump rather than freeze, therefore denoting the absence of poison. But they are apparently the “next generation” dermal fillers. Juvederm can apparently last up to a year before you need your next injections.
Ingredients and Mechanism of Action:
The main ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural cushioner of the joints and moisturizer of the skin. Some anti wrinkle creams and serums use it for its moisturizing effects, and some even claim that it can reduce wrinkles. But there is no scientific proof to substantiate these claims. Being that the body naturally breaks this substance down on a regular basis, it is unlikely to last a full year, or even a short amount of time.
Overall Impression of Juvederm:
Juvederm can be injected each year within about 15 minutes or so. There are fewer side effects, but we believe fewer results and a shorter period of benefits. It is also more expensive than botox, even though hyaluronic acid technically costs less to use, and botox is proven to work, even with all the side effects. It is only for highly specific areas, and it will probably last only a short period of time in all reality. With this extremely temporary solution, it is not worth the money or time.