Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® are made from a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin.
This acts to draw in water to an area, thereby giving a fuller, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to restore the volume lost from areas such as the cheeks as part of the ageing process and to smooth out deeper lines.
Juvéderm® is combined with a local anaesthetic to keep discomfort from the injections down to a minimum. Results vary, but can be expected to last about 6 months. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and usually last less than 7 days. The most common side effects include temporary injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.