Juvéderm® is a type of dermal filler that works in two ways: it smooths away fine lines and wrinkles all for a softer, more youthful appearance. It is typically used to restore volume in our cheeks causing them to “lift” and smooth lines around the mouth and nose. Juvéderm® is not a permanent treatment and cannot give you the same results as plastic surgery. Juvéderm® is one of the leading hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers on the market, from Allergan, the makers of Botox®. All Juvéderm® fillers are natural fillers because they are made of mostly hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the body and works by delivering nutrients to our skin and this helps retain moisture and softness and adds volume. As we age, hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, causing the skin to lose its fullness. Our skin then begins to droop, sag, and wrinkle. The Juvéderm® formula is non animal-based and has a very low risk of allergic reaction or rejection.