Before and after photos showing the results of Juvederm treatment. Schedule an appointment at the Facial and Skin Surgery Center, Plano TX today!What is JUVÉDERM?

Over recent years, hyaluronic acid has emerged as the miracle compound for filling in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a physiological constituent of dermal tissue which maintains local moisture content and is gradually reabsorbed with time. JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid in the form of visco-elastic gel, which is transparent and homogeneous and which has four major benefits :



  • It is obtained by biosynthesis and is of non-animal origin
  • It does not require any prior test
  • The molecule is highly biocompatible
  • Juvederm is obtained by bacterial fermentation and is part of the new generation of implants, while at the same time enjoying the experience of the Corneal group, in the synthesis of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.

How does Juvederm work?

This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.

How long does Juvederm last?

JUVÉDERM™ is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM is a "next generation" smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM dermal filler lasts long because it's the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process.

What is JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.

What does it do?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.It will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 1 year.

What are the side effects?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are anappropriate candidate for treatment. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gelshould not be used in patients who have:





  • Severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history orpresence of multiple severe allergies
  • Patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins



Gilbert Selkin, M.D., D.M.D. Is a winner of the D Best Doctors of 2017, as well as Living Magazines Reader's Choice. Browse his D Best profile by clicking here.



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Dr. Gilbert Selkin, M.D., D.M.D. is a winner of the 2015 Living Magazines Reader's Choice Award.