Is Juvederm Worth It?


If you read magazines or watch TV, the chances are you’ve seen an ad for Juvederm recently. Juvederm is the new dermal filler developed by the same company who created Botox and it is generating a lot of interest.

However, while it definitely has its advantages over Botox, when prices at $400-$800 per syringe patients must ask themselves, “is Juvederm worth it?”

How Juvederm Works

Juvederm is a gel made from hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate and add volume. The gel is injected under the skin using a fine needle to fill the soft tissue of your inner layer of skin. The result is more volume and fewer wrinkles and folds.

Benefits of Juvederm

  • Juvederm is one of the few FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
  • Considered a better option than Botox for those seeking injections in and around the lips and cheeks as Botox is not intended for the lower half of the face.
  • Available in two formulations allowing more tailored treatment to meet your needs.
  • Requires no allergy skin test and minimal recovery or downtime.
  • Clinically proven to smooth facial wrinkles and folds.

Risks of Juvederm

  • The results last less than 1 year (typically between 6 and 8 months).
  • It is expensive. Each syringe costs between $400-$800 and the average patient will require at least 2-3 syringes each year to maintain the desired effects.
  • Negative reviewers of Juvederm have reported hyaluronic acid “leaking” into other parts of their face causing pain, swelling and requiring further treatments to correct the problem.

To learn more about Juvederm and similar products, check out our series on injectable fillers.

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