The impressive history of Juvéderm fillers

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Today’s dermatology patient has many non-surgical options for treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, folds, creases, and lost facial volume. Many dermal fillers are available today because of the progressive aesthetic medical researchers at Allergan. They are manufacturers of the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. Dr. Jeanine Downie of image Dermatology® in Montclair, New Jersey is proud to offer these treatments to patients throughout the Glen Ridge area.

Juvéderm’s history

In 1934 Columbia University medical researchers John Palmer and Karl Meyer isolated a curious substance from the eye of a cow. They discovered that it had some amazing properties, including the ability to grab and hold many times its own weight in water. That made this compound ideal for maintaining skin volume and suppleness. They called their discovery hyaluronic acid.

HA has been used extensively in the food industry and medical field. Its first application for soft tissue augmentation took place in Europe in 1996.

Allergan developed a laboratory-produced, biocompatible HA with almost no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. With it they formulated a safe, effective dermal filler for immediate improvement in moderate to severe folds from nose to mouth. After extensive testing and clinical use in Europe, Juvéderm received FDA approval in June 2006. Since that time it has gained incredible popularity with thousands of procedures performed annual in the United States.

The current Juvéderm line-up

Dr. Downie’s customized rejuvenation protocols include:

  • Juvéderm XC – The original, effective HA formula infused with lidocaine for the most comfortable injection experience possible. A treatment session typically takes about 15 minutes. There’s no downtime and wrinkles are smoothed for up to a year. Dr. Downie has Juvéderm XC in her own cheeks. She will make you look completely natural as she will simply enhance your own beauty.
  • Juvéderm Voluma XC – This is the only dermal filler approved by the FDA to restore lost volume to the cheek area. Results last up to eighteen months.
  • Other related products – Dr. Downie also offers treatments like Latisse for thick, lush lashes; high-quality Skin Media skin care products; and of course, Botox to relax forehead lines and crow’s feet.

Dr. Downie carefully researches and trains in the use of new products in order to bring the latest and best rejuvenation methods to the Glen Ridge area. Call image Dermatology® today to learn more about this level of aesthetic skin care. The number is (973) 509-6900.



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