We offer Juvederm treatments in our Cincinnati practice. Juvederm is one of our favorite fillers. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which is essentially a sugar polymer and is naturally found in our skin. It attracts water to itself, hence giving a nice plumping effect that holds for about one year.  We find that it tends to hold a bit longer when injected in the lips.  It is a great choice for any area of the face, including lips and under the eyes. The under eye area is delicate and placement of the product becomes critical. Lips respond beautifully. An artistic sense and good placement gives us the best and most natural results.*

Juvederm comes in a four varieties: Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.  The XC formulations have added lidocaine anesthetic for greater comfort. The difference between Ultra and Ultra Plus is the consistency. Ultra Plus is more robust and longer lasting. In our practice, we almost exclusively prefer Ultra Plus XC.  It gives excellent hold, comfort and results.