Juvéderm® by Allergan is a commercially available injectable formulation of hyaluronic acid. A naturally occurring compound, hyaluronic acid provides volume and plumpness and has both aesthetic and functional uses.

Juvéderm® Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

avg. recovery
5 days
$250 - $1497

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 09.25.2021

Juvéderm® by Allergan is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat common cosmetic concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, lip shape and size, ear shape and size, and neck, jaw, and cheek definition. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popularly used in the U.S., and are, therefore, well-proven for their safety and efficacy. Juvéderm products are a collection of injectable gel hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers targeting specific cosmetic concerns and treatment areas: - Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm Vollure® XC combat fine lines and wrinkles on the face most commonly at the smile lines (i.e. parentheses lines of the nose and mouth) - Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC are used for lip augmentation, specifically thin lips and lipstick lines - Juvéderm® Voluma XC is used for cheek augmentation, especially targeting the nasolabial folds for enhancements to volume and plumpness Hyaluronic acid functions by pulling water into the injected area to augment volume and plumpness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, while also stimulating collagen production. Certain Juvéderm® formulations have a thicker viscosity and provide plumpness from the injectable alone. Hyaluronic acid is considered the most temporary of the impermanent dermal fillers. Those seeking more lasting restoration and rejuvenation may wish to consider alternatively formulated fillers such as Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Bellafill®.

The goal of hyaluronic acid-based fillers is the temporarily improve the volume and/or contour of areas on the face and body.

Recovery Notes

Most patients experience minimal downtime with minor swelling, pain, and redness at the treatment site lasting no more than 24 hours. In some cases, swelling may persist for a few days. Many individuals resume almost all normal activities immediately following the procedure.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Juvéderm® injections is seeking a well practiced, safe, and effective temporary solution to numerous common cosmetic concerns.

Not Recommended For

Juvéderm® is not recommended for those under 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, anyone with an allergy to the components of Juvéderm®, and those with certain medical conditions.

Side Effects

Mild side effects of Juvéderm® injections include skin reactions like redness, dryness, and flaking. Firmess, tenderness, itchiness, lumps, bumps, possible site infection, and/or bruising/discoloration may occur. A serious complication of a Juvéderm® injection is intravascular injection (injection into a blood vessel) leading to skin necrosis. Severe allergic reactions can occur.


  • Immediate results
  • Minimally invasive
  • Reversible with hyaluronidase


  • Temporary results
  • Possible asymmetry
  • Reoccurring expense