Juvederm is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in your body that helps hydrate and add volume to your skin. Manufactured by Allergan, Juvederm has been FDA approved since 2006 and is indicated for the nasiolabial folds or "smile lines." Depending on many factors, Juvederm lasts a varying length of time. Communication with your injector is key to having realistic expectations of outcomes and understanding how often you should be treated.
FDA length of time for Juvederm treatment
The FDA says the Juvederm is the only approved hyaluronic acid filler to last up to one year. So, according to the FDA, you should only need a Juvederm treatment once a year. However, remember that the FDA has indicated Juvederm for use only in the nasolabial folds, and many qualified doctors and other injectors have had different experiences with the length of results for this dermal filler.
"Off-label" uses for Juvederm and other opinions
Many qualified injectors use Juvederm "off label", which means that they inject the product in other areas of the face, such as the lips, cheeks, or tear troughs. Juvederm is often injected in the lips, hollows of the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and tear troughs. Many doctors believe that the duration of results depends on the area in which the product is injected, how much of the product was injected, and the skill of the injector. Some doctors also believe that Juvederm lasts longer in certain people than in others. Generally, Juvederm injected into the lips can be expected to last about six months, so to keep up with this look you'd be injected twice a year. If you use Juvederm in your "smile lines", tear troughs, or cheeks, the results can last a year or even longer.