Soft-tissue fillers such as Juvederm reach deep down in the skin tissue of the face to supply the dermis layers with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body as a lubricant. This gel-like solution binds to water molecules and adds moisture to the skin.

Since severe wrinkles start at the lower layers, the effects of dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing away these wrinkles or adding volume, depending on the type of Juvederm being used.

Injectable soft-tissue fillers can be composed of substances such as fat, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Each compound provides its own benefits and drawbacks and yields different results.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm provide smoother results than fat injections. However, though Juvederm lasts for months at a time, it does not match the longevity of a fat transfer or other fillers.

For more information about soft-tissue fillers, contact double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner at her New York office.