Juvéderm: A Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler
November 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 1091 | Copyright © November 2007
Gary D. Monheit MD, Chad L. Prather MD
Over the past decade, the use of nonsurgical products and devices to correct facial contour defects and signs of skin aging
has exploded with new lasers, toxins for muscle relaxation, and dermal fillers revolutionizing aesthetic medicine. Of all
the nonsurgical modalities employed during this period, the dermal filler industry has seen the most growth in demand.
In 2006, the worldwide market for dermal fillers increased by 19%; and the US market is expected to increase a further
20% to 25%.1 This is due in large part to new products, particularly the hyaluronic acids such as Juvéderm™, which now
promise greater longevity, fewer side effects, a more natural appearance, and easier administration.