Hyaluronic acid, the key ingredient in injectable filler Juvéderm®, was discovered in the 1930s. Researchers at the time found that this naturally occurring sugar in the body was vital in maintaining volume and moisture in the skin. This discovery was monumental, as it pinpointed one of the crucial aspects of our skin and its role in keeping it healthy.
Since then, hyaluronic acid has become the base of many injectable filler products around the world because it has the ability to retain water under the skin, adding much needed volume and hydration to smooth away wrinkles and redefine contours. Juvéderm®, as well as other fillers, continue to increase in popularity every year because they are effective, safe and achieve desirable results almost instantly. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to absorb over 1000 times its weight combining with water, so this comes to no surprise!
Juvéderm® has been around in Canada since it was approved in 2004. In Toronto and surrounding areas, it is the most requested filler product at Skin Vitality.