Injectable transdermal fillers such as Juvederm have been approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have been widely used by patients in Newport and Monarch Beach, Orange County. Most of these types of treatments are temporary, for they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some patients may require multiple injections to achieve a wrinkle-smoothing effect that lasts for up to six months. The Results Successful results depend on many factors such as the health of the skin, expertise of the Orange County physician, and the type of filler used. There are many different types of transdermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid gel, the substance found in Juvederm. While generally very safe, there are some considerations patients should discuss with their doctors before using transdermal injectable fillers to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Patients should be aware of the following: Effects are unknown in pregnant or breastfeeding women Extreme care is taken in patients under 18 The safety of transdermal fillers has only been studied when used in the face The patient should know of all of the possible side effects of products such as Juvederm The patient should discuss transdermal fillers with a medical professional who can refer patients to a specialist in dermatology or aesthetic plastic surgery The patient should have realistic expectations about the likely outcomes and should expect the possibility of follow-up treatments Transdermal injections should always be performed in a medical facility instead of a home setting or a spa How It Works Juvederm works well for these cosmetic surgery procedures because hyaluronic acid can absorb one thousand times its own weight in water. This absorption action acts to add new volume beneath the surface of sagging, aging skin. Juvederm also works well for these treatments because the hyaluronic acid has been shown to bind with natural collagen and elastin in the face to allow a greater volume of basic nutrients into the skin.