As you age, your skin reduces production of naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, the loss of HA along with collagen breakdown in your skin results in greater facial wrinkles and folds. In recent years, HA injectables have become more popular over collagen injectables, simply because it is readily available, non-animal based, non-allergenic, quite effective, and most important, lasts a lot longer than collagens. Of all the fillers made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), Juvederm appears to last the longest, simply because it has the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. While all HA fillers appears to be viscoid-elastic, making them easy to inject, Juvederm has even smoother composition helping to create even more natural appearance even when placed very superficially in the dermis. Due to this unique smooth-gel properties as well as optimal gel structure that hold up over time, Juvederm injectable gel is the only HA filler that FDA has approved to last up to 1 year. Juvederm is also the first FDA-approved HA dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for people of all colors. There is almost no downtime with usually only temporary swelling and rarely bruising or transient redness to the injected site, to a point where most patients are usually able to return back to work on the same day or following day. In Dr. Kang’s practice, the use of Botox and Juvederm have become so popular with the patients with such high satisfaction rate, that Allergan who supplies both Botox and Juvederm, recognizes Dr. Kang as a “Gold Member” of their network of highly regarded physicians.