Thrive Med Spa provides Juvederm Treatments throughout the Chicagoland area from the downtown Loop to Gold Coast and River North areas.

No longer are wrinkles a sign of old age, but harsh exposure to sunlight, stress and even a consistently bright smile can cause wrinkles to appear on a individual’s face as soon as their early twenties. While many regard wrinkles as a sign of wisdom and life experience, for some wrinkles can be embarrassing and unwanted. There are several treatments on the market for erasing wrinkles, but sometimes the most effective treatments start from the inside out. Juvederm is a gel filler that fills in wrinkle lines and provides you with smooth flawless skin for up to a year.

Juvederm® is the only hylauronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year. It is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvederm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your smile lines or parentheses (nasolabial folds ”the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

What is Juvederm Treatment

The Juvederm formula is safe gel composed mainly of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical found in the skin and muscle tissue. As wear and tear breaks down the hyaluronic acid we were born with the skin becomes less elastic and supple and lines begin to form. Juvederm replenishes our skin’s hyaluronic acid and fills in lines and sagging skin, and can even be used to plump up thin lips. Juvederm is unlike any other product on the market as it relies on a ‘cross-linking’ technology, which increases the solution’s potency and makes it more naturally soluble by our bodies. This allows the patient’s body to more quickly consume the solution, making results visible as soon as one day after the procedure.

How does it work?

Juvederm is known for its ease and comfort of administration. The Juvederm formula is injected into an individual’s face using a thin syringe. The formula already contains lidocaine eliminating the need for a local anesthetic and making the procedure painless. Juvederm is most effective on lines that appear around the mouth and eyes, but can improve wrinkles on any part of the face. Juvederm can have a noticeable effect in as few a one treatment and the results create smooth, youthful looking skin for many months after the treatment. The hyaluronic acid in the Juvederm formula is highly absorbent, and is able to retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows the product to combine with existing collagen in the skin and allow water and other essential nutrients to fill out both the acid and the collagen it is attached to.


Currently, Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and one treatment has been scientifically proven to improve the skin’s condition for one whole year. Juvederm’s ‘cross-linking’ technology rids the formula of the sand-like or granular consistency that many other fillers contain and instead creates a fluid gel that both looks natural and feels smooth to the touch. Juvederm has also been approved by FDA fro safety, producing virtually no side effects; and since the main ingredient, hyaluronic acid already naturally occurs in our body, the solution is not harmful to your health and extremely safe. Juvederm is also one of the few filler gels to be approved for use by individuals of color. Juvederm is the number one best-selling filler on the market right now and many patients have reported dramatic results after one treatment.

Juvederm® treatments from Thrive Med Spa provide a smooth, natural look and feel so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvederm® compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.

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