Juvéderm®, also a hyaluronic acid like Restylane® Silk, gives a smooth, natural look and feel that holds up over time. While some hyaluronic acid fillers have a granular consistency, Juvéderm® has unique Hylacross™ technology, giving it a smooth gel consistency. Juvéderm® is injected in small amounts through either an ultra-fine needle or a blunt cannula. It is pre-mixed with lidocaine numbing medication, lessening any post-injection discomfort. As one of the top injectors in the nation, Dr. Salzman was chosen by Allergan, Inc. to be among the first physicians in the United States to introduce this exciting filler. Unlike Botox®, Juvéderm® usually lasts about 9-12 months.