Juvéderm® San Diego Overview
Juvéderm is a smooth gel injectable dermal filler that improves skin elasticity by supplementing your body’s hyaluronic acid –a naturally-occurring substance in the body that keeps skin plump and hydrated. Juvéderm is used by our injection experts in San Diego to not only effectively soften deep folds and lines that develop over time in the face but to also shape the face with new contours and definition by restoring lost volume without surgery.
Officially approved by the FDA for the treatment of nasolabial folds in the face (also known as “smile lines”), Juvéderm is also commonly used to give you fuller, plumper lips that look and feel natural.
- Treats: Sunken cheeks, thin lips, wrinkles, and fine lines
- Length: 15-30 minutes
- Anesthesia: None needed
- In/Outpatient: Outpatient
- Side Effects: Localized pain, inflammation, redness, minor bruising, swelling
- Risks: Minimal risk is involved when performed by an expert injector
- Recovery: Little to no downtime at all
- Duration of Results: Approximately 1 year
Current Available Brands
Juvéderm brands include: Juvéderm XC, Voluma XC, Volbella XC, Vollure XC, Ultra XC, and Ultra Plus XC.
Our medical spa also offers patients Juvederm Voluma, which is an FDA-approved treatment to restore lost volume to the mid-face, cheek, cheekbone, and chin area without surgery. Ask our dermatologists which type of treatment for Juvéderm is right for you!
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Juvéderm’s latest hyaluronic acid dermal filler is called Vollure XC, which received FDA approval in 2016. Vollure is a game-changing dermal filler treatment that is formulated specifically to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines, particularly the nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. The HA gel dermal filler has a thicker consistency that is perfectly suited to lift and support creases and folds from deep in the skin, achieving improved volume and an overall more youthful appearance.
Juvéderm Volbella uses a new, patented hyaluronic acid (HA) formula called Vycross that absorbs less water, resulting in reduced swelling compared to other HA products without this revolutionary technology. Volbella dermal filler is incredibly smooth and soft, which makes it ideal for lip augmentation as well as treating the delicate under-eye area, reducing dark circles, hollows, and under-eye bags. Volbella also contains the numbing agent lidocaine, which helps reduce the mild tingling or stinging sensation that many patients experience with each lip enhancement or wrinkle-smoothing treatment.
For more information about Juvederm treatments, visit the official website.
Where can Juvéderm be injected?
Juvéderm injections can be used to improve the following areas of the face without surgery:
- Marionette lines
- Corners of the mouth (smoker’s lines)
- Superficial forehead lines
- Lip borders and vertical lip lines
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Nose shaping
- Cheek definition
- Under-eye circles, tear troughs
- Facial symmetry
Benefits of Juvederm
Lip Augmentation Juvéderm Treatment
As one of the most attractive features on the face, the lips can greatly enhance your overall appearance. Thinning lips and frown lines, however, can make your face look older and unhappy. Juvéderm is one of your best treatment options for non-surgical lip augmentation. Its HA composition is well suited for the lips, specifically, it can provide benefits for those who have:
- Thin or flat lips
- Small lips
- Drooping lips
- Asymmetrical lips
- Wrinkles around the mouth
The goal of dermal fillers for the lips is to add volume and hydration to the lips without surgery, giving them a fuller appearance with fewer lines and no downtime. Many patients enjoy getting instant plump lips (without distorting the natural lip lines and borders, as well as facial proportions), natural hydration of the lips from within, and fewer wrinkles around the mouth.
Juvéderm Under The Eyes
Juvéderm is a great no surgery choice for treating the tear trough and orbital hollowing. A series of injections will be placed under your eyes, simulating the appearance of thicker pads beneath your skin.
Facial Shaping With Juvéderm
Juvéderm can alter the contours and definition of your face through precise injections placed in the cheekbones, chin, and jawline. It can also add volume to hollow temples or reshape the eyes and nose without any surgery.
Jawline Contouring With Juvéderm
The accurate placement of Juvéderm at the mandibular angle, the peri-jowl region, and chin can recreate a youthful and structured jawline.
Juvéderm For Chin Augmentation
The chin is one of the face’s defining features, creating a more prominent shape to the face and neck. But with aging, the chin tends to lose projection. Juvéderm can treat this by adding volume beneath the skin and modestly enhancing the chin without the need for any implants or surgery.
Non-Surgical Nose Job With Juvéderm
Juvéderm can give you many of the desired results of a traditional rhinoplasty, without the pain, surgery, or downtime that comes with the surgical procedure. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed using a series of injections made at the bridge, mid-point, and tip of the nose to correct bumps, lumps, and curves, making your nose look smaller and instantly transforming your entire profile.
Juvéderm vs. Botox
Although both Botox and Juvéderm produce excellent rejuvenating results without the need for surgery, each treatment works in a different way. While Botox works to relax muscle movement that may cause wrinkles, Juvéderm fills in fine lines and wrinkles by replacing lost hyaluronic acid. Therefore, Juvéderm allows your dermatologist to simultaneously reduce lines in the skin while restoring a full, youthful appearance to the face. And while Botox takes 1-7 days to see full effects that can last approximately 3-4 months, Juvéderm results are immediate and can last 6 months up to 2 years.
Juvéderm and Botox are often used together to create a liquid facelift, or as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation program that can include laser and light-based treatments for the face. The best way to determine the best injectable for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
Know Your Injectables
Our Medical Spa in San Diego is Offering Complimentary Juvéderm Consultations
The skin experts at our medical spa in San Diego will guide you through our selection of treatments based on your desired results. Contact us for your complimentary Juvéderm consultation. We currently have self-online scheduling available.
What to Expect From Juvéderm
Sun exposure and aging are just some of the factors that reduce the quantity of hyaluronic acid (HA) in our skin. A shortage of HA causes the face to lose structure and volume, resulting in folds and facial wrinkles.
A dermal filler treatment like Juvéderm is a safe and effective treatment for replacing the lost HA in your skin without any surgery. Using a very fine needle, with minimal to no discomfort, our board-certified dermatologists will inject small amounts of the Juvéderm dermal filler into the mid to deep dermis of the areas where results are desired. The smooth consistency of the filler will easily fill in and soften folds and wrinkles while restoring fullness in areas of diminished volume.
Read our pre/post-treatment guidelines for Juvederm.
What to Expect from Your Procedure
Topical numbing cream is available before your Juvederm injections for more sensitive areas, but almost all of our patients don’t require any numbing since the procedure is relatively quick and comfortable. The filler formulation also includes the anesthetic, lidocaine, to minimize discomfort during treatment.
Our board-certified dermatologists will inject small amounts of the Juvéderm dermal filler into the mid to deep dermis in the areas where improvements are desired using a very fine needle. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes to complete, although the total visit could be longer if you have other injectables or procedures at the same time.
The smooth consistency of the filler will easily fill in and soften folds and wrinkles while restoring fullness in areas of diminished volume. Results are evident as soon as you leave our office but will continue to improve in the days following treatment.
After Your Juvederm Treatment
Our patients typically return to regular activities right after treatment, making Juvederm the perfect lunchtime procedure. After your Juvéderm dermal filler injections, you may experience minor side effects including:
- Small lumps around the injection sites
These symptoms tend to be more noticeable in sensitive areas like the lips and around the mouth. The good news is that side effects usually subside within hours, although some may persist for a day or two. We are happy to treat any post-treatment bruising with a complimentary laser treatment the next day if necessary.
Improvements after your Juvederm treatment are temporary, as the hyaluronic acid in the filler will be metabolized by the body over time. Most patients see their results last for 6-12 months. Regular treatment sessions can help you maintain your improvements over the long term.
Juvéderm Treatment Guidelines
During your Juvederm procedure:
- An assessment will be made by your physician to determine the type of product and
appropriate amount needed for your face
- Multiple Juvéderm injections will be administered to treatment areas of the face
- The dermal filler contains lidocaine, however, some physicians may decide to use a topical
numbing agent or local anesthesia injections prior to filler injections.
- You may have a very small amount of pinpoint bleeding where the needle was
inserted. This usually subsides in a few minutes.
After your Juvederm procedure:
- You may use your regular skincare products and make-up.
- You can apply ice packs to ease tenderness and swelling in the face
- Do NOT manipulate, rub, massage, apply pressure, etc. to treated areas or lay face
down after treatment.
- Immediately after the treatment you will experience swelling which can last 1 – 3 days. The
above mentioned fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (which is a substance your body
normally produces) and it attracts water to it which causes the swelling.
- You may feel lumps where the dermal filler was injected. This is also swelling and they will
subside in about 3 – 5 days and are usually not visible.
- You may get a bruise from the injections. If so, you are welcome to come into the office
the following day and have the bruise(s) treated with a laser at no charge.
- You may also take Arnica pills before and/or after the treatment to decrease risk of
bruising and to help any bruises you have to subside faster. We have Arnica available
- Results are immediate but due to the swelling, the expected end result can be seen
between 7 – 10 days.
- Follow any additional specific post-treatment instructions from your physician.
- It is always a possibility that you may not get the desired result after one treatment.
- Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal desired results.
- Follow up with your physician in ______ days/weeks, or as needed.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns at (858) 657-1002.
Q: How does Juvéderm treatment work?
Q: How soon will I see results from Juvéderm dermal fillers?
Q: How many Juvederm filler treatments will I need?
Q: How long does the anti-wrinkle treatment last?
Q: How much downtime is required?
Q: Do Juvéderm filler injections hurt?
Q: What are the side effects of Juvéderm dermal fillers?
Q: How much does Juvéderm cost?
Q: I am 58 and have a botched nose job which left a dent, can Juvéderm dermal fillers fix this?
Q: I have had dermal filler in the tear trough area 2 months ago. I wanted to have botox also to correct my frown lines & crows feet, but was recommended to have cheek fillers 1st and then botox. Does it matter which order I get this done?
Q: Unhappy with lip injections. Want to avoid the duck lips and have them plump and fuller but natural looking.
Q: Seven years ago, I suffered an injury causing one of my tooth to fall out and a cut to the lining of my upper lip which required stitching preformed at the A&E. Due to the stitching, I have a very lob-sided appearance on my upper lip, rough lip texture and a stone like lump in my lip.
Q: Can fillers improve my close-set eyes?
Q: Hi, i am thinking to do a nose filler injection, but my family is very old fashioned and we stay together, will they notice if i have done my nose job?
Q: Can I achieve these results without surgery? Non surgical nose job? Fillers? Jawline contouring?
Q: Can't smile fully? Basically my lips are really small and thin.
Q: My lips have always been slightly uneven. But they have gotten worse over time what can be done to make them normal? Also larger.
Q: What's the cost of a liquid face lift?
Q: Kylie Jenner Lips filler goals - how much filler?
Q: Will doctors provide allergy tests for Voluma, Sculptura, Restylane Defyne/Refyne, Juvederm?
Q: Physician advises against dissolving lip fillers saying it could make my lips worse. Is that true?
Q: I got a terrible lip injections and now I don't know what to do. My upper lip is massive.
Q: I have been injected in my cheeks and folds on either side of my nose with other juvederm products. I rememebr feeling the bumps, with my fingers, under my skin, but they were not visible when I was at rest. I'm not sure when BUT those bumps/masses/pillows under my skin, eventually just went away. So what exactly happend there? These fillers go in the skin as a mass of gel, stay uniform, and then break apart after a week or two?
Q: I am thinking of getting a liquid facelift. Are injectables painful?
Q: I want to get my lips fixed to correct their uneven shape and get them augmented because when I smile, they curl inwards and disappear. What do you suggest I should get done on them and how much would it cost me?
Q: Lip injections for African American woman? I would like my upper lip - not only to be more symmetrical - but also a bit fuller.
Q: What would you do to fix lower face issues? Will princess Voluma or Juvederm, Radiesse etc help?
Q: I would like my lip to be even when I smile. Is there anything I can do about this as it is making my face look long?
Q: What's wrong with my lips and how can I fix them? How much will they cost me?
Q: What type of lip injections do you recommend? Would like to get rid of cupid's bow?
Q: What are the longest lasting and best lip dermal fillers if I aim to increase lip size?
Q: What should I do to get rid of the deep parentheses lines on the sides of my mouth?
Q: I have almost no top lip with kind of hang. When I press down right below my nose the rest of my top lip pops out and it’s beautiful! I had a filler done years ago but it didn’t help.
Q: Can Juvederm and Botox be used together?
In addition to Juvederm, our medical spa in San Diego offers a wide variety of dermal fillers, including Restylane and its family of products (Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, REFYNE®, DEFYNE®, and LYFT®), Radiesse, Belotero, and collagen-boosters like Sculptra to help improve volume loss and smooth away early signs of aging.
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