Juvederm

As time passes, your face loses its youthful shape and contours. Wrinkles deepen, the cheeks flatten, the skin begins to sag, the lips thin and develop fine lines, and the healthy plumpness your face once had disappears. These changes are part of the normal aging process, but they are not always a welcome sight.

Dermal fillers are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that can restore facial volume, smooth wrinkles and add fullness to the lips without surgery or downtime. Juvéderm fillers are among the most popular dermal fillers available today. With a variety of formulas optimized for different areas of the face, the Juvéderm family of fillers allow your doctor to create a safe and effective treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Juvéderm work?

Juvéderm fillers are made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body to deliver nutrients, moisture, softness and volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a thin liquid in its natural state that is metabolized quickly by the body and diminishes with age. Juvéderm’s advanced manufacturing process creates a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid that turns the product into a gel. It is metabolized much more slowly in this form, producing long-lasting volumization results when injected into the face or lips.

What concerns can be treated with Juvéderm?

Juvéderm’s collection of dermal fillers contains multiple formulas that can address a wide range of aging concerns. Depending on the formula used, Juvéderm can:

  • Correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks
  • Lift and contour the cheek area
  • Soften the appearance of moderate to severe lines around the nose, mouth and chin
  • Add fullness to the lips
  • Define the lip border
  • Minimize the appearance of vertical lip lines

How is Juvéderm different from other injectables?

Juvéderm is not the only hyaluronic acid filler on the market, but each filler differs in concentration of hyaluronic acid, degree of cross-linking and consistency. Juvéderm is known for its high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid as well as its smooth, natural look and feel. Though Botox and Dysport are also cosmetic injectables, they are wrinkle-relaxing products that accomplish different goals than dermal fillers.

Is Juvéderm safe?

Juvéderm is FDA-approved and has a proven track record of safety. If you are unhappy with the results, experience complications or simply decide Juvéderm is not for you, it can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that speeds up the natural breakdown of the hyaluronic acid in the filler.

What happens during Juvéderm treatment?

Before Juvéderm is administered, your doctor will discuss your cosmetic goals and perform a facial analysis. This will determine where your injections will be placed and how many injections will be needed to achieve a good result. Juvéderm is minimally invasive and involves little pain or discomfort for most patients. Some Juvéderm formulas contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage discomfort during the injection. An appointment usually takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the extent of your treatment.

Is there downtime after treatment?

Patients need minimal downtime after receiving Juvéderm injections. Side effects are rare but may include swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects generally resolve naturally within a few days. Many patients feel comfortable returning to their daily routine immediately following treatment.

What results can I expect?

Results from Juvéderm injections are visible instantly. The treatment area will appear smoother and fuller as soon as the injections are administered. Thanks to its gel-like consistency, Juvéderm achieves subtle, natural-looking results that complement your features and enhance your natural beauty.

How long will my results last?

Juvéderm results last approximately six months. Depending on which formula is used and how quickly your body metabolizes the product, your results may last for a longer or shorter period. Some formulas can last one to two years. Ongoing maintenance treatments will be required with any formula to preserve the beneficial effects of Juvéderm injections.

Who is Juvéderm for?

Juvéderm can effectively address a range of aesthetic concerns to reduce the telltale signs of facial aging and restore a plump, youthful appearance. Both men and women are potential candidates for Juvéderm injections, provided they are in good overall health, are within an appropriate age range and have realistic expectations. Call U Laser Medspa at 858-558-3854 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing your facial rejuvenation options and creating a personalized treatment plan to achieve your goals.