Juvederm®, one of the most recent hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA, helps to fill aging lines or wrinkles, enhance the lip border and size and shape of the lips as well as minimize the appearance of some acne and surgical scars. Correct placement and amount of dermal fillers add a more refreshed and youthful look.
Juvederm’s popularity comes from its natural feel. Once injected, it is often indistinguishable from your natural tissue. Juvederm is a “soft” clear gel filler with extraordinary flow properties which makes it an ideal filler material for areas around the mouth and lips. It is especially suited for those with thinner skin who otherwise might not have results that look “real”.
Juvederm® is derived from a natural substance, hyaluronic acid, which is found throughout the human body. Sensitivity testing is not required as the hyaluronic acid is so similar to your own tissue.
There have been several hyaluronic acid fillers on the market in the past several years – the most well known being Restylane®. Juvederm® is very similar to Restylane® but has some differences in the structure. Our medical staff at Dermatology Group Southern California, Inc. will help you choose the best product for the improvements you’re looking for.
Juvederm® comes in two formulations – Juvederm® Ultra XC and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC. This allows added choices in correcting everything from tiny lines around the mouth to more obvious wrinkles and lip augmentation.
It gives you several unique advantages:
Some minor redness and swelling may last for 1-2 days. There is a risk of bruising which is only temporary. Swelling following lip augmentation is more frequent and should be expected but subsides quickly. With this in mind, understand that your lips may appear to be larger than the desired end result. Swelling will resolve within two to three days and lips will have their final sculpted look.
Juvéderm® provides effect for up to 6 months and for some patients and area use may last longer. This effect varies depending on the type of skin, areas, and amounts injected.
Botox® Cosmetic is an ideal companion treatment with fillers. By using Botox® Cosmetic along with your wrinkle fillers, they’ll both last longer. It appears that by minimizing muscle contraction with Botox® Cosmetic, the effects from your filler injections last longer.
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Juvederm® is an outstanding filler product, but sometimes the areas in which you need improvement require a denser formulation. Some deeper creases, particularly deep nasolabial folds, are better corrected by Radiesse®. Radiesse® has been shown to last a year or more. We will often use a long lasting deep tissue filler such as Radiesse® in combination with Juvederm®, using Juvederm® as the “top” layer to completely resolve the full depth of a facial fold and surface wrinkling.
When facial volume loss is a problem, then Sculptra may be used. This unique product triggers natural collagen production over time, taking the place of some of the facial fat lost through aging or facial hollowness that has a genetic source.
BOTOX® Cosmetic for frown lines and worry lines
MiXto fractional laser resurfacing for renewed skin texture, fine lines and pigmentation correction
Chemical Peels for fine surface lines and improved skin texture
IPL for improving sun damaged skin
Pulsed light treatments for spider veins
*For any procedure and service described on this website, individual results may vary and may not be applicable in all cases.