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Juvéderm® Injectable Gel

Juvéderm® Injectable Gel | Dermal Fillers | San Francisco CAOver time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired, most often developing around the eyes and mouth, as well as between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Fortunately, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® Injectable Gel can erase these signs of aging to restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.

What is Juvederm?

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. But unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers, which usually have granular consistencies, Juvéderm is easily injected into the skin and produces immediate, natural-looking results. There are many different types of Juvederm treatments, they include:

  • Juvederm XC
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Volbella

Patients can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are. Juvéderm is most effective in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face.

who is a good Candidate for Juvéderm?

Juvéderm injections are ideal for any patients who are unhappy with the signs of aging present on their skin and are looking to enhance their overall appearance. Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved for safe and effective use on persons of color. There are no major risks associated with this treatment.

In order to achieve satisfactory results, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that Juvéderm injections will not completely alter your look. Dr. Evans will help you decide whether or not this treatment is right for you after a physical examination and discussion of your desired goals.

Juvéderm Procedure

Juvéderm injections take about 15 minutes to administer in your doctor's office with no need for anesthesia. Dr. Evans may choose to apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of any potential discomfort. The injection is then administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. After the injection, Dr. Evans may gently massage the treated areas.

Once treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities right away, with virtually no downtime. For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure and consumption of alcoholic beverages to reduce the risk of complications after treatment. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling or itching, but these usually go away on their own after a short time.

How Long does Juvéderm last?

The results of a Juvéderm injection are visible immediately after the procedure, and will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling and bruising subside. Results are expected to last six to nine months, but in many cases last up to year, the only hyaluronic acid filler to last that long.

Most patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment session and may only require yearly touch-up treatments in order to maintain results. As always, the results of this procedure may vary, but most patients are more than satisfied with their enhanced appearance after Juvéderm.

Juvederm xc Before & After

Risks and Complications

While Juvéderm is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any kind of treatment. Some of these risks may include:

  • Temporary redness
  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discoloration
  • Infection

Most of these risks are considered rare, and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced doctor to administer your injection.


JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC vs Juvederm XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. While VOLUMA™ XC works on the cheek area, JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC does the following:

  • First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
  • Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

JUVÉDERM VOLumA Before & After


WHAT IS JUVÉDERM volbella?

Volbella is the newest dermal filler to join the Juvederm family. This injectable was developed to target specifically both the lips and area around the mouth. Developers have mastered the ability to provide patients with an increase in lip fullness as well as soften lines found around the mouth. This treatment will leave you with noticeable and most certainly professional results including:
  • Fuller and more defined lips
  • Lines and wrinkles found about the lips will smoothen out

How does Volbella differ from other Fillers?

Volbella shares many qualities with the other members of the Juvederm family. This includes the presence of hyaluronic acid (HA). The natural occurring quality of hyaluronic acid supplies the face with a supple appearance, leaving the performed area with youthful skin. Even with this similarity, Volbella has a unique difference in comparison to the other dermal fillers. Volbella treatment has a nice thin consistency, allowing the treatment to enter very close to the skin’s surface. This unique quality leaves the patient with more noticeable results.

 

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