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Juvéderm™ Treatments in San Diego
Cosmetic fillers provide dramatic results for improving the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds. This is a non-surgical solution to soften facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume and fullness to the skin, plump up lips, decreases the appearance of under eye circles, adds volume to cheek area, and fill in scars. Juvederm provides results that are visible immediately, bestowing upon you a more youthful and invigorated look!
These fillers offer a natural look and feel with long-lasting results. They contain a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance natural to our bodies. This process creates a smooth, natural look, with less swelling. The consistency of dermal fillers may also help to minimize the discomfort and swelling that may sometimes occur during the injection procedure. Tear troughs can be treated with the injectable filler Restylane. Depending on the area treated, results may last up to one year.
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What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What is Juvéderm made of?
Juvéderm is a cosmetic dermal filler composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
How is Juvéderm different than other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acids and bovine collagen products, Juvéderm is free from animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmissions or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins.
What should patients do prior to treatment?
Juvéderm requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. John’s wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence.
Is Juvéderm safe?
Yes. Juvéderm has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Juvéderm has a highly favorable safety profile. It’s composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. Juvéderm is fully bio-compatible. There is limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins. No allergy testing is required before use. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve in less than seven days.
Can Juvéderm be used anywhere on the face?
Juvéderm has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 70 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. It is currently indicated in the U.S. for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Juvéderm is also used to fill the lips for a fuller look. Under the eye and tear troughs can be treated with the injectable filler Restylane.
How long does Juvéderm last?
Juvéderm is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Juvéderm effects generally last for six to nine months with some patients maintaining results for up to one year. The unique NASHA technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How often should I have Juvéderm treatments done?
Treatments are typically scheduled at six-month intervals. Please be sure to consult your physician about recommendations for follow-up treatments.
How is Juvederm different from Botox®?
Juvéderm is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Do the injections hurt?
Juvéderm is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.