Juvéderm

Slow down the clock. Plump, smooth and volumize to keep your face looking
vibrant and youthful.

About Juvéderm

Juvederm is one of our go-to dermal fillers for younger patients who want to maintain their youthful appearance or older patients who seek rejuvenation. Composed of a highly biocompatible hyaluronic acid base, Juvederm acts very much like the body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, instantly hydrating the affected areas to visibly smooth out folds and add definition and fullness to aging areas of the face.

How it Works

Your provider will carefully review pre-treatment photos to identify possible problematic areas and then in consultation with you, determine the best treatment plan. Often this plan can involve more than one session for optimal outcome. A topical numbing cream is applied to contribute to your comfort and the treatment areas are thoroughly cleansed. Juvederm is then injected with scientific and artistic precision by your experienced injector. Each session will take about 1 hour depending on the extent of correction to be done.

Areas of Treatment

Juvederm is a highly effective and versatile filler. It can be used for the tear trough, in the temples, nasolabial folds, for cheek augmentation, marionette lines, and plumper, more youthful lips and even to enhance the jawline.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A CONSULTATION 

DR. MICHELE WARE, LOS FELIZ MEDSPA

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Juvederm instantly plumps, smooths or adds volume to the treated area. It can soften aging temples, nasolabial folds, correct sunken under-eye areas and volumize and define lips. This versatile filler can also be used to provide a “liquid lift” in the cheek area by supplementing the underlying skin structure, restoring fullness and giving the face a younger looking appearance.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?

The results obtained with Juvederm are long lasting, with the results of one treatment expected to last about 9 months before re-treatment is needed to maintain the initial results. We like to have our filler patients to return to the office for follow up at two weeks to one month.

COMMON POST PROCEDURE CONCERNS

The most common side effects with Juvederm include tenderness, redness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites. These are expected to improve within a week. We do our best to minimize bruising during the treatment and will always apply arnica, ice and send you home with specific post care instructions to expedite your healing.

Patients that experience sudden pain or persistent issues at the site of injection are advised to seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complication.

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE INFORMATION

Who isn’t a candidate for Juvederm?
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding are not candidates for Juvederm. Patients with significant allergies may also be contraindicated.

Is there any preparation for the treatment? 
We advise our patients not to use aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A and vitamin E. Also, avoid drinking alcohol a few days before your treatment.

How long does the actual treatment take? 
The treatment will usually take one hour or possibly longer depending on how many syringes are used.

Does it hurt? What is the sensation like? 
A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to help minimize any discomfort. Juvederm does contain the anesthetic agent lidocaine which makes the administration of this filler more comfortable.

What can I expect immediately after treatment? 
The most common side effects with Juvederm include tenderness, redness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites. These are expected to improve within a week. We do our best to minimize bruising during the treatment and will always apply arnica, ice and send you home with specific post care instructions to expedite your healing.

Patients that experience sudden pain or persistent issues at the site of injection are advised to seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complication.

What should I avoid after the treatment? 
Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours after treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed. Avoid exercise and alcohol for 6 hours after treatment. We advise our patients not to use aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Motrin, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, flax oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A and vitamin E for a few days after treatment. Do not manipulate the treated area.

How long until I can resume my usual activities? 
You may resume your usual activities the next day.

Should I be concerned with sun protection immediately after the treatment?
Avoid exposure to intense heat, sun lamp, or sun until the initial redness and swelling have resolved.

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 BEFORE & AFTER IMAGES