juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler in gel form that is used to soften facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. Made of hyaluronic acid, it is safe for all skin types and skin tones. Hyaluronic acid is already present in the face, but as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid is diminished, contributing to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm is an effective anti-aging treatment that corrects this problem.
Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian at the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center have performed thousands of procedures with dermal fillers since the FDA first approved them in 2003. This has allowed them to develop a very personal approach to the use of Juvéderm.
The most important consideration with a Juvéderm treatment is that the result looks natural. It should not look like anything was “done” to the face. Rather, the face should simply look younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated after the treatment.
Candidates for Juvederm Injections
Juvederm is especially effective on:
- Moderate wrinkles in the cheeks
- Moderately severe nasolabial folds (the facial folds that extend from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth)
- Thin lips that you wish to make fuller
How Juvederm Works
The injection of Juvéderm into folds and wrinkles creates volume and fullness, and it also enhances the moisture content of the skin. This combination of effects fills and softens the injected lines, folds, and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look.
What to Expect During a Juvederm Treatment
A Juvéderm treatment begins with a complete examination of the face to determine areas where increased fullness would improve facial appearance. Equally important, areas where Juvéderm should not be placed are also determined. Once this planning is completed, the Juvéderm treatment can begin.
A series of injections of small quantities of Juvéderm, along with an anesthetic for comfort, are placed into the skin. It is preferable to put smaller amounts of Juvéderm into a larger number of injection sites because the final result is more natural looking.
In some offices, Juvéderm injection is limited to treatment of the nasolabial folds, but limiting the treatment to these folds often results in an unnatural look. For this reason, we believe that Juvéderm should be placed anywhere in the face where its placement will give an enhanced and more rejuvenated appearance. This can only be determined by a careful examination of each patient’s face, both at rest and with movement, by an experienced injector with a sense of facial proportion and aesthetics.
Results of Juvederm Facial Filler
Juvéderm gel is very smooth and flows easily into the skin, creating an equally smooth and natural look and feel. Juvéderm contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid currently available in a dermal filler.
Results from Juvéderm last for six to eight months in most patients and for up to a year in some patients.
You can resume normal daily activities immediately after leaving the office. Some patients experience slight swelling and bruising for a few days, however, that can be covered by make-up.
In our office, we have used hyaluronic acid fillers for many years. We have performed thousands of procedures, and our patients have truly enjoyed the facial rejuvenation these fillers provide.
Located conveniently in Santa Monica, Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian treat patients in greater Los Angeles, including Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westwood, and Malibu.
Contact us today to discuss your appointment for Juvéderm and/or another dermal filler.