Juvederm is used to rejuvenate the skin of the face by softening lines, wrinkles, and folds. Juvederm is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid gel as the filling agent. Our office has performed thousands of procedures with hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers since the FDA first approved them in 2003. This has allowed us to develop a very personal approach to the use of Juvederm.
The most important consideration with a Juvederm 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.
A Juvederm treatment begins with a complete examination of the face. Areas containing wrinkles, lines, and folds are examined. Areas where increased fullness would improve the facial appearance are determined. Equally important, areas where Juvederm should not be placed are also determined. Once this planning is completed, the Juvederm treatment can begin.
The treatment consists of a series of injections of small quantities of Juvederm into the skin. It is preferable to put smaller amounts of Juvederm into a larger number of injection sites because the final result is more natural looking. Injecting the underlying lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face with Juvederm gives a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance, with the facial skin also looking more lifted.
In some offices, Juvederm injection is limited to treatment of the nasolabial folds, which are the facial folds that extend from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. Limiting the Juvederm treatment to these folds will often result in a very unnatural look. For this reason, we do not take that approach. Rather, we believe that Juvederm 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.
We regularly treat Juvederm patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. We welcome all patients to our office who would like a more personalized, individualized, and sophisticated approach to their Juvederm treatments.