JUVEDERM® INJECTION

What is JUVEDERM®?

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JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is a quickest and safest product used to reduce wrinkles and folds around your nose, mouth and lips. It restores the natural suppleness of facial skin by fulfilling its requirement of hyaluronic acid, the naturally occurring sugar found in the human body that is responsible for hydration and retaining water in the skin. At Medspa California, we provide JUVEDERM® treatment because we understand that you wish to get a younger looking skin without any side effects.

JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is an FDA approved dermal filler that has the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Some other benefits include:

  • Injections take only 15 to 20 minutes

  • Suitable options available for various skin types

  • Non-surgical cosmetic procedure that gives long lasting results

  • Patients can resume work directly after treatment

  • Fills in facial folds and creases

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The Ideal JUVEDERM Candidate

Anyone who is unhappy with the early signs of aging may make a great candidate for Juvederm. The treatments can benefit both men and women; it is safe for any skin type or ethnicity. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, understand the Juvederm process, and hold reasonable expectations for their results. Those with a history of an allergic reaction to dermal filler injections should not undergo a Juvederm treatment. A consultation appointment will be held before beginning Juvederm injections, to determine if Juvederm will meet each patient’s unique needs.

The JUVEDERM Procedure

 

The Juvederm procedure will take less than half an hour complete. Juvederm XC contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic, which keeps discomfort to a minimum. For added comfort, patients may request a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic. Once the consultation and anesthesia have been completed, the wrinkle-reducing filler will be applied with a very small needle, just above the underlying muscle and bone tissue.

Results from JUVEDERM

 

The benefits from Juvederm injections can be seen immediately. Lines and folds will be eliminated, the skin will be lifted, and healthy volume restored. Over the next two to three weeks, as any residual swelling or redness resolves, the results from Juvederm will continue to improve. The Hyaluronic Acid contained in Juvederm will also encourage the body’s natural production of collagen, giving the face further improvement.

 

The results from Juvederm can last from six to twelve months, sometimes longer. This will depend on the treatment area, the extent of correction, and the type of Juvederm used. After this time, a repeat treatment can be used to maintain the results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between static and dynamic wrinkles?


Juvederm is used to replace lost facial volume and improve the look of static wrinkles: those that occur due to a loss of skin elasticity. Dynamic wrinkles, caused by repetitive muscle movements, are best treated with Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin.




Why consider Juvederm at MedSpa CA?


Juvederm is the number one facial filler, proven to effectively treat static wrinkles and the loss of facial volume.




What areas can be treated with Juvederm?


Juvederm can eliminate Nasolabial Folds (from nose to edges of the mouth) and Marionette Lines (at the corners of the mouth), as well as add volume to the cheeks and jawline.




Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with Juvederm?


Anyone who is looking to improve the wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume that occur with aging may make a great candidate for Juvederm. Juvederm is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Ideal patients will be in overall good health and will hold reasonable expectations for their results.




Where will my Juvederm treatment be performed?


All Juvederm injections are performed in the MedSpa CA’s comfortable, private San Ramon office.




Are Juvederm injections painful?


Juvederm XC contains Lidocaine, assuring the injections are not painful. However, anesthetic choices are available to increase patient comfort during the treatment.




Will anesthesia be used before my Juvederm treatment?


For added patient comfort, MedSpa CA may utilize a topical or local anesthetic prior to administering the Juvederm injections.




How is a Juvederm procedure performed?


Juvederm is injected directly into the target area, using a very small needle. If an additional anesthetic will be used, this will be applied about 20-30 minutes prior to treatment.




What can I expect from the recovery period, after Juvederm injections?


After a Juvederm procedure, mild redness, swelling, and bruising may occur at the injection site. These will diminish quickly, however. There is no downtime needed after Juvederm injections, so patients can immediately resume their daily activities.




Who should NOT receive Juvederm injections?


Patients with a history of allergic reactions to bacterial proteins, or Hyaluronic Acid fillers, should not have Juvederm injections. Those with poor health or certain medical conditions should also refrain from the treatment. These factors will be discussed in depth at your consultation appointment.





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