Juvéderm® is a non-surgical solution to aging problems. Common signs of aging include the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, loss of volume and prominent reduction in elasticity of the skin. These could be made less noticeable through procedures like Juvederm Los Angeles. If women were to meet their own Fairy Godmother, they would wish for a lifetime of having a beautiful, non-aging skin with no wrinkles, scars, and lines. Fortunately, this could be achieved through a dermal filler known as Juvederm. But similar to Cinderella’s magic wish, the Juvéderm effects are temporary. They fade away eventually and the scars are needed to be treated again after a certain period of time.
Technically, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler implanted into the skin to reduce aging symptoms. There are various products in the Juvederm family tree. All of them are used as anti-aging agents. Every item in the Juvederm line features different chemical bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency, which is injected into the areas required to be increased in volume and made wrinkle-free smooth skin.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are stabilized hyaluronic acids used for soft tissue augmentation and smoothing out wrinkles and folds. They are FDA approved for improving the smile lines, also known as parenthesis lines or nasolabial folds. The smile lines are the most noticeable signs of aging and Juvederm Ultra has been used for many years successfully in treating this area. The treatment takes a few minutes and the results are immediate. The procedure is practically painless and overall tolerated very well by everyone. The result is a naturally younger and more youthful look.
There are many different types of Juvederm. From Juvederm Vollure XC, to Juvederm Volbella XC, to Juvederm Voluma XC, to Juvederm Ultra XC, to Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Volift, those are the many types of Juvederm Dermal Fillers available.
Dr. Behnam loves to teach and is the first thing you will notice when you come in for a consultation with him. Dr. Behnam wants all of his patients to learn and be educated about the various products he uses for facial rejuvenation. Below is a list of questions and answers about Juvederm Ultra and the other Juvederm family of products.
What are Injectable Fillers?
Injectable fillers are made of soft tissue to reduce the aging impacts on the skin. The fillers are injected into the skin to increase the volume and decreasing the gaps and lines on the skin, especially on the facial areas.
There are many kinds of injectable fillers, Juvederm is one of them. Dermal fillers are used to achieve a long-lasting, healthy and smooth looking skin with less signs of aging. The injectable fillers help in decreasing the fine lines by filling the gaps and wrinkles in the skin. The injections are filled by water-based products such as Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane or Volbella, which can help in shaping the size and structure of the facial features.
What is Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Ultra is stabilized hyaluronic acid gel used for soft tissue augmentation and smoothing out wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra is FDA approved for improving the smile lines, also known as parenthesis lines or nasolabial folds. No allergy or collagen testing is required and the procedure typically takes a few minutes.
What is Juvederm used for?
The Juvederm dermal fillers are used as an anti-aging treatment. Los Angeles Juvederm therapy is originally approved for reducing wrinkles and scars. It is a soft-gel similar to the body tissues, which is implanted into the skin to balance the surface and smoothens the structure of the skin. The qualities of the gel are used to correct:
- Laughing lines surrounding the nose and lips
- Wrinkles above the eyebrows
- Acne scars
- Lip shape and size, along with uplifting of lips
- Facial wrinkles and folds
Juvederm Los Angeles offers a magical opportunity that makes you look younger than your true age and raises your self-esteem in daily life. Juvederm is not a surgical procedure, therefore it does not involve any risks that are present in surgical treatments.
Benefits of Juvederm
Unlike other skin procedures, Juvederm does not involve surgery with a risk of bleeding or intolerable pain. Juvederm is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which helps people in making their decision without being in a dilemma to which treatment to opt for.
Juvederm is the most commonly used dermal filler in the USA, with many Juvederm reviews. Although one may experience rare bruising, it has the least risk factors and minimum Juvederm side effects. Compared to other treatments, Juvederm has the longest effective time period.
If this is not convincing, here is a list of the various benefits of Juvederm:
No Recovery Time
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the person getting Juvederm does not require any recovery time or downtime. The patient can return to its daily activities immediately after the treatment.
No Artificial Look - Natural Look
The after look of Juvederm is natural and does not appear to be artificial or unreal. The gel implanted is present naturally in the body making the skin look younger and smoother, without giving it an exaggerated or overly done appearance.
Juvederm is less painful as it is done through tiny injections that contain pain reliever making the process less hurtful for the patient
Can be Undone
If the results of Juvederm Los Angeles is not acceptable to the patient, it is a relief to know that Juvederm’ effect fades away after some time. The changes made or the contouring done to the skin is reversed back to its original form after a certain amount of time.
Juvederm offers rapid results for the patient. The procedure takes around 15 minutes depending on the area of skin to be treated. There is no downtime required.
Though Juvederm is a temporary treatment, the results are longer-lasting than any other cosmetic treatment which makes it more economical as well.
Types of Juvederm
Following are the various types of Juvederm:
As suggested by its name, Juvederm Voluma increases the volume of skin in the areas such as Juvederm cheeks and around the chin. This Juvederm is used for the areas with a massive decrease in volume. The injection enhances the face and cheeks giving it a naturally youthful look.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra is commonly used for the nasolabial folds, which are the lines from the corner of the nose to the lips. These lines are also referred to as laugh lines, which are the indication of aging. The injection reduces the fine lines making the area look smoother and wrinkle-free. The Juvederm Ultra can also be used for the reduction of lines on the forehead above the eyebrows.
This type of Juvederm is used for the lower parts of the face such as around the chin and lower part of the mouth. Juvederm Vollure can last for more than 1 year. The procedure includes injecting pain reducers into the skin to make the treatment more comfortable.
Juvederm Vobella is used for shaping and increasing the volume of the lips. The lip injection provides a subtle look to the Juvederm lips of the patients which can last up to a year with just one sitting. Like Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Vobella also contains a pain reliever to reduce the pain for the patient.
What is the Cost of Juvederm?
How much does Juvederm cost? It depends on what kind of Juvederm filler you get. Typically, a Juvederm treatment will cost anywhere from $300 – $700. That is also the Juvederm cost per syringe.
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How does Juvederm Ultra differ from Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Juvederm Ultra is a finer molecule and is used to treat lips and fine wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker product that is used for deeper folds and more severe wrinkles, like the parenthesis lines around the mouth. Juvederm Ultra Plus is similar to Perlane; both are intended for deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds. They both also last about 9 to 12 months.
Pros and Cons of Juvederm
The pros of Juvederm include the fact that it is done through hyaluronic acid-based products that are naturally produced in the skin. There is no downtime after the treatment is done, the minor procedure is pain-free and the results are subtle and do not give an artificial look to the person.
The cons, on the other hand, includes any reaction to your skin by implanting a substance artificially into your skin. If the results are not as per your expectations, you will end up having to live with it for at least 1 year.
What areas are typically injected with Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Juvederm Ultra is a cosmetic treatment can be injected in many areas on the face, depending upon experience and expertise. Dr. Behnam uses the latest techniques and injects multiple locations on the face to give a more youthful appearance. Below is a list of areas that Dr. Behnam uses Juvederm Los Angeles to rejuvenate the face.
Also known as parenthesis lines or nasolabial folds, this is the most common area that is injected with Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus. As we age, we lose fat and muscle around the mouth, thus leading to the development of hollowness around the mouth. These areas are injected to fill and smooth them, giving a much more youthful appearance within minutes. Mild to moderate lines are injected with Los Angeles Juvederm Ultra while deeper and more severe folds are injected with Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Hollowness at the angles of the mouth is known as Marionette lines. Improving the appearance of these areas will significantly enhance the aesthetic look of a person. Typically, the Marionette lines are injected at the same time as the parenthesis lines around the mouth. Patients love the results because it instantly removes years off the face.
Juvederm Ultra is used to augment and plump the lips. Natural lips abide by a certain rule of thumb: the lower lip is typically larger than the upper lip. When injecting the lips, this rule must be maintained. Dr. Behnam’s philosophy is that lips must look natural and bigger does not necessarily look better. Lips, just like everything else on the face, must be balanced with the rest of the face. When Dr. Behnam teaches other physicians and residents, this is the most important concept that he preaches: Lips must look natural. When analyzing lips, several aspects must be evaluated. The lip has 3 important characteristics that are aesthetically very important. As we age, we lose substance in the lip itself and the lip deflates. Thus, injecting and plumping the lip will give patients a younger look.
The Vermilion border
Secondly, there is the lip lining, also known as the vermilion border. As we age, the vermilion border thins out and in some patients, it practically disappears. The loss of the vermilion border results in lip gloss and lipstick smudging around the mouth.
The Philtrum columns
Finally, another important characteristic of younger-looking lips are the philtrum columns. One could pick up a New Beauty magazine and look at the lip of any young person. One characteristic that always stands out is the two columns on the upper lip below the nostril, also known as the philtrum. You might say why is this important? Well, the philtrum unconsciously signals the brain that you are looking at a younger more beautiful face.
Thus, when Dr. Behnam analyzes the lips, the goal is not just to make the lip plumper and larger. It is the combination of injecting the appropriate amount of products in the lip in order not to make it too large, preserving the exact ratio of upper to lower lip, creating and augmenting the philtrum columns and improving of the vermilion border. This combination will give your lips a naturally younger appearance.
There are many different treatment options for acne scars, including chemical peels (Jessner’s Peel, TCA Peels, CROSS technique), Fractional CO2 laser, subcision, punch excision, saline injections, and fillers. Juvederm Ultra can be used to fill in depressed scars. The results are instantaneous and impressive. Juvederm Ultra is typically used, as opposed to Juvederm Ultra Plus which is a thicker material. The area is cleansed and Juvederm Ultra is injected directly into the depressed scar at the appropriate level within the skin, which raises the scar.
Frown lines, also known as 11′s or glabellar lines, can be treated in a variety of ways. Neurotoxins, like Botox and Dysport, which are some alternative fillers to consider, are the first line of therapy. Once these two products are maximized, then the areas can be injected with Hyaluronic acids, typically Restylane. Small aliquots are injected, and sometimes over several sessions. Radiesse, Sculptra or other products are not recommended for the frown lines.
As we get older, we lose fat, muscle, and bone, particularly in the pre-jowl area. Pre-jowl sulcus is defined as the hollowness or depression seen on the jawline in front of the jowl area. This is one of the telltale signs of aging. The depression in the pre-jowl sulcus will make the jowl look worse than it is. The area is easily and satisfactorily injected with Juvederm Ultra Plus. The results are so remarkable that patients jump in joy after this injection. Juvederm Ultra Plus is injected over the bone and then pressed into place. It can also be injected in the subcutaneous fat area as well to give a great result. Other fillers, such as Radiesse or Perlane, can do the same job as well.
Tear Trough areas
The tear trough area, technically known as the nasojugal fold, is the normal anatomic depression that exists between the side of the nose and rim of the orbital bone. As we age, we lose fat in the upper cheek area and the hollowness makes this natural depression a lot more noticeable. The tear trough depression in combination with the sagging of the upper cheek muscles creates hollowness underneath the eye, thus known as dark circles. This is one of the most noticeable areas in people’s face and one of the most satisfying areas to inject. Due to various reasons, the general contention is not to use Juvederm in the tear trough areas. Dr. Behnam uses Restylane with great success in this area to achieve great results.
As we age, we lose bone, fat, and muscle in the upper cheek areas. In addition, gravity over the years takes its toll on the cheek muscle, and they start to sag downward. Thus, older individuals lose the cheekbone, which disrupts the natural Triangle of Beauty on the face. Cheekbones may be injected with a variety of different materials, including Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Juvederm Ultra Plus is typically injected over the cheekbones, which lifts the muscle of the cheek, creating a younger appearance. The cheekbones can be injected medially and laterally, depending on where correction is needed.
To understand the importance of cheekbone anatomy, it is important to understand the significance of the Triangle of Beauty. If you draw a horizontal line between the two cheekbones and then connect it to the chin, this creates the Triangle of beauty. As we age, we lose this triangle of beauty. The importance of cheek injections is that it recreates the Triangle of beauty.
Earlobes can be injected using Restylane and Juvederm. Small amounts are placed in the earlobe, making them bigger. The significance is that when you wear diamond stud earrings, bigger earlobes push out the earrings more, thus making them look bigger.
Injection of Juvederm Ultra in the upper portion of the eyelid and/or near the eyebrow will raise the eyebrow, instantly. This technique in combination with Botox will raise the lateral brow, creating a beautiful curve.
I need a brow lift, can Juvederm Ultra help?
Yes. Juvederm Ultra can be injected to lift and raise the eyebrows instantaneously. Juvederm is injected laterally and then the eyebrows are pushed upwards. This gives an immediate lift. This process can also be combined with Botox or Dysport as well, as it is cosmetic.
Juvederm Before and After
Juvederm is a process that gives you a natural look, but the before and after-effects can be seen prominently. The vertical and horizontal lines on the foreheads are made less noticeable. The cheeks can be filled to be made to look smoother and healthier. The lips can be lifted up to look younger and fresh. Juvederm Los Angeles is magic that makes you look younger and prettier, increasing your confidence.
The laugh lines can be filled by Juvederm and the scars or depressions in the skin can be reduced in depth through the process of Juvederm.
Do I need Juvederm Los Angeles?
Before you decide on getting Juvederm filler, you must know if you actually need it or if the solution to your problems is in fact Los Angeles Juvederm. Whether or not you need a Juvederm is not a question that you ask yourself or your best friend. A professional consultation is necessary, who will help you decide on picking the best option for getting a smoother skin.
Juvederm is mainly used on people after their skin shows signs of aging. If you are a teenager with a pimple mark, Juvederm is most probably not for you, though the case may vary.
If your lip line is dropped as a result of aging, Juvederm Los Angeles is the solution. The lip injection not only increases the volume of the lips but corrects their shape and makes them look naturally beautiful.
It is advised that you consult a professional before reaching a decision regarding your need for Juvederm or any dermal filler. Also, make sure that you do not suffer from any medical condition that can be aggregated from Juvederm or by injections being inserted into the face.
How can I make my diamond studs stand out more?
Juvederm Ultra can be injected into the earlobe to make it bigger. When wearing diamond stud earrings, it will push out the earrings more, making it more obvious and bigger.
How can I get rid of the droopy angles of the mouth?
The downward angles of the mouth can be corrected by a combination of Juvederm Ultra and Botox. Juvederm Ultra is injected at the corners of the mouth and in the Marionette lines. This technique eliminates the Marionette lines, the dark shadows under the lips and straightens the mouth corners. The Juvederm Ultra injection takes effect immediately. The Botox is injected in a special muscle around the mouth known as the Depressor Anguli Oris. This muscle acts to pull down the angle of the mouth. By slightly immobilizing it, it stops pulling down at the angles of the mouth. The combination of Botox and Juvederm works great at straightening the corners of mouth.
I dislike the smile lines, can Juvederm Ultra help?
Yes, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus can be injected in the smile lines around the mouth to fill them in and smooth them out. Injections take a few minutes and the results are immediate.
How long does Juvederm last?
Juvederm Ultra lasts anywhere between 5 to 6 months to a year, depending on the person.
How are the Juvederm injections performed?
The area is first prepped with alcohol and topical numbing medication is applied. After 10 to 15 minutes, the area is cleansed with alcohol again and the area is injected with Juvederm Ultra. Most people don’t feel any pain. The procedure is quick, taking about 5 minutes to inject the areas desired and overall tolerated very well. The results are immediate. Patients are amazed at how 5 minutes can change the way they look. The lines look smoother and overall they look younger, naturally, in a matter of a few minutes.
Does Juvederm hurt?
Typically, the injections are tolerated very well by most people. The area is numbed with topical numbing medication. Our numbing medical is a combination of three numbing creams, giving it a very powerful anesthetic property. In addition, the Juvederm Ultra XC also has numbing medication pre-mixed with the hyaluronic acid, thus making the procedure even more tolerable.
What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are the latest inventions from Allergan. These products combine the same proven stabilized hyaluronic acids as in the regular Juvederm Ultra but combined with the numbing medication Lidocaine. They are as smooth as the regular Juvederm Ultra line and the results look as natural. The benefit is that Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are better tolerated since they are premixed with numbing. They can be used in all the areas that the regular Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are usually injected.
Juvederm Alternatives – Alternative Fillers
There are many other procedures that are similar to Juvederm, but it should be noted that not all other treatments are approved by the FDA.
The alternate fillers include Restylane, which is very similar to Juvederm but is not approved by the FDA to last for 1 year. Additionally, Perlane is also a dermal filler which consists of large particles. Perlane is much more painful than Juvederm and contains large injections.
Collagen fillers are also dermal fillers, but they are filled with different types of substance than Juvederm. Collagen is also used for pumping up of lips or reducing the wrinkles.
Where can I find Juvederm injection Los Angeles?
Dr. Behnam, U.S. leading dermatologist and recognized nationally by Newsweek as top 10 Physicians and Surgeons in the US, is a board-certified Dermatologist practicing in Santa Monica, Ca. Dr. Behnam is an expert Juvederm injector in Santa Monica, Los Angeles California. Dr. Behnam’s office location is close to the freeway, thus he serves everyone in the Santa Monica area, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, and the greater Los Angeles County.
How do I know what kind of Juvederm Los Angeles I need?
Other Juvederm Frequently Asked Questions:
Is hyaluronic acid an acid?
No. Hyaluronic acid base is a natural substance that is produced naturally in your skin. As a person ages, the hyaluronic acid level drops reducing the skin volume. The insertion of hyaluronic acid is a way of balancing its level in the skin without any level of risk.
Is getting a lip injection painful?
No. The injections are not painful as a pain reliever is used to make the process comfortable. A tiny tenderness is felt when the injection is inserted making the lips numb.
How long is the recovery period after Juvederm?
There is no recovery time for Juvederm. The process is a minor procedure that takes from 15 to 60 minutes. The patients can resume their daily routine after the procedure.