How JUVÉDERM® XC Works?
The body produces high levels of hyaluronic acid (the active ingredient in Juvéderm) during our younger and early adulthood; however, production levels drop significantly after the age of 40. Hyaluronic acid resides in the spaces between the skin cells. High levels of this material account for why a baby’s skin appears so soft, plump and dewy.
While Juvéderm can’t bring back your baby-soft skin, it can support the chemical processes that keep the face looking moist and full. Juvéderm is injected between the upper and lower layers of the skin, so it raises hyaluronic acid levels in the skin. Juvéderm’s effects also work to stimulate collagen production, which adds suppleness and promotes the creation of new skin cells as dead cells fall away.
Benefits of Juvéderm
If you’re looking for a way to give your face a more youthful appearance, Juvéderm can do that and more:
- Smooths out fine lines, folds and wrinkles
- Adds contour and lift to areas that sag or appear hollow
- Slows the effects of aging
- Replenishes the skin’s natural moisturizing agents
- Supports the skin’s natural production of collagen
- An office treatment that takes less than 30 minutes
- Immediate results
Dr. Leary offers Juvéderm treatments as well as a range of other options to freshen and rejuvenate your appearance. Contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation today.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm dermal filler is a gel-based substance formulated to fill areas of the face where lines, wrinkles and folds appear. Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient, a material the body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable, complex sugar that helps to maintain the skin’s moisture and suppleness.
Juvéderm comes in two formulations: Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus. Ultra Plus works best when treating severe or deep folds and wrinkles along the face, particularly those that develop around the nose and mouth. Juvéderm Ultra is used to treat mild to moderate cases where facial lines are not quite so severe.
Along with hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm also contains lidocaine, an anesthetic agent that helps alleviate any pain that may result at the injection site, making the procedure more comfortable. Juvéderm is the only brand of dermal filler that is formulated with a pain-relieving agent. This makes for a near-painless treatment overall.
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Areas Where Juvéderm Can Help
If you’re wanting to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles or sagging areas, Juvéderm injectables offer a quick and easy way to restore a youthful appearance without the need for surgery. Juvéderm not only helps improve your appearance but slows the effects of aging in the process. Other areas where Juvéderm can prove highly effective:
- Smooth out deep creases between the eyebrows
- Add fullness to the lips
- Erase the curved lines that surround the mouth and nose
- Smooth out fine lines around the eyes
- Eliminate forehead wrinkles
The Juvéderm Procedure – What to Expect
The procedure uses tiny needles to inject small amounts of Juvéderm into the lines, wrinkles and hollow areas of the face. The substance is injected directly into these sites, which allows Juvéderm to interact with the regions of the skin most affected by aging. While the idea of needles (small or not) may seem unappealing, the lidocaine ingredient contained in Juvéderm numbs any pain sensations, so there’s minimal discomfort.
The smooth consistency of the gel makes the injection process easier, allowing the doctor to use thin and apply less pressure than what’s need for other types of dermal fillers. The doctor marks the injection sites beforehand and may use ice packs or cold air to numb the skin’s surface, so you only feel slight pricks with each injection. With Dr. Leary, the entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes. This makes it easy to set up an appointment that fits in your schedule.
Personalized Care and Planning
There’s no overestimating the importance of choosing an experienced doctor when electing to have any facial restoration work done. Expertise not only helps ensure the result is what you expect, but an experienced doctor also takes other options into consideration when planning your treatment. Dr. Leary has years of experience in performing a range of different procedures.
At our medspa, we develop a comprehensive treatment plan that’s tailored to your condition and the results you desire. If Juvéderm isn’t able to produce the overall look you want, other options, such as Botox, can be combined with Juvéderm to enhance all areas of the face to produce an overall youthful appearance. A one-on-one consultation with the doctor is the best way to determine which option is best for you.
Juvéderm Carries Minimal Risks and Side Effects As a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure, Juvederm injectables carry a very low side effect profile. The hyaluronic acid ingredient in this filler has biocompatible properties, meaning it is naturally found within the body, so the risk of developing an allergic reaction is minimal. Other types of injectable filler treatments may trigger antibody reactions and counteract the filler’s effectiveness. Juvéderm’s chemical makeup will not.
At the most, you may experience mild swelling or bruising immediately after the procedure is done. Symptoms of swelling typically subside within a day’s time. While Juvéderm does offer a safe, effective method for reducing signs of aging, women who are pregnant or nursing shouldn’t have the procedure.
Since dermal fillers are considered elective procedures in general, your insurance will not cover the costs of treatment. Price is based on the number of syringes used during your treatment. Ultimately, the severity of each case and the time it takes to complete the procedure will determine the total cost involved.
Something to keep in mind is facial restoration procedures require a considerable level of experience to ensure the patient leaves the office happy with the result. In this respect, cost-effectiveness has as much to do with the result as it does the cost of the product. Dr. Leary’s years of expertise go a long way towards delivering the results you desire at a reasonable price.
Find Out If Juvéderm Is Right for You
It’s all but impossible to convey the full benefits of Juvéderm in these words. Your specific condition and desired results also factor into how well Juvéderm will work for you. Call us here at our medspa in Newport Beach at 949-515-9377 to schedule a consultation and find out if Juvéderm is right for you.
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