What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a group of dermal fillers that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2006. It offers the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler on the market. Juvederm also has been shown to deliver facial rejuvenation results for up to six months or longer.
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers consists of gel-like injectables that are designed to improve facial volume. In addition, Juvederm offers an ideal dermal filler for those who want to combat the signs of aging, as it enables an individual to treat facial lines and wrinkles immediately.
Furthermore, Juvederm can be used in conjunction with long-lasting dermal fillers such as Sculptra or Voluma as part of a liquid facelift. A liquid facelift procedure involves the use of dermal fillers to fill creases or restore volume in the face, resulting in improved facial symmetry and a more youthful appearance.
What Types of Juvederm Are Available to Patients?
Several types of Juvederm are available:
- Juvederm Voluma XC: Serves as an injectable gel that goes into the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss.
- Juvederm XC: Helps an individual reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds.
- Juvederm Ultra XC: Provides an injectable treatment for the lips and skin around the mouth.
- Juvederm VOLBELLA: Boosts lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers a broad array of Juvederm treatment options in Beverly Hills. He is happy to share information about each type of Juvederm treatment to ensure a patient can make an informed decision.
What Is the Juvederm Procedure?
Juvederm offers a viable alternative to a traditional facial surgery because it does not require an individual to go under the knife. In fact, all Juvederm products contain Lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps make the Juvederm procedure virtually painless.
During a Juvederm procedure, a practitioner may apply a topical anesthetic into a patient's upper and lower dental block. Then, Juvederm is injected below the skin or into the lips with a fine needle. After the procedure is completed, an individual will need to apply ice to the affected area.
A Juvederm treatment delivers instant results. Within about 24 hours of a procedure, an individual should expect to see improved skin volume.
Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Ashley Erickson of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery serve as expert Juvederm practitioners in Los Angeles. They will ensure a patient can enjoy a safe, reliable Juvederm treatment, one that will deliver proven results.
What Should You Expect After a Juvederm Treatment?
Some of the most common side effects of a Juvederm procedure include:
- Redness of the skin
- Skin tenderness
- Mild swelling
- Bruising along the injection sites
The side effects of a Juvederm treatment often will dissipate within about three to five days. As such, little to no downtime is needed after a Juvederm procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh will help an individual get ready for a Juvederm procedure in Los Angeles. He will respond to a patient's concerns or questions before, during and after a Juvederm treatment to ensure this individual can enjoy optimal results.
Is a Juvederm Treatment Expensive?
The cost of a Juvederm treatment may vary depending on the area that an individual would like to treat. Dr. Azizzadeh will explain the costs associated with a Juvederm treatment during an initial consultation. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh enables an individual to avoid any unexpected costs.
Schedule a Juvederm Consultation
To learn more about the benefits of Juvederm treatments in Los Angeles, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.