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 of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery serves as an expert Juvederm practitioner in Los Angeles. He 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
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.
Is Juvederm effective?
Yes. In fact, a recent clinical trial involving 145 patients revealed those who used Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus and a Zyplast dermal filler for 24 weeks revealed approximately 84% preferred Juvederm to treat nasolabial folds.
Is Juvederm a better option than Botox?
Juvederm is a facial filler that offers a non-surgical alternative to many traditional facial rejuvenation procedures. Botox is similar to Juvederm, due to the fact that both treatments do not require a patient to go under the knife. Yet, Botox differs from Juvederm in many ways, and it is paramount for a patient to understand both types of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to make an informed decision regarding treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh can determine if a patient can benefit from Juvederm, Botox, or other cosmetic procedures during an initial consultation. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient’s facial features and medical history. He can then offer a personalized treatment recommendation, which may include Juvederm, Botox, or other non-surgical or surgical cosmetic procedures.
How is Juvederm different from other facial filler treatments?
Juvederm tends to settle into the skin more smoothly than other facial filler treatments. It also is less likely to lead to the formation of a bump in a patient’s skin. Furthermore, a Juvederm treatment involves the use of a complete syringe; this syringe cannot be shared or used again.
There is no shortage of facial filler treatments available to patients. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to teach patients about Juvederm and other dermal fillers. He responds to patients’ dermal filler concerns and questions, enabling them to choose a facial filler to help them achieve their desired facial rejuvenation results.
How can I determine which type of Juvederm to use?
Multiple types of Juvederm are available, and Dr. Azizzadeh analyzes a patient’s facial features and treatment goals to help him or her determine which type of Juvederm to use. Regardless of the type of Juvederm injections, Dr. Azizzadeh dedicates time and resources to learn about a patient. He then creates a custom Juvederm treatment plan for him or her.
How can I prepare for a Juvederm treatment?
Minimal prep time is required in the weeks and days leading up to a Juvederm treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh may ask a patient to avoid smoking or alcohol consumption for a few weeks before a Juvederm procedure. He may also request a patient stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or other medications in the days before Juvederm is administered if he believes these medicines will hamper the treatment’s effectiveness.
How many Juvederm injections are required during treatment?
The number of Juvederm injections and amount of Juvederm used during treatment varies. Dr. Azizzadeh performs a patient evaluation before he conducts a Juvederm procedure. The assessment allows Dr. Azizzadeh to craft a custom Juvederm treatment plan to help his patient achieve the best-possible results.
How many Juvederm treatments are required to achieve my desired results?
The frequency of Juvederm treatments that a patient needs depends on how long the results of a Juvederm procedure last. Dr. Azizzadeh monitors his patient’s progress after a Juvederm procedure to ensure a treatment helps enhance the facial appearance. Once the benefits of Juvederm start to wear off, a patient can undergo a follow-up Juvederm procedure.
How long does it take to receive a Juvederm treatment?
A typical Juvederm procedure requires between 15 and 60 minutes to complete. The length of time required for a Juvederm treatment varies depending on the areas of the face being treated.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
Juvederm is injected into a patient’s skin with a fine needle, and as such, an individual may experience minor discomfort during treatment. However, some Juvederm products contain lidocaine, an anesthetic that helps alleviate discomfort during injection.
Can Juvederm facial filler be used at the same time as other dermal fillers?
Juvederm dermal filler and other facial fillers can be used at the same time. For example, a patient can use Juvederm to treat visible signs of aging in the cheeks, chin, and around the mouth in combination with other dermal fillers to treat fine facial lines and wrinkles.
Does Juvederm deliver permanent results?
Juvederm is not a permanent facial rejuvenation treatment. It naturally breaks down and is reabsorbed by the body over time. Also, Juvederm can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase, a natural substance found in the body.
What should I do after a Juvederm treatment?
Patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excess sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages in the first 24 hours following a Juvederm treatment. A patient may also need to place an ice pack on the injection site to relieve temporary redness or swelling. Dr. Azizzadeh will inform a patient about how long he or she needs to wait before this individual can use makeup products after a Juvederm procedure, too.
Does Juvederm stay in the body after it dissolves?
After Juvederm dissolves, it leaves the body, and no traces of Juvederm are left behind.
Is Juvederm the best facial filler available?
The best facial filler varies from patient to patient. Thus, it is important to undergo a facial filler evaluation with Dr. Azizzadeh. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient and finds out if Juvederm or another facial filler can help him or her improve the facial appearance. Dr. Azizzadeh then crafts a treatment plan that can include Juvederm or other facial fillers. In some instances, Dr. Azizzadeh also recommends the use of facial fillers and a surgical facial rejuvenation treatment.
Can anyone receive a Juvederm treatment?
Juvederm is a safe, reliable facial rejuvenation treatment, but it is not the ideal choice for all patients. It should not be used in patients who have severe allergies or a history of allergies linked to gram-positive bacterial proteins. Additionally, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Plus XC should not be used in patients who are allergic to lidocaine.
Before a Juvederm treatment is performed, patients should disclose if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders or intend to use different laser treatments or a chemical peel. Any of the aforementioned factors could disqualify a patient from Juvederm injections. Also, patients who are undergoing immunosuppressive therapy or taking aspirin, ibuprofen or other blood thinners may face increased risk during Juvederm injections.
Dr. Azizzadeh conducts a comprehensive patient evaluation to determine if an individual is eligible for Juvederm or other dermal fillers. He analyzes a patient’s medical history, examines his or her facial features and finds out why an individual is considering facial rejuvenation treatments. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a custom treatment plan to help a patient revitalize his or her facial appearance.
Why do patients choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Juvederm in Beverly Hills?
Juvederm offers an effective way to enhance the facial appearance if it is performed correctly. By working with Dr. Azzizadeh, a patient can receive a full evaluation and learn about their eligibility for Juvederm.
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends Juvederm if he believes a patient can benefit from the procedure and the treatment can be performed with minimal risk. If Dr. Azizzadeh examines a patient and recommends Juvederm, he works closely with his patient throughout the treatment cycle. This ensures a patient can enjoy the full benefits of Juvederm.
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Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and he provides Juvederm treatments to patients in Beverly Hills. To learn more about the benefits of Juvederm treatments in Los Angeles, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.