Juvederm is the most popular brand of hyaluronic dermal fillers designed to treat wrinkles and re-contour facial features impacted by aging or weight loss. Juvederm adds lasting volume to help smooth wrinkles and deliver a more full, and lifted appearance.
At Illuminate we’re committed to providing the best client care in addition to satisfying results. Our award-winning and highly-trained aesthetic specialists have fine-tuned their dermal filler injection techniques so that they can offer exquisitely natural results aligned with your important aesthetic goals.
Juvederm is a collection of several customizable gel-based hyaluronic dermal fillers, which, during your treatment, are injected just below the skin. Each Juvederm formulation has been purposefully developed to smooth lines and improve the appearance of specific areas of the face, including cheeks, chin, lips, jawline, and under-eyes.
All Juvederm fillers contain a gel form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a plumping ingredient also found naturally in the human body. As we age, we produce less HA, and this unfortunately results in more wrinkles and lost elasticity. The hyaluronic acid used in Juvederm products has been proven to be very safe and biocompatible, presenting nearly zero risk of an allergic reaction or immune response. When administered sub-dermally, hyaluronic acid lifts the skin and restores volume for a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm is an effective, minimally invasive, and age-defying option for patients with concerns over moderate-to-severe wrinkles, loss of youthful facial volume, or poorly defined facial contours. One reason Juvederm has become so popular is that it provides nearly immediate results without requiring much, if any, downtime. It's a perfect choice for our patients who want to enhance their appearance without disrupting their daily routines. It’s also safe for all skin types and tones.
Juvederm is FDA-cleared for individuals over 21 years old. Before any medical treatment, it's important to be healthy and not smoke. This can help reduce the risk of complications and improve recovery. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and certain medical issues are also contraindicated. However, you can be sure that one of our trained injection specialists will help you evaluate any risk and carefully determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.
When we welcome you to our offices in San Jose or Palo Alto, we’ll examine your skin and take “before” photos to help you pinpoint areas of concern and determine the right Juvederm treatment to help you accomplish your goals. Leading up to your appointment, please avoid alcohol, smoking, over-the-counter, vitamins, and prescribed medications that may increase bleeding.
Juvederm injections take only a few minutes to administer. Our injectors will numb the area first with ice or topical anesthetic to make the procedure as painless as possible. Some Juvederm products also contain a small dose of lidocaine, a numbing agent, for enhanced comfort during the injections.
Your skin may initially be red and have tiny, swollen nodules or pinpoint bleeding at the injection points. These side effects generally resolve shortly after, allowing you to resume most of your daily activities as usual after the treatment. Take care to avoid rubbing the treated areas on the first day and avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. Any bruising is typically mild. While products take effect immediately, it can take up to two weeks to see the final outcome of your treatment. Juvederm isn’t permanent, but the results tend to be long-lasting. Most patients enjoy a smoother, supple appearance for at least a year, depending on the type of Juvederm and how the body metabolizes the product.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, our industry-leading aesthetic providers offer highly personalized care and natural-looking outcomes, whether refining our patients’ appearance through plastic surgery, or through our breadth of Palo Alto and San Jose med spa offerings. We always look forward to helping our patients have a more positive relationship with the way they look, and we care about our reputation for delivering world-class service and beautiful results. For these reasons, we’re honored to win awards such as “Best of Palo Alto” and praise from clients throughout the entire Bay Area.
Call or email us today to learn more about customized Juvederm treatments and how we can help you experience a natural-looking and more youthful appearance with long-lasting results.
We use a topical anesthetic or ice to reduce any chance of pain. These injections tend to be a relatively comfortable treatment. However, some facial areas may be more sensitive than others.
The treatment has few risks when administered by a qualified injector. In rare cases, complications may include granuloma, bruising, bleeding, itching, asymmetry, filler migration, rash, and vascular occlusion.
Juvederm treatment results can last a long time, but they are not permanent. We recommend a return visit for maintenance once the effects start to wear off. While everyone is unique, the general guidance is anywhere from six months to two years later.
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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.