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Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
If you are looking for a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, or if you simply want to alter your facial anatomy in a subtle way, you may be a good candidate for treatment with Juvederm dermal fillers.
To find out if Juvederm is the best option for achieving your facial rejuvenation goals, you will want to meet with a highly experienced cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Emer. Dr. Emer is internationally recognized as a facial sculpting expert and works with an array of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, to deliver unparalleled results. In your consultation, Dr. Emer will evaluate your facial structure and tissues and learn about your desired outcomes in order to determine the optimal facial sculpting treatment for you.
How Does Juvederm Work?
Before looking in-depth at Juvederm, it is helpful to understand the causes of facial aging as it relates to treatment with dermal fillers. Your skin contains certain substances like hyaluronic acid that tend to decline in both quantity and quality as you grow older. The purpose of hyaluronic acid (HA) in your skin is to create hydration.
As you grow older and your natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, your skin will become thinner and drier. Think of a dry riverbed. The dryer it gets, the more cracks develop on the surface. Wrinkles are cracks that become creases and folds over time. That is where Juvederm comes in.
After years of exhaustive research, doctors discovered that hyaluronic acid makes an excellent filler ingredient for sensitive areas such as the lips and throughout the face. The gel-like serum in HA-based Juvederm injections immediately adds volume, which can enhance facial features and smooth out wrinkles and lines.
Every Juvederm filler is hyaluronic acid-based to provide optimal volume restoration and to promote healthy, hydrated skin. Dr. Emer is able to achieve remarkable improvements with Juvederm due to his refined microdroplet technique, vast experience, and his advanced understanding of how each type of Juvederm filler works.
As you grow older, your skin may begin to sag, and your cheeks may flatten. This can be a result of volume loss in your cheek area. Patients who are very athletic are also prone to hollow-looking cheeks. The Voluma product was specifically formulated to create volume under the surface of your skin to contour and lift the cheek area for up to 24 months.
Juvederm Volbella is one of the most effective products for lip enhancement. Dr. Emer often performs Volbella injections for patients who want to increase the size of their lips to improve facial harmony and/or achieve a specific lip shape.
Volbella injections are also popular among patients who are struggling with fine lines around the lips. Increasing the size of the lips can help to reduce the appearance of perioral lines to create a more youthful look. Juvederm Volbella can smooth lip lines and augment lips for up to 12 months.
In addition to plumping the lips and erasing lines around the mouth, Dr. Emer can use Volbella to treat other delicate areas. For some patients, Volbella is a good option for filling under-eye hollows and/or minimizing chest wrinkles.
If you are concerned about moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles like “parentheses lines” around your mouth and nose, Dr. Emer may recommend Vollure injections. Vollure can temporarily correct these deeper wrinkles to restore a more youthful and smooth facial appearance for up to 18 months.
Juvederm Ultra has a thin, smooth consistency that makes it a great option for filling minor wrinkles and treating minimal volume loss. Dr. Emer may recommend Juvederm Ultra for patients who desire subtle lip augmentation as well. Juvederm Ultra results can last from six to nine months.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker version of Juvederm Ultra that can treat deeper lines and achieve considerable volumization. Dr. Emer often uses Juvederm Ultra Plus to restore lost volume in the temples to complement eyebrow and forehead filler treatments. Juvederm Ultra Plus can also be used for lip augmentation for patients who desire a more significant increase in volume. Juvederm Ultra Plus results can last from six months to a year.
What to Expect During a Juvederm Treatment
Dr. Emer performs Juvederm injections at his state-of-the-art medical practice in West Hollywood. Juvederm procedures can take as little as 15 minutes or up to one hour, depending on your specific treatment area(s).
To start, Dr. Emer will identify the best injection sites for your facial sculpting needs. Dr. Emer’s expertise in cosmetic dermatology and his innate artistic sense guide his selection of the optimal injection sites to achieve your desired look.
Once the sites are located and marked, Dr. Emer will inject a precise amount of Juvederm. Since Juvederm fillers contain lidocaine, most patients tolerate the injections with ease. After the injections, Dr. Emer gently massages the filler to ensure smooth, aesthetic results.
What to Expect After Juvederm
As with any treatment, Dr. Emer provides patient-tailored aftercare instructions. To promote optimal results, Dr. Emer often recommends that patients abstain from intense exercise, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure for 24 hours after the injections. He may also advise you not to wear makeup or use certain skincare products immediately after treatment. While some tenderness, redness, and swelling can occur in the first 72 hours after Juvederm injections, there is no significant recovery period associated with this treatment.
How Much Does Juvederm Cost?
The price of your Juvederm treatment will be unique to you. Dr. Emer is meticulous about creating highly specific, targeted treatment plans for each individual patient. The cost of Juvederm injections varies based on the number of treatment areas and the dosage required to achieve your desired outcome.