Hyaluronic Acid Gel Filler in Costa Mesa
Juvederm is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid that plastic surgeons use to fill depressions on the face like lines and wrinkles.
Reasons to Choose Juvederm
Juvederm is a highly popular injectable filler. It is largely made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a key component of your skin. Hyaluronic acid delivers necessary hydration to your skin, helping it to appear more supple and smooth. In effect, treatments of Juvederm can help your skin look younger. Juvederm is popular among plastic surgeons because it is biodegradable and can be broken down naturally by the body. However, it is long-lasting and has great benefits for patients who display certain types of aging.
These common types of aging may include:
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Nasolabial folds
- Fine lines
- Thin lips
- Hollow tear trough
- Sunken facial contours
In your consultation with your Costa Mesa plastic surgeon, he will examine your skin and ask about your aesthetic goals. Based on this assessment, he will be able to craft a treatment plan more targeted to your skin’s specific needs.
Introducing Voluma® by Juvederm
Juvederm’s latest dermal filler, Voluma, is the first and only one of its kind to be FDA-approved for the restoration of volume in the cheeks. Over the years, you can gradually lose fat from the face, which may not always be as good as it sounds. A loss of fat (not necessarily excess fat) can result in a gaunt, hollowed appearance of the face. In turn, this can cause you to look much older than you’d like. This is where Voluma steps in.
Like Juvederm’s original filler, Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, but is intended for larger areas of volume restoration in the cheeks. With a Voluma treatment in Costa Mesa, our patients can even achieve a minor lifting effect of the face for an even younger appearance. Voluma can be paired with other fillers, including Juvederm, as part of a fuller rejuvenation or liquid facelift.
FAQ About Juvederm
The plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery often fields questions about Juvederm and has provided answers to some of the most common questions they are asked.
How does it work?
Prior to your treatment of Juvederm, the skin at the treatment site will be cleansed. Since it contains lidocaine to increase your comfort, no anesthetic is necessary for your Juvederm treatment. Using a special technique like crosshatching, threading or fanning, your plastic surgeon will inject the Juvederm solution beneath the surface of your skin. An immediate correction will be noticeable. Then, your plastic surgeon will likely massage the treatment site gently with his hand. This will ensure proper placement of the product and a smoother result.
What happens after treatment?
After your Juvederm treatment, it is not uncommon for the treatment site to feel overly full for a short time. This will soon dissipate. The full effects of your Juvederm treatment should last up to one year, as the product is naturally broken down by your body. As this happens, you may wish to return for touch-up treatments of Juvederm.
Why should I choose UCI Plastic Surgery for Juvederm?
With countless years of combined experience performing cosmetic treatments and surgeries, the plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery are the ideal practitioners to perform your Juvederm treatment. They stay up to date on the latest advances in aesthetic surgery so you know you will be getting the best treatment possible.
What are the most common side effects involved with Juvederm?
Side effects following Juvederm treatment are usually short-lived and rare, but may include redness, swelling or itching at the treatment site. Please consult with your plastic surgeon if you have questions about possible side effects.
To learn more about Juvederm in southern California, we encourage you to set up a consultation.