Juvederm® is an effective, natural dermal filler treatment provided at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, and serving residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby areas in Southern California who want to rejuvenate their facial appearance.
What Is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is an FDA-approved dermal injection treatment formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), an essential substance produced in the human body that helps skin cells retain moisture. Although Juvederm® does not directly target lines and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid promotes a gradual, ongoing increase in the skin’s natural hydration, restoring fullness and volume to the skin, causing lines, wrinkles, and creases to disappear naturally.
How does Juvederm® achieve increased hydration in skin cells?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance produced naturally in our skin cells that binds with water to retain moisture and hydration in the cells, resulting in plumper and firmer skin cells. Our natural production of HA diminishes as we age, reducing the amount of hydration our skin cells can absorb and retain. Juvederm® delivers hyaluronic acid directly to thirsty skin cells to encourage increased hydration and gradually erase wrinkles, lines, and creases in the face.
What kind of benefits does Juvederm® offer?
Juvederm® is popular among many of our patients because it is safe and natural, minimally invasive, and effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and creases in the face by gradually augmenting hydration and volume in skin cells. Juvederm® also provides the following host of benefits:
- Offers an effective temporary alternative to cosmetic surgery for those who want to hold off on plastic surgery
- Provides gradual enhancement that appears naturally with results that last up to 12 months
- Is a simple outpatient procedure performed in the doctor’s office in only a few minutes
- Requires no downtime or recovery period
- Is less expensive than more invasive procedures while providing dramatic improvement
How do I know if I am a good candidate for Juvederm®?
Juvederm® has been deemed safe for most healthy adults and is recommended for men and women who want to increase volume, elasticity, and firmness in the facial skin through natural, increased hydration.
Is there anything I should know before using Juvederm®?
There are certain precautions you should take prior to your Juvederm® treatment, such as avoiding consumption of alcohol for at least two days prior to your appointment, possibly discontinuing some medications that may increase your chance of bruising, and refraining from smoking before and after the procedure.
Are Juvederm® injections painful?
Juvederm® is a gel injected directly into the skin by means of a very fine-gauge needle to deliver hyaluronic acid directly into target areas of your face. Most patients describe the procedure as comfortable because the product has a smooth, pleasant consistency and contains lidocaine, an effective numbing agent. The procedure usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes, providing immediately noticeable results, with gradual, continued improvement over time.
How Long do Juvederm® results last?
Most Juvederm® patients return for follow-up treatments about one year after their original treatment.
Take years off your appearance gradually and naturally with Juvederm® treatments at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, and serving residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and neighboring communities in Southern California. Contact any one of our convenient offices to schedule a complimentary consultation today!