Juvéderm Frequently Asked Questions
Fight against the signs of aging with the Juvéderm collection of injectable wrinkle fillers. Juvéderm treatments at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco, CA can address lines and wrinkles and provide fuller, plumper, natural-looking cheeks and lips. Each type of Juvéderm injection can be used alone, in special combinations, or with other nonsurgical treatments to create customized results. Juvéderm injectables are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) that is designed to restore the skin's natural supply of HA and collagen for healthier, firmer skin. The Juvéderm family of dermal fillers can rejuvenate your appearance without the time and expense of surgery. Schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Tracy Evans to see how Juvéderm can work for you.
- Juvéderm XC and Vollure smooth moderate to severe wrinkles on the face, including "parentheses" lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
- Juvéderm Ultra XC and Volbella add volume to the upper lip, lower lip, or both and can improve the appearance of vertical lines on the lips.
- Juvéderm Voluma adds to the dimension of the cheeks to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face.
Juvéderm injectable fillers provide results that look subtle and natural and will remain for up to a year.
Juvéderm Procedure Technique
The ideal candidates for Juvéderm injectable fillers are men and women who have age-related facial lines and/or volume loss. Juvéderm subtly fills static wrinkles, thinning lips, and hollow or sunken cheeks to revitalize your face and take years off your appearance. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco is pleased to provide Juvéderm dermal filler treatments to help you avoid the expense and downtime of facial plastic surgery (like facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid lifts, or lip implants).
"Danielle D. did my filler and I had a wonderful experience! This was my first time getting filler and I was nervous, but Danielle put me at ease. She set my expectations properly before, during, and after the procedure. Under her care, I felt safe and respected. My results were phenomenal -- subtle, yet the improvement I craved. It took me awhile to gather the courage to post this because I was nervous to admit publicly that I got "some work." But honestly, we women shouldn't be ashamed to admit this! We're beautiful as we are, but it's fun to explore the world of cosmetics. 10/10, would recommend :)"- G.C. / Yelp / Dec 05, 2019
Youthfully Smooth and Full
Juvéderm injections typically only take about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated. As you relax in our treatment room, we will cleanse your skin and carefully mark each injection spot before beginning. To minimize discomfort during the treatment, Juvéderm fillers contain lidocaine (a local anesthetic). Most patients find the injections to be very tolerable. After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You should be careful to not touch your face after your injections to avoid moving the filler into unintended areas.
You should experience a noticeable improvement immediately after your Juvéderm treatment, but many patients also see mild swelling or bruising in the treated areas for about 7 – 10 days. The results of Juvéderm injections usually last up to one year; some patients even find that their improvements last longer after a few years of treatments. Talk to Dr. Evans about when to book a touch-up or full treatment at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco to maintain your results.
Juvéderm Ideal Candidates
How much does Juvéderm cost?
The price of Juvéderm injections will vary based on how much filler is necessary for the treatment area. Prior to your injection treatment, a customized treatment plan will be created to fit your aesthetic goals and budget. After this, we can discuss cost estimates and payment options.
Do Juvéderm treatments hurt?
To minimize any discomfort, the full line of Juvéderm injections contains lidocaine (a local anesthetic). Following the treatment, you may experience some slight swelling and bruising that will usually subside within a week, depending on the treatment area. You should contact our office if you experience any lasting pain or abnormal side effects after your Juvéderm treatment.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and relaxer?
Both fillers and relaxers address facial wrinkles but in different ways. Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, smooth dynamic wrinkles caused by frequent muscle contractions by temporarily disabling the muscle. Juvéderm is an injectable wrinkle filler that plumps the skin under static wrinkles and adds volume to your lips and cheeks.
How many injections will I need?
It may take a few days to see the full results of your Juvéderm treatment. Typically, it only takes one treatment session to achieve your desired outcome. However, you can schedule a follow-up appointment if you would like to add more volume or see more improvement.
How long do results typically last?
The effects of one Juvéderm treatment usually last about a year. This will vary, depending on what filler is used and where it was injected. The longevity of results can also depend on how fast your body breaks down the filler.
What to Expect with Juvéderm®
To restore the youthful contours and smoothness of your face, schedule a consultation for Juvéderm injectable dermal filler treatments at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco. Each of the unique Juvéderm formulas is designed to address the most common signs of aging so Dr. Evans can create a treatment plan for your specific needs and goals. Your results will be long-lasting so you can focus on other things for up to a year.
How Does Restylane® Address Wrinkles?
Discover how the injectable filler Restylane can produce dramatic results and turn back the hands of time by reducing wrinkles and smoothing the skin.Read
Your Guide To Injectables: Xeomin® and More
Is Xeomin as effective as BOTOX®? Do I need fillers or wrinkle relaxers? Common questions and what you need to know.Read
How to Enhance Your Appearance with Juvéderm®
Learn how Juvéderm can minimize fine lines and wrinkles so you can regain smoother skin and a younger-looking appearance.Read
Comparing Different Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers
Wrinkle fillers and other injectables are popular for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. We examine different products and their effects on the skin.Read