Juvederm Specialist

La Jolla Laser MedSpa -  - Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in La Jolla, CA

If you’re considering having facial cosmetic treatment to delay the signs of aging and get rid of wrinkles, then you should consider Juvéderm®. Juvéderm is a facial filler, which means it’s a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. The experienced medical team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa in La Jolla, California, can discuss the procedure with you and look at a range of options to find what suits you best. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Juvederm Q & A

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

What is Juvéderm®?

Juvéderm is a cosmetic filler injected into a patient’s face, most often the cheeks and around the mouth and lips, to smooth out lines and wrinkles. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, so it’s a popular choice for people who wish to improve their appearance, but want to avoid surgery.

La Jolla Laser MedSpa in California has a medical team that excels in these cosmetic procedures, so if you would like to halt the aging process, call and make an appointment, or book online to discuss your options.

How is Juvéderm applied?

There’s no surgery involved, so your doctor starts by marking the exact areas on your face that need treatment, then injects the Juvéderm into these areas. The doctor massages each injection site gently to make sure the Juvéderm is evenly distributed and help prevent swelling. The entire process takes as little as a quarter of an hour, according to which areas receive treatment.

How does Juvéderm work?

The active ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and promotes collagen production. Collagen production declines as part of the aging process, so Juvéderm helps increase the amount of collagen your body is making, resulting in a smoothing effect as the tissues under the skin plump up. The injections also contain lidocaine, which helps control any pain you may feel.

Juvéderm comes in a variety of blends made specifically for use in different areas of the patient’s face, according to where there are problem areas. For example, one blend targets smile lines around your mouth, while another enhances the size and shape of your lips.

Are there any side effects?

Juvéderm is one of the most frequently used cosmetic fillers in the U.S. and has few risk factors associated with it. You should expect a degree of swelling after the procedure and bruising around the injection sites. Over-the-counter pain medications should control any discomfort you might experience, and any after effects usually disappear within two to four weeks.

If you’re contemplating a course of Juvéderm, make sure you only consult with qualified and licensed professionals who are skilled in administering the treatment. Where complications arise, it’s almost inevitably from using uncertified practitioners, so contact a reputable clinic such as La Jolla Laser MedSpa to discuss your treatment options. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.