What is JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM refers to a collection of dermal fillers that are formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) to increase the body's natural levels of collagen and HA for healthy, supple skin. JUVÉDERM dermal fillers at Sereno Santé in the San Jose, CA area provide attractive, natural-looking results, whether you're looking to smooth and plump wrinkles or restore lost volume in your lips. JUVÉDERM injections can be performed as a single treatment, you can choose to mix and match JUVÉDERM formulas, or you can combine JUVÉDERM with other noninvasive procedures to address your cosmetic concerns and goals.
Fight back against the effects of aging with the JUVÉDERM collection of injectable wrinkle fillers. Ask Dr. Maia Chakerian about refreshing your face and avoiding the expense and time of surgery with the JUVÉDERM collection of injectable dermal fillers.
Should I have JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM dermal filler injections at Sereno Santé are great if you want to improve the appearance of your face without the recovery time and expense of facial plastic surgery (like facelifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, or facial implants). The best candidates for JUVÉDERM injectable wrinkle treatments are men or women who have facial wrinkles and lines they want to fix. It may also help to treat age-related volume loss or naturally thin cheeks or lips.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® and Ultra XC add lift to the lower lip, upper lip, or both while also smoothing fine lines around the lips. The improvements usually last up to one year.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® augments the shape of the cheeks to correct volume loss or to enhance the mid-face.
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® fills medium or deep lines on the face, like parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The results usually last for about a year.
Our JUVÉDERM Injection Technique
Your JUVÉDERM treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms, where your face will be cleaned and the injection sites will be noted. Treatment is often performed immediately after your consultation. To reduce discomfort, JUVÉDERM fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. Dr. Chakerian will quickly inject the filler into your desired areas using a tiny needle and syringe. JUVÉDERM sessions typically only take about 15 – 30 minutes to complete, based on which areas are being corrected. Following your treatment, you may leave our office and go back to most of your normal routine.
What to Expect After JUVÉDERM
Following your treatment, you're free to resume most of your normal activities; however, you should avoid strenuous activity, including exercise, for at least 24 hours. You should be careful to not touch your face after your JUVÉDERM injections so as to avoid massaging the filler into unwanted areas. Patients typically experience a visible improvement immediately following their JUVÉDERM treatment, but you may also see mild swelling or bruising at the injection sites that lasts for 7 – 10 days. The results of JUVÉDERM injections usually last up to a year, and several patients have found that their improvements last even longer than that after multiple treatments. Talk to Dr. Chakerian about how soon to schedule a touch-up or full session at Sereno Santé to maintain your results.
How much does JUVÉDERM cost?
Costs for JUVÉDERM will be dependent on the amount of filler that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Before your JUVÉDERM treatment, a customized treatment plan will be developed to match your goals. Once this is done, your injector will estimates costs and discuss payment options.
Are JUVÉDERM injections painful?
Although most patients don't find it necessary, a local anesthetic can be applied to the treatment site before injection if you are concerned about pain. Following the treatment, you might have some slight swelling and bruising that should reduce over the next week, depending on the treatment area. Please contact Sereno Santé if you experience any severe pain or signs of infection following your JUVÉDERM injection.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and a relaxer?
Injectable relaxers and fillers improve facial wrinkles but in different ways. Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX®, smooth dynamic wrinkles created by repetitive muscle movements. JUVÉDERM is an injectable wrinkle filler that corrects static wrinkles and adds volume. JUVÉDERM is great for improving mild to moderate lines and wrinkles, or to reverse volume loss in your cheeks and lips.
What results can I expect?
You may need to wait several days to view the complete results of your injections. Typically, it takes only one treatment session to reach your desired outcome. However, you can schedule a second appointment if you want to see more improvement or volume.
How long do results typically last?
The effects of a JUVÉDERM injection may last from one to two years. This will vary depending on what formula is selected and where it was injected. The longevity of results can also be faster or slower, depending on how fast your body breaks down the filler.
Youthfully Smooth and Full With JUVÉDERM
Each of the many JUVÉDERM formulas is designed to correct the most common signs of aging, but which one should you choose? During your initial consultation, Dr. Chakerian can create a JUVÉDERM treatment plan based on your aesthetic concerns and goals. To rejuvenate the youthful appearance of your face, call today to make an appointment for JUVÉDERM treatments at Sereno Santé in Los Gatos, CA.