Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Injections and Dermal Fillers
Juvederm Fillers in Bakersfield, CA
Facial injection procedures are one of the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. every single year. That’s because these injections can completely change the face by making it look younger, smoother, and plumper. Juvederm is one of many dermal fillers on the market that can work as a lip augmentation, chin augmentation, and a cheek augmentation. Additionally, Juvederm can dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
If your self-confidence is suffering due to facial wrinkles and volume loss, you may be a good candidate for injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm. Call 949-359-8397 to schedule an appointment at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute’s Med Spa today.
How Many Americans Get Dermal Fillers Every Year?
Every single year, injectable dermal fillers rank among the top 5 most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. In fact, dermal fillers ranked second, behind Botox injections, for minimally invasive procedures. Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that Americans received 4.4 million Botox injections and 3.4 million dermal fillers in 2020 alone.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a common type of dermal filler that can treat age related volume loss in the face as well as severe facial wrinkles. This type of injectable filler treatment was approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006.
Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, which is a gel-like, naturally occurring substance in the body that’s found in the joints, eyes, and skin. Naturally produced hyaluronic acid helps promote skin hydration, flexibility, and smoothness. Hyaluronic acid fillers work similarly in that they help the skin stretch smoothly so that fine lines and wrinkles become less noticeable.
Juvederm Target Areas
There are many areas of the face that can be treated with Juvéderm, including:
- Forehead lines
- Nasolabial folds and smile lines
Types of Juvederm Fillers
There are multiple types of Juvederm injectable fillers that can produce different results, depending on the treatment site. A properly licensed practitioner at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute can help you figure out which skin injection procedures are right for you and your aesthetic goals.
- Juvederm Voluma XC works best as a minimally invasive cheek augmentation. The Injectable gel treatment can reverse age related volume loss by increasing volume in your cheeks.
- Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC work best around nasolabial folds, AKA the lines that extend from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvéderm XC and Vollure XC injectable gel can address skin elasticity and bothersome smile lines.
- Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC: If you’re wanting plump lips, Juvéderm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra XC injectable gels are the best option.
Who is a Good Candidate for Juvederm Injections?
You may be a good candidate for Juvederm injections if you have severe facial wrinkles and facial volume loss from aging. You may also be a good candidate for facial injections if you’re looking to have plump lips.
On the other hand, you may not be a good candidate for Juvederm or other facial injection procedures if:
- You’re taking medications to reduce your body’s natural defense system (such as chemotherapy, steroids, and medications designed to treat autoimmune diseases).
- You have pigmentation disorders or various skin conditions like hives, skin sores, infections, cysts, etc. Juvederm and other facial injection procedures can make these skin problems worse.
- You have had previous allergic reactions to products containing hyaluronic acid and/or other injectable fillers.
- You experience severe allergic reactions to medications, skin products, and/or dermal fillers.
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You’ve recently undergone laser treatments or a chemical peel on facial tissue. Facial inflammation can occur if an actual patient treated with Juvéderm undergoes multiple treatments in quick succession.
- You are prone to excessive scarring and/or keloids on the face.
Lastly, be sure to inform your licensed physician about whether or not you’re taking blood thinners or medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, etc. These medications can create major bruising or prolong bleeding at the treatment area.
How Does Juvederm Work?
As previously stated, the main ingredient in Juvederm injections is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that keeps you youthful, hydrated, and smooth. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which keeps the skin plump, youthful, and wrinkle-free. As the average person reaches the middle of their life, collagen and hyaluronic acid production decrease, causing the skin to lose volume and youthfulness. This is when most people start looking in the mirror and thinking, “I look old.” A Juvederm treatment can smooth lines and provide more volume to facial tissue during the natural aging process.
What to Expect Before, During, and After a Juvederm Treatment
Before you undergo a Juvederm treatment, you will meet with Dr. Daneshmand to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. He’ll ask you if you have any major medical conditions, skin conditions, or multiple severe allergies. If you’re taking over the counter pain medications every day, like aspirin and ibuprofen, he may ask you to discontinue them until after you’re treated with Juvéderm.
The actual Juvederm injection is quick and easy. Dr. Daneshmand may mark the areas of your face that need the injection, and then he will give you the injection. Juvederm injections also contain lidocaine which is a local anesthetic, so you shouldn’t be in much pain during the injection. Dr. Daneshmand may also gently massage the injection site to reduce swelling and to make sure the hyaluronic acid is evenly distributed in the facial tissue.
Recovery time from a Juvederm injection is very painless and quick. You may experience some slight tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site for a few days. Once the initial swelling goes down, you should see results immediately.
Dr. Daneshmand may instruct you to avoid alcohol consumption, sun exposure, makeup, and intense exercise for about 24 hours after your injections. After that, you’re free to resume your normal habits and activities.
How Often Do I Need Juvederm Injections?
To maintain your aesthetic results, you may need Juvéderm XC and/or Juvéderm Ultra XC injectable gels every 6 months to two years. Dr. Daneshmand will help you determine the best timeline for your Juvéderm Ultra XC injectable gel treatments.
Juvederm Risks and Side Effects
If you’re treated with Juvéderm, you may experience the following risks and side effects:
- Temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site
- Itching at the injection site
- Lumps and bumps around the treatment area
These side effects should completely clear up within a few days to a few weeks.
Very rarely, people treated with Juvéderm can experience major side effects like vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, and/or permanent scarring. Side effects like this can happen if an unintentional injection into a blood vessel occurs. That’s why it’s so important to see a licensed physician or a board-certified plastic surgeon – like Dr. Daneshmand – for facial injections. Choosing an experienced doctor or plastic surgeon for any type of cosmetic procedure will drastically reduce your chances of severe complications.
How Much Does Juvederm Cost?
According to RealSelf – a site where plastic surgery patients discuss their experiences and results – the average cost of a single Juvederm injection is $750. This cost can vary dramatically depending on your geographic location, your treatment area, and how many injections you get in one sitting. So if you’re treating two different areas of your face, you may be paying for about two injections, which could add up to more than $1,500.
You also have to keep in mind that the results from this type of dermal filler are not permanent. You may need injections once a year or twice a year, which can definitely add up over time.
If you’re curious about the prices of dermal fillers at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, be sure to call our clinic and make an appointment with Dr. Daneshmand.