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Juvederm®

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The Juvederm® family of products is used to temporarily reduce the signs of aging safely and effectively, in a minimally invasive way. Juvederm® is often used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in places such as above the upper lip, under the eyes, and extending from the nose to the mouth and the mouth to the chin.

Juvederm® is a smooth, sterile gel consisting of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in your body. Over time, your skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid, resulting in the effects of aging. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid combines with water in your skin in order to fill in and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, leaving behind natural looking results. Juvederm® products do not contain any animal proteins, which means that the risk of experiencing an allergic reaction is diminished.

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Most patients see results from an injection of Juvederm® immediately, with full results surfacing in a few days. A topic anesthetic is used to help you stay comfortable and to reduce your risk of bruising. Many Juvederm® products also have lidocaine as an added way to stay comfortable during and after the injection.

There is no downtime needed after an injection of Juvederm®. Mild swelling, pain, and itching may occur at the injection site for a day or two. Repeated injections are needed in order to maintain the results.

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The Juvederm® brand offers many different products, and we can help you choose the best ones to meet your desired results. Some of the available injections include:

  • Juvederm® Voluma XC – This is often used for restoring facial volume that is lost over time, another unfortunate sign of aging. Hyaluronic acid is used to provide a natural lift. This injection is best for the cheeks and chin and lasts up to two years.
  • Juvederm® Ultra XC – This injection is best for smoothing wrinkles and folds located around the mouth and nose. The hyaluronic acid combines with water to create a cushioning agent and add volume to the face. Results last from nine months to one year.
  • Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC – This injection is similar to Juvederm® Ultra XC, but it is thicker and lasts longer (about one year).

Contact our dental office in Encino located in Encino today to find out how we can help you reduce the signs of aging with Juvederm® products.

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