Juvederm Dermal Filler Orange County
As we age, our faces will start to lose its youthful volume and fullness. Wrinkles and folds start to appear. If your face has been experiencing the unwanted effects of time and age, then a dermal filler like Juvederm can help take years off of your face!
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler composed of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally already exists in the human body. It is found within the cells of our muscles, skin, and tendons. Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge- it loves to bind with water molecules, effectively “absorbing” water. Younger people have higher levels of hyaluronic acid in their bodies, which is what gives them a youthful, hydrated, and full look. With the aging process, levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, facial fat distribution changes, and bone structure changes. This causes the formation of wrinkles and hollowness in the face.
Juvederm is a great way to restore facial volume and visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds on the face non-surgically . Juvederm can be used in a variety of ways. Some of the more common areas Juvederm is used is in the smiles lines around the nose, temples, cheeks, and lips.
What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts an average of 6 months. It is important to note that this is just an average, some patients may experience a short duration such as 2-3 months, and others may see it lasts up to a year! Both Ultra and Ultra Plus are hyaluronic acid, but the Ultra Plus has more projection and is thicker than Ultra. It is a matter of the patient’s personal preference when it comes to deciding which one to use.
Which Juvederm is better for the lips?
Every provider has their own product preferences for the lips. Some practices will use Juvederm Ultra Plus exclusively for the lips. Julianne Trinh, N.P. prefers Juvederm Ultra because it produces a softer and more natural pout. However, on patients who want the most noticeable difference, or on patients who already of thick, full lips, she prefers using the Ultra Plus. Other choices for the lips include Restylane, Vollure, or Volbella. During your consultation, we can discuss your lip goals and select the most appropriate filler for your lip augmentation.
Does Lip Augmentation Hurt?
We provide the very best numbing cream to make your experience comfortable. Please be sure you arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow ample time to numb. Most patients report they hardly feel any pain, or minor pricking with the injections.
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