JUVÉDERM® in San Francisco

If you keep up with the latest beauty trends, you’ve likely heard of JUVÉDERM – a cutting-edge dermal filler that corrects multiple cosmetic concerns without any need for stitches, anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery time. This family of products is in demand among starlets and schoolteachers alike.

JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thinning lips, and loosening skin. It can also plump  the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face. Its chief ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin.

Because it is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is necessary. JUVÉDERM® comes in five formulas optimized for the depth of the treatment area.

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®XC is for deep injection in the cheek area.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLUREXC is for treating moderate to severe wrinkles such as marionette lines.
  • JUVÉDERM XC is best for correcting moderate to severe wrinkles such as nasolabial folds.
  • JUVÉDERMUltra XC can plump the lips and minimize perioral wrinkles.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC injectable gel is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines.

Results last about six to nine months, and you can prolong them with a simple follow-up treatment a few weeks after the initial injection. Click Here, for more information on JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel.

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Frequently Asked Questions About JUVÉDERM Facial and Lip Fillers in San Francisco

Are JUVÉDERM Injections Painful?

In the hands of an experienced cosmetic injector, JUVÉDERM injections do not hurt. A small, fine needle helps minimize discomfort, while the product formula includes an anesthetic called lidocaine. We will take every precaution to ensure your comfort and safety.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Depending on how many areas you’re having treated at once, you can be in and out of our office in 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll notice results immediately, and you will be able to return to your regular daily routine with no downtime.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects of JUVÉDERM?

The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. These are typically mild and should resolve on their own within a few days.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for San Francisco JUVÉDERM Injections?

JUVÉDERM has proven safe through a series of rigorous clinical trials, and most people are well-qualified for this treatment. However, if you’re allergic to lidocaine, have a history of excessive scarring, are under age 21, or are pregnant or nursing, you should explore other options. Let us know if you’re taking any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, which can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection site.

Who Can Perform JUVÉDERM Injections?

The popularity of this family of products has led to some people advertising their services as JUVÉDERM providers, even if they are not medically trained or qualified to perform injections. For your safety, you should only get JUVÉDERM from a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Seth Matarasso.

How Long Will My JUVÉDERM Results Last?

While your body will eventually metabolize the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM, you can enjoy your results for six to nine months, on average. Fillers in your cheeks may last longer than those in your lips because your mouth is more mobile. When your results start wearing off, you can schedule a quick, easy touch-up procedure with us.

Can I Combine JUVÉDERM with Any Other Procedures?

Yes! You’ll find JUVÉDERM pairs beautifully with many of our other non-surgical anti-aging options, including microdermabrasion and Ultherapy. 

How Is JUVÉDERM different from Botox?

Whereas JUVÉDERM primarily fills and erases wrinkles in the lower two-thirds of the face, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport block nerve signals around your forehead, eyes, and eyebrows, relaxing existing wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming. Depending on your concerns, you might want to have both treatments simultaneously for a full facial rejuvenation.

Is JUVÉDERM Appropriate for Patients with Different Skin Tones?

Yes! Because JUVÉDERM is biocompatible, it has little risk and is safe for all skin tones. Unless you have an underlying medical condition that disqualifies you from getting JUVÉDERM, you shouldn’t have to worry about issues such as hyperpigmentation or scarring.

What Happens If I’m Not Happy with My Results?

When you choose an experienced health care provider to perform your JUVÉDERM injections, you should feel very satisfied with your natural-looking results. However, in the rare event that you are unhappy with your appearance after getting JUVÉDERM, we can dissolve the hyaluronic acid with a simple injection of hyaluronidase, which will restore your face to its pre-procedure appearance.