Irvine, CA area patients get youthful contours and volume with Juvéderm treatment

Introduced in 2006, Juvéderm has evolved as a treatment to smooth and soften lines around the nose and mouth, to lift and contour cheeks, and to define lips. While Juvéderm’s safe and effective applications vary, some aspects of the treatment process remain the same.

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Juvéderm is a type of dermal or soft tissue filler. This type of cosmetic treatment is injected into the skin where patients want to see change, such as the mid-face or around the mouth. The most popular types of fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. HA is a natural substance, present in the eyes, joints, and skin as a lubricant and moisturizer.

Dr. Arta Farshidi injects HA-based Juvéderm gel into the cheek area, lips, facial tissues around the nose and mouth, and above the lips using very fine needles. Anytime you see the Juvéderm name followed by XC, you know the injectable gel contains lidocaine for added comfort. Juvéderm XC is for moderate to severe wrinkles, while Juvéderm Voluma XC lifts and contours cheeks, often the first area of the face to succumb to noticeable age-related volume loss. Juvéderm Ultra XC is injected into the lips to add fullness.

Juvéderm treatment in Irvine, CA

While treatment sessions can be completed over the lunch hour, Dr. Farshidi will first schedule a consultation with you to determine if Juvéderm products are the best choice for your needs and goals. Juvéderm is not the only dermal filler available at Arta Dermatology, and dermal fillers are not the only techniques available at the office to combat volume loss and wrinkles.

Possible side effects following injections include tenderness, swelling, bruises, discoloration, and itching at the injection site. With Juvéderm XC and Ultra XC, mild to moderate side effects are typically gone in about two weeks. Side effects of Voluma XC may be more moderate, and can last for up to four weeks.

Juvéderm products are among the longest-lasting fillers on the market. You can retain plump cheeks and youthful contours for up to two years with Voluma, while lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction is achieved for up to a year with its sister products. During your consultation, Dr. Farshidi will walk you through more of what to expect before, during, and after treatment with Juvéderm or other techniques. For scheduling, call (949) 531-7111.

 

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