If you’ve lost a significant amount of facial volume due to the natural aging process, Juvéderm® dermal fillers can restore your skin, making you appear more youthful. At All Star Dental Care in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of West Los Angeles, California, cosmetic dentist Farhad Shafa, DDS, and their team of aesthetic specialists use Juvéderm to help adult patients look and feel their best. To schedule an appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It can restore facial contours and volume loss associated with the natural aging process. As you age, your body stops producing as much collagen and elastin as before. These two proteins keep your skin firm, youthful, and supple.
When Juvéderm enters your body, it fills in wrinkles and replaces lost volume almost instantly. Over time, Juvéderm also promotes collagen production, potentially eradicating sagging skin, and other visible imperfections.
There are several products in the Juvéderm family of fillers, including:
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a dermal filler to plump up the cheeks. This injectable adds volume below your skin’s surface, making your cheeks appear fuller and rounder.
Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC address a loss of skin elasticity. These types of Juvéderm are most effective when injected into fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose, called smile lines.
As you age, your lips lose volume, just like your skin. Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC are lip fillers. They plump up your lips, increasing their size, overall volume, and appearance.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for Juvéderm, All Star Dental Care physically examines your face and lips, reviews your medical history, and asks about your lifestyle and goals for treatment. During your appointment, make sure to let your provider know about any prescription medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you take regularly.
Sometimes, All Star Dental Care performs Juvéderm injections on the same day as your consultation. Other times, they schedule a second appointment.
The number of Juvéderm injections you need depends on the amount of facial volume loss and your individual goals. Usually, treatment lasts 15-60 minutes. During the appointment, your All Star Dental Care provider carefully administers a series of injections.
After each injection, your provider lightly massages the area to reduce swelling and ensure thorough distribution. Each injection contains a small amount of lidocaine, ensuring you’re comfortable throughout the entire appointment.
Don’t let lost facial volume negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. Schedule a Juvéderm appointment at All Star Dental Care. Call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book online today.