Juvederm™ consists of Hyaluronic acid, a plant derived substance that helps to add volume in a smooth natural looking way. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin, so there is no need for allergy testing. Juvederm can be used to add volume and is especially good for lip augmentation. It is used for different cosmetic concerns such as; scars, tear troughs (under eyes), nasolabial folds, marionette folds, jowls and others. Studies show superior results of Juvéderm™ compared to collagen-based dermal fillers.
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology and is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. In addition, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color. Dr. Hamilton also chaired the opinion paper for the ASDS on Juvéderm™ (co-authors Gary Monheit, M.D. and Kimberly Butterwick, M.D.).
We offer a free consultation so we can discuss your specific expectations and confirm what would be the best option for you. The procedure itself is very quick and results are immediate. We have an excellent numbing cream so injections are virtually painless. Although it is rare, bruising is a possibility but can easily be concealed with make up. Usually there is no recovery time, so patients are able return to normal activities right away. Our patients have been extremely pleased.
To find out more about Juvederm™ options in the Woodland Hills or Beverly Hills areas of Los Angeles, please contact our office on (818) 884-7150.