What is juvederm?


Juvederm is one of the common types of dermal fillers offered at Skin Code LA. Like Restylane, Juvederm is an injectable filler that’s composed of a hyaluronic acid-based gel material. Because Juvederm is made up of natural hyaluronic acid, which is a substance produced in the body, it can help restore volume to the face that reduces over time as we age. Whether a client is looking to add volume to the cheeks or the lips, there are various types of Juvederm injections designed for different regions of the face. The injections can be performed on small or large areas of the face that require smoothing and plumping. Juvederm is often referred to as the smooth derma filter because it doesn't stay in the injected area, but rather it scatters and travels around the injection area to provide that smooth filter look. Juvederm is the ideal option for clients who are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without filling hollow areas.


How long is the procedure?


With an influx in popularity, Juvederm has quickly become one of the most common nonsurgical treatments in Los Angeles. Thanks to its quick procedure time, clients will be in and out of the office in no time. Most Juvederm injections take around 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the target area and its size. It’s common to have more than one injection performed, as each targeted area can use a syringe or even more. After the injections, which are quick and easy, results are typically seen immediately and usually last between 6 months and can be seen for as long as a year.


How does it work?


Before the treatment, you will meet with our well-trained cosmetic professionals in the office, and together, you'll discuss your concerned areas during a consultation session. During these consultations, our medical professional will evaluate the current condition of your skin and will provide you with recommendations for areas that might need more volume and smoothing. The process is quick and straight to the point and some clients undergo the treatment immediately after the consultation. 


During the procedure, our medical provider will mark the targeted areas with a pen to designate where they will administer the injectable fillers. Following the injections, the skin will be gently massaged to guarantee that the product is evenly distributed underneath the skin. While the completion of treatment typically takes between 15 and 60 minutes, most clients find that the length of time they spend for the procedure is on the lower end of the range. 


Unlike invasive procedures, there will be no specific amount of downtime required after Juvederm injections as the treatment itself is minimally invasive. Our clients are free to return to their normal daily activities immediately following their injections. The only activities that should be postponed for 24 hours are vigorous workouts, sunbathing, drinking alcohol and wearing makeup. 


For most clients, the results of Juvederm injections are typically seen immediately and there is a visible improvement of the skin. Usually, the benefits increase gradually over time. 


Our highly skilled professionals will inject the gel to the targeted area, like fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and the hyaluronic acid will spread within your skin to fill the folds and creases. The gel-like substance is a mixture of small particles of the hyaluronic acid, making it easy for the Juvederm to scatter. This is just one of the many advantages of Juvederm.


If you're concerned about the effectiveness of the treatment on your deep wrinkles and creases, Juvederm has got you covered. Juvederm comes in various strengths, such as Juvederm 18, Juvederm 24, and Juvederm 30. As the number increases, the thicker the gel and the deeper it’s inserted in the skin. Each type of formula is designed for specific kinds of wrinkles. You can consult with our professionals at Skin Code LA to choose the right formula for your skin. All formulas vary in density, therefore you might want to consider what type of Juvederm you need to treat the areas you desire, such as acne scars or the plumping of cheeks.


While Juvederm is highly effective in plumping, restoring the skin and smoothing wrinkles with a variety of formulas, Juvederm treatments are intended to last forever. The duration of Juvederm results depend on several factors, including strength, dosage, and the skin’s physical makeup. Commonly, results last for a minimum of 6 months and up to a year. What our clients love about the Juvederm treatments is the fact that they can have a series of injections performed overtime to optimize their desired outcomes and extend the lasting effects. If you're considering Juvederm for your skin, consult with the professionals at Skin Code LA and determine the best course of treatments for you. 


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