Dermal fillers like Juvederm® are a wonderful advancement in non-surgical, anti-aging procedures. Still, some patients worry that others will be able to tell they have had injections. Dr. Chang brings artistry, as well as medical expertise, to administering Juvederm injections. For this reason, you will never look overdone. She will evaluate your face thoroughly and determine the exact placement and dosage of Juvederm so that her work is not detectable. You will simply look younger and more refreshed.
In fact, Dr. Chang is a Platinum Plus Injector with Allergan, the maker of Juvederm®, Juvederm Voluma®, and Botox®. In the U.S., 5% of all Allergan physician accounts are Platinum Plus or higher. Often, these accounts have multiple injectors (doctors and nurses). Only 3% of their accounts have attained this status as a single injector like Dr. Chang.
Juvederm injections can:
- Improve moderate to severe nasolabial folds – the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Smooth moderate wrinkles in the cheek area
- Make your lips fuller
How does Juvederm work?
As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, causing us to lose the young-looking fullness of our earlier days. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, so it restores the volume that has been lost in a way that is perfectly natural. In fact, among facial fillers, Juvederm has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid.
A very fine needle is used, and Juvederm includes Lidocaine in the injection formula to decrease your discomfort. Dr. Chang can also use a topical anesthetic to numb the injection sites further.
Who is a candidate for Juvederm on the face and neck?
A smooth FDA-approved gel, Juvederm is safe and an especially good choice for men and women who have prominent lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. If Dr. Chang believes that a different dermal filler or procedure is more likely to provide you with the result you want, she will discuss this with you during your consultation.
What can I expect from Juvederm?
The results from Juvederm are immediate. The injections will add volume where fullness has been lost, smoothing lines and wrinkles or plumping the lips, if you choose. With an expert injector like Dr. Chang, your results will be subtle so that you look better in a way that is not obvious.
What does recovery from Juvederm require?
No down time is needed after Juvederm injections. Any mild bruising can be covered with makeup, and you may have some swelling for a few days.
How long do the results of Juvederm last?
For most patients, Juvederm’s results last 6-8 months. A few people have reported that their injections have lasted as long as a year.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are looking for Juvederm in San Diego, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang. Call Beatitude at 619-280-1609 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation. When you come in, you’ll fill out a quick medical history form. Then, Dr. Chang will meet with you to discuss your concerns, goals, budget, and lifestyle that can affect your treatment recommendations. The consultation generally takes 5-15 minutes.