Articles Tagged: Juvederm
Posted on October 4, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko
Injectable dermal fillers are the preferred non-invasive cosmetic way to tackle lines and wrinkles, replace lost volume, tighten loose skin, and address many signs of aging on and around the face. They also allow facial contours to be subtly adjusted and are widely recognized as the most effective way to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns.
In common with almost all other fillers, Juvederm contains and supplements hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, and is largely responsible for the general skin tone, volume, and elasticity that we associate with a healthy complexion.
Juvederm produces a family of dermal fillers, each containing hyaluronic acid combined with various additives, optimized to address different problems. Juvederm Voluma is the product variant that’s specifically designed to correct age-related missing volume in the cheeks.
In addition to its primary ingredient (hyaluronic acid), Juvederm Voluma also contains lidocaine as a light local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort during application. Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvederm Voluma is manufactured using proprietary “Vycross” technology that combines two variants of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a cross-linked gel with the ability to better maintain the shape it’s molded into over time. It also allows Juvederm Voluma to provide some degree of “lift” when needed.
The special manufacturing technique also creates an unusually smooth gel, which allows more natural-looking results when used by a skilled practitioner.
Juvederm Voluma is primarily designed for use in correcting age-related loss of volume in the mid-face, cheeks, and upper cheekbone areas. Typically, our faces lose fat, and our cheeks thin as we age. As a result, the skin starts to sag. Fat loss may also occur for those having naturally lean bodies, or who maintain particularly active lifestyles.
Typical results of using Juvederm Voluma are plumper cheeks and a smoother, tighter skin surface. Together these changes give a lift to any loose skin and result in a more youthful and natural look.
To increase its effectiveness, Juvederm Voluma is injected deeper beneath the surface than other dermal fillers; hence, it is seldom used on areas of the face where the skin usually is much thinner. Its use is also restricted to adults over the age of 21.
Duration of Benefits
All dermal fillers provide temporary relief and require periodic reapplication to maintain the best results. Juvederm Voluma, by virtue of its design, gives more consistent and longer-term results than other fillers. These results typically last up to 2 years after each treatment, but this may depend on the state of your general health.
Hyaluronic acid not only addresses problems at the time of treatment but can also stimulate the continued production of collagen in the body, further prolonging benefits after treatment.
Juvederm in Los Angeles at Your Laser Skin Care
The benefits of Juvederm Voluma are best achieved when using an experienced and well-qualified practitioner. We would be delighted to show you how Juvederm Voluma can be used, on its own, or in combination with other treatments, to address cosmetic problems that concern you. Please contact our office at (323) 525-1516 with questions, or to schedule a free consultation.
Posted on April 12, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko
A common symptom of aging is the loss of volume in the face, leading to more prominent wrinkles, lines and folds in the skin, and deepening eye sockets. The primary causes are the natural age-related loss of collagen, fat, and water beneath the skin, in addition to the stretching both of the skin, and of the ligaments beneath the skin. However, loss of facial volume can also be due to several other causes, most of which can be avoided or minimized.
– Too Much Sun Exposure
Although exposure to UV radiation present in sunshine has no direct link to loss of facial volume, it does contribute to the loss of collagen which in turn reduces skin elasticity and overall vitality. Sun exposure prematurely accelerates the aging process – we are all more susceptible to loss of facial volume as we age, but that’s no reason to hurry this process along.
– Too Much Dieting and/or Exercise
Many people go through many cycles of weight gain and loss as they try to achieve long-term weight reduction. There are several reasons why this can be undesirable, not the least being that the constant changes in body volume can result in facial ligaments becoming stretched, reducing one’s face’s natural elasticity. Excessive exercise can also have similar results if exercise burns so many calories that fat layers beneath the skin are reduced.
– Loss of Bone Mass
The loss of estrogen during the menopause has many undesirable effects on the body, including reductions in calcium levels in the bones. Loss of estrogen can directly lead to loss of facial volume, and indirectly (through calcium loss) to reductions in bone mass. Similar problems are also possible when experiencing non-menopausal hormonal problems. Taking calcium supplements may help combat bone loss and will provide women in particular with benefits – helping to slow down bone loss and osteoporosis.
Smokers, and in particular heavy smokers, have plenty of other negative health effects to worry about, but you can count loss of facial volume as one of them. Smoking contributes to premature aging of the skin (particularly in women), causing wrinkles. However, smoking can also result in reduced levels of estrogen, reduced blood flow, and damage to elastin fibers, leading to the same negative effects on facial volume as detailed above.
– Poor Diet and/or Dehydration
It’s important to ensure that you consume a balanced diet, including plant protein (from soybeans, nuts, and seeds), omega 3 fatty acids (from flax seed and fish), calcium (available from dairy as well as many other sources), and vitamins C and D. Adequate hydration also helps to maintain collagen levels.
Many people concentrate on the condition of their skin while neglecting to pay enough attention to the bones that provide support to their facial features. A healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and supplements can alleviate many of the causes of facial volume loss, particularly if started early.
Your Laser Skin Care offers non-invasive procedures to help alleviate this condition, including the use of several different injectables that can be used to restore lost facial volume. Restylane, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Sculptra Aesthetic products can be used to address a wide range of facial problems and can help you combat any loss of volume to rejuvenate your face.
Posted on September 20, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
After choosing Juvederm, this patient had beautiful, natural like results with minimal discomfort. Choose Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles for the most advanced dermal fillers and professional service.
Posted on September 7, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
A patient describes her experience using Juvederm to treat vertical lines on her face. The minimally invasive procedure gave her the natural looking results she wanted.
Posted on August 25, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
Juvederm is recommended by Dr. Ella Fedonenko for improving the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles. The results are natural looking and last up to one year.
Posted on October 22, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
The miracle defenses against premature aging are already legend. Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse; if they are not household names, they are, at least very well known around the world.
But what if your skin is, thankfully, wrinkle-free? Here’s an encore for the derma fillers. But this time, they serve a totally different purpose. The lip and chin augmentation; the jowl reduction. Through the non-invasive procedures of the facial fillers, it is not only possible to alter the structure of your face, it’s popular.
Adding filler to strategically placed areas of the nose can hide (but not remove) a “bump” or add contouring to increase or “even out” areas that need tweaking. Likewise, filling areas around the “jowls” can make them less obvious or can help add volume to a receding chin line. And so forth.
Additionally, treatments with fillers may be done in more than one visit if you want the results to be very subtle and gradual and they are temporary. Surgery is not. In rare cases, the fillers may even be removed, if, for some reason, you are not happy with the results. Of course, surgery is a lot more difficult to “correct.”
Since cost is always an important factor in deciding which cosmetic procedure is best for you, obviously, the “non-surgical surgeries,” that can be achieved with the derma fillers, is considerably less expensive than their counterparts. Fillers, on average, depending upon your location, can cost between $500 – $800 per syringe. A nose job can cost between $5,000 – $10,000 and a chin implant between $4,000 – $7,000. Prices do vary, greatly, so you can research the costs, in your area.
Other major factors, of comparison, is the nature of the procedure itself, pain, side effects and recovery time. Again, all of these factors are, obviously, greatly in favor of the non-invasive filler procedures.
In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner, these procedures are fast, relatively painless and may last up to a year, depending upon the product. There is no, at-home, recovery time and side effects of swelling, bruising, tenderness or redness usually disappear within one week.
So if you have always wanted a slightly different profile or preferred the image of a strong, assertive chin, today it might be possible to achieve the look without the strain on the pocketbook! Why not go for a consultation now and enjoy an early Holiday gift just for you?
Posted on October 16, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
Those are excellent questions. However, since they all are formulated to treat or correct the same signs of aging, a good starting point would be noting the similarities before exploring the differences.
The derma fillers are designed to plump, or “fill,” albeit temporarily, the wrinkles, folds and loss of firmness created by the natural aging process. The key component of this aging process is the diminished production of our body’s own hyaluronic acid. And it’s that hyaluronic acid that three of the four fillers, Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane, have in common. Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite.
Being products that the body already produces, means that all of the above fillers will be easily accepted without allergy-testing or concern about rejection.
So which filler is best used for what?
Restylane and Perlane are practically identical, but Perlane is a denser product for filling deeper areas, like under the eyes, where the injections might be more noticeable. Aside from the eye area, these fillers are used for the nasolabial folds, between your eyebrows, around your mouth and and for redefining your lip borders. Both products last between 6 – 8 months, depending upon your age, skin type and use of your facial muscles.
Juvederm is similar to Restylane and Perlane but it seems to “inject smoother” than Restylane and is, therefore, better-suited to delicate under-eye and lip areas.
Radiesse is the newest of the fillers. It is definitely recommended for deeper folds and hollows and will last as long as 12 months.
Recent studies have indicated that Radiesse might also be among the products, like Sculptra that actually helps the body re-build its own collagen. In other words, when the product has completely left your body, your own collagen will continue to have some lifting, filling and firming effects.
The bottom line, with the fillers and all cosmetic dermatology procedures and products, is that your physician knows best! When it comes to your appearance, always put yourself in the hands, literally, of the most skilled expert!