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- 1 A Complete Line of Injectable Fillers to Erase Wrinkles
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Why Juvederm
- 4 Types
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Preparation
- 8 Procedure In the San Francisco Bay Area
- 9 Recovery
- 10 Results
- 11 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 12 Cost
- 13 References
A Complete Line of Injectable Fillers to Erase Wrinkles
Juvederm is an injectable filler that aims to erase wrinkles, pump up certain areas like the lips or cheeks, and promote a youthful, brighter appearance for the patient. The key ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA). This key chemical is naturally found deep in our dermis. When injected into skin tissue, HA binds instantly with water molecules in the skin which then expands the solution outwards. This in turn softens the demeanor of the face, smoothing out wrinkles and lines and freeing your visage to look and feel years younger. Since the HA solution used in all Juvederm products is innate to the human body, there’s minimal need to worry about allergic reactions; also HA is organic so the body breaks it down over the course of 1-2 years. If you are interested in learning more about how one of the many Juvederm products can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals, please schedule an initial consultation or call us at (408) 358-5757.
Before and After Photos
Weathered by the waning winds of age, our skin bruises and bears the brunt of life’s blunders. It rips, it scars, it wrinkles, it sags. Our skin is the one organ of our body that runs the gauntlet for the duration of our lives. Its evolutionary purpose is to act as a shield for all our other primary organs. When we’re younger, these damages to the skin don’t present a problem. A scrape on the knee or a bruise on the arm heals in no time. That’s because at a younger age our body’s collagen production is at such a high level.
Collagen – the necessary protein that keeps the skin refreshed, moisturized, and hydrated – gradually declines in natural production as we age. For some, this decline starts in your early 20s and for others, the onset may be later on in life. Studies showed that once a woman goes through menopause they see an average decline of 2.1% of collagen naturally made in the deep dermal layer of their skin. For women in their post-menopausal years, this can mean seeing a heavier accentuation to the lines and wrinkles around their face; and for women just approaching menopause, you have probably already started to notice the gradual laxity in your face’s texture. It just doesn’t shine like it used to.
That’s why Dr. Bitter offers the rejuvenating line of Juvederm dermal fillers. This state-of-the-art cosmetic wonder can give you a smoother countenance while contouring just about any area on your face!
While the first Juvederm product was FDA approved back in 2006, many other additions to the cosmetic dermal filler family have since been released. Dr. Bitter and his expertly trained staff utilize the core four Juvederm products to ensure a myriad of options to our clients.
The Vollure option works to plump moderate to severe wrinkles or folds in your skin such as along the nasal folds. It can also work to help erase the appearance of lines around the mouth. This 20 minute procedure can garner results that last up to 18 months and subsequent sessions will require even less filler to achieve equally as beautiful results.
Plump, voluminous lips have sky-rocketed to be the next “in” cosmetic trend, and Volbella XC is just the product to achieve that A-List Look. The hyaluronic acid in the injection targets the moisture in the tissue in your lips and binds with those molecules. This causes the Volbella XC solution to expand instantly, promoting plump, full lips. Many of our clients walk out looking exactly how they had dreamt of – the results are rather instant. To see routine results it’s best to get Volbella XC injections once a year.
Injected into the cheek area, Juvederm Voluma XC works to restore the volume lost through aging. It gently boosts the skin and surrounding tissue up to a more youthful, brighter expression. This product can last up to 2 years and is a great solution for unwanted bags curled under your eyes. It can also contour your delicate cheekbones.
As a slight alternative to Volbella XC, Ultra XC works to add a more natural plumpness to your lips. This product is best for people who are wanting volume added to their lips, but less than what Volbella XC offers. It is also keen at diminishing the vertical lines that may be stenciled around your lips.
Candidates for Juvederm range from people of all ages. They must be over the age of 21. Our clients are usually people who don’t have time to sit around waiting for results, hence why they choose the instant, long lasting results of Juvederm.
If you are someone who may be interested in learning more about just how the Juvederm products can help you achieve your desired aesthetic results then please feel free to take the next step in your journey and schedule a private consultation today!
At your private consultation in our Los Gatos office, we will examine and note your personal aesthetic goals. Your satisfaction and safety is sacrosanct to our team, so please feel free to explain just how you wish to look and feel. Then, we will ask about your surgical and medical history and if you’ve undergone any cosmetic procedures in the past. Next, we will take a look at your perceived trouble spots, testing the laxity of the skin and the droopiness of the tissue. After that, we will go over what Juvederm product should be utilized in attaining that you you would like to see.
As you leave your consultation, you will be given a list of preparatory steps that will need to be adhered to in the interim between appointments. This will include directions to avoid smoking and alcohol as these substances meddle with the body’s natural healing processes. The two days before your Juvederm treatment avoid certain face products such as hair removal cream, retinol, waxing or bleaching as these can irritate your skin before your appointment.
Procedure In the San Francisco Bay Area
The beauty of a Juvederm procedure is the incredible ease and expeditiousness that comes with the treatment. It’s so easy and effective you can be in and out of our offices on your lunch break, already at work looking beautiful, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
The process works by first sanitizing the injection site. Then, the Juvederm needle is placed gently into the area. Inside every vial of Juvederm is a trace amount of the local anesthetic lidocaine. This assures that little to no pain or discomfort will be felt during the duration of your treatment. Once the Juvederm solution is where it’s supposed to be, it will be massaged and evened out to establish well-rounded flourishing results.
Along with the simple and straightforward Juvederm procedure comes the uncomplicated recovery period. After noticing the immediate results from the filler, you may experience slight redness or swelling around the injection site. This is completely normal and should only last for a day or two. If you experience any other mild to moderate side effects please call our office to speak with one of our trained healthcare professionals.
Depending on which Juvederm product was elected to bestow you with your desired results, your appearance should remain dazzling, youthful, and glorious for the next 1-2 years.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
To bolster the results accumulated from your Juvederm session, some of our other services may be perfect just for what your desired results call for.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the perfect, permanent solution for getting rid of unwanted hair. This non-invasive procedure works by using low-energy laser beams to target hair follicles at the root. This then causes cell death in the root and voids any future growth. When applied to smaller areas, most of our patients only undergo one to two sessions, however the larger the treated area the higher the chance of undergoing more sessions.
Using a ProFractional laser, Dr. Bitter works to smooth your skin and remove any scar you may have on any region of the body. With his scar treatment, he uses this non-invasive, gentle procedure to brighten your skin and reduce the scars visibility.
The cost of your Juvederm treatment is dependent on a couple factors. These include:
- How many which Juvederm products were used
- What if any other services were elected to be utilized to achieve your desired appearance
- Your age, body type, and medical history
If you have any questions about pricing or wish to learn more about our specials, please contact us today!
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