Juvederm San Diego – La Jolla

JUVEDERM Injections

Juvederm San Diego La Jolla

JUVÉDERM is a FDA approved, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) soft tissue filler for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring substance that provides the volume beneath your skin. HAs are placed underneath the wrinkle or fold and acts to supplement your existing HA that normally depletes with age. These products smooth and soften facial lines and wrinkles, producing a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

How Does JUVÉDERM Work?

JUVÉDERM is a transparent gel that is injected into the deeper tissues of the face, immediately beneath the skin. The product is popular among our San Diego JUVÉDERM patients because it adds immediate volume to the treatment area and the product will slowly absorb water increasing the overall volume. This does not cause your body to react and will be progressively absorbed over the course of six to nine months.

JUVÉDERM is available in three separate formulations, JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, and JUVÉDERM XC. JUVÉDERM Ultra is a formulation designed to be smooth and imperceptible to the touch while providing increased volume. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus has the same base formulation as JUVÉDERM Ultra with additional cross-linking making it more difficult for the body to break down, and thus produces an even longer lasting result. Finally, and only introduced in 2010, JUVÉDERM XC is the above formulation with the anesthetic lidocaine built in. This provides for an even easier administration of the product as your nerves are quieted during the administration of the JUVÉDERM.

One of the most significant benefits of JUVÉDERM is that it is one of the softest products available today. This makes your result completely natural yet effective in making aesthetic enhancements in your facial appearance. JUVÉDERM traditionally lasts from six to nine months and up to one year with the more cross-linking.

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JUVÉDERM is well tolerated and the recovery is quite mild. Our JUVÉDERM patients will have some numbness in the treatment areas depending upon what type of anesthetic is used. We anticipate that there will be mild swelling and occasional bruising around the areas treated with the hyaluronic acid. Swelling and some firmness in the tissues will persist for 48 – 72 hours, but this will resolve. Most bruising is easily concealed with make-up and many patients have no bruising at all.




30 minutes


Bruising, incomplete correction


2 – 3 days


Local or topical anesthesia


Back to work: immediate

More strenuous activity: 1 -2 days


6 months or longer depending upon which product is used




Possible bruising

JUVÉDERM Side Effects

JUVÉDERM side effects are rare and the product is very well tolerated. When side effects occur, they are more commonly redness and tenderness at the injection site, limited bruising, lumps or firmness in or around the treatment area. Nearly all of these are self-limiting and will improve with time. With any hyaluronic acid filler, there is a product (hyaluonidase) that we can inject to make the product disappear within an hour if the results are not what you desire.

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