Juvederm® Dermal Fillers

Wipe Out Your Wrinkles and Restore Your Youthful Face


It’s undeniable that our skin loses its elasticity as we age, bringing about fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of skin aging. Cosmetic dermatologists have come up with various techniques to restore your skin’s youthful glow through the years.

The fact is, if you want to maintain your fresh and youthful skin, you need to shell out considerable money for anti-aging products, supplements, and even facial cosmetic surgery.

But going under the knife is not an option everyone is comfortable with. 

If you’re one of those people looking for a more cost-effective and non-invasive way to reverse the signs of aging on your skin, Juvederm® dermal fillers might be the best choice for you.

Dr. Siamak Agha, one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in Orange County, offers a wide range of fillers to help you get healthy, younger-looking skin.

Continue reading this article to learn more about Juvederm® fillers.

What is Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is a family of injectable dermal fillers that contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that retains water in your skin, keeping your tissues well-lubricated.

As time goes by, you start losing hyaluronic acid, causing your face to lose moisture and volume. It then leads to the development of the classic signs of aging, like jowls on the cheeks, deep wrinkles and fine lines, and skin elasticity loss.

Juvederm® injections add temporary volume to the skin, resulting in a smoother and more youthful facial appearance. It can treat fine lines and wrinkles and plump up different areas of your face, such as the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds. 

These fillers are created using Hylacross technology, a unique manufacturing process that gives Juvederm a smooth, gel-like consistency, making it last for a long time.

What are the Fillers in the Juvederm® Family?

Juvederm® sports a variety of dermal fillers specially made to treat specific areas of the face.

When choosing a type, cosmetic plastic surgeons and patients often consider the following qualities:

  • G Prime (G’) – refers to a filler’s elasticity or firmness, or its ability to retain its shape during movement. High G’ fillers can be used to lift and fill deeper lines and folds, while low G’ fillers are best for more delicate areas.
  • Water Affinity – describes a filler’s ability to retain moisture
  • Hyaluronic Acid Concentration – the higher it is, the thicker and more gel-like the consistency is
  • Cohesivity – refers to a filler’s ability to spread

Check out the following filler types under the Juvederm® family.

Newly-developed Juvederm® Voluma™ XC restores volume to your cheeks and chin.

With a high G’ and a low water affinity, it has a thick consistency that lifts jowls and increases the volume of your upper and middle cheeks. It can also enhance your chin and improve your chin profile.

Results can last up to two years.

Got thin lips? Juvederm Ultra XC is the filler specially formulated to add more fullness to your lips. 

Its low G’ and high water affinity makes it soft and pliable, locking in moisture and giving your lips a subtle plumping effect. 

Juvederm® Ultra XC also has fine particles that produce a slightly thinner filler to smooth out your laugh lines — the wrinkles and folds along the sides of your mouth.

This Juvederm® filler can last up to six months.

Characterized as thick and viscous, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC is used for moderate to severe lines and hollows in the face. It adds volume to your facial tissues, restoring a smoother facial appearance.

Examples of areas where this is used are the nasolabial folds, cheeks and chin for facial contouring, and superficial smile lines around the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows.

It can also correct scars and serve as an alternative to lip implants.

This filler also contains a small amount of lidocaine, a local anesthetic that reduces the pain from the injections. Its results can last up to one year.

Plump, pouty lips are all the rage these days.

If you want to achieve those lips while still making them look natural and not overfilled, you can get Juvederm® Volbella™ XC injections. It can also smooth out the fine and shallow vertical lines around your lips.

Because it’s a soft and thin filler, Juvederm® Volbella™ XC spreads more easily than other fillers. With a low water affinity, it causes the least amount of swelling among the different Juvederm® types, preventing you from getting the dreaded “trout pout” or “fish face.”

Juvederm® Vollure™ XC is suited for moderate or severe facial wrinkles and folds in the face, such as the nasolabial folds. It is soft and supple like Volbella™ but has a higher G’, so it can be injected more deeply to correct deeper folds around the mouth.

It is made up of different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, contributing to the longer duration of treatments and giving you results that last up to 18 months.

Check out the table below for a quick comparison of these Juvederm® dermal fillers.

Type Target Area Results Duration G Prime Water Affinity
Voluma XC cheeks and chin 2 years high low
Volbella XC lips and perioral area 1 year mid-range low
Vollure XC moderate to severe facial wrinkles like nasolabial folds 18 months high low
Ultra XC lips and laugh lines 1 year low high
Ultra Plus XC Deeper wrinkles like nasolabial folds and smile lines 1 year high low

How Does Juvederm® Work?

Your treatment starts with our physician assistant discussing your goals, facial anatomy, and the best type of filler to safely get the look you’re after. He will also go over the potential risks.

After disinfecting your skin with alcohol or antiseptic, the transparent Juvederm® gel will be injected into the middle to deep dermis of your target area. 

While injecting, our physician assistant gently massages the area with his fingertips to distribute it. You’ll likely get several injections in one spot for even distribution. 

The entire procedure usually takes between 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the area treated.

Your treatment shouldn’t be painful because most Juvederm® fillers contain lidocaine to numb the area immediately. 

What are the Risks and Side Effects?

Most Juvederm® side effects are mild and short-lived and are usually resolved within two to four weeks. 

The most common side effects at the injection site include:

  • Redness
  • Pain/tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Swelling
  • Lumps/bumps
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discoloration

One of the risks of Juvederm® injections is unintentional puncture into a blood vessel. 

But with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, the chances of this happening are very small. In case it happens, the complications can be serious and permanent. 

These complications include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, infection, and permanent skin scarring. 

How Do You Recover from Juvederm® Injections?

Because it is a non-surgical procedure, Juvederm® injections have no downtime. You can see the results right away and resume normal activities immediately following treatment. 

But, you must avoid the following within the next 24 hours after the treatment: 

  • Strenuous activities and exercise
  • Extensive sun or heat exposure such as tanning and sunbathing
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Wearing makeup

Exposing yourself to these may lead to temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If there’s any swelling, you can place an ice pack over the swollen area. 

If you feel some mild discomfort, ask for oral pain meds to numb the site in advance. Ice and cold packs also help numb the area and constrict blood vessels to reduce the risk of bruising at the injection site.

What are the Results of Juvederm®?

Depending on the type of Juvederm® filler you get and your treatment area, you’ll enjoy the following results:

  • Fewer facial wrinkles, folds, and fine lines in the treated areas
  • Increase in skin plumpness and volume in the treated areas
  • Better facial contours
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Despite immediate results, it can take Juvederm® approximately two weeks to settle in place and show your final results.

After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body, so the results are temporary. You’ll need touch-ups and repeat injections to maintain the results. 

How Much Does Juvederm® Cost?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost of a single Juvederm® syringe is $620. The range can be anywhere from $500 to $700.

However, Juvederm® costs vary based on the individual patient’s needs, aesthetic goals, the type of Juvederm® filler used, and how many syringes you need per treatment.

How much of an area one syringe can cover depends on the depth of the site to be treated. In some cases, a second syringe may be needed for a more satisfying outcome. 

Because of the numerous factors that affect pricing, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Agha to get an estimate and know about available financing options.

Get Your Juvederm® Filler Injections Done in Orange County

Are you tired of looking old and tired? 

Get rid of the lines on your face, restore volume to your lips and cheeks, and bring back your younger-looking skin with Juvederm® dermal fillers. Our physician assistant can choose the right filler or combination of fillers for you to achieve the most natural-looking result.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with our physician assistant today.