At Marina Dermatology, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments to patients in the Marina Del Rey area that can safely and effectively improve their skin without changing their overall look. Patients who are concerned about the formation of deep creases and lines on their face may benefit from Juvéderm® injections. This remarkable skin-plumping product is able to address a variety of skin concerns. Our skin Doctor is highly experienced at administering Juvéderm and has been helping his Los Angeles patients achieve great results through this easy treatment.

Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler that consists primarily of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of all mammals. When injected below the skin, Juvéderm is able to bring new volume to the treated area. This is because hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, thereby drawing water into the area to restore lost volume. Hyaluronic acid is also known to bind to collagen, the substance in our skin responsible for firmness and elasticity. This causes an increase in the production of collagen, resulting in longer term rejuvenating effects for the patient.

Juvéderm was developed to treat nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth). It can also help smooth out the creases that appear on the sides of the mouth, referred to as parenthesis. Because Juvéderm can be used to restore volume to the skin, doctors have found a wide variety of other uses for this dermal filler as well. It can be used to plump up the lips during a lip augmentation. It can be injected below depressions in the skin (for examples, acne scars) to make the skin more even and smooth. Juvéderm is sometimes injected below the eyes to fill out the hollowed area that contributes to the appearance of dark under eye bags. It can also be used to decrease the appearance of wrinkles around the lips and eyes.

Juvéderm treatments are incredibly easy and quick for the patient. The injections only take a few minutes and most patients report that they are only minimally painful. You will be able to resume normal activities immediately after your treatment. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, or redness, which can be concealed with cosmetics, if necessary. These side effects should decrease within two days. The initial results of your Juvéderm treatment will be immediately apparent and the final result will be revealed as any swelling subsides and the hyaluronic acid settles into its final position. As with all hyaluronic acid facial fillers, Juvéderm will eventually be absorbed by your body within six to twelve months. You may undergo additional treatment to maintain your look or further enhance your appearance.

When administered by a qualified doctor, Juvéderm can effectively treat a variety of skin complaints. To find out if this product is right for you, please contact one of our LA locations today. After assessing your skin and gaining an understanding of your goals, our Doctor may determine that Juvéderm is the right solution for you or recommend a treatment that can provide better results for your specific concerns.