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Aging is inevitable, and as the face ages, it loses the collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which give it its youthful volume and suppleness. Dermal fillers allow us to blunt time's razor edge. By filling in the lines and wrinkles, replacing lost collagen and hyaluronic acid, we can restore the face to a more youthful appearance. A quick, 15 minute consultation and a few simple injections is all that it takes. Appointments are available in Westwood and in Santa Monica.
Juvederm (Ultra, Ultra XC, Ultra Plus, and Ultra Plus XC) is an injectable gel used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. By targeting the parentheses lines along the side of the nose and mouth, marionette lines, oral commissures, and vertical lip lines, a cosmetic surgeon can restore the face's lost volume, giving a more youthful contour. Individual results will vary, however treatments can last for up to a year.
Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel used to add volume and subtly lift the cheek area, helping to restore a more youthful contour. Individual results will vary, however patients have reporting looking and feeling five years younger. Treatments can last for up to two years.
The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain / tenderness, firmness, lumps / bumps, and bruising. Side effects are generally mild or moderate in nature, lasting seven days or less.