JUVÉDERM® San Francisco
Performed by The Maas Clinic
Of the many injectable materials offered at The Maas Clinic, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel is one of the newest on the market.
Like Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel is an injectable dermal filler comprised of lab created hyaluronic acid, allowing for a natural looking result and gradual biodegradability. JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel, however, is manufactured to be extensively crosslinked, creating a dense network of “bridge”-type bonds between different molecules of hyaluronic acid. The resultant larger molecules are reputed to be more resistant to resorption and therefore resulting in a longer lasting dermal correction. In fact, JUVÉDERM® is the only injectable dermal filler FDA approved to last over a year and the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in patients of all skin types and colors.
JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel does not require a skin test, as no allergic reactions are expected. Results are immediate and natural, and ‘downtime’ is usually only a few hours but, depending on the patient, some redness and swelling may persist up to seven days.
Two configurations of JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel are available to patients. The original, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel Ultra, is less dense and more appropriate for medium depth wrinkle correction, such as nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, obvious mild to moderate nasal furrows and cheek wrinkles. The second configuration, JUVÉDERM® Injectible Gel Ultra Plus is more extensively crosslinked, resulting in a more robust product effective for deeper, more pronounced facial folds and restoring volume to the sunken cheeks and lips.
Non- Surgical Lower Blepharoplasty
To minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, the use of derma facial fillers are an excellent solution. Dark circles can be caused by several different factors. In many individuals, the skin directly under the eyes is very thin so that the muscle and blood vessels can be seen more clearly. Dark circles can also be the result of fat bulging in the lower eyelid or insufficient fat directly underneath the eye (tear trough), giving a “hollow” appearance. By injecting fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse® or Juvederm® into this tear-trough area, the shadow is less noticeable, making you look more rested. Swelling and or bruising after the injections can occur in some patients, but is usually minimal and easily covered with makeup, such as Oxygenetics™ which is mineral based foundation that is safe to use during healing and very effective at covering minor post operative bruising.
Dr. Corey Maas and the staff at The Maas Clinic look forward to answering any questions you may have about JUVÉDERM® in San Francisco. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 567-7000.