Allergan Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

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Allergan Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Experience is fulfilling. Every achievement you make, every journey you take, and every moment you enjoy add up to a life well lived. But time can drain some people, leaving them feeling deflated. Skin can reflect this sense of emptiness, and gaps may emerge beneath the surface. As the skin droops away from its underlying support structures, wrinkles and fine lines appear.

To counteract the aging process, Dr. Daniel Brown has a suite of solutions. With three convenient locations near San Diego, Dr. Brown is a board-certified physician with years of experience and expertise. To learn how you can benefit from hyaluronic acid treatments, please contact our offices in La Jolla, Coronado, or Del Mar. 

We also offer virtual consultations for individuals who are unable to visit us in person. No matter where you log on, Dr. Brown wants to connect with you!

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance in the human body. It cradles moisture, allowing skin to retain a healthy, happy glow. When HA is injected under the skin, it works with the body’s subdermal structures to support and volumize facial features.[1,2]

Allergan is a dermal filler manufacturer that has synthesized hyaluronic acid in various forms to address the specialized needs of clients like you. Whether you desire plumper lips, smoother cheeks, or an overall perk, Allergan’s wide array of Juvederm products can amplify your aesthetics for up to two years!

Juvederm Products in San Diego

Juvederm Ultra XC

Lips are vital and variable. They process food and language with equal efficiency, and they do it all with a signature style. But as lips age, they can lose definition, becoming permanently puckered and pursed. Juvederm Ultra XC can reverse the purse by filling in gaps below the fine lines that encircle the lips. Allergan created Juvederm Ultra to work within the perioral area, which includes the skin surrounding the mouth.[3] Put a smile on your face without worrying about laugh lines with the help of Juvederm Ultra, which lasts up to one year!

Juvederm Volbella XC

If your lips need some extra love and attention, consider the benefits of Juvederm Volbella XC. Instead of getting a collagen injection to the perioral region, you can stimulate your body’s own collagen production with the strategic placement of Volbella. Once injected, this miracle serum triggers a rush of elastin and collagen, creating a wondrous scaffolding of support throughout your lips. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm Volbella now has the space it needs to provide moisture and rejuvenation to the entire mouth region. Kiss your cares away with results that last one year or longer!

Juvederm Voluma XC

They say that beauty is only skin deep, but rejuvenation runs much deeper. To restore dimension to your cheeks, Juvederm Voluma XC is injected far below the surface. This technique props up the alluring proportions of the face. As we age, our features lose fullness in the mid-face region. Voluma XC rounds out the contours of your upper features and eliminates that gaunt sense of deflation. Say goodbye to the hollow spots under your eyes and say hello to a more youthful you! Juvederm Voluma XC lasts for up to two years, making it one of the most enduring fillers on the market.

Juvederm Vollure XC

Facial features are more than just a collection of parts. The harmony between the nose, eyes, lips, and cheeks forms a balance that adds up to much more than the sum of its parts. When the lines between your features get stretched and stressed over years of usage, creases occur. These ridges get deeper as time passes, requiring the innovation of a product like Juvederm Vollure XC. This solution was concocted to address the nasolabial folds, or “parentheses” that flank your face. Nasolabial lines become more pronounced with every laugh and grimace, but Vollure XC can provide filler to erase the ridges that disrupt your facial flow. Enjoy the benefits of Vollure for approximately 18 months!

The “XC” in all of the above product names indicate that Juvederm is formulated with lidocaine to numb the target area. Regardless of which specific Allergan solution works best for your face, Dr. Brown is the ideal copilot on your quest to be the best. Contact one of his San Diego offices to discuss the benefits of each Juvederm injectable and decide which is the appropriate one for you.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

In addition to the immediate plumping effects that hyaluronic acid provides, there is a longevity built into the formulation of Juvederm’s suite of products. By promoting collagen production, Allergan’s line of dermal fillers work with your body to create a self-sustaining cycle of rejuvenation and restoration. 

As collagen and elastin flow more freely below the surface of the skin, they flush away dead cells and replace them with vibrant new tissue. Dr. Brown can treat your sagging, wrinkled features with a Juvederm solution that erases fine lines for up to two years!

Eligible Candidates

If you are a healthy individual with moderate elasticity in the area of skin you want treated, then you may be the perfect candidate for Juvederm fillers in San Diego. Eligible patients should not have an active breakout or skin condition on the target treatment site(s). To determine your candidacy for dermal fillers, book a consultation with Dr. Brown. If a virtual consultation is better suited to your current situation, then please click here

Private Consultation in San Diego

During your one-on-one meeting with Dr. Brown, he can assess your skin tone and evaluate your level of laxity (loose skin). Depending on his findings, Dr. Brown may suggest an alternative approach to your rejuvenation needs

Communication is essential to improvement. In a continued effort to communicate with our San Diego friends and neighbors, we regularly update our blog. Feel free to read our posts and generate questions to address at your next appointment. Call (619) 461-1500 to schedule a consultation with the best aesthetic team in Southern California. 

Preparation and Procedure

Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive, so they require no extensive preparation prior to your injection date. In fact, you may be ready for your first round of Juvederm treatments immediately following your consultation!

ha procedure

Dr. Brown will explain the process in detail before proceeding with the Juvederm procedure. You will receive the appropriate number of units to address your areas of wrinkling or deflation. Most patients tolerate the minor discomfort quite easily, but you may enquire about additional numbing agents to increase your comfort level.

Juvederm sessions typically last less than half an hour, but every patient is unique. Despite how quick the treatment is, the results are long-lasting!

Recovery and Results

There is little to no downtime associated with Juvederm treatment. Dr. Brown may advise you to avoid irritation to the injection site(s) and forego strenuous activity for 2-3 hours following your procedure. The filler will adapt to the contours of your face and provide luster and volume where it is most desired. Please do not rush the process; great results are worth the wait!

To get a glimpse of your future satisfaction, please read our rave reviews. We are thrilled to provide 5-star service to the San Diego region and we are eager to add you to our list of happy, healthy clients! 

Complementary and Alternative Procedures 

There are two major forces at play when fine lines persist on your skin. First, the gaps beneath the surface cause slackness. Also, the muscles that pull at the skin create deep ridges that interrupt your natural good looks. While the aforementioned Juvederm products by Allergan can address the sagging issue, you may need a different approach for muscular contractions. Jeuveau (Newtox) is a neuromodulator that eases tension beneath the skin, allowing for a more placid, serene expression. Botox Cosmetic is in the same family of neuromodulators, and has applications across the upper face.

If you struggle with excess skin that simply does not respond to fillers or Botox, consider the benefits of a facelift. Dr. Brown can skillfully remove unwanted fat and skin to bring youth and glow back to your facial features. 

FAQ

How much do dermal fillers cost in San Diego?

Price should never prohibit quality care. To learn about the fantastic benefits of Juvederm, contact our office and ask one of our knowledgeable staff members about the cost of your desired product(s). We offer financing options to ensure that you get the right solution at the fairest price.

Is Juvederm safe?

The Juvederm family of products are formulated from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the human body. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use of Vollure for the correction of nasolabial folds, Volbella for lip enhancement, Voluma for cheek augmentation, and Ultra XC for its inclusion of lidocaine as a numbing agent. By celebrating the vibrant functions of your chemistry, Juvederm amplifies your radiance. Dr. Daniel Brown is an expert in the applications and variations of the Juvederm line of dermal fillers. He can safely and effectively provide your features with the volume and definition they deserve. Call (619) 461-1500 to consult with the best cosmetic team in San Diego and beyond. 

References 

  1. Goa, K. L. & Benfield, P. (1994). Hyaluronic Acid. Drugs 47, 536–566. https://doi.org/10.2165/00003495-199447030-00009 
  2. Mero A, Campisi M, Caputo M, Cuppari C, Rosato A, Schiavon O, Pasut G. (2015). Hyaluronic Acid as a Protein Polymeric Carrier: An Overview and a Report on Human Growth Hormone. Current Drug Targets. 16(13):1503-11. DOI: 10.2174/1389450116666150107151906 
  3. Allergan manufacturer’s website. (2020). Juvederm product(s) page, retrieved from: https://www.juvederm.com