Juvéderm Ultra XC is a dermal filler designed to add volume and definition to your facial features. If your lips are deflated, Juvéderm Ultra can help. If your laugh lines are deepening, Juvéderm Ultra can help. If you wish to recapture the youthful vigor from photos of years gone by, Juvéderm Ultra can help.
Dr. Daniel Brown is a regional expert in the variability and application of dermal fillers. Contact him online to learn how Juvéderm can transform your appearance and lift your spirits. Dr. Brown has four convenient locations in the San Diego area: La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Coronado, and Del Mar. Call (619) 461-1500 to schedule a consultation and start a conversation about your ideal profile. You can also arrange a remote visit from the comfort and safety of your smart device. No matter where you log on, Dr. Brown wants to connect with you.
About Dermal Fillers
Our skin is a reflection of where we have been and where we are going. Our bodies are encased in a dynamic outer shell that indicates the life we have lived. Scars, wrinkles, and age spots are normal, and the skin itself may begin to sag over time.
The skin is supported by a complex network of tissue comprised of extracellular matrices. These cohesive mesh-like bands encircle our delicate features and respond to the movement of the fine musculature that controls our expressions. The most abundant protein woven through the extracellular matrix is collagen.
But as we get older, our bodies produce less and less collagen. The elasticity of our subdermal structures wanes. Think of it like a building with crumbling support beams. The shape of the roof begins to cave in when there is insufficient scaffolding to hold it up. The same is true for our skin. Without a youthful flow of collagen, our skin droops away from its underlying soft tissue and muscles.
Dermal fillers do just what their name suggests: fill the gaps beneath the surface of the skin left behind by time. Dr. Brown carries a wide array of fillers that meld seamlessly with the body’s extracellular matrix. Once a filler is introduced to the area where volume is most needed, the body reacts by supplying its own fresh rush of collagen. Hence, you will notice two waves of improvement. There is an immediate enhancement from the fulfilling nature of a dermal injection, then collagen takes over to extend the benefits of Juvéderm for months – or even a year – to come.
Benefits of Juvéderm
Juvederm Ultra is a clear, long-lasting gel. It can be injected into folds, wrinkles, and hollows, restoring fullness and a youthful appearance. There is minimal discomfort with the procedure, no downtime, and the procedure requires only 15-30 minutes to perform.
The full name of Juvéderm Ultra is Juvéderm Ultra XC. The “XC” indicates the inclusion of lidocaine in the product’s formulation. Lidocaine helps numb the treatment area, making anesthesia unnecessary. If you are concerned about the discomfort of Juvéderm injections, please let Dr. Brown know during your personal consultation. He can take additional steps to minimize discomfort and address your concerns.
Another wonderful benefit of Juvéderm Ultra treatment is its ability to promote hydration on a cellular level. The entire Juvéderm family of products are made with hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan. Hyaluronic acid is naturally-occurring in the human body and its molecules cradle moisture. When Dr. Brown treats an area with Juvéderm, the skin flourishes with hydration for up to a year.
Juvéderm Ultra XC Benefits
- Brings fullness and luster back to lips
- Smooths skin from within
- Props up sagging features
- Minimizes nasolabial folds (the “parentheses” lines around the nose and mouth)
- Formulated with naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid
- FDA-approved, safe, and effective
To experience the benefits of Juvéderm Ultra for yourself, contact Dr. Brown at your earliest convenience.
If you are a healthy individual who wishes to perk up your profile, then you may be an ideal candidate for Juvéderm treatment. Please inform Dr. Brown if you have experienced a recent infection, particularly in the potential injection site(s). He can determine your eligibility for Juvéderm Ultra XC during your comprehensive consultation.
Private Consultation in San Diego
The key to improvement is communication. By voicing your concerns, you are empowering yourself to make a change. Bravo! Dr. Brown is here to listen and create a strategy to put your plans into action.
In addition to being a world-class surgeon, Dr. Brown is also a great listener. He is tuned in and ready to turn your aesthetic dreams into reality.
“It’s all about setting patients free from whatever it is that’s making them feel insecure or weighing on their mind. One of our practice mantras is: look, feel, BE your best. I want to enable my patients to live life feeling like the absolute best version of themselves.”Dr. Daniel Brown
The Juvéderm procedure is so straightforward, you may be deemed ready for your first session immediately following your consultation. In general, it is advisable to quit smoking in the weeks leading up to your procedure. Tobacco products leach moisture from the skin and accelerate the aging process. You should also stop taking certain blood-thinning medications, according to Dr. Brown’s instructions. We want your circulation in peak performance to facilitate a happy, healthy procedure.
The Juvéderm Procedure
From the moment you arrive at our clinic, we want you to feel right at home. A medical professional will cleanse the skin along your treatment area to prepare you for Juvéderm injections. We use ultrafine needles to ensure proper placement and depth for all of our dermal filler procedures. In a matter of minutes, your Juvéderm Ultra will begin integrating into your lips, cheeks or other facial features to boost your confidence and perk up your perspective.
There is little to no downtime associated with Juvéderm treatment. You can resume your daily activities immediately and engage in strenuous exercise 3-4 hours after treatment. Any minor redness that may appear along the injection site(s) will gradually fade, leaving your complexion volumized and vibrant.
It may take 3-5 days for the Juvéderm Ultra solution to fully acclimate to its surroundings in your treatment area(s). Please do not itch or rib the area; great results are worth the wait! You may enjoy the benefits of Juvéderm treatment for up to a year, but ask Dr. Brown if the rewards begin to fade before that. He can recommend a follow-up session at the 9-10 month mark to extend your Juvéderm joy even longer!
Complementary and Alternative Procedures
As we described above, many wrinkles emerge when the skin hangs away from its underlying structures as it ages. Juvéderm is a great solution for filling those gaps beneath the surface, but there are multiple reasons why facial lines deepen over time. One such cause is repetitive muscular contractions. Every time you smile, wink, or frown, the fine muscles lining your face flex, pulling at the skin above. Facial expressions etch fine lines in the skin, and these creases become more pronounced after thousands of repetitions.
Botox Cosmetic can ease the muscular activities in a given area, ushering a sense of smooth serenity back to your features. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it disrupts the flow of chemicals from the nervous system to the muscular junction.
If ptosis (sagging) is more pronounced, you may require a surgical solution to dropping skin. Dr. Brown can perform a facelift to remove excess and redundant skin, accentuating your natural appeal. The key to a successful facelift is making sure it does not look “overdone” – nobody needs to know you had surgery but you!
To learn how Juvéderm works in conjunction with Botox, facelifts, or our other transformative procedures, contact Dr. Brown.
The cost of Juvéderm depends on how many units of the serum you require to achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Brown can recommend the proper dosage and provide transparent pricing during your comprehensive consultation. In addition to explaining your estimated fees, Dr. Brown will walk you through our financing options to ensure that you get the best care at the right price.
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