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The natural aging process can cause our bodies to stop producing collagen, an essential building block of the skin that helps it to maintain its youthful allure. As we lose collagen, our skin begins to sag, lose volume, and form wrinkles. Fortunately, these cosmetic issues can be reversed with the right cosmetic treatment in skilled hands. Undergoing an Injectable filler treatment like Juvederm with Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery is a great way to reclaim your younger, more refreshed appearance without the need for surgery.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a family of injectable dermal fillers that can be injected into specific areas of the face to help improve facial volume and rejuvenate one’s youthful glow. These fillers work differently from the Botox Cosmetic in that they do not work on muscle activity but work by physically plumping up the troughs of wrinkles and folds.

Juvederm products are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain its moisture and softness, and adds volume to the treatment area.

At Balikian Plastic Surgery, dermal fillers are most often used to treat the folds that form from the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines that form along the corners of the mouth and go down to the chin, and other wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. They can also be used to add more volume to the lips.

Your Juvederm Treatment

The Juvederm treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that is fast and painless when compared to other facial rejuvenation surgeries. To begin, Dr. Balikian will apply a local anesthetic to help eliminate any discomfort that may occur with the injection. Some Juvederm products also have lidocaine built-in to help facilitate a more comfortable experience as well.

Once the anesthetic takes effect, the Juvederm gel will then be injected into the target area. The procedural process typically takes about 15 to 40 minutes to complete and patients can rest easy knowing they can return home soon after it is completed.

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Ideal Candidates for Juvederm

Juvederm products are an excellent option for people of all skin types and colors who desire more beautiful skin without invasive surgery. You will make a good candidate for Juvederm if you are currently unhappy with the look and feel of your skin and desire an improvement in your facial aesthetic.

During a consultation, we will perform a physical exam to assess the quality of your skin and your current state of health to help determine if Juvederm is the best option for you.

What is the Cost of A Juvederm Treatment?

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Our skilled team will develop a personalized treatment plan to help accommodate your specific needs. Once we have determined the best plan of action to achieve your cosmetic goals, we will discuss the associated costs you can expect to pay. It all begins with a consultation.

Preparing For Your Juvederm Treatment

We advise patients to avoid using blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Omega-3 Fish Oils for one week before any injection to help decrease the risk of bruising. In addition, avoiding alcohol a few nights before injection and taking the herbal medication arnica may help decrease the risk of bruising. See our page on how we reduce pain and bruising during your procedure by clicking on the link.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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Dr. Balikian is highly trained in Juvederm injections and teaches other doctors and nurses throughout Southern California on proper injection techniques. This treatment is offered by both Dr. Balikian and his Aesthetic Injectors.

Juvederm is an excellent cosmetic solution for those who want to restore their youthful appearance with minimally invasive treatment methods. If you’re interested in learning more about it, contact Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.

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