Dermal Fillers Specialist FAQs
In La Jolla CA
Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® are increasingly popular because they produce immediate results, improving your appearance by diminishing wrinkles, lifting cheeks, and plumping lips. The team at Katalyst Wellness has years of experience precisely injecting dermal fillers, taking years off your face by adding volume and smoothing wrinkles. To see if you’re a good candidate for dermal fillers, call the office in La Jolla, California, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.
Dermal Fillers Q & A
How do dermal fillers work?
Your skin goes through natural changes over the years. It thins out, becomes dehydrated, and produces less collagen and elastin. A thin layer of fat under your skin that minimizes the appearance of lines and adds healthy volume also becomes thinner. Dermal fillers are specially made to correct these problems.
What are Juvéderm® dermal fillers?
Juvéderm is a family of injectable dermal fillers. Each product in the group targets specific areas of your face, but they all contain the same ingredient — hyaluronic acid in a gel base. Hyaluronic acid is normally produced in your skin, where it moisturizes and adds fullness.
When hyaluronic acid is injected under your skin, it replaces your natural fat cushion, restores volume, and plumps up the skin under wrinkles to smooth them away. With repeated injections, hyaluronic acid may also stimulate collagen production.
What Juvéderm products are available?
The team at Katalyst Wellness offers a variety of Juvéderm fillers, and these are just a few examples:
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
This filler treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as parentheses lines and marionette lines. Parentheses lines run from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth, while marionette lines begin at the corners of your mouth and go down toward the chin. Your results may last up to 18 months.*
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC is designed to lift your cheeks and restore their natural volume. Results last up to two years.*
Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Volbella XC is specially formulated to restore fullness in your lips and to diminish lines around your mouth, such as smoker’s lines and smile lines. Your results may last up to one year.*
What should you expect during and after Juvéderm treatment?
Your session only takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Juvéderm’s XC products contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that helps ensure your comfort, but your doctor can also use a topical numbing cream, if needed.
You may have some redness or swelling at the injection sites afterward, but your doctor provides self-care instructions you can follow to promote healing. You may need to avoid sun exposure for a while and choose skin care products that don’t irritate the treated areas.
Your body gradually absorbs Juvéderm products. Once the results begin to wear off, you can have another treatment to maintain your new, youthful appearance.
If you have questions about dermal fillers, call Katalyst Wellness or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.