Restore and rejuvenate with precision
As all our bodies go through the natural life cycle and age, you may feel that your once youthful-looking skin is becoming noticeably wrinkled and perhaps even a bit hollow. Some may consider a facelift, but for many, this is far too invasive and unnecessary for the first mild to moderate signs of aging. With Juvéderm, you can treat wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and hollow areas with a simple injection in a quick office visit. Rejuvenate your face and gain back that youthful glow!
At San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to safety and innovation and have been providing Juvéderm injections for many years. Dr. Ortegon and the entire staff will ensure that you have the best dermal filler experience in the San Antonio area. Our Master Injector, Cynthia Durieux, BSN, has almost 30 years of experience in the cosmetic arena and performs Juvéderm injections with highly skilled precision and care.
The aging process is twofold, meaning that most people experience lines and wrinkles as well as a loss of volume. Juvéderm was designed to address both of these issues through the innovations of hyaluronic acid. This material is found naturally in the body, so the manufactured product used in Juvéderm is very safe and typically causes fewer allergic reactions or side effects than other types of injectables. Juvéderm corrects issues like wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and volume loss by plumping the skin through the stimulation of connective tissue or collagen.
Both Juvéderm and Botox can address issues including wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. As a neuromodulator, Botox achieves these corrections by essentially “freezing” the muscles underneath the wrinkles to create a smoother appearance. However, because it is made with botulinum toxin, there is a risk of allergy to the serum in some. In contrast, Juvéderm is made with synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally occurring in the body and is considered a safer choice. Since Juvéderm works by basically filling the empty space seen with a wrinkle, it can also be used to restore volume to hollow areas, while Botox cannot.
Low lip volume, sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, and more can all be addressed with Juvéderm. You can look years younger in one short appointment and bring brightness and vitality back to your face. Juvéderm is available in several different formulations that offer benefits like:
If you are looking to treat moderate signs of aging but are not ready for surgery or don’t want more invasive procedures performed, Juvéderm is an outstanding option. Because there is an incredibly low instance of allergy or complications, almost anyone looking to address the concerns below is a great candidate:
At a consultation, we will discuss your medical history and your aesthetic goals and plot a treatment plan to achieve optimal results. We will also provide you with a detailed list of preparation instructions, including avoiding certain medications and supplements for several days.
During the procedure at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, our Master Injector, Cynthia, will prep your skin and mark the injection sites. Many Juvéderm formulations have lidocaine in the serum to help prevent pain. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied if desired. Then, the very fine needles will be injected into your skin. Typically, Juvéderm appointments take under 30 minutes to complete.
Because of the way Juvéderm works to fill your skin, you will most likely see some immediate, positive results. It usually takes about two weeks for the serum to fully settle for your final, stunning outcome, and results can last up to 9 months. You may experience some redness at the injection sites, but this typically resolves within hours, and most patients are able to go right back into their daily routine.
Dr. Delio Ortegon, the President and Director of San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, is a highly sought-after plastic surgeon in the San Antonio, TX, area, and his team is equally as skilled and dedicated to their particular piece of the practice. With numerous research awards, certifications, and positive reviews, Dr. Ortegon and the entire staff strive to bring the best care and results to your aesthetic treatment experience..
Please chat with us online or call today to learn more about how Juvéderm can enhance your look and boost your confidence!
As with most injectable fillers, the treatment feels like a slight pinch as the needle is inserted into the skin. However, after this initial, brief discomfort, there is no other pain associated with the treatment.
Possible side effects after Juvéderm include slight swelling or bruising at the injection site. Infection, though possible, is a very rare risk with proper administration by a well-trained professional.
Juvéderm injections do not require general anesthesia or sedation, so you can drive immediately following your appointment.
The cost of Juvéderm depends on what area will be treated, what specific Juvéderm product will be used, and how many treatments will be required to achieve your best results.
Juvéderm is not permanent but often has long-lasting results that are visible for up to 9 months. Therefore, we usually recommend follow-up every 9-12 months.
As with many aesthetic treatments, Juvéderm is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Because serum injections are liquid material sitting under your skin, they can shift slightly in certain circumstances while they settle. Therefore, you should avoid laying down for the first several hours after treatment and try to sleep on your back with your head elevated for a few days.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
4910 Golden Quail Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78240