Juvéderm in Boston

  • Dr. Ahn is a facial plastic surgeon and has a great understanding of the facial anatomy.
  • He personally trained Rebecca Hoffey RNFA.– Since then she has performed thousands of filler treatments successfully.
  • Both have an eye for aesthetics that is unmatched.
  • Both take great pains to avoid the puffy, overfilled look.
  • The AWC makes use of cutting edge approaches and technology to offer the best treatment outcomes with the least amount of downtime.

Our Juvéderm treatment emphasizes the following:

  • Natural looking results
  • A result that makes the person look like a fresher and brighter version of themselves
  • Avoiding with 100% certainty the “puffy” or overfilled look.

Advanced Juvéderm Techniques at the AWC

We are always trying to improve our results using the most cutting edge techniques. Recently we have incorporated 2 new approaches that have significantly improved patient satisfaction.

  • Based on work out of Los Angeles, Juvéderm can be mixed with local anesthesia, creating a more “liquidy” solution. With this “reconstituted Juvéderm” we can be very artistic in our approach, especially in performing “liquid lifts.”
  • New needle technology involves the use of blunt tipped cannulas. These cause less bruising (frequently none) and are more comfortable during the treatment.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is made of a material called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that is present in human skin, soft tissue and joints. It is often referred to as the “ground substance” and provides lubrication to joints and helps to maintain skin hydration.

Because it is naturally occurring, it feels natural, looks natural and lasts a long time as compared to other fillers.

Juvéderm will stimulate certain cells (fibroblasts) to make new collagen. Therefore, while the material is in place the treated area is improving because the skin is producing more collagen in the area. Even after the material has worn off, patients will often note that the crease or wrinkle is better than it was before the original treatment.

What Juvéderm Treats

Juvéderm is FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). Nasolabial folds are the creases that span from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Juvéderm is also used frequently in off label manners to add volume to areas such as:

  • Skin creases – to smooth the skin.
  • Cheeks – to add volume to the “apples” and cheek bones.
  • Lips – to shape lips and fill lip lines.
  • Corners of the mouth- to correct the down turned/sad mouth.
  • Lower eyelids (tear trough groove)- to fill hollow areas and correct the tired look.
  • Jawline- to minimize the appearance of jowls.
  • Chin creases- to improve the “witches chin.”
  • Eyebrows- to inflate flattened brows.
  • Upper eyelids- to correct hollow eyelids from previous surgery.
  • Nose- to add height to the bridge and smooth out a bump.

Filler Treatment Details

The treatment is performed in an examination room and takes about 15-30 minutes.

The area to be treated is numbed according to the patient’s level of tolerance and can include one or more of the following:

  • Ice
  • Topical anesthesia
  • Local anesthesia

How Does it Work?

  1. We mix specific amounts of saline with Juvéderm that makes the filler more of a liquid. This allows for an “artistic” approach.
  2. The material is placed in the proper plane so that it fills the fold and does not look puffy.
  3. We use blunt tipped cannulas that result in less bruising, swelling and discomfort.
  4. We numb the treatment area so that the patient is as comfortable as possible.

Recovery after Juvéderm

  • Immediately afterwards, there will likely be redness of the skin and possibly some bruising. Redness resolves within 24-48 hours whereas bruising can last for several days. With the use of cannulas, there is often no bruising at all. One can usually cover the area with makeup.
  • Rarely does the patient feel discomfort after the procedure.
  • Lumps and irregularities can occur as well and usually can be massaged out by the injector.
  • Juvéderm has a property (hydroscopic) that causes it to absorb water and swell. This may be noticeable initially and typically resolves within 1-2 weeks.
  • Most patients are advised not to have the treatment done within 24 hours of an important event so as to avoid others noticing.

If the material is placed too close to the surface of the skin, light may be refracted and cause a bluish color, known as the Tyndall effect. Proper depth of placement, as well as not filling excessively, will avoid this occurrence. If this does happen, or if there is simply too much filler placed, the filler can be dissolved using an agent called hyaluronidase. This enzyme breaks down the material within 24-48 hours and can be used to correct this problem.

Juvéderm FAQ

Juvéderm is a filler made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. It is used to treat fold and wrinkles and to add volume.

Juvéderm typically lasts 1-1½ years.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring gel like substance that is in our skin and joints. It feels and looks natural.

Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid.

If Juvéderm is not placed correctly, for example into a blood vessel, it can cause skin damage. For this reason, treatments should be performed by experienced health care professionals like MDs, Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants, in a health care setting.

Juvéderm® at the Aesthetic Wellness Center is an effective solution for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and can be used to restore a plump and wrinkle-free facial appearance. There are a range of Juvéderm fillers that can address many different skin concerns. Our skilled team can help you determine which treatment best aligns with your cosmetic goals.

If you are interested in exploring Juvéderm fillers, there is no shortage of options available to you at the Aesthetic Wellness Center. They include:

Juvéderm Voluma®: Juvéderm Voluma® focuses on improving the cheek area. As we age, the cheek area can begin to lose volume. This advanced filler is a great solution for those that are experiencing loss of volume in this area, as it restores a plump and youthful volume to create an improved facial profile.

Juvéderm Ultra®: The highlight of this cutting-edge filler is its smooth consistency and ability to restore hydration, volume, and skin elasticity. Your Aesthetic Wellness Center specialist will use this filler to treat bothersome wrinkles and lines near the mouth and tear trough area. It can also be used to augment the lips, providing patients with a youthful and plump pout.

Juvéderm Vollure®: Nasolabial folds can impact the overall appearance of the face, and many individuals are interested in treatments that address this area. Juvéderm Vollure® is used to plump up this area and rejuvenate your appearance. Our talented specialists use this filler to add lost volume to the nasolabial line, softening their appearance and creating a more youthful look.

Juvéderm Volbella®: Juvéderm Volbella® is used to restore volume and create natural-looking definition in the lips. It can also be used to rejuvenate the delicate area of skin under the eyes to improve the look of undereye hollows. Additionally, Juvéderm Volbella® corrects the perioral lines — the stubborn lines that appear around the mouth.

Juvéderm Volux®:  The Aesthetic Wellness Center is happy to offer its patients Juvéderm Volux®. Sagging skin near and on the jaw can create an older appearance. If you are interested in achieving a youthful facial profile, Juvéderm Volux® can be used to treat the skin around the jaw, creating a firmer and more lifted look. Those with severe jaw definition loss may benefit from this treatment.

Aging is a natural process that happens to everyone, but that does not mean you have to accept the aesthetic effects of it. With anti-aging Juvéderm fillers, you can achieve and maintain a youthful appearance, but it is important to choose the right specialist to ensure optimal results. The highly qualified specialists at the Aesthetic Wellness Center understand the desire its patients have to look and feel their best. This is why we offer effective, customized, and skillfully administered treatments to our patients to address their unique skin and aging concerns. Our staff is committed to your comfort and satisfaction at all stages of your treatment, starting from your initial consultation.

The Dr. Ahn Difference

Dr. Ahn specializes in facial aesthetic rejuvenation and understands that patients need individualized care catered to their unique goals and considerations. Using his artistic eye, surgical experience and wide-ranging skills, he guides his clients through this highly personal process; whether it be a minimally invasive treatment or a cosmetically transforming surgery.

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