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Our office was chosen as one of only a few medical practices in the Bay Area to participate in a trial of the injectable dermal filler, Juvéderm® XC prior to its introduction onto the market. Today, this product has been used in more than 65 countries for more than a decade smooth away wrinkles and lines, plump lips, or restore facial volume.


What is Juvéderm®?

Aging can cause skin to lose its youthful fullness. Juvéderm® adds volume and fills lines and wrinkles by using high concentrations of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic form of a natural substance in the body. Hyaluronic acid depletes as we get older. HA, along with collagen form your skin’s complex connective tissues and make your face look full and youthful. It also maintains the water level in your skin, so it appears fresh and supple.

Juvéderm® XC (Juvéderm® with the addition of lidocaine) was the first hyaluronic acid filler in a gel formula, which causes less inflammation and results in a smoother and longer-lasting outcome. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® is non-animal sourced, and it does not require an allergy test, so it is safe to use on all skin types.

Where can Juvederm be used?

Juvederm products can be used all around the face. Each one is specially formulated to provide volumizing, rejuvenating in a specific area of the face, including:

  • Nasolabial folds and lips: Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus
  • Peri-oral lines: Juvederm Vollure
  • Lip lines and lip augmentation: Juvederm Volbella
  • Improve cheek volume: Juvederm Voluma
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Why choose Dr. Cheng?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, Juvéderm® XC injections are administered personally by our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeons.

Our brother and sister doctor team have for 15 years of experience as National Allergan Trainers. With their training and knowledge of facial anatomy, they can evaluate your face to determine the best positioning for your injections allowing for more natural results.

We focus on ensuring our patients are 100 percent happy with the results of their procedure and will provide you with personalized and attentive care.

Elbert & Jacqueline Cheng MD A family of Surgeons

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Your Juvéderm® Treatment

We will ask you to avoid aspirin and blood thinners for about a week prior to your injections. We administer Juvéderm® XC using a very thin needle and although it is not a painful treatment, topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the site of your injections. In addition, the formula itself includes Lidocaine to further numb the skin and make the treatment more comfortable for you.

The injections themselves usually take no more than 30 to 45 minutes, as Juvéderm® XC’s gel formula glides easily into the skin. An ice pack may be applied to the area to reduce any minor swelling and you will be allowed to go home immediately.

What is the recovery time after Juvéderm® injections?

Juvéderm® XC injections require no downtime but it is advised to avoid exercise several days after the procedure. You might have some minor bruising, swelling, tenderness, and itching where the needle was inserted. These symptoms usually only last a few days to a week and will resolve on their own. You can use makeup to cover any minor bruising you are advised to use sunblock any time you are outdoors.

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FAQ

Where is Juvéderm® most frequently used?

Juvéderm® XC and other dermal fillers work on lines, wrinkles, and folds that are a result of lost volume in the face and neck. Juvéderm® is most effective on moderate to severe wrinkles such as:

  • Nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin
  • Fine lines above the upper lip and at the corners of the mouth
  • Juvéderm® XC can also be used for lip augmentation. For lusher, plumper lips, this product creates a very soft, attractive enhancement.

Can Juvéderm® be used on frown lines?

For wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® injections work best. Juvéderm® is generally used on areas such as the cheeks, lips and mouth to restore facial contours. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you which injectable product will provide you with the look you want. Sometimes, a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX® is recommended.

How long will my Juvéderm® results last?

You will see immediate results following your treatment. Typically, your Juvéderm® XC results will become fully visible 2-3 weeks after your treatment. During this amount of time any swelling will have decreased, and you may opt for further injections of Juvéderm® XC. In a clinical study, patients reported looking 5 years younger up to six months after their treatment. For most people, Juvéderm® XC lasts about six to nine months, however, some patients have had it last as long as 18 months. Results have been shown to last up to two years for those that received injections in the cheek area.

Be sure to ask us about the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Patient Loyalty Program. You will earn points toward rebates on future treatments every time you have a BOTOX®, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Vollure XC, Volbella XC, Voluma XC, or Kybella® treatment or purchase Latisse® in our office!

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