JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
Interested in JUVÉDERM?
You started hearing the buzz about facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers some time ago. You know they're injectable, you know they're safe and effective, but the rest is understandably confusing. How many are there? Do they all work exactly the same way? What about the new one you just read about – JUVÉDERM? San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie can help answer these questions and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.
For the answers to these questions and more, request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first concluded with Dr. Mabrie for help with under eye bag correction. She felt that her under eye bags made her appear tired and aged. While she did have prominent volume loss, Dr. Mabrie felt that she could benefit from a non-surgical approach. There was significant improvement in her appearance at her 2-week follow-up, she was eager to non-surgically rejuvenate ...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to me with two goals. The first was to correct his nose, he had a Surgical Rhinoplasty 2 decades previously but felt his nasal bridge could be straighter and his nasal tip more defined. The second was to enhance his cheeks and he was interested in learning the difference between cheek implants, fat transfers and facial dermal fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PL...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Most of us have something we'd like to change about our faces. This patient has several. She wasn't too happy with her nose, her right eyebrow was lower than her left, and she said she looked tired all the time. I took time to focus on fixing each one of these issues, eventually treating her full face in the long run. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It only took a few injections o...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT A lot of patients visit my office in search of a way to stop looking tired all the time. For most cases, this effect is usually a sign of volume loss occurring around the eyes and tear trough region. But this time, it was caused by another telltale sign of aging in a different part of the face that's just as noticeable - jowling. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Fortunately, much l...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Napa was looking for a solution for her lips, which she felt weren't as full as they could be. During our examination in my office in San Francisco Bay Area, I noticed signs of moderate volume loss in her upper lip. Her bottom lip, on the other hand, was only experiencing minimal loss. This is exactly the kind of situation that can be adjusted in just a few...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This brave woman came to see us after recently surviving breast cancer. She wanted to find a facial treatment that would restore facial volume she lost during her therapy. She didn't want to look tied anymore. Wanting to feel fresh and new, this patient was ready to start the next chapter of her life. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This is another patient that we took the Full Fa...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT When it comes to the lips, symmetry is important. When one of your lips looks bigger than the other, you'll definitely take notice because they're a noticeable part of your face. This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her own lips. For most of her life, she had always looked at pictures of people with "ideal" lips, wishing that hers would be just as fu...
ABOUT THIS PATIENT Here's another familiar face for you: Susan, my practice manager! For years and years (and years), you've seen her by my side, running our business, calling the shots and helping folks like you - sometimes even telling me what to do! The truth is, I don't know where I's be today without her. She's taken such good care of me and each and every patient's face that's been put in o...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Concerned about maintaining facial fullness and skin elasticity, this Bay Area woman was looking for non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. She noticed some early sagging and shadowing under her eyes, as well as a decrease in the fullness of her lips. After receiving a referral to my practice, she came into my Pinole office for a consultation. Because she felt "immediate...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young professional woman had just moved to Northern California with her daughter when she found me online. She was worried that her face was looking too tired, thanks to shadows that were appearing under her eyes. We talked about her non-surgical cosmetic options in-depth during a consultation in my downtown San Francisco office. Although she was mostly concerned wi...
What Is JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM is a gel-like dermal filler used to diminish wrinkles by filling in underneath the skin, forming a strong support structure for facial skin just like you had when you were younger. Similar in composition to Restylane®, the product is based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that adds both volume and moisture to your skin from within.
Developed by the same company that created BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM offers a smooth consistency and a natural look and feel when injected. And not only is it FDA-approved, it's approved for all skin types and colors.
JUVÉDERM is often used to minimize naso-labial folds, or the wrinkles commonly referred to as "parentheses" around the mouth. It can also be used to sculpt facial features like the cheeks and chin, or to refine the nose during a non-surgical nose job. And JUVÉDERM is effective in filling lip wrinkles, augmenting lips and reducing the appearance of scars.Request Your Consultation
Dr. David Mabrie - Enhancing the Attractive Face with Fillers
How Long Does JUVÉDERM Last?
Depending the treatment area, JUVÉDERM produces results that can last from 6 to 12 months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Dermal fillers have minimal side effects. However, some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as bruising, which is seen in about 20% of patients. Additionally, following the injection there may be swelling, which resolves within a day or two. For additional information, read what to expect during and after your treatment.
For a gentler injection procedure, Dr. Mabrie offers the innovative microcannula injection method. These blunt-ended microcannulas cut fewer arteries and veins than needles, resulting in significantly less after-treatment bruising and swelling. The microcannula technique is available upon request.
What Are the Differences Between Restylane®, RADIESSE® and JUVÉDERM?
Restylane, RADIESSE and JUVÉDERM are all known as "dermal fillers." In principle they work in the same way: they're injected beneath wrinkles and hollows caused by environmental damage and collagen breakdown associated with the natural aging process. They rejuvenate your look by supporting facial skin to lie flat and smooth again. All three are eventually absorbed into the body harmlessly.
Dr. Mabrie also uses another dermal filler called JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC that has many of the same advantages. However, it's formulated as a thicker hyaluronic acid gel, making it more durable and appropriate for larger areas such as the cheeks and chin.
There are subtle differences between the products. Differences in active ingredients, manufacturing process and more mean that each one has its advantages in different applications. Dr. Mabrie will determine which products will address your individual needs.
What Are the Differences Between Dermal Fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic?
Our skin loses volume as we age. Dermal fillers are designed to replace the foundation under your skin and support sunken areas to smooth out skin, making it look young again.
BOTOX Cosmetic works on wrinkles called "dynamic wrinkles." These lines and folds – most often on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes – are caused by repeated facial action. BOTOX Cosmetic injections relax the muscles causing these wrinkles, erasing the look of frown lines, worry lines and crow's feet.