Juvederm® is a facial filler that temporarily softens wrinkles, creases and folds by filling in areas with volume loss. It is composed of hyaluronic acid – a substance that plays a key part in the aging process and has revolutionized the world of fillers. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid and collagen begins to break down. Injectable fillers like our Pittsburgh Juvederm® and Restylane® treatments start working immediately to replenish and volumize areas that have lost support and structure due to the aging process.
Juvederm® is often injected into wrinkles, creases, folds and other sunken areas of the face to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Treatment only takes approximately 15 minutes, but the effects can last 6 months or longer.
Dr. Leong injects most of the various fillers available in the marketplace. Our experience is that certain fillers work slightly better in specific areas of the face than others. Furthermore, some patients have a strong preference for a specific filler because they obtained good results with it in the past. For both of these reasons, we like to provide our patients with choices.
Dr. Leong is one of the relatively few plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh who injects Juvederm® with microcannulas to decrease the chance of bruising and swelling.
In addition to reducing the likelihood of bruising and other complications, the microcannula technique is more comfortable and often allows for an even better cosmetic result.
The following will give you some additional details about the JUVÉDERM® treatment process. Please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery for more information, or to schedule a consultation.
Instructions After Treatment
Dr. Leong will determine which filler to use based on the area of the face, the severity of lines, folds, wrinkles and/or hollowness. Belotero® is a facial filler with a smooth and thin consistency, so it works especially well in superficial and delicate areas of the face such as the tear trough and the lips.
What is the difference between Juvederm® Ultra XC and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC?
One of the benefits of Juvederm® is that it is versatile. There are two formulas to choose from: Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC. Both formulas are very similar, but differ in consistency. Juvederm® Ultra is a more versatile gel that is great for smoothing away wrinkles and folds, contouring the face and filling in the lips. Juvederm® Ultra XC Plus is a thicker, more robust formula that works well in deep crevices and folds. Both Juvederm® Ultra XC and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC contains lidocaine, which makes the injection more comfortable.
Is Juvederm® suitable for persons of color and different skin tones?
Yes, Juvederm® is FDA approved and considered safe and effective for the treatment of all skin types. Since it is injected below the epidermis, it does not affect the upper layer of skin that contains cells responsible for skin pigmentation; therefore, there is very little risk of hyperpigmentation or hyper-tropic scarring.
Do Juvederm® Injections hurt?
Pain tolerance varies for each patient. However, Dr. Leong finds that most patients find the procedure extremely tolerable, with very little discomfort. When injected by a skilled and experienced injector, Juvederm® flows easily and smoothly into the skin. Since Dr. Leong performs all of the Juvederm® injections in his Pittsburgh practice, every treatment is done with precision, detail and skill.
What is the cost of Juvederm® injections in Pittsburgh?
The cost of Juvederm® injections varies in different parts of the country and also depends on who is performing the injection. In general, the cost of a dermal filler like Juvederm® can range from $600 to $1200 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his staff will perform a detailed consultation to determine each patient’s unique needs and goals. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his staff will advise you on a treatment plan and cost. Please reach out to our office at 412-693-6475 if you have more questions.
Can I combine Juvederm® treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Sculptra® and Ultherapy®?
Yes, Dr. Leong often encourages patients to consider more than one procedure depending upon their particular situation and concerns. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are great wrinkle releasers for areas such as the forehead, crows’ feet, lines above the lips and glabellar lines. Ultherapy® provides a great treatment option for those looking to tighten, lift and firm aged, sagging skin. Dr. Leong will create a treatment plan designed for your specific needs and goals to help you look your very best!
Paul Leong MD FACS
The Facial Specialist
Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
Take advantage of great savings with the Brilliant Distinctions® program for Juvederm®. The Brilliant Distinctions® program is a frequent flyer program that allots points that can be converted into a coupon. Every time you come in for a Juvederm® treatment you are awarded 200 points, which is equal to $25.00 off your next Juvederm® treatment. We conveniently sign you up for the program, all you have to do is keep track of your points and print out coupons. Looking good and saving money was never so easy!
Contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery
If you would like more information on Juvederm®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Leong, please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery today to start your experience with some of the best results in Juvederm Pittsburgh has to offer.