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Using the power of hyaluronic acid, JUVÉDERM products fill wrinkles, plump cheeks and add youthful volume to the face for comprehensive results through quick, convenient treatments. At the Bonakdar Institute, JUVÉDERM restores the faces of Newport Beach-area patients, creating subtle, natural-looking results that can last for many months.
If you’re interested in JUVÉDERM or other injectable fillers, please call the Bonakdar Institute in Orange County today at (949) 721-6000 to schedule your initial consultation. Our skilled aesthetic specialist provides cosmetic dermatology and skin care to clients in the Orange County, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar, California areas.
Dr. Bonakdar uses several formulations of JUVÉDERM. These products use hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin, to plump wrinkles, restore volume and lift the sagging skin of the face. JUVÉDERM's smooth-consistency gel makes it easy to administer and helps it deliver gorgeous results time after time. Dr. Bonakdar uses 3 highly effective versions of this popular product, each with its own set of indications: JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, JUVÉDERM XC Ultra and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC.
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JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is the only injectable filler that's FDA-approved to address age-related volume loss in the cheeks. This product can be a wonderful complement to other formulations, delivering results that address many facets of facial aging to add instant volume and lifting of the cheek area. As you age, your cheeks will be one of the first areas from where fat descends downward, creating facial hollows and a less youthful face shape. As everything descends from the mid-face, the deep folds, known as nasolabial folds, extending from the corners of your nose to your mouth begin to form.
Voluma is a great way to combat this sign of aging. This injectable filler is made from a form of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA does a great job of restoring volume and the skin's underlying structure. Because of its unique formulation, the HA in Voluma tends to last longer than many other injectable fillers.
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Many of our patients love the results they get with Voluma. The advantages of this filler include the following features:
Unlike facial surgery, Voluma provides results quickly and with the most minimal downtime possible. You may have some slight redness and swelling at the injection site, as well as mild bruising, but these things will dissipate in the first few days after your injection appointment. Most patients return to work the day after Voluma treatment.
Depending on the areas being treated, a JUVÉDERM treatment with Dr. Bonakdar in Newport Beach can take around 15 minutes. Patients are advised to relax in one of our private treatment rooms while Dr. Bonakdar cleanses the targeted area and applies a light anesthetic. Then Dr. Bonakdar delivers targeted, efficient doses of JUVÉDERM to the treated areas. All the JUVÉDERM products Dr. Bonakdar uses include lidocaine, a local anesthetic that enhances comfort during the injections.
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following a JUVÉDERM treatment. Side effects are typically mild and temporary and may include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection sites. These can be effectively concealed with makeup.
Patients will see noticeable improvement immediately, but their results will continue to improve for the first week after treatment. The results of JUVÉDERM XC Ultra or Ultra Plus may last for up to 1 year, and results for cheek enhancement with VOLUMA XC can last up to 2 years. We recommend that our patients return to our Orange County practice for additional JUVÉDERM treatment touch-ups every 6 months which tends to increase the duration of your results.
Treatments with all of Bonakdar Institute's JUVÉDERM products are ideal for patients who have never had a filler treatment before and would like to try a temporary product before committing to longer lasting filler treatments.
Patients who use JUVÉDERM products can also benefit from the Brilliant Distinctions® program, a rewards system that helps patients earn points to save money on future JUVÉDERM, BOTOX® Cosmetic or LATISSE® treatments.
Arguably the most versatile formulation, JUVÉDERM XC Ultra is best for adding contour and volume to facial wrinkles and folds, particularly around the mouth, but also in other areas of the face.
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is a highly effective, non-surgical hyaluronic acid filler designed to correct mild facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM treatments are not permanent. After about a year, your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid naturally. This is a significant benefit for those who are hesitant to make a lifelong commitment to their new look.
While JUVÉDERM injections are not painful for most patients, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is formulated with lidocaine, a mild numbing agent that further reduces discomfort during treatment.
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC’s smooth, youth-conferring gel offers a wide range of aesthetic applications. As it is a thinner product comprised of fine molecules, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is best used for areas that require maximum silkiness, such as:
JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is also frequently used to restore volume to the cheeks and under the eyes, as well as plumping flat, thin lips.
The first step in the rejuvenation process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Monica Bonakdar, who will determine if JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is the best option to deliver the results you need, or if another dermal filler or cosmetic solution would be more beneficial.
During your treatment, the injection site is prepared and JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is injected with a fine needle. Depending on the areas that need treatment, the injection process can be completed within about 15 minutes. Your results will appear immediately. As with any injectable treatment, you may experience some swelling and discomfort at the injection site.
There is no recovery time need for JUVÉDERM Ultra XC treatment, and you may resume work and normal activities right away.
This slightly thicker formulation is better suited to deeper wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, for maximum staying power. Both JUVÉDERM Plus XC and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC are minimally invasive injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a mild anesthetic. Both are used to smooth out wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth.
However, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC has a thicker formula, designed to better correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This incredibly safe and reliable gel adds volume to facial tissues while restoring a smooth, youthful appearance to the skin. Most patients need only a single treatment to achieve optimal results, which can last up to a year.
You can expect to add volume and reduce wrinkles on your face without the need of a surgical facelift. Here are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind when considering JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC treatment:
Dr. Bonakdar uses completely non-surgical injectables to augment lips. Depending on what you and she decide about how you want your results to look and how long you want them to last, Dr. Bonakdar will suggest JUVÉDERM Ultra or JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus.
Depending on which one you choose, your results may last a few months to several months, at which point you can return for a repeat treatment to maintain the results. Unlike surgical implant-based lip augmentation, injectables allow you to have a reversible treatment at a lower up-front cost and without incisions or sutures.
At your injectable appointment, you will remain fully awake because anesthesia is not needed. After strategically injecting the filler into targeted areas around the lips, Dr. Bonakdar will make sure the shape of your lips looks attractive and natural. As you age, you lose volume above your upper lip, and this area should not be ignored when lip augmentation is being performed.
Dr. Bonakdar knows how to fill the lines where volume loss has occurred so that your lips will look youthful and full. Shortly after the appointment, you'll be able to go home, with minimal downtime ahead of you. Although there may be some slight bruising, Dr. Bonakdar works to minimize bruising.
Your cosmetic results are highly dependent on the experience, expertise and artful eye of your injector. Dr. Bonakdar has developed a loyal clientele and established a distinguished reputation as one of the most trusted, talented and caring cosmetic physicians in the Newport Beach and Orange County areas.
Although the vast majority of plastic surgeons and dermatologists pass off injectable treatments to assistants, Dr. Bonakdar personally performs thousands of injections every year. During the consultation, Dr. Bonakdar evaluates each patient's face to develop a customized treatment plan to suit his or her unique needs.
If you’re interested in any products in the JUVÉDERM family, please contact the Bonakdar Institute in Orange County today at (949) 721-6000. Our cosmetic dermatology and skin care office serves patients in Orange County, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar, California.