Fight the signs of aging with dermal fillers treatment in Westlake Village, CA
At the skin care center of Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos, M.D., we specialize in helping our patients look and feel better. A common concern among many is combatting the signs of aging. With the availability of so many creams, peels, and other treatments, some patients aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to turning back the clock. Dermal fillers treatment in Westlake Village, CA is a great option because it is a non-surgical solution that subtly eliminates the signs of aging for a refreshed appearance. Juvéderm is one type of dermal filler that we prefer in our office because it produces results that are natural looking. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, we encourage you to call 805-379-DERM to schedule an appointment.
Individuals turn to Dr. Panagotacos and our team for dermal fillers treatment because we are trained and focused skin experts who are well versed in Juvéderm and its proper application.
Juvéderm is a type of injectable dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance that is found naturally in the body and is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated, smooth and providing volume to it. It can be thought of as a natural moisturizer for the body. As we age our skin cells change and the production of HA decreases. Exposure to environmental pollutants and UV rays can also speed up this process. As a result, the skin loses volume, and moisture, leading to the formation of wrinkles and skin sagging.
HA fillers such as Juvéderm are excellent at restoring volume loss because of aging, sun damage, or other factors. This low-risk treatment can smooth away unwanted lines and improve facial contours to appear more youthful. What makes Juvéderm different from other dermal fillers is the smooth texture of the gel leads to long-lasting, natural results.
Common uses for Juvéderm
The most common conditions we treat with Juvéderm include:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines) – lines that start at the bottom of the nose and go to the corners of the mouth.
- Marionette lines – lines that start below the corners of the mouth and extend down to the chin.
- Vertical lip lines – lines occurring above or around the mouth. Smokers are especially susceptible to these lines.
- Thin lips – Either naturally thin lips or lips that have thinned with aging.
Patients will notice immediate, natural-looking results after their first Juvéderm treatment. Juvéderm injections are minimally invasive so there is no downtime or recovery period. Patients can come in for treatment, receive their injections, and leave in under an hour.
While many patients achieve desired results from Juvéderm after just one treatment, other patients may benefit from additional injections. The results typically last for six to twelve months before touch-up appointments are needed. In most cases, the maintenance injections require much less gel than the initial procedure.
Side Effects of Juvéderm
Juvéderm is formulated with lidocaine to make the procedure more comfortable. Our expert staff is trained in proper injection technique to ensure the injections are not painful and the results are natural looking.
Side effects from Juvéderm injections can include redness, itching, inflammation, or tenderness around the injection sites. Most side effects are mild and resolve within a week. We advise patients to avoid physical activity, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption for the first 24 hours following injections.
Customized treatments for natural results
Even though Juvéderm and other injectable dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure, it’s still important to choose highly qualified and trained providers. Dr. Panagotacos and our team have years of experience and training to make sure that your Juvéderm injections are safe and effective.
In addition to dermal fillers, we may also recommend combining dermal filler treatment with another injectable such as Botox for total facial rejuvenation. We can also combine treatments with other skin improving services such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion. During the consultation, we will come up with a customized plan to deliver the results you desire.
To learn more about the advantages of dermal fillers treatment, please call the skin care office of Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos, M.D. today at 805-379-DERM.