Minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments are an effective way to reverse the signs of aging and take years off of your appearance. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald offers a wide range of dermal fillers that can achieve long-lasting, youthful-looking results. One of our most popular fillers is Juvederm®.
Juvederm® – a collection of soft hyaluronic acid fillers – is derived from a natural substance which is found throughout the human body. Since it is so similar to your own tissue, there is no need for a sensitivity test.
The treatment helps to “fill out” and smooth away lines or wrinkles. It can also be used to improve the appearance of acne scars and enhance the lip size and shape. Results are immediate with minimal recovery time. Juvederm is the most frequently chosen injectable filler for the lips because of its smooth, soft gel formula.
You can find out whether Juvederm is right for you and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Fitzgerald in person. Please call 323-464-8046 today to schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles cosmetic dermatology office.
“I wouldn’t trust my face to anyone else. Dr. Fitzgerald has the talent that makes everyone look completely natural. I’ve referred 10 of my friends and I’ll be referring more.” Gwenivere Snyder, Los Angeles – Actress
- What Areas Will Juvederm Improve?
- Juvederm Options We Offer
- Combining Juvederm with BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald - A Worldwide Physician Trainer
Video represents use of combination formulas for cheek and mid face fold correction
What Areas Will Juvederm Improve?
Juvederm can be used to address a variety of aesthetic concerns, including:
- Lip borders, vertical lip lines and wrinkles
- Corners of the mouth (drooping corners are uplifted)
- Jawline definition, chin and cheek enhancement
- Thinning lips (for increased volume – referred to as lip augmentation)
- Deep folds on the sides of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines
- Internal hydration for skin glow
Juvederm Options We Offer
Fillers aren’t a “one size fits all” solution. Dr. Fitzgerald chooses different fillers for different areas of the face because no single filler is ideal for all areas. Facial anatomy, where you are on the aging spectrum, skin thickness and elasticity, levels of volume loss, your unique facial expression movements – all these factors are considered when making the choice of which fillers are most appropriate for you as an individual.
Juvederm’s formulas are all designed to give you the best results in the areas they have been developed for. Dr. Fitzgerald's preferred formulas are:
- Juvederm XC (lines and folds)
- Juvederm Voluma (cheeks)
- Juvederm Volux (jawline)
- Juverdem Skinvive (facial hydration)
Dr. Fitzgerald often combines filler brands, allowing her to address a wide range of aesthetic goals, such as treating lips, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, adding volume to cheeks or providing structural support for various corrections. Dr. Fitzgerald will choose the perfect formula (or combination of formulas) that best fits your skin’s correction needs. She will also discuss "needleless" microcannula injection technique.
Voluma™ is the newest product recently released by Allergan, the makers of Juvederm and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Voluma has set the stage to provide instant volume to any age patient. Getting a natural-looking and natural-feeling mid face volume restoration is now possible in a single appointment.
The first of its kind, Juvederm® VOLUMA™ is a hyaluronic acid facial filler specifically made to restore age-related volume loss in the mid-face (the cheeks, cheekbones and around the chin). Voluma uses hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in your skin, to instantly restore lost facial volume in the cheeks and contour the chin.
Voluma also combines with collagen and elastin to improve skin structure and elasticity, creating a smooth, natural look. The results are instant, natural looking and can last 18 to 24 months. Plus there’s no downtime – most people resume normal activities immediately.
Treatments with Dr. Fitzgerald:
- Give a subtle lift
- Help restore contour for up to 2 years
- Take years off your appearance
- Are minimally invasive (nonsurgical) with almost no downtime
- Contain skin-friendly modified hyaluronic acid (HA)
Patient of Dr. Fitzgerald
Because mid-face volume loss creates a need for a fairly abundant amount of product, other dermal fillers that typically last 6 to 9 months are not as cost-effective since repeat treatments are needed. Voluma’s longer lasting effects make it an ideal filler where volume is needed.
“Ideally, anyone who is concerned with the inevitability of future volume loss will begin early and only require small amounts of volume correction periodically. Little bits of help all along the way eliminate more major corrections later on. But…when volume loss has already become an apparent issue, Voluma is the absolute best ‘right now’ corrective volume filler available.” Dr. Fitzgerald
Mid-Facial Volume that’s Age-Appropriate
Voluma will work for any patient over the age of 21. For both volume augmentation and volume restoration, this is an ideal and instantly gratifying injectable product.
Voluma is similar to the Juvederm we are used to, except it is a more robust filler and holds shape more firmly. These qualities make it perfect for:
- Cheekbone accentuation
- Cheek pad fill
- Chin area augmentation
No other long term instant filler can provide these same effects while retaining a comparable level of soft and natural feeling.
Voluma Patient Courtesy Allergan
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC is the first and only FDA-approved HA filler for improving lost definition in the jawline*—with lasting results. JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC can help achieve the look you want from all angles, with more definition in the jawline.
Defining Fillers for Men
Although fillers have traditionally been embraced more readily by women, Dr. Fitzgerald feels that Voluma is the second injectable volume product that is equally attuned to men’s concerns. Men have long benefited from the capabilities of Sculptra. Now Voluma can instantly create or recreate facial contours to add desired visual strength and definition to a man’s more masculine appearance. New Volux adds volume to improve the shape and structure of the lower face and achieve a smooth, more defined look in the jawline with results that last up to 1 year with optimal treatment.
Patient had 3 mL of Voluma in chin and 7 ml of Volux in the jawline
Placement with Microcannula, not Needles
Voluma can be placed with a smooth-tipped microcannula, making the procedure comfortable while minimizing the potential for bruising. Microcannulas are flexible and rounded at the tip. The design allows the Voluma gel to flow very smoothly and eliminates the small injuries to underlying tissue that is inherent to needles.
Dr Fitzgerald was a pioneer in the use of microcannulas when they were first introduced and is a widely consulted expert for this preferred injection technique.
Boost the natural benefits of hyaluronic acid with microdroplet injectable hydration. SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® works by hydrating below the surface of the skin. Achieve an incomparable glow for up to 6 months. See more about Skinvive.
Combining Juvederm with BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is proving to be an ideal partner treatment with fillers. By using BOTOX® Cosmetic along with your Juvederm treatment, they’ll both last longer. Dr. Fitzgerald finds that many patients can stretch out the time between treatments when using these two products together.
Alternative Fillers to Consider
Some deeper creases, particularly deep nasolabial folds, are effectively corrected by Radiesse. Radiesse has been shown to last up to 18-24 months.
When facial deflation or the natural loss of fat or bone support that comes with aging is a problem, then Dr. Fitzgerald may recommend Sculptra. Sculptra revolumizes areas that are imbalanced or have had fat loss and/or bone resorption. This filler can be used as an alternative to Juvederm Voluma.
Vertical lip lines can be smoothed with Restylane Silk if you prefer an alternative to Juvederm Volbella.
Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald – A Worldwide Physician Trainer
Dr. Fitzgerald has trained thousands of physicians around the world on her unique filler injection techniques for products including Sculptra and Juvederm. In fact, Dr. Fitzgerald is known as a top Sculptra injector around the world.
In addition, Dr. Fitzgerald is a National Trainer for all Juvederm fillers. See the professional training videos to understand the importance of physician expertise.
Allergan has also asked her to assume the role of physician trainer for their new Voluma product. Dr. Fitzgerald had the opportunity to train with the accomplished Brazilian plastic surgeon Mauricio de Maio.
Contact our Los Angeles Cosmetic Dermatologist
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald using the form on this page or call 323-464-8046 today to schedule your Juvederm consultation. We serve patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Larchmont and the surrounding areas of California.