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Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?

procedure face juvederm dermal filler face wrinkles Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?Juvederm dermal fillers have a proven track record for the highest level of efficacy and longevity. As a matter of fact, Juvederm is FDA approved to last up to 1 year! Countless hours of testing have resulted in a filler that not only adds volume to lips, but also fills even the deepest wrinkles and lines.

Like many other dermal fillers, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler. What sets Juvederm apart from other fillers, however, is the way the hyaluronic acid is “cross linked”. “Cross linking’ refers to the was the molecules are bonded together. The more cross-linking there translates into how long the filler will last. Normally Hyaluronic acid is metabolized by the human body within two days, cross linking the molecules results in long lasting results, with a maximum duration of one year. Of course, longevity varies depending on injection site.

How Juvederm compares to other fillers:

Most hyaluronic fillers on the market today are very similar in that they are acid based, and can be used to fill lines and wrinkles. Most however, do come close to Juvederm in terms of smoothness. Often times, with older fillers, bumps and lumps can form under the skin, and the patient runs the risk of achieving a less than stellar result. This risk is minimzed completely when Juvederm is used. Injector experience is always a factor when administering injectables, but Juvederm is well know troughout the industry for providing the smoothest results possible. This is due to the small size of the cross linked molecules in Juvederm.

Many other fillers tend to diminish quite rapidly, lasting 3-6 months. Juvederm on the other hand is FDA approved to last up to 1 year! As stated previously, the injection site affects longevity, but patients will be pleased to know that no matter what, Juvederm lasts longer than any other filler on the market. Sites like the lips tend to diminish more rapidly simply due to the fact that people use their lips quite often, whether it be to speak, smile, or even eat. However, wrinkles on parts of the face that do not see as much rigorous use as the lips can, and often do stay full for a much longer duration of time.

Juvederm is also for more specialized than most other filler. In fact, there are actually two formulations of it:

Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra is primarily used for lips and epidermis injections. XC Ultra Plus, however, is a much more robust formula which is used in the deeper layers of the skin to fill wrinkles and folds. This means that matter what you’re trying to achieve, there is a specialized formula to help you see results.

To learn more about Juvederm and how it can make you a more beautiful, confident individual, visit The Skin Care Clinic online. Or if you’re in the Orange or Los Angeles County areas, call us at (949) 760-8065 to schedule a free consultation!

 Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?

Laser Hair Removal: Just The Facts

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The Skin Care Clinic offers the latest in Laser Hair Removal technology. Our laser permanently reduces hair safely with minimal downtime. Most patients require 8-10 treatments with each treatment ranging from 15-60 minutes (depending on the area being treated). The treatment sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart for optimal hair reduction. Patient comfort is maximized with a topical numbing cream and cooling technique.

How It Works:

The Syneron is one of the fastest and most effective hair removal systems available. This type of hair removal is long lasting and allows large areas of skin to be treated at the same time. The laser is directed through the skin to the hair follicle, where it stops growth. A gel is used on the surface of the skin for conduction and cooling purposes. Most patient experience minimal discomfort and find the procedure to be very tolerable.

How Long It Lasts:

Intended to be permanent, but people often need to return every 6 months to a year for maintenance.

Pre / Post-treatment Tips:

Patient must shave (NOT wax) 1-2 days prior to each treatment to promote effectiveness. Sun should be avoided before and immediately after each treatment to minimize skinirritation and discoloration.

To learn more about laser hair removal, visit The Skin Care Clinic online, or if you live in the Los Angeles / Orange County area, call (949) 760-8065

 Laser Hair Removal: Just The Facts