Juvederm Specialist

Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Ventura, CA

Are you looking for a more youthful appearance without having surgery? Susan Slater, MD, MPH, at Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics offers Juvederm® dermal fillers to restore lost facial volume. For more information about Juvederm, schedule your appointment by calling Dr. Slater’s Ventura, California, office or using the online booking agent today.

Juvederm Q & A

What is Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is a popular dermal filler that relies on hyaluronic acid to add volume and restore contour to your face without surgery. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance your body produces to deliver moisture and nutrition to your skin cells. As you age, your body slows the production of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm replaces the hyaluronic acid your body has absorbed over time. Dr. Slater uses the injectable to fill laugh lines, cheeks, and lips that are starting to lose plumpness and smoothness.

What does Juvederm treat?

Dr. Slater suggests Juvederm treatment for deep lines on your face around your mouth, including:

  • Parenthetical lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Thin lips
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Hollow areas in the face

Any lines or wrinkles on your face benefit from Juvederm treatment, but a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Slater or a member of her highly skilled team can help determine the best course of action and set realistic expectations for results.

What should I expect during and after a Juvederm injection?

Juvederm injections include pain-relieving lidocaine, reducing the discomfort of the injection. You may feel a pinching or stinging sensation at first. The team at Ventura Medical Aesthetics can provide a topical numbing cream before your treatment.

After your injection, your injection site may be red or experience some swelling. You can return to normal activity following your Juvederm treatment, but you should avoid heavy exercise, drinking alcohol, and intense sun exposure for at least 24 hours.

How long do Juvederm results last?

You should see results immediately following a Juvederm injection. It’s also long-lasting, with results still visible for as long as 1-2 years. Some areas treated last longer than others, though. Juvederm injections in the cheeks and mouth last longer than injections around the lips and nose.

Dr. Slater provides you with the information you need to make an informed decision about Juvederm injections, helping you restore youthfulness and regain confidence in your appearance. Call the experienced aesthetic team at Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics in Ventura, California, to set up a consultation or use the online booking feature.