Frequently Asked Questions for Juvéderm
Correct the effects of aging with the Juvéderm family of injectable dermal fillers. From treating wrinkles and lines to creating lips that are plump and full, Juvéderm injectable treatments at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL provide attractive results that look natural. Juvéderm fillers may be performed with only one formula, multiple formulas, or along with other noninvasive procedures to achieve your concerns and goals. Juvéderm treatments are formulated with synthetic HA (hyaluronic acid) that is meant to boost the body's natural levels of collagen and HA for healthy, supple skin. Talk to plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. about refreshing your face without the expense and time of cosmetic surgery with the Juvéderm collection of injectable wrinkle fillers.
- Juvéderm XC treat medium or deep lines throughout the face, such as nasolabial folds and other lines around the nose and mouth. The results on average are visible for around a year.
- Juvéderm Volbella and Ultra add lift to the lower lip, upper lip, or the entire mouth while also reducing the look of fine lines in the lips. The improvements typically are visible for up to a year.
Procedure Technique for Juvéderm
The best candidates for Juvéderm injectable wrinkle fillers are women and men who have facial wrinkles and lines they would like to improve. It may also be beneficial if you have age-related volume loss or naturally thin cheeks or lips. Juvéderm wrinkle filler injections at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery are fantastic if you are looking to refresh the appearance of your face while avoiding the downtime and expense of a surgical procedure (like brow lifts, eyelid lifts, facelifts, or facial implants).
"The office staff was very kind, informative and thorough. They let me know of upcoming specials when I called to schedule my appointment, so I could get the best possible price for botox and filler. Once at the office, the receptionist were kind, thorough and efficient. His nurse was very empathic, careful, compassionate and ensured my comfort. The doctor was friendly, thorough, kind, and down to earth. He explained his procedure efficiently, while answering all questions. Their goal was to ensure my comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire appointment and procedure. While receiving the injections, he was quick, efficient and confident. They made sure I was comfortable and gave me time to catch my breath when needed. Awesome experience with results that surpassed any other doctor I have seen for botox and filler."- G.P. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2013
"30 Yr. Old Ruptured Implants Removed and Replaced - St. Petersburg, FL - I had a breast augmentation 30 yrs. ago. Both implants were ruptured. I consulted with Dr. O'Brien, who has done other procedures over the past five years, who gave me several options, I decided to replace the implants with the "gummy implants". Beautiful, couldn't be happier. I have used Dr. O'Brien for botox and fillers, he always does these himself, the reason I keep going back. He..."- D. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2015
"This is a wonderful practice. The staff is friendly and very professional. My visit was with the Physician Assistant, Mary Majeed and Dr O’Brien. They made me feel very comfortable and clearly knew what they were doing. I would recommend this Practice wholeheartedly."- N.M / Solutionreach / May 13, 2019
"A+ Doctor - Saint Petersburg, FL - Doctor O'Brien is very kind, caring and knowledgeable. He is a great listener and knows exactly what he's doing! He has superior skills injecting Botox and using fillers! I have been to other doctors and they couldn't seem to get it just right. Then I found Dr. O'Brien, and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! If you are looking for a fantastic Plastic surgeon, he's your man!"- D. / RealSelf / Aug 08, 2016
"Dermal fillers cheek and lip injections - Dr. O’Brien was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and resolved them. I went in for lip injections and cheek fillers to fix under eye bags/lines that extended into my cheek area. He was even helpful enough and saved me quite a bit of money from the original quote. About $500. He did such a good job filling my lips. He didn’t just fill them, he really shaped them out. I couldn’t be happi..."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2017
Youthfully Smooth and Full
Juvéderm treatments usually only last around 15 – 30 minutes, based on how many areas are being addressed. Your skin will be cleaned, then the injection sites will be selected and marked. To decrease discomfort throughout the procedure, Juvéderm formulas contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine). Following your procedure, you may continue your normal routine; however, strenuous activity such as exercise should be skipped for at least a day. You need to be cautious to not put your hands on your face immediately after your Juvéderm injections to prevent pushing the gel into unwanted areas.
You usually see a visible enhancement immediately following your Juvéderm injection, but you could also have light bruising or swelling in the injected areas of the face for around 7 – 10 days. The results of Juvéderm treatments typically can be seen for as long as a year. Talk to Dr. O'Brien about how soon to schedule your next injection session at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery to sustain your results.
Ideal Candidates for Juvéderm
How much does Juvéderm cost?
Costs for a Juvéderm injection will be dependent on the amount of filler that is needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Before your Juvéderm treatment, a personalized injection plan will be developed to match your goals. Once this is done, your injector will estimates costs and discuss payment options.
Are Juvéderm injections painful?
While many patients don't think it's needed, a numbing cream can be massaged into the treatment site before injection if you're concerned about discomfort. After the injection, you might have mild to moderate bruising and swelling that should reduce over the next week. Please contact St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery if you have any severe discomfort or signs of an infection following your injection.
What is the difference between a wrinkle filler and relaxer?
Fillers and relaxers correct wrinkles, but through different methods. Injectable relaxers, such as BOTOX, treat dynamic wrinkles created by chronic muscle movements. Injectable wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm, improves static wrinkles by adding volume. Juvéderm is great for improving mild to moderate lines and wrinkles or to reverse volume loss in your cheeks and lips.
What results can I expect?
You may need to wait several days to view the complete improvements from your injections. Usually, it takes only one appointment to reach your aesthetic goal. However, you may make another appointment if you want to enhance your results or increase volume.
How long do results typically last?
Your results from a Juvéderm injection may last up to two years. This can vary based on which formula is selected and the injection site(s). The length of your results will be faster or slower depending on the speed at which your body absorbs the formula.
What to Expect from Juvéderm
To rejuvenate the youthful smoothness and contours of your complexion, make an appointment for Juvéderm dermal fillers at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL. Each of the Juvéderm formulas is made to correct common signs of aging, so plastic surgeon Dr. O'Brien will develop a plan to fit your needs and goals.