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Juvederm Specialist

Carson Liu, MD, FACS -  - Weight Loss Physician

SkyLex Health

Carson Liu, MD, FACS

Weight Loss Physician & General Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA & Orange County, Tustin, CA

Dr. Liu helps patients to reverse the signs of aging with Juvederm® treatments from his offices in Santa Monica and Tustin, California. Patients from throughout Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area benefit from his expertise in helping patients look and feel their best.

Juvederm Q&A

What is Juvederm®?

Juvedérm® is a gel-based filler usually containing hyaluronic acid, which is used to plump up the skin of the face. Juvedérm® adds hyaluronic acid to the zygomatic arch to give a "liquid facelift" that will last over two years. This collection of FDA-approved dermal fillers available to patients in the United States who desire a non-surgical way to lift, plump, and smooth certain areas of the face. Juvederm® is used to treat age-related mid-face volume loss, or when the cheeks become flat over the duration of the lifespan. This groundbreaking treatment adds volume to the skin’s surface so that cheeks are lifted and contoured. Juvederm® was designed to smooth out harsh lines and wrinkles resulting in a younger and more natural-looking smile you can be proud of. Juvederm® also has the power to return that full, plumpness to lips that have thinned over time.

What are the benefits of Juvederm®?

Juvedérm® is a great option after you have lost a lot of weight as it reverses aging which will complement the youthful appearance of your new slender body. Treatments typically make patients look 5-8 years younger. Also, the components in Juvederm® are naturally occurring substances in the body, so you aren’t injecting a foreign or toxic substance into your body. Treatments typically take 30 minutes and do not require any recovery time so your life will not be interrupted.

How does it work?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-based compound which maintains the moisture and nutrient levels within the skin cells, giving it the appearance of volume and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced within the body, but your skin's ability to manufacture hyaluronic acid diminishes as you age. Juvederm® contains hyaluronic particles and is created by biosynthesis and made into a smooth, injectable gel. Once injected, the gel replenishes the hyaluronic acid that has been lost over time causing a smoother, more youthful appearance. Juvederm® provides visible and long-lasting results in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as well as in plumping up the lips, filling in the cheek area.

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