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Juvéderm for wrinkles



Juvéderm is a safe natural filler used to restore volume and fullness to the skin. This gel filler instantly smooths away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, with Juvederm you can fill unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.


Is aging making you look more like a puppet than the puppeteer?


Young healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. HA’s correct facial wrinkles and deep creases from the mouth’s corners to the nose or chin, plump up thin lips, and re-contour deep hallows below the eyes.


Juvéderm is not COLLAGEN…


Unlike collagen, Juvéderm is not derived from animals so the risk of allergic reaction is nearly eliminated.  Aside from the minimal risks, HA’s last longer than other injectable fillers now on the market.

Juvéderm works differently than BOTOX…


Juvéderm adds volume to smooth facial wrinkles, creases and folds. BOTOX Cosmetic also smoothes wrinkles but works by relaxing the muscles underlying stubborn wrinkles, which will temporarily soften the appearance of lines caused by laughing, frowning or other facial expressions.


Juvéderm and BOTOX Cosmetic are often used together, but your consultation will further clarify which products would better satisfy your rejuvenation goals.


Ask our professional staff about the benefits of dermal fillers and if these could be the answer you have been looking for.


With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

Don’t let age make a puppet out of you, smooth away

those marionette lines today!







What makes the Juvéderm range of products so special?

The Juvéderm range of products is the only line of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers that offers customizable results proven to last up to 12 months. It is also very smooth and natural looking, meaning that although people may notice a difference, they won't know you’ve had anything done!

What exactly is hyaluronic acid (HA)?

HA is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural HA is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced – as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturizing and plumping effects of HA decrease. HA is used for aesthetic treatments, and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as eye surgery.


How long is an appointment?

The injection process takes a mere 15-30 minutes, you’ll also need to allow time to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your doctor before treatment.


Will the procedure hurt?

The smooth consistency of the Juvéderm range of products allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. It also contains lidocaine to reduce injection pain for a more comfortable experience.


Will I notice the difference right away?

Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You'll see the results as soon as your appointment is over – and no one else needs to know!


Will I need to take time off work?

Absolutely not! You can have an appointment in your lunch hour then get right back to your normal routine.


Are there any side effects?

Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. These side effects should not last and, after waiting 12 hours following treatment, can be easily covered up with your usual makeup. However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your doctor in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience other side effects. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection.


How long will the effects last?

This depends on a number of factors including age, the area you have had treated, quantity of Juvéderm injected, quality of your skin, lifestyle and your overall health. However, the Juvéderm range of products is the only line of HA fillers proven to last up to one year in nose to mouth lines.


Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?

It is best to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen) a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection. Ask your doctor if you have any concerns.


When will I need another injection?

Many patients like to book touch-up injections as well as repeat injections to maintain the effects of treatment.


How much does treatment cost?

This is entirely dependent on what treatment you are having done and how much product is required.




Shaft Medical San Diego specializes in the very latest advanced aesthetic medicine procedures.


As San Diego’s leading provider of Automated FUE Hair Transplantation, our practice offers NeoGraft “No Linear Scar” Hair and Eyebrow Restoration, MiXto SX Micro Fractional Skin Resurfacing Laser for acne scars and skin rejuvenation, PureLight Cellulite Heliotherapy, Alma Accent XL Radio Frequency Laser for skin tightening, QuadraSculpt Liposuction Body Contouring Surgery, Prolite IPL Laser for hair removal and facial rejuvenation, Laviv Personal Skin Cell Cloning Therapy and NeoGraft LTS Cold Laser for acne and enhanced hair growth, as well as Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Latisse for eyelash growth, and varicose vein and spider vein treatment.


Shaft Medical’s modern and highly discrete La Jolla office serves clients throughout Southern California including San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, and the Palm Springs area.




Call us today at (858) 240-2924 to schedule your personal consultation!