Our San Francisco dermal fillers include the complete Juvederm collection. Juvederm fillers are known for their ability to reverse facial aging signs by effectively smoothing wrinkles and achieving a more youthful, fresh contour.
Dr. Sheena Kong is an injectable specialist who will work with you to determine the right type of filler for your unique needs. For longer-lasting results, she offers Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella, each including VYCROSS technology. The VYCROSS component achieves results for up to two years.
She also provides the Ultra line of Juvederm products in addition to Volux XC and Skinvive, each designed to refresh the skin, refine contours, fill hollows or plump the lips, and ultimately, to renew your appearance.
Whatever your needs, our facility has everything you need to achieve your goals. Schedule a call to see how we can guide you on your aesthetic journey.
Any person who is considering the use of a filler deserves to be educated on the facts about the product being used. Dr. Sheena Kong always takes the time to educate her patients, one-on-one, about any product used, the expected results, and any risks associated with the use of the product. Typically, patients have certain questions, many of which are answered below.
How does Juvederm work?
Your skin contains a naturally-occurring substance, hyaluronic acid. Over the years, the body stops producing this hydrating substance. As it reduces, the skin begins to lose structure and volume, and the facial skin starts to wrinkle and fold. Juvederm is a very smooth gel that can be injected into areas with lost volume, such as curved creases in the nose/mouth zone.
What is Juvederm made from?
This gel is composed of non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid produced with a patented process that "cross-links" the substance so it has blended particle sizes for a very natural effect, and greater longevity. When injected into the facial muscles correctly, it fills in lines, creases, and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful, fresh appearance.
Is Juvederm Safe?
Any Bay Area patient who is interested in an injectable filler product, whether Juvederm or other brand, should have a full heath evaluation, as well as reveal any and all medications and supplements taken on a regular basis. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are not candidates for this treatment, and must wait until the baby is born, and breastfeeding over. The first FDA approval was in 2010, and this filler has been used in countless procedures since its release.
Who should inject Juvederm?
As with any treatment, the skill and experience of the medical professional administering the product has everything to do with the quality of results. Dr. Sheena Kong has a long track record of creating natural-looking results, and is a board certified doctor of internal medicine. She is passionate about her work, and has a deep understanding of how to correctly use the product to smooth out the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
How long does Juvederm filler last?
Juvederm fillers generally last about eight to twelve months. Dermal fillers with VYCROSS technology, such as Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella, have 12 to 24 months of longevity. Ultra and Ultra Plus each last an average of 12 months. However, keep in mind that time variations will occur according to the individual and how their body reacts to the filler.
Whether you are looking for a lip filler, a wrinkle removal filler, or a long-lasting filler, you can expect access to the entire Juvederm catalog at Dr. Kong's clinic. Our specialists will guide you and offer the ideal products for your needs.
Will Juvéderm Injections look smooth and natural?
Unlike some other dermal fillers, Juvéderm products all contain a small amount of lidocaine. This local anesthetic makes injections more comfortable and reduces sensitivity to pain and discomfort. Each Juvéderm fillers is a clear gel with a smooth consistency that flows easily into the skin for soft, smooth results that look natural. It is important that the product is injected by a highly-skilled medical professional to achieve results that appear natural. Dr. Sheena Kong is known for her ability to create beautiful results with these fillers – every treatment is performed with meticulous care.
Juvéderm and Restylane are both hyaluronic acid-based fillers. However, compared to Restylane, Juvéderm has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, which may produce longer-lasting results. For some applications, Juvéderm may also produce smoother, more natural-looking results.
Does Juvéderm Treatment Hurt?
The “XC” in the names of injectable Juvéderm fillers indicates that they contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic to reduce pain and discomfort during treatment. You may choose to have a topical numbing cream applied to the treatment area before the injections begin for an even more comfortable treatment experience.
Are There Any Side Effects with Juvéderm?
Side effects of Juvéderm in San Francisco are rare, and when they do occur, they typically resolve on their own within a week of treatment. Although uncommon, minor side effects may include tenderness, swelling, redness, firmness, or bruising at the site of the injection. As Juvéderm products are designed for biocompatibility and produced in the laboratory through biosynthesis, there is little or no risk of allergic reaction.
Juvéderm Vs Other Injectable Fillers
The Juvéderm line includes an array of custom injectable dermal fillers, each designed to treat specific aesthetic issues. Every member of the Juvéderm family is a smooth, clear gel, specially formulated with cross-linking technology to treat specific facial areas and produce longer-lasting results.
Each product in the Juvéderm line is made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, maintaining nutrient levels, attracting moisture, and adding softness and volume. Juvéderm injected under the skin helps replenish hyaluronic acid that has been lost with aging to create a more youthful facial appearance.
Juvederm Collection of Fillers & Their Uses
Revitalize your features and restore definition with JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC, an injectable gel designed to provide volume to the cheek area.
As time passes, our cheeks lose tightness due to age-related volume loss. JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC reverses the signs of aging by providing temporary rejuvenation to the cheeks. The product is ideal for those seeking long-lasting solutions since it can last up to 2 years if properly maintained.
Rewind those years and let your inner light permeate your exterior surface with JUVEDERM VOLLURE XC.
Smiling and laughing are some of the most pleasant emotions in life. Unfortunately, the more we smile and take pleasure in life, the more likely we are to develop Nasolabial folds. Nasolabial folds are creases in the skin that extend from both sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Don't worry; the JUVEDERM VOLLURE XC will bring out that youthful vigor inside you and diminish those pesky lines that come with age. The JUVEDERM VOLLURE XC filler is ideal for those seeking durability, as the product lasts up to 18 months with proper care and maintenance.
Give your pout a voluptuous shape with Juvederm Volbella XC, a lip filler that makes your smile stand out among the crowd.
Volbella XC is a clear gel that increases lip size and reduces lip wrinkles, lasting up to one year. The gel is injected into the lips with a fine needle to achieve a pump, supple shape. Whether you want to give your lips extra allure or reduce lines around the mouth, Volbella XC has you covered.
Soften skin, erase lines, and restore lost volume with Juvederm Ultra Plus.
As a natural part of aging, our lips become thinner, and our facial wrinkles deepen due to decreased collagen production and loss of elasticity. If you are losing volume in your lips and noticing deeper facial wrinkles, Juvederm Ultra Plus is an ideal treatment to revitalize your outer beauty. Juvederm Ultra Plus has a thicker substance that helps smooth out deeper lines and creases, lasting for up to one year. Ultra Plus targets areas with more prominent lines, such as nasolabial folds, cheeks, and smile creases.
Smooth away lines and add shape to your features with a lighter version of Ultra Plus.
Juvederm Ultra is one of the world's leading dermal fillers thanks to its versatility in revitalizing the appearance. Ultra reduces wrinkles, adds volume to the face, and helps plump the lips beautifully.
While Ultra Plus targets deep lines and wrinkles, Ultra is best for patients with more moderate creases. Ultra fillers are often combined with BOTOX injections for a more comprehensive rejuvenation. Expect results that last for six to eight months.
Defy the laws of time and give your facial contours elegant definition with this shape-enhancing dermal filler.
If you’re losing definition in your jawline, try Volux XC is an ideal choice. This filler adds volume and gives a more refined structure to the lower half of the face. With optimal care and maintenance, Volux XC can last up to a year.
Rehydrate your features and give your cheeks a soft, natural glow with Skinvive by Juvederm.
Skinvive, the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid injectable on the market, is revolutionizing the injectable field with its advanced technology. Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule in the skin that attracts water and naturally decreases with excessive sun exposure and aging. By using Skinvive, your skin retains higher amounts of moisture, achieving a fresh and revitalized appearance. Expect results to last between six and nine months.
A Juvederm Treatment Session
During a San Francisco Juvederm treatment session, Dr. Kong uses a very thin needle and injects small amounts of the product under your skin to fill in the soft tissue of the dermis. Dr. Kong also uses a very thin cannula to deliver the treatment without any bruising. Juvederm is made from a smooth-consistency gel, so it flows easily into the skin and provides natural-looking results. You'll notice that your wrinkles and nasolabial folds become less obvious almost immediately.
Juvederm treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Anesthesia is not needed, as the treatment is not painful, and the JuvedermXC product contains lidocaine to improve your level of comfort.
Juvederm is eventually absorbed by the skin, so repeat treatments are recommended to maintain the results.
Recovery after Juvéderm
There is no downtime for most patients after treatment with Juvéderm. Although there may be mild soreness and redness at the injection sites, you will be able to apply makeup, return to work, and resume your normal activities immediately after a treatment session.