Oahu native board-certified dermatologist Kory Kitagawa, MD, FAAD, is the head of Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu. He specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is acclaimed for his knowledge, skill, and easygoing manner. Patients come to Kitagawa Dermatology for quality diagnosis and treatment for various skin disorders, especially facial lines, and wrinkles. The caring staff provides confidential consultations to find the best treatment for each patient.

For patients hoping to have dermal filler treatment to improve the appearance of the areas around their mouths, noses, and eyes, Juvéderm is an effective wrinkle remover treatment. To learn more about this dermal filler and other available options for treating troublesome wrinkles and lines, contact Kitagawa Dermatology in Hawaii today.

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What is Juvéderm?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in your body. Its purpose is to cushion and lubricate the joints, eyes, and other tissues in the human body.

Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid designed to help the skin keep its volume and shape by reducing the effects of facial lines, forehead creases, and nasolabial folds running from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Read more about hyaluronic acid at Wikipedia.org.

Because all wrinkles are not the same, and because some people have a strong aversion to needles, Juvéderm offers a line of dermal filler products to treat stubborn facial lines. Juvéderm Voluma is approved for injection into the cheek to make the face fuller and more youthful looking. Juvéderm XC is designed to correct the more troublesome, more severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. It also includes lidocaine to make the virtually painless injection process even less painful. Juvéderm Ultra XC targets the lips for augmentation.

Whatever the situation or skin problem, Kitagawa Dermatology offers the whole line of Juvéderm injectable fillers for wrinkle removal and more in Hawaii. Each Juvéderm product gives immediate results that last six to 12 months, and regular maintenance allows the results to continue unimpeded. If needed, the dermal filler effects can be reversed through the use of hyaluronidase.

What Does Dermal Fillers Treat?

All of the Juvéderm products use Hylacross™ technology to help reduce facial lines, which allows for a smoother wrinkle-smoothing injection gel. Patients report that the Juvéderm procedure is more comfortable than dermal filler products with a more uneven, inconsistent gel.

With an ultrafine needle, the Juvéderm dermal filler is injected beneath the skin many patients report to be nearly painless. Once injected, the gel fills the hollow areas below the skin for youthful looking volume, a smoother appearance, and overall wrinkle removal.

It’s a quick, minimally invasive wrinkle removal procedure that allows patients to immediately resume their day, even though it is recommended that patients wait 24-48 hours before really exerting themselves.

What about Side Effects?

As with any hyaluronic acid dermal filler, Juvéderm is biocompatible with the human body. Because the acid is found in the body, the filler substance synthesizes well with the body and absorbs and then eliminates it naturally and without complications. As a result, it has few side effects, and the ones that arise are mild and temporary.

If any side effects occur after Juvéderm treatments, they almost always happen around the injection area. Patients can expect mild swelling or redness, which should recede in 48 hours. Bruising can also be expected, as with any injection, but it fades within a week.

Less common, but not unexpected, Juvéderm side effects that also sort themselves out within a week include itching, discoloration, and tenderness surrounding the injection site as well as the appearance of small bumps.

Who is a Good Candidate for Juvéderm?

In general, the Juvéderm line of wrinkle removal products is not recommended for anyone under 21-years-old. The wrinkle-smoothing injection is designed to treat volume loss and facial lines that occur from aging. It’s effective for patients looking for a virtually painless, minimally invasive wrinkle removal process with results that last for months.

Patients looking to plump their cheeks or smooth the lines under their eyes are also good Juvéderm candidates. Furthermore, for patients with thin lips or lips that have lost their fullness due to aging, Juvéderm injectables can produce the desired results. Finally, for patients who have smile lines that they want to smooth out, Juvéderm effectively restores that youthful, beautiful smile.

It is such a versatile dermal filler product that it can be used to restore volume and smooth the skin on the back of hands that have wrinkles or lack volume because of sun exposure or aging. Hands treated with Juvéderm look more youthful and healthy.

Consult with an Injectable Filler Specialist Today!

The board-certified skin specialists at Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu specialize in both cosmetic and medical dermatology. A variety of wrinkle removal treatment options is available in our luxurious and relaxing office.

The friendly, caring staff will discuss each patient’s skin issues and create a customized plan that specifically targets their area or areas of concern. From wrinkles around the mouth to folds around the nose and creases in the cheeks, they have the treatment plan for you. For patients concerned about Juvéderm cost, the staff can also discuss a convenient, affordable payment plan.

Contact Kitagawa Dermatology today by calling 808.533.4434 to discuss their world-class, innovative facial treatments and wrinkle removal plans, including Juvéderm.

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