Juvederm is among the most well-known injectable fillers, and for good reason. The Juvederm family of products has a wide range of uses and allows patients to enhance their appearances or resolve signs of aging without the commitment, side effects, and downtime of cosmetic surgery. In the Detroit area, patients often turn to Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for their Juvederm injections. Our team includes board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai and master injectors, allowing patients to enjoy superior results.
Juvederm is an injectable treatment that works using hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring molecule that binds to water, creating a plump and hydrated appearance in the skin. The treatment is primarily used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by restoring lost volume, effectively filling in wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. In addition, Juvederm can be used to nonsurgically augment areas including the lips.
There are several types of Juvederm available, each suited to various treatment areas and purposes. These include:
- Juvederm Voluma XC
- Juvederm XC
- Juvederm Vollure XC
- Juvederm Ultra XC
- Juvederm Volbella XC
Most patients who are interested in resolving lines and wrinkles or augmenting the face without surgery are good candidates for Juvederm injections. Juvederm can be used for a range of purposes, including:
- Filling in lines, wrinkles, and folds
- Smoothing smile lines, frown lines, or other wrinkles
- Adding volume to the cheeks
- Plumping lips
Juvederm patients should be generally healthy prior to undergoing injections. For this reason, Dr. Rifai or your nurse injector will review your health history during a consultation. They will also assess your concerns and work to understand your goals for the procedure. In some cases, they may recommend another treatment option, including other injectables such as Botox or Radiesse.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
After your consultation, Juvederm injections can often take place on the same day. Prior to your treatment, a numbing agent may be applied. However, this is not typically necessary, as small needles are used and only a brief pinprick sensation is expected. On average, Juvederm injections take only 15 minutes to complete.
Results are immediately noticeable after Juvederm injections, and no downtime is needed. However, some minor side effects are typical. These include redness, swelling, itching, and some sensitivity. Side effects should subside within 24 hours of treatment at most. Patients are instructed to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or strenuous activity such as exercise for at least 24 hours after receiving Juvederm injections. This reduces the risk of complications including bruising or bleeding.
Juvederm results typically last between six and nine months. Over time, the body will naturally and safely metabolize the product. As needed or desired, maintenance injections can be administered to keep up the results. A long-term treatment plan can be discussed during your initial consultation.
What Our Patients Say
“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”
“Fadi Mayta did my Botox & Juvaderm which I bought on Groupon. He did a fantastic job & I’m thinking of getting a procedure to eliminate the bags under my eyes.”
“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”
To learn more about Juvederm and find out whether you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifai or our master injectors. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.