Injectable filler products are commonly used to fill in hollow areas on the face where volume under the skin once existed. Juvederm, specifically, is a popular filler that is manufactured from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. When injected into the skin, it adds fullness, which helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to create a smoother, brighter appearance. San Antonio plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Decherd, is proud to offer Juvederm to area patients. He provides Juvederm Voluma, which works great for adding volume to the cheeks, as well as Juvederm XC, which is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the mouth and nose.
Conditions Treated by Juvederm
Juvederm is used to treat the following conditions:
- Severe wrinkles and facial folds
- “Parentheses lines” or nasolabial folds
- Droopy or hollow cheeks
- Thin lips with lines
"First Class! I highly recommend Dr. Decherd and his staff! I was referred to Dr. Decherd by a friend who had a breast augmentation. She was very pleased with the results, I am three weeks out from a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction, and I feel great. Everything went very smoothly. He was very upfront and informative about the procedure and I knew exactly what to expect. He and His staff are very 'down to earth' and I felt very comfortable. All of the ladies at the front desk are very nice and welcoming. His nurse is also top notch. She has been very helpful! I am so excited about my results! It looks great! He did an awesome job!"- T.S. / Google / Oct 16, 2015
"62 Y/o Mommy Make Over - I'm 62 y/o and have been obese more of my life than not. I finally got the weight off and worked out, but skin can't be exercised. Dr. D was recommended to be by my General Practioner. It has now been one week since my tummy tuck and breast lift. I feel great!Bullets:- Great and efficent front office staff. Trust me, that can make or break the experience.- Cost, deposits, and final pay date, well defined, with no surprises.- Dr D and Sarah, coordinator, spent a good deal of time with me, helping me decide was was good for me, and managing expectations. YOU CAN TRUST THEM.- Surgery suite is private and not in a hospital. Only reason I went ahead during the Covid times. I won't go to a public hospital.- Anesthesologist was so comforting. He explain everything and was patient with my questions. I don't know what they gave me in pre-op room, but it was good! I don't remember being wheeled into the operating suite. Stress less.- After surgery, they are just nice. They made sure my husband understood the instructions, and sent us home prepared.- Pain was shockingly mild. At most, I was uncomfortable. The binders are a [RS bleep], but they are critical for a great final result. I had adequate pain meds and didn't used them after the 3rd day.- I was allowed to shower 24 hours after!!!! And I did. Heaven.- I had /have two drains in my mons for the tummy tuck. They don't hurt, but they are uncomfortable and need to be emptied and the fluid tracked. It's not hard, just not something I wanted to do, but I do.The first time I took off my clothes and binders and looked in the mirror!- 24 hours after surgery I took my shower. I took off the binders/compression garments, held my drains in my hands, and stood in front of a full length mirror. I was stunned. Absolutely stunned. Even with the tape, stitches, a bit of bruising and drains, I looked amazing. My stomach was absolutely flat.....absolutely. My waist was smaller, and has gotten smaller each day. I had a rocken body.- I opted for a breast lift vs implant. I was a DD and think I'll be somewhere between a very full C or D. They are beautiful, natural looking. My aerolas were placed perfectly and I have feeling in them. Everything is swollen and will change, but the beginning start is just amazing.- Day after tomorrow I go do see if my drains can be taken out. That will be a banner day when I can. I'll update this with progress and pics."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 02, 2020
"I did a mommy makeover in February (it’s now June). I am fully recovered and loving the results! Dr. Decherd was very patient with my numerous questions. His staff was amazing post and pre-op. His work is truly remarkable."- D.E. / Google / Jun 10, 2020
"I got a mini tummy tuck in November 2019 I love his work. I love the staff as well. I wanted only the best surgeon to work on me and that is what got what I got."- A.H. / Healthgrades / Feb 20, 2020
"I got a mini tummy tuck with a lipo.I love his work. I love all the staff as well. the doctor is the best!👍👏👏👏"- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2020
Juvederm is administered through a fine needle right in Dr. Decherd’s office. Prior to treatment, the face will be cleansed thoroughly, and he will use ink to mark the spots where the injections will go. A numbing cream is usually applied first to help with any discomfort. Once the filler is injected, results are immediately noticeable. The treated areas will be red and slightly swollen, but these effects go away after several hours. Patients can resume normal activities, but should avoid strenuous exercise for approximately 24 hours.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- 0 Minutes
- Average Procedure Time
- 15-30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 30 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Juvederm injections are pretty much pain-free. Patients will wait a few minutes while a numbing cream settles on the skin to help with the injections. Soft, cold compressions will be placed on the injection sites to help settle the small sting caused by the needle.
Injectable fillers have changed the cosmetic surgery market, with more patients than ever before choosing this nonsurgical alternative for reducing the signs of aging. Other nonsurgical options include wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX and Dysport. It is common to combine fillers with wrinkle relaxers for optimal results. Patients with severe wrinkles and lines may need to consider a surgical approach for treatment such as a facelift, browlift or cheeklift. All of these can be discussed during the consultation.
Is It Safe?
Juvederm is approved by the FDA. It has been proven to be safe and effective and is used for cosmetic purposes with results lasting for up to a full year.
What Does This Cost?
Juvederm is injected by syringe. One full syringe usually averages about $400. Some sessions may take 2-3 syringes, whereas some patients may only need a single syringe of the product. The final cost of treatment will depend on how many syringes of the product were used. Another factor to consider in the overall cost is that this treatment must be repeated after a year as the body will naturally reabsorb Juvederm over time.