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
"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
"I got a breast augmentation and wow he did an awesome job! Perfect size and they look natural as well."- A. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
"Dr. Descherd and his team were amazing. I went in for a tummy tuck, complicated by a very large hernia and abdominal separation. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results! For 15 years I lived with no core strength; I couldn’t even balance on one foot to get dressed in the morning. Now, I am taking control of my body and my life, and I wouldn’t have been able to without Dr. Descherd! I feel phenomenal. He and his staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. 10/10 would do again!"- B.K. / Google / Feb 09, 2020
Juvederm Procedure Technique
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.