Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that works to keep the skin moist and agile. As we age, this valuable component naturally decreases. Juvederm is a non-invasive hyaluronic acid-based filler that replenishes lost volume and improves the outer appearance of the skin. It is a popular injection treatment in areas where wrinkles reside closely together. This is because once injected it spreads beyond the actual injection site. Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm has been put to the test against other notable filler brands, and in clinical studies has been shown to be both safe and highly effective.
"Dr. Bridges spends time explaining the process and is happy to answer any questions. I told him what I wanted and he did an excellent job! The results are noticeable, but also look natural (not extreme). I have had this same procedure [facial fillers] done three times previously, but I have never been this happy with the results. - Richmond, VA"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jan 31, 2012
"Dr. Bridges is a Fantastic Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Matthew Bridges is the best plastic surgeon anywhere.I had a facelift 3 years ago by another plastic surgeon in the west end of Richmond and the results were not good if any thing it was worse than before the facelift.. A year ago I decided I had to do something. I found Dr. Bridges I got a second facelift I am so glad I did my face looks so natural and 15 years younger. I am so happy with my facelift...a great job..I love Dr. Bridges he is kind, spends time with you and explains everything to you. He is fantastic and a perfectionist when it come to his work. He is the best and I could never go anywhere else. I trust him to the fullest. I have had filler done before by Dr. Bridges and getting ready to have fillers in the next month.I love the office girls they are so helpful so nice. I feel right at home.."- A. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2018
"I am in my mid 50s and happier with my nose than I’ve ever been in my life - Very long story short, between ages 15 and 50, I broke my nose twice and had two surgeries, and then in 2019, filler on the bridge of my nose. That did not go well, as after three months it started to migrate into a ball on the bridge of my nose. The doctor where I live injected it several times over two months to dissolve the filler, but it just didn’t want to go away. Finally, it did, but about a month later I noticed my nose curving to the right and a big divot on the left, as well as my bridge looked like it was sinking. I think all of the injections in my nose destabilized it. This continued to worsen over the next couple of years. For three years off and on, I scoured the Internet for revision rhinoplasty surgeons. One day, I read a review from one of Dr. Bridges’ patients that really hit home with me and when I looked to see where Dr. Bridges is located, I couldn’t believe he is in my hometown where my parents still live. I had a virtual consultation and ended up scheduling the surgery. I was so nervous because I knew that no matter what the outcome, this had to be the last nose surgery of my life. It’s been almost 5 months now since my surgery, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I barely had any pain compared to my two other surgeries and although I know I must still have swelling, even I cannot notice it. He had to use some fascia from behind my ear to create a little padding since I am thin skinned and my nose is bony. It healed perfectly. I honestly don’t believe I could have gone to a doctor anywhere who could have done a better job. I am in my mid 50s and happier with my nose than I’ve ever been in my life. I would recommend Dr. Bridges to anyone!"- B. / RealSelf / Jul 31, 2023
"Dr. Bridges is an amazing facial plastic surgeon, and we're so lucky to have him here in RVA. Amazing bedside manner, and actually listens to what you want to work with you on the results you want to achieve. Dr. Bridges won't steer you wrong or upsell you, and is very genuine and ethical. I've done both Sculptra and HA fillers with him coming from medspas, and I feel like I walked out of his office with a new sense of confidence. My outside now matches how I feel on the inside!"- M.P. / Google / Oct 14, 2023
"I fly 2,589 miles to see Dr. Bridges. - This is how much I love Dr. Bridges: He is in Richmond, VA, where I used to live. I now live on the opposite coast in Portland, Oregon. I fly out to "visit friends" every year just so I can see Dr. Bridges! I have tried probably 7 or 8 cosmetic surgeons for Botox and fillers, but NONE of them hold a candle to Dr. Bridges. He's gentle, kind, and very experienced. He's absolutely the best and I..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 27, 2018
During your appointment, the areas of the injection sites will be marked and thoroughly cleaned prior to the treatment. With the possible comfort of local anesthesia and a numbing solution contained within Juvederm, the filler will be injected into the skin. After each injection, light pressure and a cooling ointment are applied to the area. Other than feeling a tingling sensation and some visible redness in the areas of the injections, there are usually no other side effects. Most patients are able to return to work with no downtime after their 15-30 minute Juvederm procedure.
What to Expect
The majority of patients who receive Juvederm will notice remarkable improvements after their very first treatment with results lasting up to one year. Patients are generally thrilled with the fast-acting, visible results that the injections provide. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, Juvederm side effects are intriguingly minimal with no missed time from normal activity.
Injectable fillers have made major advancements in the past two decades and offer a terrific cosmetic solution for patients who desire specific results without surgery. While hyaluronic acid fillers are a great choice for many patients, there are others to choose from that can garner youthful, smooth skin. Common filler procedures include those that are comprised of collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, and polylactic acid. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers that are available today and will work to understand your aesthetic goals so that the best filler choice can be made.
Plan Your Procedure
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Will The Injection Hurt?
The injection may cause some discomfort, although the size of the needle is very small. Lidocaine, a numbing solution, is contained within Juvederm to help diminish pain after the treatment. Our team will work hard to ensure patient comfort, and may choose to apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
What Other Anti-Aging Options?
Although fillers have proved to be a terrific solution to make skin appear younger, there are other options to consider. Fat grafting, BOTOX and Dysport, as well as plastic surgery, all hold the potential to provide tremendous improvements to the skin. During the initial consultation, our team will discuss the comprehensive options and give recommendations for the absolute best procedure tailored to each patient’s desired outcome. This may include a combination of cosmetic treatments.
Will I Look 20 Again?
A Juvederm injection reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a softer appearance. While this product will not make you look 20 again, it will minimize the lines and wrinkles on the face, and provide a youthful glow that many patients desire. It is important to set realistic expectations. This will be discussed in detail during your consultation.
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