Juvederm – They’ll All Notice, But No One Will Know

juvedermWe get lots of question about fillers.  Since Juvéderm is one of the most popular, let’s take a few minutes to “fill” you in on this one.  Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid fillers are known for their flexibility and smooth, natural appearance.

This versatile product is an excellent choice for filling in small, vertical lines around the lips, as well as deeper nasolabial folds on the face. It can also be used for enhancing facial volume or features, such as sculpting or restoring volume to cheeks, restructuring the chin or nose and adding volume or restoring definition to lips.

When injected into the lip, it creates the perfect pout and can restore a more youthful and/or sensuous look. Juvéderm works equally well for men and women from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The effects of Juvéderm last up to a year.

Unlike other fillers, it is supplied in different densities that are designed for a specific treatment areas or indications.  A mixture of densities may be used to help you achieve your desired appearance. Fine lines, as well as deeper wrinkles can be effectively treated with Juvéderm.    This treatment also improves the vertical or “smoker’s lines” along the edges of the lip.  We can tailor Juvéderm  to your needs or desires—you might want a fuller lip and more dramatic results, while others choose a much more conservative correction to only restore what has been lost over time.

Before/After JuvedermTreatments are done in the office and take about 30 minutes. The number of syringes needed for optimal treatment will vary.  We’ll discuss this with you prior to treatment so you’ll know how much will be needed for the results you desire.  Results are immediate, and you can return to your regular activities the next day.


  • Do call  if you have any questions or concerns after treatment
  • Do let us help you make the decision about what dermal filler is the most appropriate for you
  • Do allow at least two weeks before any big upcoming event for your best results
  • Do regular treatments and maintenance to assure a more natural look


  • Don’t worry about being allergic to Juvederm. You will NOT need pretesting
  • When choosing a filler, don’t make your decisions based on price
  • If possible, don’t  take aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil or other blood thinning medications, vitamins or supplements for at least one week prior to injections
  • Don’t wait for Juvederm to wear off or disappear completely before being retreated

About Dr. Grant Stevens

W. GRANT STEVENS, MD, FACS Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery University of Southern California Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery and the Orange Twist Institute in Marina Del Rey, California. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Stevens is past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and chairman of the ASAPS Board of Trustees. He is third vice president of the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He was elected by his peers into "The Guide to Top Doctors" and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor Guide," recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and one of the select few to be featured in "Plastic Surgery: The World's Top Surgeons & Clinics." Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John's Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC. Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh and Dr. R. Christie Wray. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS and ISAPS Traveling Professor lecturing at numerous international, national and regional meetings and is an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities. Dr. Stevens has authored more than 90 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He is a member of many medical societies, including ASAPS, ISAPS, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. He has been interviewed for articles including those in Time, USA Today, People, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Business Week, Men's Fitness, LA Times Magazine, Discovery and numerous newspapers. He has appeared on more than 125 television programs including CNN, Discovery, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, The Learning Channel, PBS Nightly Business Report and many other TV and radio interviews.

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