JUVÉDERM® is a collection of aesthetic injectable products that restore fullness to facial features and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Each of JUVÉDERM’s dermal fillers includes hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that encourages volume and hydration.

Dr. Christopher Manios provides several different types of JUVÉDERM treatments to Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and Palo Alto patients. Here, you can learn more about JUVÉDERM Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC while other areas of the website provide information about VOLBELLA®, VOLUMA®, and VOLLURE™.

Dr. Manios has designed his practice around facial rejuvenation and injectables such as JUVÉDERM. As an experienced plastic surgeon with training from Stanford University and Harvard University, he is dedicated to the highest standards of care. Patients can expect a transparent, informative, and collaborative approach to their treatment.

The Benefits of JUVÉDERM

Over time, facial features tend to diminish as the bone composition and levels of collagen, elastin, and fat alter. As a result, lines, wrinkles, or volume loss may occur.

Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and Palo Alto patients often explore treatment with JUVÉDERM to address:

  • Reduced fullness in the upper and lower lips, leading to a less pronounced “pout.”
  • Smile lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  • Loss of volume in the temples resulting in poor transition between the forehead and cheek and loss of a heart-shaped appearance commonly found in younger people.
  • Loss of volume around the chin causing an increased protrusion of the jowls or chin.
  • More pronounced marionette lines resulting in downturned corners of the mouth. Patients often feel as though they have a perpetual sad countenance.

JUVÉDERM Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC can improve each of these concerns. Treatment takes only a brief amount of time and requires no surgery or recovery. Results look and feel natural and can last up to one year.

Dr. Manios’s Approach with JUVÉDERM

During your initial visit with Dr. Manios, he will talk with you about the areas you would like to improve and conduct a facial assessment to define a treatment plan. Each facial feature may benefit from a different approach and JUVÉDERM product.

Lips: Walnut Creek, Pleasanton & Palo Alto patients typically receive JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, which adds fullness to thin lips for a natural-looking, pronounced pout. The consistency of the Ultra XC product closely mimics the feel of your own lips and provides enhanced volume for between nine months and one year.

Smile Lines: Dr. Manios can inject JUVÉDERM Ultra XC to erase mild-to-moderate nasolabial folds. He typically employs JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC for more severe smile lines. The result is a smoother transition between the cheeks and lip. Dr. Manios’s cannula technique can significantly reduce the number of injections you require and improve your comfort before and after treatment.

Malar Split: Some people may experience a line that runs from their tear duct through their cheek (extending outwards). Patients often feel as though their cheeks are split.  Dr. Manios can use JUVEDERM Ultra Plus in order to add fullness to this area and create a smooth and natural-looking surface.

What You Can Expect with JUVÉDERM

Unlike at many aesthetic practices in which a nurse may perform injections, Dr. Manios conducts all JUVÉDERM treatments for his Walnut Creek, Pleasanton & Palo Alto patients. His skill and training help those in his care receive the most natural and impactful outcome possible.

During your appointment to receive JUVÉDERM, Dr. Manios will provide you with:

  • A topical for numbing the area.
  • Lidocaine to increase your comfort and limit bruising.
  • Clear pre- and post-treatment guidelines.

After your appointment, you should be able to return to normal activities right away. Dr. Manios may recommend that you not wear makeup or apply abrasive facial cleansers for 24 hours.

JUVÉDERM Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC should demonstrate immediate effects with increased fullness in the treatment area. The specific JUVÉDERM product will closely match the firmness or softness of the tissue, whether it is the cheek, lips, or another region. Because each injectable is based on hyaluronic acid, you can expect improved volume and hydration for months to come.

If you are exploring options for rejuvenating your features in a way that is lasting, natural-looking, and non-surgical, consider the line of JUVÉDERM products available through Dr. Manios’s practice. Walnut Creek, Pleasanton & Palo Alto patients can schedule an appointment online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.