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JUVÉDERM® is a “next generation” family of smooth, long-lasting gel dermal fillers and the latest advance in cosmetic hyaluronic acid-based filler technology. Our surgeon here at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center offers these innovative dermal fillers to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to facial features.

Over recent years, hyaluronic acid—a complex sugar produced naturally in the body—has become a favored compound for replenishing areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness has been lost. JUVÉDERM® is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin; therefore, no testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and tones.

“It’s like you stopped the aging process and softened or eliminated all of my wrinkles and frown lines!”

-Fillers Patient

What Sets JUVÉDERM® Apart From Other Fillers?

The main difference between JUVÉDERM® and other popular fillers is that JUVÉDERM® has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. What’s more, the solution is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than the consistency of other injectable gels. JUVÉDERM® lasts up to six months or longer and, similar to other hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® is absorbed naturally into the body.


This particular JUVÉDERM® filler can be used to contour and volumize average-depth depressions and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, glabellar (frown) lines, and mild-to-moderate nasal and cheek furrows. It is also utilized to plump up thin lips, resulting in natural-looking lip augmentation. In addition to hyaluronic acid, the JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC solution also includes lidocaine, a numbing agent designed to minimize discomfort during treatment. Results typically last between three to six months.


JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC is a thicker filler than JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC, with a slightly larger molecule size. Typically used to smooth the nasolabial folds (parentheses wrinkles) and marionette lines, the composition includes a higher concentration of cross-linking acid. This unique composition enables JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC to be an ideal substance for injection into moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can be particularly useful in filling lost volume around the deeper folds of the nose and mouth. Due to the higher degree of cross-linking in the filler, results from JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC can last up to one year.


If the area around your mid-face looks thin and sunken, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC may be the perfect treatment to restore the appearance of full, youthful cheeks. This filler is FDA-approved to volumize the mid-face, resulting in more supple-looking skin and enhanced facial contours. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can be a great option to lift sagging skin and fill hollow areas around the cheeks for subtle augmentation. The outcome of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC generally lasts longer than other non-surgical injectables and the filler’s rejuvenative effects often remain visible for as long as two years.


JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is designed to enhance the shape of the lips and treat fine lines in the delicate area around the mouth, often referred to as smoker’s lines. As the newest introduction to the JUVÉDERM® product line, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can help you add volume to the lips for a softer pout and a plumper aesthetic. The filler is also utilized to increase definition in the contours of the lips, offering results that can last up to one year.


Deep creases and sunken facial features can be addressed with JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE, a formulation intended to improve nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as the jawline, cheeks, and lips. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE is one of the longest-lasting fillers available, yielding results that have been proven to last up to 18 months. It is commonly utilized to smooth the wrinkles around the nose and mouth, or contour flat regions of the face.

What is Treatment with JUVÉDERM® Like?

JUVÉDERM® treatments are performed in the office by our certified nurse injectors. After determining the best filler(s) to treat your areas of concern, the JUVÉDERM® solution will be carefully injected with an ultra-fine needle until the desired aesthetic is achieved. Many of the JUVÉDERM® products we offer include a local anesthetic in the formulation to provide a more comfortable treatment experience. Most JUVÉDERM® sessions take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete, allowing you to return to your normal routine immediately with no downtime required after injections.

Are There Side Effects From JUVÉDERM®?

Some patients may notice tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site(s), but these effects are temporary and should resolve on their own fairly quickly. If you should experience any discomfort, oral pain medication can usually manage side effects until they subside. Our qualified injectors at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center prioritize your safety and comfort during treatment, and we will do everything we can to enhance your experience.

How Much Does JUVÉDERM® Cost?

Treatment with JUVÉDERM® is usually priced according to the number of syringes utilized to achieve your goals. Therefore, the cost of your JUVÉDERM® session will depend on which filler is used, the amount of solution injected, and the specific concern(s) treated. Although we cannot provide an exact cost estimate without knowing your unique needs, our cosmetic coordinator will be sure to provide you with a personalized quote once you visit our office.

At Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, our team emphasizes high-quality results and affordable, cost-effective care. We accept a number of plastic surgery financing plans to help make the cost of JUVÉDERM® more manageable, including flexible arrangements through CareCredit® and ALPHAEON™ Credit. These trusted lending institutions offer an array of low- to no-interest payment plans to accommodate virtually any budget, allowing qualified patients to proceed with their JUVÉDERM® treatment as soon as they are approved. Please call our practice today if you have any other questions about the cost of JUVÉDERM® fillers.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wesley Schooler to talk more about your cosmetic enhancement goals, please contact the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center.