Always embracing change and innovation, Dr Larry Wu is currently a strong advocate of non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements that utilise topical products, laser equipment, and maintenance medication. He is dedicated to quality, service and image enhancement with a focus on making his clients comfortable in their own skin.
Juvéderm is a same-day treatment that can be used to give you a long-lasting and natural beauty lift. It can smoothen wrinkles and folds, give your mouth a fuller, more sensuous form, or restore facial volume which has been lost with age. Results are immediate and discrete, with little or no recovery time.
Juvéderm is made from NASHA gel (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid). The resilience and youthful contours of your skin and its ability to counter the effects of time, wind and weather, owes much to hyaluronic acid (HA). NASHA is allergen free and suitable for vegetarians. No skin testing is needed before Juvéderm treatments.
The consistency of the NASHA gel in Juvéderm is custom tailored to match the tissue structures in your skin. Nutrients, oxygen and hormones pass freely though the gel, maintaining the health and vitality of your skin. Injections of Juvéderm stimulates your body to produce more of its own natural collagen in the treated areas, and this can contribute to the improvement which you will experience. Since the body has its own system for absorbing hyaluronic acid, it slowly disappears over time without a trace.
1. Correcting folds and wrinkles of the face
2. Acne scars
3. Horizontal (upper forehead) frown lines
4. Glabellar (lower forehead) frown lines
5. Depressed corners of the mouth, also known as “marionette lines”
6. Chin augmentation
Juvéderm Voluma, Volift and Volbella are the most advanced, versatile and long-lasting of the HA fillers. They are custom designed for use in different areas.
Juvéderm Voluma is most commonly used to add volume to deep parts of the face, such as the upper cheeks and occasionally the nasolabial folds. Juvéderm Volift is designed for use in more superficial areas and for people with thinner skin; while Juvéderm Volbella is usually used for delicate areas like the lips and occasionally under the eyes.
Just a touch of additional volume can make an enormous difference to your appearance. Many individuals are looking for that slightly fuller shape at their chin, or perhaps a rounder more sensuous line along the cheeks or lips. In some cases, it will be nice for you to have a “finishing touch” of additional Juvéderm after 4-6 weeks to get the compete effect you desire.
Juvéderm Voluma, Volift and Volbella cost $650 for the first syringe, with a $100 discount for additional syringes used on the same day. One syringe might be used for the lips, or another for the nasolabial folds, for example.
In Singapore, cosmetic treatments once considered a luxury item are now very affordable even for those with modest incomes, Juvederm is an example.
As a saying goes, “Having successful cosmetic treatments for your face is not expensive, it is priceless.”
Our Juvéderm appointments are usually 30 minutes long. The injections usually take about 15 minutes and we add another 15 minutes to allow enough time for the numbing injections to work completely.
You see immediate results with Juvederm. And your look will continue to improve for 1-2 weeks as the Juvederm softens and draws moisture into the area.
The benefits of Juvéderm treatment may be visible for 12-18 months, sometimes longer, depending on the location and amount of the treatment and the nature of your skin.
For example, highly mobile areas like the lips tend to require at least a touch-up treatment after about 6 months. Areas with fewer movements may only require additional treatment after 12-18 months. Experience has shown that smaller amounts of Juvéderm are needed for maintenance than for the initial correction.
Juvéderm is extremely safe. Dr. Larry has treated thousands of patients over the years with a variety of fillers. Dr. Larry has had the opportunity to compare many hyaluronic acid products, and he found the Juvéderm family of fillers to have one of the highest patient satisfaction and safety, and with the longest duration of cosmetic benefit.
Hundreds of thousands of men and women in all age groups around the world have been successfully treated with the Juvéderm family of products since 2003. Studies show that the vast majority of them were so happy with their results they would be willing to have the treatment again – and would recommend Juvéderm to their friends.
Juvéderm has all but replaced collagen as a filler. It’s smoother than collagen making it much easier to shape and sculpt with. Lumpiness and irregular contours are much less likely with Juvederm. Juvederm also lasts more than three times as long as collagen. Compared with other fillers, Juvederm is softer and feels more natural. Most patients who have had both prefer Juvederm and say that it feels softer and more natural. Juvederm is also FDA-approved to last up to one year.