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Everything You Need To Know About Juvederm Treatment at Bonakdar Aesthetics

Whether you are considering filler injections for the very first time, or you have already embarked on your aesthetic journey and are looking for a new physician, Bonakdar Aesthetics is available to answer any questions related to Juvederm for our patients in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA.

The information below provides an overview of what you can expect during your Newport Beach Juvederm treatment. For any additional questions you may have, we invite you to call our Orange County practice to speak to a member of our expert staff.

Patient Stories

Beautiful Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Bonakdar uses her AmpliPhi™ Precision Calipers to precisely identify parts that are diverging from the ideal proportions and mathematically maps out your AmpliPhi™ Filler Treatment. Through this precise planning and execution, she maximizes your ideal beauty and delivers natural-looking results.

The Juvederm Experience You Can Trust

Dr. Bonakdar is honored to be among the Top 500 Allergan Partners. There are approximately 15,000 physicians in the US who use the Juvederm family of fillers and other Allergan products such as Botox Cosmetic, Kybella, and CoolSculpting.

Every year, Allergan ranks all these physicians based on the quantity of Allergan products they used. Dr. Bonakdar is among the top 500 physicians in this ranking! This means that she does more Botox, Juvederm fillers, Kybella, and CoolSculpting treatments than 97% of all US physicians who also offer these services!

Dr. Bonakdar is also an Allergan Medical Institute faculty member and teaches the next generation of plastic surgeons and dermatologists the art and science of Botox, Juvederm fillers, and Kybella injections.

What Areas Are Treated with Juvederm?

Dr. Bonakdar believes that isolated correction of the one area or wrinkle on the face without consideration of the entire face may produce unnatural results that are disharmonious with the rest of the face. Juvederm can be used to address the following areas:

  • Reshape the forehead
  • Reshape and lift brows
  • Correct deflated temples and lift eyelids
  • Reshape cheeks and lift the midface and lower face
  • Enhance the shape of the nose
  • Erase tired under eyes
  • Reverse aging changes of the mouth and lips
  • Recreate youthful contour to the jaw and get rid of jowls
  • Rejuvenate off face areas such as the neck and the hands

Scheduling Your Juvederm Appointment
At Our Orange County Practice

If you are interested in scheduling a Newport Beach Juvederm consultation with Dr. Bonakdar, please contact Bonakdar Aesthetics. We invite you to watch the video below to learn more about our consultation process. Our expert staff looks forward to meeting you!

Juvederm Fillers Using AmpliPhi™

After decades of focusing her practice on facial aesthetics and performing thousands of Botox and Hyaluronic Acid Filler injections, Dr. Bonakdar created and trademarked a result-oriented non-surgical facial enhancement called AmpliPhi™ Filler Technique.

In 500 BC, the Greek mathematician and sculptor Phidias discovered that all beautiful objects reveal a specific ratio or proportion when broken down into their sub-parts, called Phi Ratio or Divine Proportion. 2000 years later, Leonardo da Vinci brilliantly applied the mathematical principle of Divine proportion to the human body and face defining ideal beauty which he applied to his meticulous paintings and drawings.

AmpliPhi™ is Dr. Bonakdar’s application of ideal beauty mathematics to the aging face all in a one-hour procedure. Aging is unavoidable and happens to the most genetically beautiful humans. AmpliPhi™ reverses signs of facial aging and maximizes a person’s beauty potential by addressing the whole face rather than targeting selected lines or wrinkles.

Dr. Bonakdar uses a measuring tool called AmpliPhi™ Precision Calipers which resembles the ones used by the renaissance masters, to map out her injections and create balance, harmony, and Divine Proportion to the face. Age is no longer an obstacle to feeling self-confidence with magical results of AmpliPhi™ filler treatment in the hands of Dr. Bonakdar.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Juvederm?

Aging is unavoidable and happens to the most genetically beautiful humans. Facial aging starts in the 30s. At first, these changes are gradual and go unnoticed. However, the deterioration speeds up in each decade of life and becomes more pronounced. With AmpliPhi™ Filler Treatment, signs of aging are minimized and even reversed.

Many patients seek Dr. Bonakdar’s help when their outside appearance no longer matches how young they feel in their bodies and mind. They state that they don’t recognize themselves when they look at their reflection in the mirror and that these changes are affecting their self-confidence. Aesthetic improvements have a significant impact on the psyche of an individual.

The new philosophy in filler treatments is to prevent aging before it becomes visible. Dr. Bonakdar has coined the term “Prejuvenation” to describe preventing aging and staying youthful and ageless. Her younger patients start filler treatments in their 20’s and 30’s. She believes that with prejuvenation, her younger clients will look more youthful than their parents by the time they reach their middle age.

Are The Results of Juvederm Instant?

Yes. The results of Juvederm are visible immediately after treatment and improve during the first two weeks to look even better. You leave the office a younger, more beautiful, and more self-confident version of yourself.

Is The Treatment Painful?

Bonakdar Aesthetics is a Cruelty-Free practice using many comfort measures to make your filler experience a pleasant one. Aside from using the smallest needles possible and ice packs while administering Juvederm Newport Beach cosmetic injectables expert Dr. Monica Bonakdar uses a micro-vibrator to fool the nerve ending during injections. Additionally, all fillers she uses have an anesthetic agent in the actual gel.

What Fillers Does Dr. Bonakdar Use?

Dr. Bonakdar uses the Juvederm family fillers which include Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Ultra. These FDA approved, laboratory-made fillers consist of Hyaluronic Acids which are the building blocks of our own naturally occurring collagen.

The subtle differences in the characteristics of these fillers determine their ability to hydrate, fill, plump, lift, the level of swelling or expansion after injection, and their duration. Dr. Bonakdar customizes your treatment and chooses the ideal Juvederm filler for you based on the injection site, the health and thickness of your skin, and the desired results.

Juvederm Voluma

Long-Lasting: Up to two years

Characteristics: Specifically tailored to add volume and lift

Uses: The first and only FDA approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface

Juvederm Vollure

Long-Lasting: Up to eighteen months

Characteristics: Specifically tailored to add smooth volume with soft edges and no border swelling

Uses: The first and only FDA approved filler to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds

Juvederm Volbella

Long-Lasting: Up to one year

Characteristics: Specifically tailored to be a soft, subtle, hydrating gel

Uses: The first and only FDA approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and correct perioral lines. Dr. Bonakdar call this the non-ducky lip filler

Juvederm Ultra

Long-Lasting: Up to twelve months

Characteristics: Specifically tailored to expand after injection and plump tissue

Uses: FDA approved for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation

Juvederm Ultra Plus

Long-Lasting: Up to twelve months

Characteristics: Specifically tailored to expand after injection and fill the tissue

Uses: FDA approved for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation

Juvederm Ultra XC

As smooth, youthful skin eventually diminishes, many of Bonakdar Aesthetics Newport Beach patients turn to Juvederm Ultra XC injectable treatment to address the unwanted effects time.

If you live in the Newport beach or Orange County area and would like to eliminate your facial signs of aging, please contact Bonakdar Aesthetics today by completing the form on this page or calling (949) 721-6000 to schedule your personal consultation.

What is Juvederm Ultra XC?

Juvederm Ultra XC is a highly effective, non-surgical hyaluronic acid filler designed to correct mild facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is non-allergenic and made from a compound that occurs naturally in skin tissue and elsewhere in the human body. Juvederm treatments are not permanent. After about a year, the hyaluronic acid is absorbed naturally by your body. This is a significant benefit for those who are hesitant to make a lifelong commitment to their new look.

While Juvederm injections are not painful for most patients, Juvederm Ultra XC is formulated with lidocaine, a mild numbing agent that further reduces discomfort during treatment.

What Issues can Juvederm Ultra XC Address?

Juvederm Ultra XC’s smooth, youth-conferring gel offers a wide range of aesthetic applications. As it is a thinner product comprising fine molecules, Juvederm Ultra XC is best used for areas that require maximum silkiness, such as:

  • Vertical lip lines: the area between the top of your lips and the bottom of your nose
  • Marionette lines: the area just beneath your lips
  • Corner lines: the outer edges of your smile
  • Parentheses (smile) lines: the vertical, parentheses-shaped creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth

Juvederm Ultra XC is also frequently used to restore volume to the cheeks and under the eyes, as well as plumping flat, thin lips.

What is the Juvederm Ultra XC Treatment Process?

The first step in the rejuvenation process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Monica Bonakdar, who will determine if Juvederm Ultra XC is the best option to deliver the results you need, or if another dermal filler or cosmetic solution would be more beneficial.

During your treatment, the injection site is prepared and Juvederm Ultra XC is injected with a fine needle. Depending on the areas that need treatment, the injection process can be completed within about 15 minutes. Your results will appear immediately. As with any injectable treatment, you may experience some swelling and discomfort at the injection site.There is no recovery time need for Juvederm Ultra XC treatment, and you may resume work and normal activities right away.

How can Juvederm help address my target area?

Forehead and Brows

Even though Dr. Bonakdar uses Botox Cosmetic as her first-line treatment in the upper face, she erases etched in lines that don’t go away after Botox Cosmetic with fillers. She also reshapes, and reverses forehead and brow aging and lifts sagging brows with fillers using AmpliPhi™ technique.


The length, width, and contour of the nose determine the overall beauty of a face and whether a face looks feminine or masculine. With AmpliPhi™ non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose job, Dr. Bonakdar uses a micro-droplet filler injection technique to enhance the look of the nose. This treatment can actually make a wide nose look narrower and disguise contour imperfections of the nose.

Jaw Contour, Jowls, and Chin

A sharp jaw angle and a linear jaw contour are signs of youth and ideal beauty. Caucasian faces tend to age in the periphery of the face, losing the angle of the jaw and the linear jaw contour. This leads to the formation of jowls and marionette lines. With AmpliPhi Filler Treatment, Dr. Bonakdar re-establishes the youthful jaw angle and linear jaw contour, as well as erases the jowls and the marionette lines.

Smile Lines / Nasolabial Folds

Correction of the smile lines or the nasolabial folds with Hyaluronic Acid fillers was the first facial area to become FDA approved in the United States. Dr. Bonakdar prefers treating mid-face aging prior to treating the smile lines for more natural and lifted results. In her hands, many times the smile lines lessen after a midface treatment and may not need any correction.


The temples of a healthy male are flat, whereas temples of a female are concave. Excessively hollowed temples are associated with aging, disease, malnutrition and also occurs in thin athletes. This hollowing is sometimes referred to as a “peanut head”! Even if an individual cleverly covers up their hollowed temples with their hair, the telltale signs of a peanut head show.

Because in a face with hollowed temples, the brows lack the structural support that keeps them in their lifted position, and thus the brows and the upper eyelid sit closer to the eyes and look aged. Dr. Bonakdar treats deflated temples and raises the tail of the brow and eyelids transforming you into a younger and mathematically more beautiful version of yourself.


Facial aging of the midface results in a gradual sinking and sagging of cheeks that go unnoticed for a long time. With time, the telltale signs of midface aging start to show in forms of deepening smile lines, sagging marionette lines, and formation of jowls.

With AmpliPhi™, Dr. Bonakdar precisely measures the cheeks and places fillers into the face to reverse midface aging and lift the cheeks. This correction, in turn, results in lifting of lower face structures. Mathematically repositioned cheeks have the power to transform an old and average looking face to young and beautiful looking face.


When we look at a new face, our gaze jumps back and forth between the eyes and the mouth! The eye area has the thinnest skin and has the most overused muscles of the face, blinking 20,000 per day! Consequently, it is one of the first areas to show signs of overuse and aging. Some of the aging changes that occur in the eye area include:

  • Thinning of the eyelid skin which already is the thinnest skin in the entire body.
  • Shrinkage of the fat pads of the under eyes as well as their downward migration and outward herniation.
  • Bone loss around the eye socket especially at the lower lateral edge which further causes displacement and herniation of the fat pads.


With time, our neck starts to show signs of aging such as thinning, crepiness, and discoloration of the skin, the formation of necklace lines, and thickening of platysma bands or neck cords.

Many patients who meticulously take care of their faces, neglect to rejuvenate their necks. The discrepancy and disharmony between the perceived ages of the face and neck is a dead giveaway to an individual’s advanced age!

Neck rejuvenation consists of correction of color, texture, necklace lines, and neck cords. Dr. Bonakdar addresses color correction with IPL or Fraxel treatments, texture correction with ThermiTight, ThermiSmooth, Ultherapy or Vivace treatments, and necklace lines and neck cords with Botox and fillers. Dr. Bonakdar uses a micro-droplet filler injection technique to erase necklace lines. Dr. Bonakdar’s neck treatments bring harmony to the face and neck.


Our hands are responsible for both fine motor movements such as writing, typing, caressing, and gross motor movements like lifting, carrying, and playing sports. With time, our hands start to show signs of aging such as thinning and discoloration of the skin, loss of underlying soft tissue and bulging out of tendons and veins.

Many patients who meticulously take care of their faces, neglect to rejuvenate the rest of their exposed bodies. The discrepancy and disharmony between the perceived ages of the face and the rest of the body is a dead giveaway to an individual’s advanced age!

Hand rejuvenation consists of correction of color, texture, and volume loss. Dr. Bonakdar addresses color correction with IPL or Fraxel treatments, texture correction with ThermiSmooth or Vivace treatments, and volume loss with Juvederm fillers. Filler treatment replaces the soft-tissue volume loss and disguises the visible vein and tendons.

Dr. Bonakdar’s hand treatments instantly transform your hands as if they have not had a hard day ever and match them to your well-maintained face. Her special technique involves using cannulas for a bruise-free experience.

Lips And Mouth Area

Lips come in many different shapes and sizes. Plump symmetrical lips without lines are an indicator of fertility and youth. As it turns out, lip aging coincides with internal hormonal changes that signal the end of fertility. Even more interesting is that humans are subconsciously programmed to be attracted to individuals with youthful lips for the survival of our species!

This subconscious preference for youthful lips, along with the fact that the eyes and lips are what we gaze at the most when we look at a new face, are the main reasons that lip treatments are among the most frequently requested filler procedure.

Lip aging results in:

  • Deflated lips with or without lip lines
  • Downturned lip corners
  • Disappearing cupid’s bow
  • Elongation of the distance between the upper lip and nose.

Not everyone interested in a lip treatment is seeking Kylie Jenner size lips. Dr. Bonakdar believes that matching the proportions of the lips to the proportions of the overall face is a better game plan than choosing to copy someone else’s famous lips. 

With that philosophy, she listens to what your desired outcome is for your lip treatment, and expertly chooses the best filler to deliver your desired results. From a bit of conservative, under the radar lip line hydration, all the way to dramatically voluptuous lips, she is the expert injector you can trust!

Sometimes it’s not even about lip augmentation, but rather about the correction of lip aging and lip asymmetry. Lips are more attractive when the left and right sides are identical mirror images. One thing is for sure, a lip filler treatment by Dr. Bonakdar instantly gives you a self-confidence boost.

Juvederm FAQs

No one wants to get a bruise after their filler treatment. Dr. Bonakdar minimizes your bruising risk with her Bruise Free Protocol using a handheld infrared vein finder called Accuvein. This technologically advanced tool locates the veins under the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. With Accuvein guidance, Dr. Bonakdar avoids piercing big vessels and thus prevents embarrassing bruises.

Dr. Bonakdar still recommends that you schedule your treatment when you can have a few days of downtime in case of swelling and minor bruising. Also, there are measures that you can take to minimize your risk of bruising. Do not drink alcohol or take any vitamins, herbal supplements, and medications that are known to thin the blood 10 days prior to your treatment. These include anticoagulant, aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E, St. John’s wort, Ibuprofen products, or any other NSAIDs/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Many individuals who think that they need a surgical facelift and skin reduction, actually need volume correction. Traditional facelifts pull and tighten the skin-transforming a sagging and gaunt face into an unnaturally tight but still gaunt face. “Surgerized” faces without volume correction appear flat and two dimensional. AmpliPhi™ Filler Treatment restores the natural facial contours and proportions transforming your face into a three-dimensional younger version.

The top three objections to cosmetic injections even among aesthetically oriented individuals are:

  • Fear of unnatural results
  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of bruising and downtime

Dr. Bonakdar understands your fears and has created protocols so that your AmpliPhi™ Filler Treatment is painless, bruise-free, and results in natural-looking improvement.

Warren Buffett says: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!” No one wants to overpay for a service. But forgoing results and safety just to get a “cheap deal” is foolish. You have one face for the rest of your life and it deserves the best, not the cheapest rejuvenation options! Trust your face to a physician based on her expertise and her ability to guide you through your entire aesthetic journey.

  1. Who will perform my treatment?

At Our Newport Beach office, Dr. Bonakdar is the only one injecting you!

  1. What is the provider’s experience with fillers?

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bonakdar injects eleven times more fillers than the average plastic surgeon and dermatologist yearly. This high volume has placed her in the top 500 Allergan Partners in the nation out of 15,000 Allergan physicians.

  1. How do I get a hold of the office after hours if I have a problem?

As a Bonakdar Aesthetics patient, you are given Dr. Bonakdar’s cell phone number as well as Dr. Bonakdar’s assistant’s cell phone number. With that said, Dr. Bonakdar and her assistant receive almost no calls after hours, because your needs are anticipated and addressed before they become a problem.

  1. What could possibly go wrong with a filler treatment?

Buyers beware! Much can go wrong with a filler treatment. For example, an unintentional vascular accident due to filler injected in an artery or a vein may lead to permanent disfigurement and even permanent blindness! Risks of fillers gone wrong are much higher in the hands of a novice injector. Don’t settle for anything but the best.

From time to time, foreign manufacturers who are not licensed to do business in the US, recruit physician and non-physician injectors to purchase non-FDA approved contraband fillers at cheap prices. These unethical injectors then pass off these deplorable products as brand name products enticing customers with cheap prices!

  1. It is illegal for a US licensed physician to purchase any non-FDA approved foreign drug. The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Justice view these activities like drug trafficking.
  2. It is unsafe for humans to be injected with non-FDA approved foreign drugs. The internet is full of stories and photos of unsuspecting patients who are now disfigured for life, or worse yet, paid for their mistake with their lives.
  3. If these non-FDA approved foreign products don’t harm you, they end up having mediocre results or are completely ineffective.

Buyers Beware! How can you be sure you are getting real FDA approved Juvederm fillers? A colorless odorless gel? By choosing a trustworthy expert with an excellent reputation, vast experience, and documented before and after results.

The filler on the shelf is not what you pay for when you choose Dr. Bonakdar as your injector. It is her cumulative years of experience and expertise with aesthetic injectables that makes her special and valuable. The real question is DO YOU DESERVE THE BEST? If your answer is YES, then welcome to Bonakdar Aesthetics.

Contact Bonakdar Aesthetics for Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Care in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA.

Our luxury concierge practice is committed to providing solutions for the aesthetic needs of the Newport Beach, Orange County community seeking ageless beauty and confidence. Your experience at Bonakdar Aesthetics will be one that nurtures, restores, and revives your self-image.

We are proud to inform you of Bonakdar Aesthetics’ Exclusive Appointment Scheduling Policy. This policy ensures that your appointments are exclusively booked for you alone, thus you will not experience long waits, nor be rushed during your appointment. A booking fee is required at the time you make your consultation or treatment appointment. This fee is fully applied to your appointment or is refundable with cancellations 72 hours prior to your appointment.

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