It’s natural to see changes in the way your skin looks as you get older. But if you don’t like these changes and you’re looking to get back your younger-looking skin, our Juvederm Voluma treatments at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL might be exactly what you need.
How Quickly Does Juvederm Voluma Start Working?
Is the way that your skin is changing now that you’ve gotten older affecting your confidence? Finding a solution that isn’t just effective but also fast-acting is likely important to you. Juvederm Voluma is a safe dermal filler that begins working as soon as it’s injected into your skin.
As soon as you leave the clinic, you’re going to notice a change in the way your skin looks and feels. Over the next week or so, the product will take full effect, providing you with the youthful appearance that you’ve been missing.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
You’ll find several chemicals naturally in your skin, all of which work together to help your skin maintain its fullness and elasticity. One of these chemicals is hyaluronic acid, a sugar that you can also find in your connective tissues as well as your eyes. You’ll also find proteins like collagen and elastin.
You’ll find high levels of these chemicals present in your youth, which is why your skin is so smooth and voluminous. But the older you get, the lower these levels are going to get. This affects your skin’s fullness as well as its ability to stay elastic, which is what causes wrinkling.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers including Voluma. Their main ingredient is hyaluronic acid which, as you already know, is naturally present in many parts of your body. When it’s injected into your desired areas, the hyaluronic acid performs a couple of different tasks.
First, it fills in any lost volume by taking up space under your skin. This will lift any sagging skin and make it appear healthier and more youthful while also smoothing out wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid also encourages your body to produce more collagen which helps it maintain its firmness and elasticity.
What Does Voluma Do?
This is one of several Juvederm products and is designed to target your cheeks. It’s natural to lose volume in all areas of your face as you get older. Your cheeks are some of the most noticeable places where this will happen.
But when you get injections of this filler, it will put this missing volume back into your cheeks. This will make them look as round and full as they did in your youth.
What Other Areas Can Juvederm Target?
The older you get and the more your skin loses its structure, the more gravity is going to affect it. Over time, you’ll notice your jawline becoming less and less defined. You may even notice jowls forming, which can be extremely frustrating to see.
If you get injections of this dermal filler in your cheeks, this won’t just help your cheeks. It will also reduce the appearance of jowls by pulling any sagging skin back up and keeping your jawline looking much more defined.
Nasolabial folds, also called smile lines or laugh lines, are the parallel lines that you’ll find forming between your nose and your mouth. Because this part of your face is one of the most mobile parts, it’s common for these to be some of the first wrinkles that you’ll see as you age.
To help keep your skin looking young, you can get injections of Jovederm’s Vollure formula. This formula is designed specifically for this area and will fill in the lost volume around your mouth and nose while also helping your skin produce more collagen the maintain its elasticity.
Thin lips can be a major sign of aging or they can be a simple matter of your genetics. No matter why your lips are thin, thin lips can drastically affect your overall appearance by making you appear more serious than you may really be.
Juvederm’s Volbella formula is made to fill in the lip area, putting any volume that you may have lost back into your lips or providing you volume that you may never have had in the first place. It can also be helpful for people who have uneven lips and want to make them more symmetrical.
As your lips lose both volume and elasticity, you might begin to notice vertical lines appearing on them. These are usually referred to as lipstick lines or, unflatteringly, smoker lines. Not only will they make you look older, but you may also find that they make your lips seem unhealthy.
If you get Juvederm’s Volbella formula to plump your lips, you’ll fill in the volume that you’ve lost and smooth out these little lines. The formula will also encourage the skin in the area to make more collagen and keep lips firm.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
How to Prepare
Before booking an appointment, we’ll consult with you to determine what exactly your goals are and help you set your expectations. We’ll also provide you with specific instructions on how you should prepare for your appointment. There are a few simple things that you’ll need to remember in the 24 to 48 hours leading up to your injections.?
You’ll need to avoid certain substances that might thin your blood and potentially cause bruising. This includes alcohol and tobacco as well as certain over-the-counter medications like aspirin. You may also need to stop taking some supplements like vitamin E, fish oil, and St. John’s wort.
We want to ensure that your experience with us is as safe and comfortable as possible. Know that if you have any questions or concerns at any point in the treatment process, we will be happy to address them. Before applying the injections, we’ll carefully clean your skin to remove anything that’s built up before your appointment. We’ll also mark the areas where you’ll be getting your injections.
After we’ve cleaned your skin, we can begin the treatment. We’ll inject small amounts of the filler at a time in strategic locations to ensure that you get the accurate results that you’re looking for. The entire treatment process will take less than an hour, and you can leave as soon as it’s done.
The Recovery Process
Unlike invasive treatments like surgical procedures, Juvederm Voluma treatments are non-invasive and have an extremely low-maintenance recovery process. You won’t need to worry about an extensive or uncomfortable recovery period when you get this treatment.
Instead, there are just a few things that you’ll need to remember as your skin heals over the next week or so. Avoid strenuous physical activity or anything that might make you sweat a lot. Since your skin is going to be more sensitive, you’ll need to stay out of direct sunlight.
What Will the Results Be Like?
It’s easy to customize this treatment to fit your exact goals. Whether you want something that’s going to dramatically change your appearance or you’d like some more minor changes to the way you look, we can help.
If for whatever reason you aren’t happy with your results, we can help with that, too. We can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase with dissolves the hyaluronic acid that’s been injected into your skin, helping you get your skin back to the way it was before your treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
One of the reasons why both patients and practitioners love this dermal filler so much is that it’s incredibly long-lasting. While there are certainly some situations where someone may want something that provides short-term results, like if you’re not sure if you’ll like them, if you want something that’s going to last, then this is the product for you.
Depending on where you are getting your injections and how your skin reacts to the product, you can expect to enjoy your results for up to 18 months. Taking good care of your skin after your injections can help the product last longer.
Book an Appointment Today
Does Juvederm Voluma sound like the perfect solution to your aging concerns? When you visit our clinic, we’ll be excited to help you feel more confident in your skin. Book an appointment today at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL.