Do you wish you could plump up your pout? Do you feel like a lack of cheek volume makes you look ill or older than you are? If you have self-confidence issues due to a lack of volume in your skin, JUVÉDERM at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL may be able to help. Today, our aesthetic experts are looking at what formulas are included in this line of dermal fillers, what they are used for, and more.
What Are the Different Types of JUVÉDERM?
Ultra XC is designed to augment thinning lips and eliminate lip lines temporarily. There is no downtime required after treatment, and your treatment session may only take around 30 minutes, depending on the severity of your concerns and other factors.
VOLUMA XC is the most durable JUVÉDERM formula, providing stunning results that usually last for two years. This injectable is usually used to augment the apple of the cheek, but it has other applications, too. For example, it can be used to recontour the cheekbone and enhance the appearance of the under-eye area. It can also lift sagging jowls, drastically enhancing the appearance of the upper face.
VOLBELLA XC is a fast-acting, long-lasting filler that can improve the appearance of your lips for up to a year. It can also eliminate fine perioral lines from around your mouth.
VOLLURE XC is approved by the FDA for the treatment of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Marionette lines are the deep lines that run from your mouth to your chin, and nasolabial folds are the folds that run from your nose to your mouth.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
Regardless of the specific formula, JUVÉDERM starts working immediately, but it takes a while to take full effect. As soon as the injectable is administered, the volume in the treated areas increases. This is partially due to the gel. However, the volume in your treated areas also increases because the hyaluronic acid draws in water molecules. Due to the hydrophilic nature of hyaluronic acid, the water binds to the HA and remains in the treated areas for future use.
When Will I Be Able to See My Desired Results?
Most people are able to see their desired results just 10 days after their injections have been administered. However, depending on your age, health, and other factors, it may take 14 days before your desired results become apparent. The final results of this treatment can be seen after your skin has broken down the HA and used the water and other ingredients to produce collagen.
Is There Anything I Can Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
To enjoy beautiful, healthy skin as quickly as possible, you need to make healthy lifestyle choices. For example, you should not smoke, and you should limit yourself to one or two alcoholic beverages daily, depending on your sex and age. You can also help yourself see faster results by not tanning. The UV rays that tan your skin damage it, including the collagen responsible for keeping your skin young, healthy and beautiful.
Additionally, UV rays make your skin produce collagen less efficiently. When you go outside, you should wear sunscreen that provides adequate protection from all of the sun’s UV rays. Furthermore, you should eat nutritiously to see your desired results as quickly as possible. To produce collagen, your skin needs three essential amino acids, water, zinc, vitamin C, and other micronutrients.
Can I Do Anything to Make My Results Last Longer?
To enjoy your desired results for as long as possible, a good skincare routine is required. You should moisturize your skin once or twice daily depending on whether you have naturally dry skin. Ideally, you should use an occlusive moisturizer to keep the moisture locked in.
Another effective step you can take to keep your skin volumized and smooth is to eat plenty of high-quality protein and healthy fats every day. Healthy fats include olive and avocado oils, coconut oil, and butter from grass-fed cows. Avoid fat that comes from anything that’s not naturally fatty, such as corn or canola oil; carbohydrates, except those naturally found in nutrient-rich, non-starch vegetables; and overdoing it on nuts, either as snacks or in the form of nut oils.
Is This Treatment Safe?
The FDA has determined that JUVÉDERM injections are safe for most individuals who are over the age of 21. However, there are exceptions. For example, regardless of your age, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This treatment will also be unsafe for you if you are allergic to lidocaine.
Can I Receive Several Treatments in a Single Appointment?
Yes, it is safe to have several fillers administered during a single appointment. Additionally, you can get other cosmetic treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections during your JUVÉDERM injection session. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable neuromodulator that can address concerns caused by overactive muscles.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections?
You need to attend an initial consultation with an aesthetic expert to verify that this treatment is right for you. However, you should qualify if your concerns are caused by overactive muscles, you have realistic expectations, and you can follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines. Some of the most common concerns treated by this injectable include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Forehead folds
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
Some of the most important preparation steps to take before this treatment include not taking certain sleep aids or any oral muscle relaxants. You should also avoid drinking alcohol, consuming tobacco products, and taking any pharmaceuticals that can affect your blood, like MAOIs and fish oil supplements. After treatment, you must refrain from lying down for four hours, avoid excessive heat and sweating, and wait 24 hours before smoking or drinking.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that there are several types of JUVÉDERM that may benefit, you depending on your unique cosmetic concerns. To find out which injectables are right for you, contact us today at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL to schedule an initial evaluation.