Throughout your life, your skin goes through a number of changes. For example, in your late 20s, you may notice wrinkles starting to form where your skin was once smooth. By the time you reach your mid-30s, you may notice significant volume loss in your cheeks or temples. Luckily, you don’t have to live with these skin changes. Here’s a closer look at Juvederm, an injectable offered at Still Waters Day and Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL.
What Should You Expect From Juvederm Treatment?
If you’ve recently started to notice your skin texture changing, you probably want to know the most effective way to restore your youthful appearance. Juvederm is the ideal treatment for you if your cosmetic concerns are related to volume loss.
The first formula was approved by the FDA to treat skin sagging, wrinkles, and lines in 2006. Since then, several other formulas have been developed for use in other regions of the face and each has earned FDA approval. Among the things you can expect from your treatment are:
- Rapid results
- Long-lasting results
Each formula in this line of dermal fillers will provide you with an immediate increase in localized volume. In the case of fine lines or mild wrinkles, you may be satisfied with the results of your treatment immediately. However, it may take around 10 days for the final results to be realized.
Some dermal fillers provide anti-aging results that only last for a few months at a time. On the other hand, Juvederm products provide results that last anywhere from six to 24 months.
You can also expect convenience from this injectable dermal filler treatment. The injections themselves only take a few minutes to complete, and your entire session may only take 15 to 30 minutes if you are only targeting one area for treatment.
Your session may take around 15 minutes to complete because we need to ensure there is no localized skin irritation before the session begins and your skin must be prepared for treatment before the injections are administered. Your session may take closer to 30 minutes if you ask us to numb your skin before your injections are administered.
You can also expect comfort regardless of the formulas you require to achieve your ideal results. We offer Vollure XC, Ultra XC, Voluma XC, and Volbella XC. Each provides unique aesthetic benefits but has something in common, lidocaine.
Lidocaine is an injectable anesthetic that numbs the treatment area within seconds. Therefore, if you don’t have roughly 15 minutes to wait for a topical anesthetic to numb your skin, you will only feel a slight pressure as the first injection is administered. This pressure isn’t painful or uncomfortable, just noticeable. You can rest assured that you will remain comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.
A Closer Look at the Various Juvederm Formulas
Voluma XC is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers because it provides such long-lasting results. This formula was designed to restore volume to the apple of the cheek, enhance the appearance of the undereye region, recontour the cheekbone region, and lift sagging cheek skin. If you feel like volume loss in your cheeks is making you look sick or old, Voluma XC is the perfect formula for you.
Ultra XC and Volbella XC
Ultra XC or Volbella XC may be right for you if you are concerned about the appearance of your lips and mouth. Which particular formula will be right for you depends on whether you are looking for a subtle or dramatic volume increase. However, we can assure you that we can provide you with the pout you want with one of these formulas.
The thinner your lips are, the harsher you look. You may find that volumizing your lips makes you look more approachable and people will start to perceive you as friendlier. Also, Volbella XC is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA to erase perioral lines. If you have perioral lines, also known as smokers’ lines, around your mouth, Volbella XC is probably the most appropriate filler for you.
While Volbella XC is great for the elimination of some lines around the mouth, it isn’t right for all lines that develop around the mouth. If you are concerned about nasolabial folds, Vollure XC is the most appropriate dermal filler for you. If you have both perioral lines and nasolabial folds, the only way to achieve your desired youthful aesthetic is to combine Volbella XC and Vollure XC injections in a single convenient treatment session.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works thanks to its active ingredient hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, often referred to as HA, is a chain of sugar molecules that your body produces naturally. This polysaccharide is found throughout the body, including in your connective tissues and eyes. However, one of its most important roles is keeping your skin hydrated.
When hyaluronic acid is injected into the foundational layer of the skin, it immediately volumizes the local area because it attracts and retains water in the area. However, this is the only beginning of the benefits. The presence of ample HA and water encourages the production of extra collagen. It is the extra collagen production that is responsible for the long-lasting results because collagen is metabolized at a much slower rate than hyaluronic acid.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
Before your convenient, pain-free treatment session, you must prepare for your injections. We will advise you on everything you need to do to prepare for your session during your initial consultation. One of the most important things you must do to prepare for your treatment is to wear sunscreen diligently for 14 days before your session. This preparation step is crucial because you will need to reschedule your treatment if your skin is irritated.
It is also very important to stop consuming nicotine and alcohol for several days in advance of your treatment. This is to ensure your blood pressure falls within a normal range. Also, it is important that your blood is not too thin at the time of your treatment. Therefore, you should not take any drugs or supplements that can thin your blood in the days leading up to your session, including NSAIDs, MAOIs, or garlic supplements.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Treatment?
There are several things you must do after your treatment to ensure you enjoy the best possible results following this treatment. For example, you must keep your blood pressure within the normal range by not smoking or drinking alcohol for a few days after your injections. Also, it is very important to avoid applying too much pressure to the treatment area in the 24 hours following your treatment.
It is highly advisable to sleep on your back the night of your treatment. If you sleep on your side or stomach, the results of your treatment may be affected. Also, you should only apply makeup after your injections are complete if you know you can remove them gently. Do not put on any cosmetics that you will have to scrub off vigorously.
Do I Qualify for This Treatment?
To determine whether you qualify for Juvederm injections, you need to come in for an initial consultation. During this consultation, we will evaluate your cosmetic concerns to determine their cause. If they are caused by volume loss, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for this type of treatment. If your cosmetic concerns are caused by excessive muscle tension, you will be a better candidate for Botox.
Also, we will ensure you are healthy enough to receive this treatment. If you’re at least 22 years of age and concerned about the appearance of volume loss-related lines, wrinkles, or skin sagging, there is a very good chance you will qualify for this treatment. However, you may not qualify for this treatment if you are pregnant, nursing, trying to become pregnant, or suffering from a condition that requires you to take NSAIDs or other blood-thinning drugs daily.
Restore Your Self-Confidence Today
Juvederm may be the perfect treatment for you if you are concerned about moderate-to-severe volume loss. Treatment sessions rarely take over an hour and produce rapid results that can last for up to two years. To find out if you qualify, request a consultation today at Still Waters Day and Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL.