Your skin texture changes as you get older, but with the right aesthetic treatment, you can restore the youthful vitality of your skin. One of the best treatments to use for facial rejuvenation is Juvederm, a dermal filler that instantly increases the volume of the skin. At Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, we know that this treatment can address a variety of aesthetic concerns.
What Is Juvederm Used For?
As a dermal filler, Juvederm is a product that is used to restore volume in most areas of the face. Specifically, this product is best used in the mid-face to address visible signs of skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Most of the time, this treatment is used on the cheeks, cheekbones, and the area around the nose, mouth, and jawline. Some specific uses include:
Restoring the volume of the skin is one of the most common reasons to use this treatment. Loss of skin volume is usually caused by natural collagen depletion that occurs with aging.
Usually, you will start to produce less collagen starting at around ages 30 to 40. When this happens, your skin volume will gradually shrink, which will create the appearance of hollowness in the face. Hollowness typically occurs under the eyes and beneath the cheekbones and may create a gaunt or shrunken appearance.
Wrinkle reduction happens as a natural byproduct of volume restoration. When you can increase the volume of your skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will also be reduced. This is because lines and wrinkles occur when a lack of skin volume allows the skin to fold in on itself; when skin volume is restored, the visible appearance of wrinkles will also reduce.
You can use this treatment specifically to address nasolabial folds and laugh lines around the mouth. You may also be able to use this treatment to reduce wrinkles in localized areas, such as perioral lines and bunny lines on the nose.
Contouring is another common reason to use dermal fillers. Contouring refers to the increase of volume in select areas of your face to achieve a specific goal. Usually, if you are contouring your face, it is because you want to improve the volume of your lips, enhance the shape of your cheekbones or jawline, or even achieve a non-surgical nose job. By contouring your features with a filler, you can produce long-lasting results without having to commit to surgery.
Finally, dermal fillers are also used to address certain types of scars. Specifically, a dermal filler can be used to correct the appearance of atrophic acne scars. Usually, dermal fillers for acne scarring and other types of atrophic scars are only used when other methods are not as effective or not safe to use for your skin type or skin tone. For example, fillers for scar treatment may be recommended if your skin is not compatible with laser treatments.
What Are Your Treatment Options?
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers is broad, with several specialized products that are used to address specific areas of concern or treat specific goals. Starting from the original Juvederm product, which can be used on virtually all areas of the face for moderate volume restoration, some other products you will be able to choose from this line include:
Voluma is a dense gel that is used to increase volume in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and other signs of visible aging. Voluma is also frequently used to augment the chin and jawline for contouring purposes. This is a good option if you have moderate volume loss in the mid-face.
Vollure is likely one of the most versatile products in the Juvederm family. The treatment is a thick gel that can be used to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the mid-face, specifically wrinkles around the nose and mouth. This gel is highly stable but dense enough to smooth away visible lines and wrinkles.
While Ultra is also used for volume restoration, it is primarily designed to address lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth area. Specifically, this filler focuses on reducing the appearance of perioral lines or wrinkles around the lips that may contribute to an older-looking appearance.
Finally, Volbella is a specialized lip filler that is used to augment the shape of the lips. Volbella is used to enhance lip volume, alter lip shape, and can also be used to correct mild to moderate perioral lines or wrinkles. The treatment is a good option if you want to improve lip volume or if you want to reduce visible signs of lip aging, such as lipstick lines.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
You can expect your dermal filler treatments to take 20 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas you are addressing during each appointment. These fillers are formulated with lidocaine, which ensures your treatment is comfortable. That said, you will likely have the option of using a topical numbing cream to keep your skin comfortable during your treatment.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
Before an injectable treatment such as a dermal filler, you should discontinue any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and blood-thinning supplements such as vitamin E to reduce the likelihood of bruising after your treatment.
It’s also important to only attend your treatment if your skin is in good condition. This means that if you have a sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, cold sore, fever blister, or another type of skin issue, you should postpone your treatment until your skin condition is resolved.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, the most important rule to follow is to avoid touching or rubbing any injected area to avoid disturbing the settling of the filler. If you disturb the filler as it settles, your results will not develop as intended, and this may mean that you need to schedule a touch-up appointment to achieve your desired results. You should also avoid hot water, exfoliation products, and other potential skin irritants for at least 48 to 72 hours after treatment.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most of the time, you will be able to see instantaneous results when you use a dermal filler. This is because the gel product will immediately increase the volume of your skin, which enables your aesthetic expert to inject the exact amount of filler required to improve your appearance. You may notice that your results continue to improve over the next few days or weeks as the product is absorbed, and your body begins to produce natural collagen.
How Long Will Results Last?
The longevity of your results will depend on the specific product you’re using. Most of the time, you can expect your dermal filler results to last for 12 to 18 months.
How Frequently Should You Have Treatments?
Most patients will schedule annual treatments to maintain continuous results. This means that you will likely have a touch-up treatment every 12 months so that your results can be seamless.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
The best way to maintain your results is to take good care of your skin and keep up with your maintenance appointments. By keeping up with your regular maintenance appointments, you’ll be able to enjoy results that last for several years without any visible signs of aging returning.
Dermal fillers are commonly combined with other acidic treatments, such as chemical peels and neurotoxins, both of which address other aesthetic concerns. Using high-quality skincare products and maintaining a good skincare routine are also ways that you can maintain your results or help your skin look younger for longer. Finally, you may want to adopt better lifestyle habits, such as reducing alcohol and tobacco intake to slow down the aging process.
Is There a Best Age for This Treatment?
This treatment can be used at any age, but it is intended for people who are over the age of 21. Many people first start to use dermal fillers between the ages of 30 and 50, depending on their visible signs of aging and their aesthetic goals.
Restore the Youthful Appearance of Your Skin
If you want to have beautiful, youthful-looking skin, then your primary focus should be on restoring the volume of your skin. Juvederm dermal fillers are a good option to restore your youthful beauty. Please contact Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN today to schedule your initial appointment.