Developing lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process. While a neuromodulator like Botox can treat some wrinkles and lines, others need a different treatment method. Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetic Medical Spa in Upland, CA has several types of Juvederm to help you reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fill out any places where your face has lost volume. After this treatment, you’ll have a naturally youthful look and feel refreshed.
What Is Juvederm?
As a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, this treatment will work to restore smoothness and volume to different areas of your face. Since its approval in 2006 by the United States Food and Drug Administration, this injectable treatment has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country due to its effectiveness and quick application time.
How Does It Work?
The main ingredient in this injectable treatment is hyaluronic acid. As a complex sugar that can be found naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid helps you keep your skin full and moist. Hyaluronic acid also helps stimulate your body’s collagen production. Unfortunately, as you age, your body will produce less hyaluronic acid. Your skin will lose volume, become less moist, lose collagen, and develop sags, folds, and fine lines.
Luckily, this treatment can supply supplemental hyaluronic acid. This increase in hyaluronic acid will increase your skin’s collagen production, return the volume to your skin, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful look.
What Are the Different Kinds of Juvederm?
In order to address different areas as well as different skin issues, different Juvederm filler formulas are available.
Juvederm Vollure XC
This filler targets your skin’s moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It can result in plumper skin and a more youthful look. It’s particularly great at reducing the appearance of parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Juvederm Volbella XC
This was specifically designed for the lips and the area around them. Following this treatment, you may notice fewer wrinkles around the lips and plumper lip lines. Your perioral lines, or your lipstick lines, will look better after this treatment.
Juvederm Voluma XC
This treatment can help if you’ve lost volume in your cheeks. It will add volume to your facial wrinkles and can result in smoother, more full cheeks and you’ll look younger and healthier.
If your lips have thinned as you’ve aged or you’d just like fuller lips, this is a great option. This version can help reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and give your lips a natural, full, and plump appearance.
Juvederm Ultra XC
This version is great if you’d like to see more significant changes in your lips. It’s a little thicker than the Ultra XC version and is administered deep into the skin. As a result, you’ll see a more dramatic difference in your lips after the treatment.
How Should You Prepare for This Treatment?
You should make sure to talk with a medical professional about your goals and expectations. Since this treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t require much preparation, there aren’t many pre-treatment steps to follow. Try to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking medications like ibuprofen or aspirin before your appointment.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
You’ll receive a short series of injections performed by an experienced and trained professional. While the exact duration of the treatment varies based on which area of your face is being treated, it will generally take 15 minutes to 60 minutes.
Following these injections, you’ll likely notice plumper, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. You’ll be able to see the results immediately. Recovery time is very minimal but the results are long-lasting.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Results will generally last for a year or two, though the exact duration will vary based on the formula you received, the area that was treated, your skin, your lifestyle, and your skincare routine.
What Can Juvederm Help With?
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
As you age, your body will naturally produce less hyaluronic acid. Since hyaluronic acid helps your skin look smooth, plump, and youthful through its ability to attract and maintain moisture, the decrease in hyaluronic acid can contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles as well as lower levels of healthy collagen.
Injecting this dermal filler introduces replacement hyaluronic acid into your skin. Your skin will start to attract and keep moisture again so you can have plumper skin and less noticeable wrinkles.
Over time, the collagen located in the middle layer of your skin will thin and you’ll start to lose volume and develop hollow areas on your face. However, this injectable treatment can restore your face’s natural contours, giving you a youthful and healthy appearance.
This treatment will stimulate collagen growth and allow your skin to absorb and keep more moisture from the environment. It’s particularly effective in the cheeks.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
This treatment might be a good option if you are healthy both physically and emotionally. It can help you if you have wrinkles, fine lines, or have developed hollow areas on your face. You should also have realistic expectations for this treatment.
If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, are allergic to Gram-positive bacterial proteins, or are allergic to lidocaine, this may not be the right treatment for you. However, there are many other ways to restore volume as well as treat wrinkles and fine lines.
Ready To Find Out More?
This treatment’s effectiveness depends on the area where it is injected, the amount that is injected, and the formula that is injected. With so many factors to ensure you get the best results from this injectable dermal filler, make sure to seek treatment from a qualified professional. We have a variety of treatments at our state-of-the-art facility to help you feel beautiful inside and out. Dr. Usha Mantha, the owner, founder, and CEO of Verve Med Spa, is extensively trained and ready to help you protect, nourish, enhance, and preserve your body.