It’s completely normal to see changes to your skin as you get older. But if these changes are affecting your self-confidence, it might be a good idea to consider Juvederm treatments. Here’s what you need to know about getting this filler from us at Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Patients looking for permanent results from a cosmetic treatment may want to consider a surgical option. However, because surgeries are so invasive, many people feel uncomfortable with them and would prefer to avoid them.
If you’re looking for something long-lasting but still non-invasive, Juvederm could be perfect for you. Depending on which formula you get, where it’s injected, and how your skin reacts to the product, you can expect your effective and natural-looking results to last for up to 2 years.
The Reasons Your Skin Is Changing
Loss of Chemicals
To maintain its structure and fullness, your skin uses several chemicals. These chemicals include a sugar called hyaluronic acid and a protein called collagen, among others. In your youth, these chemicals are generally in abundance. This is why your skin appears so full and elastic.
This sugar is also naturally present in other areas of your body, including your connective tissues, muscles, and eyes. In your skin, it helps to maintain fullness by attaching itself to moisture molecules.
This also helps your skin stay hydrated, which, in turn, allows it to keep its natural protective barrier. As you get older, however, you’ll lose significant levels of hyaluronic acid, resulting in your skin appearing thinner and feeling dryer.
Like hyaluronic acid, collagen can be found in several different parts of your body along with your skin. Its job is to provide structure and elasticity, which is why your skin remains smooth when the muscles beneath are relaxed.
However, the older you get, the less well your body can produce collagen on its own. Your skin will lose elasticity, resulting in common aging concerns like sagging and wrinkling.
Repeated Facial Movements
When you make facial expressions, eat, or speak, the muscles under your skin move. This causes the skin on top to crease. As your skin loses more and more elasticity, you’ll start to find that the creases that formed only when the muscles were moving, also called dynamic wrinkles, become permanent.
Wrinkles that remain on your face even when your facial muscles are relaxed are called static wrinkles. They can make you feel far older than you feel inside. While many of these wrinkles can be a sign of a life well-lived, if they make you feel self-conscious about the way you look, getting an injectable filler can help you.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers that are designed to put volume that you may have lost back into your face, making you look and feel much younger. The main ingredient in all products in this lineup is hyaluronic acid.
As you know, hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining both your skin’s hydration and fullness. Injecting it into your skin in the form of this filler will help your skin stay moisturized while also making it look as plump and full as it did in your youth. Additionally, hyaluronic acid helps to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, ensuring that your skin also remains elastic.
What Areas Does It Treat?
One of the most popular locations on the face to get this filler is the cheek area. That’s because your cheeks are one of the fullest parts of your face, meaning that as you lose volume, it becomes particularly noticeable in this area.
If you get injections of this filler in your cheeks, it will help to make them appear as round as they did when you were young. You’ll prevent your cheeks from hollowing out, ensuring that you look youthful and healthy.
As you get older and you start to lose more and more elasticity in your skin, you may start to find that gravity has a stronger effect on you than it used to. One of the areas where this becomes obvious is around your jawline. You may find that your skin starts to pull downward, causing jowls to form.
If you’re frustrated by their appearance, then it may be time to consider a dermal filler like this one. If you get injections in your cheeks, this will help to lift the sagging skin around your jawline, providing you with a smoother and more defined jaw.
When you smile or laugh, you’ll probably notice vertical lines appearing between your nose and your mouth. Over time, these lines are likely to become permanent. They are called laugh lines, smile lines, or nasolabial folds. While many people see them as an indication that they have laughed or smiled a lot in their lives, some people find that these lines affect their self-confidence.
If you’re unhappy with the way your nasolabial folds make you look, you can get injections of this filler. It will put the missing volume back into the area while also encouraging collagen production, ensuring that your skin stays elastic.
Do you have thin lips? Lips can be thin because of an overall loss of volume in the area, or they may be thin because of genetics. No matter the reason why your lips are thin, if you would prefer they were fuller and rounder, this injectable can help.
It will put volume into the area, ensuring that your lips remain plump and round. If your lips are uneven, then this filler can also be used to even them out and make them more symmetrical.
Lipstick lines, also referred to by the unflattering term smoker’s lines, are the tiny vertical lines that appear on your lips as they start to lose both volume and elasticity. These little lines can age your appearance and potentially make you look unhealthy.
Unhappy with the way your lipstick lines make you look? Consider getting injections of this filler. When you use Juvederm to put more volume into your lips, this will smooth out these lines while also helping the skin on your lips to stay more elastic.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
What You Need to Know Before Treatment
Before you can receive injections of this filler, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. This is why we’ll hold a consultation with you, so we can discuss your goals, set up a treatment plan, and ensure this product is right for you. We’ll provide you with instructions on how you can prepare for your appointment.
It’ll be important for you to avoid certain substances to ensure your treatment is as effective as possible. Things like alcohol and tobacco can thin your blood which might cause bruising around the injection sites. The same is true for some medications and supplements.
What Happens During Your Appointment
We want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to visit our clinic for treatment. Before we apply the product, we’ll clean the skin where you’ll be receiving your injections. This is to prevent bacteria from entering the injection sites. All Juvederm products contain lidocaine, a painkiller, so you don’t need to worry about pain during your treatment.
You’ll feel a small pinch as we apply the filler, and nothing more than that. We’ll inject small amounts at a time as this helps us maintain accuracy and ensures you get the exact results you want. Most appointments take under an hour.
After Your Treatment
You can leave our clinic as soon as your appointment is done. Because this is a non-invasive treatment, you can return to your regular life without needing to inconvenience yourself with any downtime. There are just a few things you’ll need to remember over the following days.
Your skin will be a little more sensitive than it normally is, so you’ll have to be mindful to avoid irritants. This includes keeping away from anything that could cause excessive sweating, as well as direct sunlight. You should also stay away from extreme temperatures.
Book an Appointment Today
If you’re ready to feel more confident in your appearance, then Juvederm might be right for you. Always make sure you visit the right clinic for any kind of cosmetic treatment you’re considering. Book an appointment with us today at Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX.