At WellSkin Med Spa in Dallas, TX, we are passionate about helping our clients look as young as they feel. We offer a wide range of anti-aging treatments to address numerous cosmetic concerns, quickly reversing signs of aging that can seriously affect self-confidence. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of our most popular anti-aging injectables, VOLLURE XC. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your lower face, read on to learn more about it.
How Long Does VOLLURE Last?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your ideal VOLLURE results to last for 18 months. However, it is important that you understand that individual results vary. If you are fairly young when you receive treatment, your desired results may last for over 18 months. On the other hand, if you’re a smoker, don’t wear sunscreen, and consume more than one or two units of alcohol daily, you should not expect optimal results that last for 1.5 years.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To get the most out of your VOLLURE injections, you need to do what you can to keep your skin as healthy as possible. It is a very good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle because your overall health can affect your skin health. You should get your RDA of micronutrients every day, eat plenty of protein, and minimize your consumption of foods and other substances that can result in premature skin aging, like:
- Large quantities of alcohol
- Processed foods
- Fried foods
- Greasy foods
It is also extremely important that you protect your skin from UV damage: it’s the leading cause of premature skin aging. If you are interested in tanning, you should opt for a spray rather than a light-based tanning method. When you go outside, you should make sure that you are applying sunscreen with an adequate SPF that will protect you from all the sun’s UV rays. It is also a good idea to moisturize once or twice daily and stay hydrated every day.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Due to the non-invasive nature of this injectable dermal filler, you will most likely qualify for this treatment if you feel self-conscious about wrinkles and lines in your lower face and are relatively healthy. However, you need to attend an initial consultation to verify that there are no contraindications and this treatment will be effective for you.
For instance, it is imperative that you have the cause of your cosmetic concerns diagnosed. This treatment can effectively erase laugh lines or smile lines caused by volume loss. However, you will not benefit from this treatment if you have lines caused by overactive muscles. We also need to verify that this treatment will be safe for you by verifying that you can follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need to Take Prior to Treatment?
One of the most important preparation steps you will need to take prior to receiving your VOLLURE injections is to discontinue the use of blood-thinning drugs and supplements. For an optimal experience, your blood must be able to clot normally. It is also crucial that you do not consume tobacco products or alcohol in the 24 hours preceding your injection session.
Additionally, it is very important that you arrive at your appointment with clean skin that is free from irritation. If you are prone to getting sunburns, you should minimize sun exposure and wear adequate sunscreen when outdoors in the two weeks leading up to your treatment session.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need to Follow After Treatment?
There is no downtime required after this treatment due to its non-invasive nature. However, there are several aftercare guidelines you will need to follow once your treatment is complete to ensure optimal results. Depending on the nature of your job, you may need to take some time off from work to recover from your treatment.
For instance, it is imperative that you avoid exposure to extreme temperatures for 24 to 48 hours following your injections. If you don’t work in a climate-controlled environment, you will not be able to go back to work once your injections have been administered. It is also extremely important that you avoid unprotected sun exposure for the first day or two following your injection session.
What Contraindications Should I Be Aware of?
You will not qualify for VOLLURE injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is out of an abundance of caution for your safety due to a lack of research on the effects of this treatment on babies. Additionally, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you suffer from a bleeding or blood clotting disorder. Furthermore, you must be over the age of 21 to be considered a good fit for this injectable dermal filler.
Moreover, this treatment is not appropriate for individuals who have a history of anaphylaxis or an allergy to lidocaine. This injectable anti-aging treatment contains lidocaine to numb the treatment area and keep you comfortable throughout the injection process. Skin irritation is another contraindication for this injectable treatment. We will need to postpone your appointment if you have a sunburn, acne outbreak, eczema, or other forms of skin irritation at the injection site.
How Long Should I Expect My Treatment Session to Take?
Typically, VOLLURE injections take around 20 to 30 minutes to administer. The length of your treatment session may be closer to an hour if you also need other cosmetic treatments during the same appointment, though.
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate all of your cosmetic concerns and tailor a treatment plan that will address all of your problem areas. For example, if you are concerned about the appearance of your lower face and cheeks, you may need VOLUMA XC injections in addition to VOLLURE injections.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your treatment session to be comfortable. Due to the lidocaine present in the formula, there is no need for a topical anesthetic to be applied. The lidocaine numbs the treatment area within seconds of injection, and you will only feel a bit of pressure as the first injection is administered.
Due to the presence of an injectable anesthetic in the anti-aging formula, you don’t have to wait 15 minutes or longer for numbing cream to take effect. Once we have verified that your treatment areas are free from irritation and sanitized them, we will use a tiny needle to administer small doses of the injectable into three to five strategic points within each area of concern.
What Other Injectables May Help Me Improve My Self-Confidence?
Besides VOLLURE, VOLUMA is one of our most popular injectable anti-aging treatments. It was originally designed to recontour the cheeks after severe localized fat or collagen loss. However, this versatile dermal filler has other applications, too.
For example, it can be used to eliminate jowls and enhance the appearance of the under eye area. Typically, it doesn’t take longer than 15 minutes to administer this injectable, and results last for roughly two years.
BOTOX is another very popular anti-aging treatment we offer. Unlike the aforementioned anti-aging injectables, it is a muscle relaxant rather than a dermal filler. Instead of erasing wrinkles and correcting other cosmetic concerns by volumizing the skin in the area of concern, it works by relaxing muscles that have been too tense for too long.
One of the most compelling advantages of BOTOX is that it is extremely versatile. It is usually used to erase crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead folds. However, it can be used to address other concerns, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and smoker’s lines. Treatment sessions usually take around 15 minutes to complete depending on the scope of the treatment, and most people can enjoy their results for two to six months.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
VOLLURE results usually last for roughly 18 months, but individual results vary based on a multitude of factors. If you think you could benefit from eliminating wrinkles from your lower face, call us now at WellSkin Med Spa in Dallas, TX at 214-373-3223 to schedule a consultation and find out if you qualify.