What’s the one thing stopping you from feeling your most beautiful and confident? If it’s the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or loss of skin volume on your face, then you should know there is a good solution for these appearance-related concerns. At Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV we believe that dermal fillers such as Juvederm are good options for the majority of patients who want to refresh and revitalize their appearance – and that includes you.
How Long Do Juvederm Injections Last?
In general, you can expect the results of a dermal filler to last for about one to two years, depending on the filler being used and the area that is being treated. For Juvederm fillers, there is a pretty broad range of how long you can expect these results to last. This is because the Juvederm family of products contains four additional variants that serve unique treatment purposes. These variants (and their expected result longevity) include:
Ultra is one of the more diverse fillers that is designed for moderate age-related concerns, such as parentheses lines around the nose and mouth, some loss of volume in the cheek, and enhancing the volume of the lips. Ultra’s denser formula lasts for about one year at a time, particularly when it is used around the mouth due to how the highly-mobile area causes the filler to break down more quickly.
Voluma is a filler that is designed to address volume-related concerns on the mid-face, particularly the area of the chin and the cheeks. Ideal for treating both moderate issues and contouring the face, the results of Voluma can be expected to last for up to two years. Sometimes, patients can expect the results to last a bit longer than two years if the proper skincare routine is followed.
Vollure is a highly diverse dermal filler that can be used to address volume issues on virtually every area of the face, including mild and moderate fine lines around the nose, mouth, and chin. Vollure treatments can be expected to last for about 18 months at a time, sometimes longer for patients who are naturally more receptive to the filler treatment.
Volbella is the collection’s lip enhancement filler, although it can be used to treat smile lines and small fine lines around the mouth. Volbella treatments can last up to one year and can be used for contouring or anti-aging purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Soon Can You See Your Results?
No matter which filler variant you choose, you can expect to see your results within one to three days of your treatment – and some patients will notice results within hours of their treatment appointment. Your initial results are caused by a combination of increased volume under the skin and your body’s natural healing response; however, these initial results will likely fade within a week as the active ingredients in the filler are absorbed and put to use by the body.
Your full results will be visible within seven to 14 days, depending on how long it takes the filler to settle and which areas of the face are being treated. Your full results may continue to get better over the next few weeks as your body produces more of its own collagen, which will further support the structure of your skin and smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
2. Should You Massage Your Skin After Treatment?
As a rule of thumb, it can sometimes be helpful for the results of your treatment to lightly massage your face after your injections are made. Massaging your injection areas for two to four days after your treatment will help the filler settle more quickly into your skin, and will also help the filler distribute evenly in the sub-dermal layers of your skin. Light massage with your fingers is ideal to prevent any lumping and produce your desired results.
Other Aftercare Tips
After your treatment, you will also want to be sure you follow some additional aftercare tips. For example, it’s important that you don’t use certain acids or skin irritants for at least five to seven days after your appointment, which includes Retinols, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and even skin treatments such as benzoyl peroxide. It’s also important that you avoid drinking alcohol and drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and your skin happy.
Additionally, it’s very important that you avoid direct unprotected sunlight during your recovery period, as UV rays can cause dermal fillers to break down more quickly and become less effective. Wearing SPF 30 or higher is usually an adequate way to protect your skin and your desired results.
3. How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Maintaining your results really boils down to how well you take care of your skin. For example, wearing adequate sun protection will help protect you from premature aging and prolong the effectiveness of your dermal filler. Other ways you can maintain the results of your treatment include:
It’s important to stay on top of your follow-up treatments if you want to enjoy continuous results. Depending on the variant of the filler being used, you may need to schedule maintenance appointments once every one or two years so that the results of your treatment will remain consistent. You can also pay attention to the condition of your skin and seek additional treatments when you notice fine lines are returning.
Use the Right Products
Using the right products between your appointments is another way to maintain your results – particularly if your results are anti-aging oriented. Using the right skincare products can help proactively protect the health of your skin and prevent additional aging. Using products that contain hyaluronic acid, azelaic acid, and even Retinol are good ways to keep the skin cell turnover of your skin high to maintain the superficial appearance of your skin. Using Vitamin C serums will also help prevent any premature aging caused by unprotected UV exposure.
Try Additional Treatments
You can even use additional treatments to enhance and prolong your results. Many patients are surprised to learn that they can use laser resurfacing and chemical peels after a dermal filler appointment, but so long as your skin is healed and in good health, you can use a wide range of other cosmetic treatments to maintain the results of your filler treatment. We can help you find additional cosmetic treatments that are ideal for maintaining your results.
4. What Is Juvederm Used For?
Juvederm is an anti-aging dermal filler that is primarily used to fill in lost volume caused by the natural aging process; specifically, this dermal filler and its variants are used to replace hyaluronic acid and collagen that are naturally found in your skin. This dermal filler can also be used to contour your appearance, such as the shape of your cheeks, nose, chin, and lips. This filler can address other issues, including:
- Frown lines
- Smile or laugh lines
- Cheek hollowness
- Lipstick and smoker’s lines
- Low lip volume
- Chin wrinkles
- Decolletage area
- And more
5. Why Does This Formula Work?
The trick to this dermal filler is the unique formula of the injectable solution, which largely consists of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-based molecule that is responsible for retaining moisture in the skin and providing the skin with structural support. This acid shares an important relationship with collagen, as studies indicate that collagen levels increase in the presence of hyaluronic acid.
In other words, this dermal filler works because it introduces new hyaluronic acid to the sub-dermal layers of your skin which, once absorbed, will kickstart the production of natural collagen to restore the structure and volume to your skin.
6. Which Variant Is Right for You?
Choosing the right filler variant for your needs mostly relies on selecting the filler that addresses most of your cosmetic concerns. For example, if your goal is to contour or revamp the volume of your lips, then Volbella is your best filler option. If you have more dynamic concerns or need to treat more than one area of your skin, then you may want to choose the original formula or Voluma, both of which are ideal for mild and moderate age-related concerns.
7. What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
People as young as 21 are eligible for using this family of dermal filler products. However, it may be wise to hold off using a dermal filler for anti-aging purposes until you have fine lines and wrinkles that need to be treated, which means you may not be able to get the most out of a filler treatment until you are at least 30 to 40 years old. For contouring purposes, however, there is no best age for the treatment.
8. What Should You Expect From the Treatment Process?
Your treatment process will be very simple since your appointments will only take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Part of your treatment process will be a consultation, which is your first appointment at our office that allows us to get to know you, your aesthetic goals, and your expectations for this treatment. Your treatment can be done at any point of the day and still allow you to resume your normal daily activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise.
9. Does This Treatment Hurt?
No. Although this treatment will involve several small injections being made into your skin, the treatment itself will feel similar to an annual flu shot. These dermal fillers all contain lidocaine, which will numb the treatment area and ensure your comfort during the minimal recovery period. If it’s your preference, you can also request that a topical numbing cream is used prior to your injections.
10. Who Are Good Candidates?
Good candidates include any adult woman or man who would like to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their skin. Ideally, candidates for this treatment should not be allergic to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid, and should also not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding. We will be able to determine your candidacy for this treatment during your consultation appointment.
Feel More Confident With Juvederm Injections!
Nothing should be able to make you feel less than confident about your beauty – and that includes that natural aging process. It’s time to rewind the clock and start feeling like your beautiful self again. If you think that Juvederm dermal filler injections are the best anti-aging treatment option for you, please contact Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV to schedule your first appointment today.