VOLLURE is an injectable dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of midfacial folds, lines, and wrinkles. We proudly offer this popular treatment at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV, and there are many benefits to love. One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is the longevity of the results. Today, we’re looking at some of the most beloved benefits of this treatment, including its longevity. Let’s get started.
How Long Does VOLLURE Last?
Generally, you can expect your VOLLURE results to last for 1.5 years. Nonetheless, it is impossible to predict exactly how long your results will last due to the multitude of factors that affect its longevity. Some of these factors, like age, cannot be manipulated. However, there are some factors that you can influence to help you enjoy longer-lasting results.
What Can I Do to Enjoy Longer-Lasting Results?
A great way to extend the longevity of your results is to take steps to mitigate the risk of premature skin aging. For instance, you should not use any light-based tanning methods. This is arguably the most effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results because it has been shown that UVC damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging.
Another highly effective step you can take to reduce the likelihood of premature skin aging is to avoid nicotine consumption. This chemical compound is awful for the health and beauty of your skin. Ideally, you should not consume tobacco products and minimize your exposure to secondhand smoke. Excessive alcohol consumption can also cause your folds to return prematurely, so you should limit yourself to one or two alcoholic beverages daily.
Is There Anything I Should Add to My Routine to Increase the Longevity of My Results?
Avoiding things that can cause your skin to age prematurely is great, but that’s not all you can do to ensure your skin looks smooth, tight, and beautiful for as long as possible. You can also help to extend the longevity of your results by making sure your skin stays hydrated and moisturized. To ensure your skin remains hydrated, you should aim to drink between six and eight cups of hydrating fluids daily and eat plenty of water-dense foods, like fruits and vegetables.
To ensure your skin remains moisturized, you should make a point to moisturize your skin once or twice daily. Since hot showers and baths are not conducive to moisture retention in the skin, if you usually take a hot bath or shower, it is a very good idea to moisturize after you bathe. Note that your skin type determines how often you should moisturize. It is only necessary to moisturize twice per day if you have dry skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You can generally expect to qualify for this treatment if you are at least 21 years of age and worried about the appearance of moderate or severe facial folds caused by collagen loss. Usually, this treatment is sought to target marionette lines around the mouth, but it can also quickly and effectively eliminate parentheses lines and nasolabial folds.
Who Is a Poor Fit for This Treatment?
You will be deemed a poor fit for VOLLURE XC injections if you are allergic to lidocaine. The “XC” present at the end of the filler name indicates the presence of lidocaine in the formula. You also will be deemed a poor fit for this treatment if you have a history of keloid scarring or suffer from untreated cancer or diabetes. Moreover, bleeding disorders will probably disqualify you from treatment, and this injectable is not approved for pregnant or nursing women.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your VOLLURE XC injection session to be quick and painless. Lidocaine is an injectable anesthetic that numbs the treatment area in seconds and keeps you comfortable throughout the injection session. Due to the efficiency and efficacy of lidocaine, there is no need for a topical numbing cream to be applied to your skin prior to treatment. This will save you 15 minutes or more.
Before your injections are administered, we will inspect your treatment area to verify that it is free from irritation. If there are no contraindications, we will clean the targeted areas thoroughly. Once that’s done, we will administer the appropriate dose of filler to strategic points within the areas of concern. That’s all there is to it! You can generally expect your session to take 15 minutes to complete, but it will take longer if you also need other injections.
What Other Injectables May Help Me Improve My Appearance?
VOLUMA XC is another injectable that may be able to help you improve your appearance significantly. This injectable dermal filler was designed primarily to augment the apple of the cheek. However, it can also be used to address other cosmetic concerns, including sagging jowls, a weak chin, and poor cheekbone contours.
One great thing about VOLUMA XC injections is that they can be administered during your VOLLURE XC injection session. Your appointment may take an additional 15 minutes or so, but you do not need to come in for two separate injection sessions. Another great thing about this treatment is that it works fairly quickly. You’ll see an immediate improvement in your appearance, and it should only take 10 to 14 days for your final results to appear.
Ultra Plus XC
Ultra Plus XC injections may be right for you if you are concerned about moderate or severe facial folds and want to enjoy a youthful aesthetic for roughly 12 months at a time. It can be injected into all the same areas as Ultra XC, another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, but Ultra XC can only provide ideal results for roughly nine months at a time.
VOLBELLA XC is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can be used to enhance the appearance of the mouth and lips. Often, it is used in conjunction with BOTOX injections to drastically enhance the appearance of the upper lip, but it can also be used to augment the lower lip and improve symmetry. Typically, the only mouth lines treated with this injectable are perioral lines.
BOTOX differs from the other injectables we have mentioned previously in that it is not a dermal filler. Rather, it is a prescription muscle relaxant. Sometimes referred to as onabotulinumtoxinA, this injectable muscle relaxant features a Clostridium botulinum-produced neurotoxic protein. It works by preventing subconscious muscle contractions because the neurotoxic protein blocks some of the chemical signals sent from your nerves. Some of the most common concerns treated by this injectable include:
- Axillary sweating
- Hand sweating
- Thin upper lips
- Poor chin appearance
- Forehead folds
- Glabellar lines
- Bunny lines
- Crow’s feet
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to qualify for this treatment if you have concerns caused by overactive muscles. However, it is not right for everyone, including very young people and people who are allergic to bovine protein. Besides its versatility, one of the greatest things about this treatment is that it does not take longer to administer. It only takes a few minutes to administer the injections, and you may be able to enjoy your results in three to seven days.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
You should expect no pain, discomfort, or downtime following your treatment. You can generally expect to be free to return to work once your injections are administered, but exceptions apply. For example, you will need to take the rest of the day off from work if you cannot avoid extreme temperatures, sweating, or intense physical activity at work.
You should not expect to see your final results as soon as your treatment is complete. However, you may notice that your skin feels a bit tighter. It can take up to two weeks to see your final results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect the results of your VOLLURE injections to last for 18 months. However, there are several factors affecting how long your results will last, including how well you care for your skin after your treatment and whether you’re a smoker. If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible anti-aging treatment, contact us now at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV to schedule your initial consultation.