Do you wish you could look as young as you feel? If so, you’re not alone. At Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV, we offer Juvederm Vollure to help people who are worried about lines caused by volume loss. Here’s what you need to know about this injectable, including where it is used, how long the results last, and more.
Where Is Juvederm Vollure Used?
Juvederm Vollure is used to treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds that have formed in the lower face. When injected into strategic locations, it can also be used to lift sagging jowls and improve the contours of the jawline and chin. Additionally, it can be used to erase marionette lines, other lines around the mouth, and certain types of nasolabial folds.
What Is Juvederm Vollure?
Juvederm Vollure is an injectable dermal filler. Just like other Juvederm formulas, Vollure features the active ingredient hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a polysaccharide that occurs naturally in the skin and joints. HA serves many functions, but it primarily attracts and binds to water.
How Does This Injectable Work?
This injectable is ideal if you are trying to add volume in a very precise area. In the hands of one of our qualified, skilled dermatologists, Vollure can improve the contour of your face very accurately.
With just a small dose of the formula, the moisture that already exists in your skin is attracted to the injection site and remains there. This volumizes the treatment area and results in smooth, supple skin.
How Quickly Can I See the Results of My Treatment?
You can enjoy the results of this treatment as soon as the formula is administered. However, it can take a week or two for the injected dermal filler to take full effect. After roughly 10 days, the dermal filler will have settled completely, and your skin will be flawlessly smooth and much plumper than it was before your injections.
Will the Results of My Treatment Look Natural?
What’s great about this injectable is the quality of the results is guaranteed. Since this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler attracts and holds onto water that already exists in your skin, your results will look natural every time.
Additionally, since your muscles are not affected by this injectable, all of your facial expressions will look (and be) completely natural. You can improve upon your aesthetic by highlighting your natural facial contours and drawing attention to your natural beauty.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
If you’ve never received a dermal filler anti-aging treatment before, you’re probably curious about how it works. A dermal filler is a type of anti-aging treatment designed to improve the appearance of the face by adding volume. Some injectable dermal fillers work by encouraging collagen growth. Juvederm volumizes, smooths, firms, and hydrates the targeted area thanks to its incredible propensity for water retention.
What Makes Juvederm Ideal?
Juvederm is ideal due to the nature of hyaluronic acid. The results of this injectable anti-aging treatment become apparent very quickly and the treatment isn’t invasive. Additionally, treatments are incredibly convenient. A typical Juvederm session can be completed in well under an hour. If you’re targeting several large areas, your session may take up to an hour. Your session may also last longer if you are combining Juvederm treatment with other anti-aging injectables.
Yet another great thing about this injectable is how durable the results are. Individual results vary, but most people can expect their ideal results to last between six and 18 months. Depending on the formula, dosage, and treatment location, the results can even last 24 months.
Is This Treatment Better Than Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments on the mark. This household name has been used safely and effectively for 30 years to help people relax wrinkles away. That said, we are all unique. Not everyone can benefit from this injectable muscle relaxant. Depending on the cause of your wrinkles, Botox may not be able to help you smooth your wrinkles away.
Furthermore, Botox loses efficacy over time due to the immune system more efficiently eliminating the botulinum toxin A from the skin after repeated exposure to the protein. On the other hand, Juvederm is not toxic so it will continue to be effective, regardless of the number of treatments received over the years.
Where Can Juvederm Be Used?
Juvederm Vollure is designed to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles. However, the entire Juvederm product line can be used in many ways. Each Juvederm formula is unique and designed to address a different cosmetic concern in a specific region of the face. For example, there are Juvederm formulas designed to correct:
- Worry lines
- Frown lines
- Sagging cheeks
- Lip lines
- Thin lips
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines
Am I a Good Candidate for This Anti-Aging Injectable?
According to the FDA, this injectable anti-aging treatment is safe for virtually all healthy adults who are experiencing cosmetic concerns related to a significant amount of localized volume loss. Since hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the body, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
This means you don’t have to take an allergy test before treatment to ensure it will be safe for you. Here are a few signs you may be an exceptional candidate for this type of injectable:
You Have Many Goals
The best candidates for Juvederm are fairly healthy adults who wish to improve upon their appearance by erasing volume loss-related wrinkles. That said, each person’s individual goals may vary.
A good Juvederm candidate may wish to erase lines from around the mouth and eyes and augment the cheeks and lips. If you have several volume loss-related cosmetic concerns you would like to address, Juvederm may be ideal for you because there are so many versatile formulas.
You Want Natural Results
You will also most likely be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you want natural results. People seek this treatment because it erases the lines and wrinkles that make them look older than they feel, but they want a non-invasive treatment method that provides results naturally.
Remember, the hyaluronic acid in this injectable is bioidentical to the hyaluronic acid your skin produces naturally. Additionally, the filler attracts water that is already in your skin. In other words, your results will look and feel natural because they will be completely natural. That said, we must note this treatment is not ideal for everyone. If you are pregnant or nursing, we advise you to hold off on this treatment as a precaution.
You Have Realistic Expectations
You need realistic expectations about the results of this treatment to be considered a good candidate. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your goals and advise you on the results you can expect based on the ideal dosage of filler and your natural underlying facial structure. It is important to understand you can expect amazing results, but they won’t last forever. You may need a touch-up session approximately once per year to maintain your desired aesthetic.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
The treatment process is made up of several stages. The first stage is coming in for an initial consultation so we can understand your goals and health history thoroughly. The next stage is completing all preparation steps necessary for a safe, effective treatment. The third stage of the treatment process is coming in for your injections. The fourth and final stage of the treatment process is a brief recovery period that does not include downtime. Here is a closer look at the process:
Your Initial Consultation
During the first stage of your treatment process, you will come in for a one-on-one meeting so we can learn more about you. While this stage is simple, it is a very important part of the process. Remember, Juvederm is not ideal for everyone. We need to ensure your cosmetic concerns are caused by volume loss and you are not taking any medications that will affect the treatment process.
If you are taking any medications that may affect the rest of the treatment process, we will advise you on the drugs and supplements you should stop taking temporarily. For example, you should stop taking NSAIDs, including baby aspirin, in the days leading up to your treatment. If you take NSAIDs daily due to a heart condition, or to prevent a heart condition, ask your doctor about not taking your daily medication for several days.
The third stage of the treatment process is coming in for your injections. Before your injections begin, we will use an alcohol-based antiseptic to cleanse the treatment area. Then, we will numb the treatment area so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. It takes around 15 minutes for the anesthetic to take full effect, but you won’t be able to feel anything during your treatment process.
If you have a short lunch break, let us know during your initial consultation. Juvederm’s formulas contain a small amount of lidocaine which numbs the treatment area within seconds. You can enjoy an injection session without a topical numbing cream that isn’t painful. The only caveat is you will feel the first dose of the filler being administered. Note, this treatment is a lot more comfortable than intramuscular injections (like vaccines) you may get annually. You’ll only feel light pressure.
As noted above, there is no downtime necessary once your injections are complete. You can resume most of your usual activities immediately after treatment, and you definitely won’t need to take time off from work. That said, there are a few things you should avoid for a few days after your treatment session.
For example, you should avoid excessive heat and UV exposure during the first 72 hours following your treatment. This means you should take a lukewarm shower rather than a steaming bath and take a break from vigorous exercise. You should also avoid taking NSAIDs for 24 hours.
Contact Us for an Appointment Today
Many people experience a loss of self-confidence as they age. With Juvederm, you can enjoy effective, natural-looking results that last for months and can even last for years. If you’re ready to learn more about this highly advanced treatment, we are ready to help you find the right fillers to achieve your ideal results.
We will communicate effectively with you throughout every step of the process and ensure you are satisfied with your results. Contact us today at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV to schedule your initial consultation and achieve your desired aesthetic.