As we age, lines and wrinkles become more pronounced on the face, and a loss of volume can lead to sunken, hollow-looking cheeks and thin lips. The result can make you feel insecure and lacking in confidence as you struggle to recognize the person looking back at you in the mirror. But with Juvederm, you can restore suppleness, symmetry, and a youthful glow to the skin. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we can get you saying goodbye to wrinkles and feeling gorgeous in no time.
How Can You Get Rid of Wrinkles? Learn About Juvederm
While there are steps one can take to try to prevent wrinkles, once they’ve appeared, they can be frustratingly stubborn. Luckily, there are cosmetic treatments available that can fill out lines on the face, smoothing out the skin and making wrinkles far less visible.
One of the most popular versions of this is Juvederm, an injectable filler that restores volume in the skin and offers more a more youthful-looking face. Read on to understand just how this treatment can get rid of wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Though wrinkles can be caused by several factors including an unhealthy diet, excessive drinking and smoking, and sun damage, they are most commonly the result of aging. Our bodies naturally produce a compound called hyaluronic acid (HA), which brings moisture and healthy nutrients like collagen and elastin to the skin.
As we age, however, we produce less and less HA, so our skin becomes less elastic and more wrinkled.
What Is Juvederm?
This revolutionary product is an injectable filler that uses hyaluronic acid as its main active ingredient. When it’s injected into the skin, it replenishes the body with the HA it has stopped producing, and it gets to work bringing back moisture, volume, and elasticity to the skin. There are several versions of the product available, each designed to address specific skin concerns. The overall results, however, are a reduction in wrinkles, firmer and fuller skin, and a youthful-looking rejuvenated face.
This treatment is FDA-approved and effective. It’s also noninvasive, which makes it a great cosmetic option for those looking to avoid any kind of surgery. Because it utilizes HA, which is already found naturally in the body, it’s also a popular option for those who want to avoid putting any foreign substances into their bodies.
How Does This Treatment Work?
HA brings moisture to the face by binding to water – it can actually absorb up to one thousand times its weight in water and other fluids. This is what happens when this product, using HA as its main ingredient, is injected into the face: the molecules in the HA bind to water in the body and brings it to the skin. The skin is immediately plumped up with this new moisture, becoming voluminous and plump almost instantly.
HA is usually a liquid compound, but in the case of this treatment, it’s made into a gel, so it holds shape and firmness even longer. Over the weeks after the injections, the tissue in the body will absorb the HA and your face will settle into its new structure. The effects appear gradually and look completely natural, in a very safe and healthy way.
Amazingly, the treatment encourages the body to continue producing HA on its own, as well as the skin-plumping protein collagen. That means that as well as offering fantastic cosmetic solutions, this treatment works to make the body healthier and a more active part of the rejuvenation process.
What Skin Concerns Can This Treat?
This treatment can you used to remedy a number of skin concerns. In terms of wrinkles, it’s effective in treating nasolabial folds, which are the lines that start at the bottom of the nose and travel to the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, which are the wrinkles that go from the mouth vertically down the chin, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It can also add volume to sunken areas of the face, such as depressed areas in the cheeks, and sunken temples and eye areas.
It’s also a very popular choice for those who want more volume in their lips, as many versions of the product act as a very potent lip filler.
How Does Treatment Work?
You’ll come into our office in Avon, OH for a consultation. We’ll discuss your target areas and what results you’re hoping to achieve, plus carefully review your medical history. That way we’ll be able to determine if this is the ideal treatment for you to receive! If so, we’ll design a specific treatment plan tailored to your needs. We won’t ask you to do any further preparation before your session.
On the Day
We’ll perform treatment in-house. It’s an incredibly straightforward process, where we inject the product into your problem areas with a fine needle. Generally, either one or two syringes of the product will be used per session, but this will depend on the individual and the areas being targeted. Treatment usually takes about 45 minutes, and then you’re all finished!
Impressively, this treatment requires a minimal recovery period. Because the treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require anesthetic, you’ll be able to immediately resume your daily activities, and even drive yourself to and from your session!
We may recommend avoiding direct sunlight or heavy exercise in the first 24 hours following the session, just in case your skin is more sensitive than usual.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
This treatment is incredibly popular because it gets to work immediately. Patients often notice an instant reduction in wrinkles or a new fullness in their lips. Over the weeks following your session, your skin will absorb the product and the HA will settle, meaning you’ll see optimal results abut a fortnight after your session. This will, of course, vary depending on the individual.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Impressively, this treatment is the longest-lasting FDA-approved filler available. The exact amount of time the results last will depend on factors such as the individual, the area that’s been treated, and, in particular, the type of product you and our expert team select for treatment. The more mild products generally last about a year, while the stronger ones can last up to 18 months. After this time, the hyaluronic acid filler will dissolve and leave the body.
Will I Require Ongoing Treatment?
This completely depends on the individual, but many patients choose to return for another session after the results have worn off. This is because they’ve been so pleased with the initial results, and want to see them again! Some patients even opt for mini-treatments between the main sessions.
There’s also been research to suggest that multiple treatments can more permanently improve the skin’s structure, which is appealing to a lot of patients.
What Are the Different Types of This Treatment Available?
This treatment has a broad product suite, with each variation of the treatment varying in thickness and strength. During a consultation, we will decide which product will be most effective in treating your specific cosmetic concerns.
This is a thinner filler, used to treat fine wrinkles and folds in the skin. It’s particularly focused on volume and can fill depressed areas in the cheeks and reconstruct facial volume loss. It’s also very popular for restoring or creating volume and symmetry in the lips.
Juvederm Ultra Plus
Thicker than Ultra, this treatment is better suited to moderate to severe wrinkles and deeper folds in the skin. It’s especially effective on marionette lines and lips thinned out by aging. It’s another popular choice for reinstalling youthful volume in the face.
This is an incredibly robust version of the treatment that’s used primarily for cheek and nose augmentation, temple volume, and under-eye correction. It’s designed to last for up to 18 months, which is longer than the more mild versions of treatment available.
Specifically used as a lip filler, Volbella offers a smooth, supple consistency that closely resembles the natural texture of ones’ lips and an unparalleled lift capacity compared to other versions of the product. For those whose concerns are solely on lip contouring, plumping, and overall symmetry, this product may be the right choice.
Juvederm Vollure XC
This treatment uses a unique formula with a specific molecular structure that can both lift and firm at once. That means it can simultaneously correct heavy wrinkles and balance the skin’s sunken appearance. On top of this, it offers incredibly natural-looking results. It’s excellent at refreshing the bottom half of the face and filling out lines and folds around the nose and mouth. It’s also the longest-lasting filler available, lasting up to 18 months.
Why Do People Choose This Treatment Over Available Alternatives?
This treatment has found such success with patients because it offers so many benefits. It is proven to last longer than other injectables and fillers available – in the case of Vollure XC, 59 percent of participants noticed improvements following treatment that lasted up to 18 months, which is far longer than most competing products. The fact that only one session is needed is another plus for many patients.
Many treatments that reduce wrinkles do so by freezing the muscles under the skin, which smooths out the skin on top of this. Botox is a particularly famous version of this. While Botox is very effective, and an incredibly popular treatment Radiant Divine Medical Spa, some people don’t want to restrict any muscle movement in their face and prefer that fillers like this treatment can plump up the skin and leave the muscles untouched.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
This treatment is optimal for anyone noticing wrinkles, fine lines, or a loss of volume on the skin on their face. It’s also great for those who want fuller lips. Generally, patients who seek out this treatment are in their 30s and 40s, but since age isn’t the sole cause of lines and sagging skin, some patients are younger – although they must be over 18. It’s also suitable for all genders.
This treatment is unlikely to cause allergic reactions in patients since HA is naturally produced by the body. That being said, we’ll always thoroughly review a patients’ medical history and any medications they might be on to ensure treatment will be 100% safe. Candidates who are pregnant or breastfeeding may be asked to seek out alternative treatments.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Are you ready to fill out wrinkles, lines, and hollow cheeks? Are you excited for a total rejuvenation that will leave you with supple, smooth skin? Juvederm may be the treatment to get you there. Contact Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH today. We’ll get you feeling gorgeous and confident in no time.