If you’re unhappy with the way your skin has changed with age, then our Juvederm treatments at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, IL can help you look and feel your absolute best.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers designed to help you get back the young, full appearance you used to have. While commons signs of aging like sagging of the skin, wrinkling, and a lack of volume are completely natural, they’re not something that you have to deal with permanently.
There are innumerable benefits to receiving any of the dermal fillers in this collection. One of the major benefits is that it is long-lasting. While many treatment options will require that you return every few months for follow-up treatments, you’ll be able to enjoy your results from this filler for up to two years.
What Is Juvederm?
This line of dermal fillers is a highly effective way of maintaining a youthful and healthy appearance. All products in this line use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. This is a naturally occurring sugar that you can find in various parts of your body, including your skin.
When you receive this filler, your technician should use multiple strategic injections to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. A very fine needle is used to apply the product. There are a few different fillers in this line, all of which will provide you with different results.
One of the major changes that you’ll notice in your face is a loss of volume. This is because your skin contains the chemicals elastin, collagen, and the aforementioned hyaluronic acid. As you get older, the levels of all of these chemicals begin to diminish, resulting in a thinning of your face.
One of the places where this is most evident is your cheeks. Age may cause your cheeks to become hollower, which can make you look much older than you feel on the inside. Voluma is a great way to put that volume back in your face, providing you with more definition in your cheeks.
Along with a loss of volume, your skin will lose its elasticity as you get older. The proteins in your skin called collagen and elastin are plentiful in your youth, but their levels diminish with age. Since these are the proteins responsible for maintaining your skin’s elasticity, when their levels lower, this results in your skin being unable to smooth back out when the muscles underneath are relaxed, causing wrinkling.
Vollure is designed to target this loss of elasticity. Specifically, you’ll be able to treat lines around the nose and mouth area. Smile lines or nasolabial folds are the wrinkles that form between the nose and mouth. Vollure is especially good at treating these wrinkles.
Your lips may also lose a significant amount of volume as you get older. Or perhaps you’ve always had thin lips. Unfortunately, having thin lips can make you appear old and more serious than you actually are.
Volbella is a great solution for those who want to put more volume into the lips. It’s also great for anyone looking to add more definition and enhance their lips in a way that looks natural.
Everything You Need to Know About Treatment
Do these fillers sound like they might be the right long-lasting solution for you? An appointment at our clinic may be in order. Before we set you up with your injection appointment, we’ll need to begin with a consultation. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have about the treatment process.
During the consultation, we’ll discuss what your areas of concern are as well as what results you’d like to see. We’ll also take a look at your medical history to make sure that this is the right treatment for you.
How to Prepare
If this filler sounds like the right option for you and you decide to book an appointment, we’ll give you a list of instructions to follow before your appointment comes. It’s important to follow these instructions to make sure that your treatment is effective and safe. Don’t worry, the instructions are simple and easy to follow.
Before the day of your treatment, you’ll just need to be careful to avoid a few things. Make sure that you stop taking any medications like ibuprofen or Advil during the week or so before your appointment. For the 24 to 48 hours before your treatment, you should also stop drinking and smoking.
When you come to our clinic to receive your treatment, you can count on the process being fast, comfortable, and safe. Our team is ready to help you get the long-lasting, youthful-looking results you want.
The first thing we will do is carefully prepare your skin for treatment. We’ll do this by cleaning your skin thoroughly to make sure no bacteria can enter along with the injections. We may also apply a topical numbing cream to help ensure that your experience is pain-free. Once the skin has been prepared, we will apply multiple injections using a very fine needle to strategically apply the product.
This is a non-invasive treatment, which means that very little recovery time is necessary after your treatment. You’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as your treatment is complete. When you leave, we’ll give you a list of some very simple instructions you’ll need to follow to keep your results effective and lasting as long as possible.
For the next 24 hours, try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight as well as anything that could make you sweat excessively. You’ll be able to go back to work, but don’t perform any strenuous physical activity. You’ll also want to avoid drinking alcohol.
When Will I See Results?
If you’re looking for a treatment option that won’t just last a long time, but will provide you with results quickly, this is the perfect option for you. As the filler takes up space beneath your skin, you’ll see an immediately but still natural-looking difference in your appearance as soon as your treatment is complete.
Over the next week or so, your results will become even more obvious. Your body will naturally absorb the hyaluronic acid over time, leaving you with just the collagen that it’s helped your skin to produce.
Is Treatment Safe?
It’s normal to be curious or worried about the safety of any kind of treatment you may be thinking about getting. Rest assured that Juvederm products are formulated to be just as safe as they are long-lasting and effective. During your consultation, we’ll also consider your medical history to ensure that your treatment is safe for you as an individual.
The most important thing for you to do is find a reputable clinic where you can go for your injections. At our clinic, we work hard every day to make sure that our patients are comfortable, safe, and that they get the results they want from their treatment.
Does Treatment Hurt?
If you’re concerned about pain during your treatment, you’ll feel better knowing that these injections are virtually pain-free. The injections are applied with a very fine needle that you should barely feel at all.
We are also able to apply a numbing cream to your skin to help your experience stay as comfortable as possible.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
You have a busy life, and we understand that. Juvederm will provide you with a fast treatment process, which means that you’ll be able to get back to the things you need to do as quickly as possible while still getting the effective results you want.
The length of your appointment will depend on the number of injections necessary to obtain your desired results. Generally, appointments take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Because this treatment is non-invasive, you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment is complete.
Book Your Consultation Today
Juvederm is a great way for you to get back to your youthful, full appearance. Offering patients an effective treatment process, this treatment will also give you lasting results that you’ll be able to enjoy for up to two years. Would you like to learn more about how our clinic can help you? Call us at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, IL.