Does it seem like you’re always trying to find some solution for your wrinkles, crow’s feet, or laugh lines? At Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we use a number of healthy treatments that are less invasive than surgery and more comfortable than chemical peels. Among our more popular options is the dermal filler Juvederm.
Who Uses Dermal Fillers?
Recent years have witnessed the rising popularity of wrinkle treatments, with several dermal fillers becoming part of the mainstream market. Modern science allows today’s dermatologists to create fillers that can specifically target areas like cheeks, lips, crow’s feet, or laugh lines.
It used to be the case that these issues were treated by much more complicated methods. Facelifts and chemical peels are still options, but many patients prefer the ease and comfort of a quick injection.
With dermal fillers, one injection session can be often be completed in about an hour. The recovery period is quick. Results appear almost instantly and often last for well over a year.
Even Better Than Botox?
People who have tried other injection options in the past may be particularly drawn to Juvederm. Sometimes patients are satisfied with the results from previous treatments or discover that they have started to build up a tolerance to other options.
On occasion, patients begin to wonder whether their Botox treatments aren’t working as well as they once did. This sometimes causes them to look for other options and they decide that there are other ways for them to reach their personal goals.
Where Do You Use Juvederm?
This particular collection is popular partly due to the fact that it comes in several different varieties. These are each designed as an answer to a specific need. The various types can be used to address:
- Undesired wrinkles
- Sagging cheeks
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Glabellar lines
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Under the eyes
What Is a Dermal Filler Made of?
This dermal filler is made up of a hyaluronic acid filler. This term “hyaluronic acid” may sound severe, but in reality, it’s a completely naturally-occurring substance that is already a part of your skin.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
The main property of hyaluronic acid is that it binds to water. When it exists in your skin, it keeps the skin hydrated. By injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid (or “HA”) into your skin, we are replenishing your skin’s natural hydration and adding volume, vitality, and suppleness.
Many people who use this treatment see that it creates a particularly smooth, natural feel. It is quite a quick process, showing results almost immediately. These results continue to settle in the first week as your skin absorbs the HA.
Is This Safe?
Dermal fillers are scrupulously reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In 2006, the FDA confirmed that Juvederm had no serious side effects. Because it relies on a naturally-occurring substance that everyone has in their skin, it is suitable for almost anybody.
An Incredibly Effective Dermal Filler
Plastic surgeons frequently offer this treatment, and there is no shortage of patients who are interested to try it. Why does Juvederm consistently rank as one of the favorite treatments for both cosmetic experts and patients alike? The reason is that it manages to give patients quality results that look more natural than other options. This is a very effective treatment that is also safe and simple.
The effects of just one treatment session can last well over a year and require very little in terms of maintenance or upkeep. Overall, it has a high rate of satisfaction and patients who try it once often return for more when it’s time to renew their look.
A Long-Lasting Solution
In today’s market, there are a wide range of dermal fillers available for customers to choose from. Each of these brands has a different “lifespan.” With Juvederm, the high concentration of hyaluronic acid makes it a long-term dermal filler that can give results for a year or even more.
It’s rare for other treatment options to be so long-lasting, and the benefits of this can add up over time. With a long-lasting dermal filler, you don’t need to schedule as many maintenance treatments. Over the months and years, this can represent huge savings in terms of both your time and money.
Promoting Healthy Skin
It may sound too good to be true, but the science has shown that it is. The natural element in this particular filler is something that already exists in your skin: hyaluronic acid. Unlike some dermal fillers that introduce artificial elements into your skin, the main ingredient here is completely natural and something your skin wants more of.
Hyaluronic Acid: The Secret Ingredient
We all have hyaluronic acid as part of our skin’s makeup, but during the aging process, our natural reserves get slowly depleted. By reintroducing this vital organically-occurring chemical, we restore the balance that our skin used to have when we are younger. The result is skin that not only looks younger, but acts younger, too.
By restoring this element, we are actually encouraging the skin to function in a healthy fashion. Even if your interest in dermal fillers is primarily cosmetic and you want them for their ability to make your skin look more plump and youthful, the actuality is that the process behind Juvederm is one of renewal and revitalization.
The Different Types of Juvederm
Each type of this filler has been specifically crafted to work on a particular area of the face or skin. Not everybody has the same aesthetic concerns, so it’s important to provide options. The main types are:
If you are looking to plump your lips, reduce lines, or just give them a fuller look, then Volbella may be your perfect solution. It is designed to maximize comfort with a local anesthetic, and it typically lasts for around a year after the initial treatment.
Voluma may be your best bet if your goal is to add volume to the area of the cheeks. The skin around this region is often thicker, so Voluma works deeper than other fillers in order to contour the cheek line. The process gives back the volume that often disappears with age. In addition, having such a deep treatment allows for results that last up to two years after the first session.
Vollure is designed to address lines on the face. Ideal target areas are any wrinkles and folds that may be noticeable. Vollure softens these folds, and patients will often experience results that last for a year and a half after injection.
With Ultra Plus you get a strong version primarily for people who are addressing very deep lines and want something more potent than Vollure. Ultra plus is particularly helpful when it comes to smoothing severe wrinkles like nasolabial folds.
Your dermatologist can help you figure out exactly which type is right for you.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
Because the principal ingredient in this filler is a naturally-occurring substance, the filler will work well for just about anyone that wants it. Allergies are not an issue since hyaluronic acid is already in the skin.
People who seek treatment usually do so because they want to counter the lines that show up with aging but want to do so in a way that is natural and organic-looking.
As a precaution, the treatment is not usually advised for women who are pregnant or currently lactating. Before the session, a staff consultation will determine whether Juvederm is the right choice for you.
Why Get Juvederm?
Candidates who are ideal for this treatment are trying to achieve a more youthful look. However, these goals may be different for each person. Some may want to focus on their lips or cheeks, while others are hoping to get rid of crow’s feet or marionette lines. There is no right or wrong reason to seek a dermal filler treatment, so come talk to us about all your options.
The Importance of Maintenance Treatments
The best results come as a result of follow-up sessions. Hyaluronic acid injections gradually disperse over time, so there is a need for maintenance treatment in order to keep the look intact.
The first thing to do is have a consultation with our staff to help you decide if you want to go ahead with the treatment. During the meeting, our staff will talk to you about your personal wishes, beauty goals, and whatever unique concerns you might have.
What Happens In a Consultation
Typically, patients may have some questions about the specifics of the treatment session. On top of that, our staff will want to confirm details about your medical history and whether you are on any medications that we should be aware of. After the appointment is scheduled, you will want to make sure to observe a few basic practices before the session.
In the week prior to treatment, it is important not to take aspirin. The reason for this is that aspirin is a blood thinner and has a unique effect on the bloodstream. We recommend that you do not use anything that contains aspirin (such as Bayer) for the five days before treatment and instead switch to a different painkiller if you find you need one.
More Information During Your Consultation
You may receive additional information or advice as part of your in-person consultation, depending on your own specific situation and goals. These will all be explained well in advance of the session. The entire process is designed for your convenience.
Part of the thing that makes this treatment so popular is the speed of a session. People are frequently astonished at just how quickly it goes by. Often a session will take only an hour, and even sometimes less.
What Happens in the Room
After you arrive and get settled, our staff administers the filler into the desired area. How many vials you need will depend on the size of the area being treated. For the sake of comfort, Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is also part of each vial. This helps improve the way you will feel both during and after treatment.
Do You Need to Take the Day Off?
Treatment is designed to be a quick in-and-out session. Most visitors can get back to their usual activities as soon as they walk out of our door. Our staff will give you particular information about the period afterward, but there is usually no downtime required.
There are a few suggestions to help you get the absolute most out of treatment and adjust in the first few days. Most visitors will see results immediately, and the filler will continue to settle throughout the first week.
For the first 24 hours after treatment, we strongly advise that you do not consume alcohol. Alcohol has an effect on the bloodstream which can slow the recovery process as well as cause discomfort if you drink it too soon after your session.
Exposure to heat can also cause discomfort and slow recovery, so tanning booths, hot showers and saunas are not advised. In addition, we recommend that our guests don’t go sunbathing for the first few days.
Postpone Your Massage
Dermal fillers are evenly injected into the treatment area in order to provide a uniform consistency. As your injection settles, this filler will naturally integrate into your skin in a balanced way.
Massages can disrupt this process and cause an imbalance, redistributing the filler and causing too much to be in one place (and too little in another). Because of this, we suggest waiting a full two weeks before any massage, especially near the treatment area.
The staff will provide more information, but generally speaking, you can resume most activities in a day.
What Will the Results Be Like?
Most of our guests find that it takes roughly two weeks to experience full results from their treatment process. That being said, the first results are usually visible right away, and the following days will see the filler settle into place and become balanced.
What About Allergies?
There is no significant risk of allergy or any other sort of severe reaction to the filler. Because the injection is comprised of hyaluronic acid, your body will recognize it as familiar and not as a foreign substance that might trigger an allergy.
The effects will usually start to fade after a year, but this depends on the amount, location, and type of filler that you selected, as well as your own unique body chemistry. Still, in order to maintain a consistently high amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin, it will help to schedule follow-up treatments over time.
Our staff will consult with you about the best timeframe for your return visit and do everything possible to help you to achieve the look of your dreams.
Are You Ready for Your Consultation?
For many people, the effects of aging can lead to a decrease in confidence. But with Juvedert you have a treatment option that is effective, efficient, and long-lasting. In addition, you can take advantage of it simply by bolstering your body’s natural chemicals.
Schedule your consultation today! Our staff is waiting to hear all about your personal goals and can answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, today!