As we age, we anticipate seeing the signs on our faces: drooping skin, deeper wrinkles, and hollow areas appearing around the cheeks and temples. But just because these things are to be expected, it doesn’t mean we have to put up with things that are making us unhappy with our appearance. With Juvederm Vollure, you can wind back the clock on these symptoms of aging, and enjoy youthful-looking, stunning skins for months at a time. We’re thrilled to offer this incredible cosmetic solution here at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX.
How Long Does Juvederm Vollure Last?
Like all dermal fillers, this treatment can help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Juvederm Vollure, however, has been specifically designed to last longer than other types of dermal fillers. In clinical studies, it has been shown to provide results that can last up to 18 months. This makes it an ideal choice for those who want to achieve long-lasting results without having to undergo frequent treatment sessions.
What Exactly Is Juvederm Vollure?
This injectable dermal filler smooths out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds using the key ingredient hyaluronic acid, or HA. It is specifically formulated to treat deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds, which are the creases that go from the bottom of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, and marionette lines, which are the creases that run from the corners of the mouth down the chin. It is just one of the many products in the Juvederm suite, and was approved by the FDA in 2016.
What Are the Other Juvederm Products?
There are several different types of Juvederm available, each designed for specific areas of the face. Ultra XC is the thickest Juvederm formula and is best suited for deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Ultra Plus XC is slightly thinner than Ultra XC and can be used for both medium and deep wrinkles.
Voluma XC is the thickest Juvederm formula and is best suited for deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Voluma XC is slightly thinner than Ultra XC and can be used for both medium and deep wrinkles. Juvederm XC is a thin, gel-like formula that is best suited for fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to plump up lips.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
HA is a substance that is found naturally in the body. It is a type of sugar molecule that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent way for the skin to stay naturally moisturized. It also is important in the body’s production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that keep the skin supple and springy. The problem is, as we age, our production of HA slows, the production of collagen and elastin, therefore, slowing with it.
Without HA, the skin starts to look more coarse, giving people a more tired appearance. A loss of collagen and elastin commonly results in sagging skin that folds in on itself, creating lines and wrinkles as well as things like jowls. But this treatment replenishes the body with new, synthetic HA, which is injected straight into problematic areas on the face. The HA then finds and binds to water molecules and brings them back to the skin to rehydrate it, plus kickstarting the production of new collagen and elastin!
Is Age the Only Thing That Contributes to a Loss of HA?
While aging is the primary cause of why we lose HA and develop wrinkles, other factors can certainly speed up the process. These can include smoking, stress, dehydration, air pollution, and sleep deprivation. Sun damage is one of the leading causes, especially for people who spend a lot of time outdoors without proper protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. When your skin is repeatedly exposed to UV light, it can break down compounds like HA.
What Will My Treatment Experience Be Like?
The first step of treatment is to come in for an initial chat with a member of our expert staff. In this time, we’ll talk through your cosmetic goals to ensure that this treatment is going to be the best approach to remedying them. We’ll also go over your medical history, just to make sure you’re a healthy candidate. If there are any issues with you undergoing this treatment, we can talk you through some excellent alternatives we offer here at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa.
A Tailored Experience
We design a unique treatment plan for every patient we see, detailing things like where the injections will be made, how many injections will be required, and how many units of product we’ll be using. Patients love that treatment is so specific to them and their needs, ensuring optimal results. Down the road, we’ll be able to update this plan if you have new areas you want to treat or want to achieve a slightly different look – we just want to help you achieve your dream appearance!
On the Day
This treatment, performed in-house, usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. During the treatment, a member of our expert staff will first clean your skin and then inject the dermal filler into your desired area. You may feel a little bit of pressure during the injection, but it should not be painful. After the treatment, you may have some bruising or swelling, but this should go away within a few days. You will see results immediately after your treatment, and these results will last for several months.
Is There a Recovery Period Required After Treatment?
No, there is not a recovery period needed after this treatment, which is another reason why it’s so popular. We will ask you to avoid a few specific things, such as using retinoids or spending time in high temperatures such as inside a sauna, but this will only be for a few days. There is also no downtime required after treatment, so you can resume your normal activities immediately following the treatment, even driving yourself and from the appointment.
When Will the Results Develop?
When it comes to Juvederm Vollure, optimal results are not immediate, although you may notice your skin looks more hydrated after treatment. It can take up to two weeks for the filler to settle into place and for you to see the full results. This is because the body needs time to adjust to the foreign substance, as well as produce new collagen and elastin. So, if you’re thinking about getting dermal fillers, be prepared to wait a little bit before you see the final results. But trust us, it’ll be worth it!
What Will the Results Look Like?
The results from this treatment can vary depending on the individual and what concerns they’re looking to treat. In general, however, patients can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as the skin plumps up and the skin gets smoother. Results typically last for several months before touch-ups are necessary. Patients love that the results look natural and enhance their existing beauty, giving them a subtle yet striking new look.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Anyone who is struggling with skin that’s lost volume may be interested in this treatment. Since a loss of HA can be caused by factors other than age, we don’t prescribe one suitable age as long as you’re over 18. The same goes for gender and skin tone since wrinkles can affect anyone! Some medical conditions and medications may render a candidate ineligible for treatment. Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding will be asked to seek treatment at a later date.
Say Goodbye to Wrinkles and Enjoy Glowing, Youthful Skin
If you’re ready to lift sagging skin and enjoy plumper skin that shaves off the years, Juvederm Vollure may be right for you. In just one simple session, you can enjoy younger-looking skin that renews confidence and lasts for months on end. And all while being minimally-invasive and requiring no downtime afterward! To get started on your cosmetic journey, contact Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX, today.