Have you begun to notice signs of aging in your skin? Are you discouraged by new fine lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity? If any of this describes you, Juvederm could be the perfect product for you! This minimally invasive, zero-downtime dermal filler can correct a range of aging concerns in minutes and offers noticeable, long-lasting results. At Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX, we’re excited to offer our patients three unique treatment options to meet their cosmetic needs.
What Is Juvederm?
The Juvederm family includes several diverse, high-quality dermal fillers that have been specially formulated to correct the most common skin-related aging concerns. This FDA-approved dermal filler uses a hyaluronic acid base to lift and smooth skin instantly, giving you results that you can start enjoying as soon as your first appointment is complete.
Treatment can be completed in less than an hour for most patients and requires zero downtime. Even better, it’s proven to be an effective treatment for almost every patient, skin type, and aging-related skin concern.
How Does It Work?
Each filler consists of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, which is attracted to water and provides a volumizing lift under the skin, and lidocaine, which helps keep you comfortable during injections. Hyaluronic acid occurs in the human body and is used in many dermal filler products to promote hydration and create a plumping effect. Juvederm’s cross-linked technology creates a longer-lasting product with a gel texture that blends perfectly into your natural skin. This makes it impossible to tell that you had treatment.
Once you’ve met with our experienced doctor, one of our trained aestheticians will use a fine needle to inject the predetermined filler into the target area. The filler is placed directly under the skin and creates a visible filling effect immediately, which allows our aesthetician to adjust the injections as they work and ensures even, attractive results. The product settles into place within two weeks of treatment, and results can be enhanced with touch-up injections. Thanks to the natural origins of the hyaluronic acid, the product is absorbed safely into the body over time with no negative side effects.
Which Filler Options Are Available?
At our office, we offer three different Juvederm products to address your aging concerns. Each product is formulated to maximize its effectiveness in certain areas of the face. Our doctor will recommend the best product or combination of products for your specific situation during an initial consultation.
Voluma is one of the only dermal fillers created to address the loss of volume in the cheeks and midface. This lesser-known side effect of aging can leave you looking older than you actually are. Voluma is injected into the cheeks and midface to create a younger appearance.
The product lifts the skin and fills sunken or hollow areas, which can help plump your cheeks and accentuate your natural facial structure and shape. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid also helps refresh the skin and promote hydration, giving your skin a brighter, healthier glow.
Volbella is a filler designed for the lips and skin around the mouth. Aging can cause the lips to lose volume and may contribute to the development of fine lines around the lips, also called smokers or lipstick lines. These signs of aging can be difficult to conceal and cause many patients to lose confidence in the appearance of their lips over time.
Volbella offers an easy solution to the loss of volume and fine lines by providing an instantly volumizing effect. This product can help re-fill the lips, restore the lip borders and edges, and temporarily erase fine lines by smoothing the skin around the mouth.
In addition to aging concerns, Volbella can be used to address general lip appearance concerns. Our patients find that this filler is superior to other fillers thanks to its long-lasting results and smooth, skin-like texture. If you want to augment your lips by adding volume or redefining shape, this dermal filler could be an excellent option to help you achieve your ideal results.
Vollure is our most versatile filler and can be used in most areas of the face to address lines, wrinkles, and folds. It may also help improve the appearance of mild skin laxity in some patients. Thanks to its thicker formula, this filler is able to correct even severe wrinkles and folds, including forehead lines and parentheses lines around the mouth.
If you experience a combination of static wrinkles, which appear the same whether your face is moving or at rest, and dynamic wrinkles, which typically appear more dramatically when you are making facial expressions, you may benefit from combination treatment. We often combine Volbella and Botox to address both static and dynamic wrinkles in one easy appointment. If you’re interested in this option, our doctor can explain more during your initial consultation.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Our recommendation for each patient is entirely unique and based on their specific circumstances and concerns. We find that most patients benefit from an ongoing treatment plan, which allows us to perform regular injections and provide long-term anti-aging treatment.
Since the final results of treatment are not permanent, you will need to have follow-up injections to maintain your ideal results. Results can last anywhere from six months to two years in total, so any follow-treatments are typically performed just one to two times per year.
However, you can see a total improvement in your areas of concern after just one treatment. After this point, we recommend that patients evaluate their results to decide whether they wish to continue treatment and maintain results. Our staff will be available for questions or recommendations as you make the best decision for your needs and goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you are an adult man or woman who is unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin due to signs of aging, you could be a good candidate for treatment with dermal fillers. An ideal candidate is healthy, free from skin irritation or infection, and does not experience any serious medical conditions that could interact negatively with the injections.
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their doctor before pursuing treatment. Patients with moderate to severe skin laxity may not be ideal candidates for treatment. If desired, our doctor can recommend other avenues of treatment for this specific concern.
Not sure if this treatment is the right option for you? Our talented doctor can help you determine your candidacy during an initial consultation by reviewing your medical history, areas of concern, and goals for treatment.
What Should I Expect?
Here is a basic overview of a dermal filler treatment experience at our office. Your entire experience is overseen by our doctor and staff, who are committed to helping you find success through this cosmetic treatment.
Before your first appointment, you will have a brief consultation with our doctor. This appointment helps us determine whether this treatment is right for you by asking you several questions about your goals and examining your areas of concern. You can also ask any questions you may have about the treatment process, recovery, and expected results.
Once our doctor has evaluated your situation, they will make a professional recommendation for treatment. If you are approved for treatment with dermal fillers, you will receive instructions on how to prepare for your first session.
While preparing for this type of appointment is fairly easy, we always recommend that our patients take special care to monitor their skin’s health in the one to two weeks before their first treatment. This includes avoiding any irritating skincare products or treatments and protecting your skin from the sun by limiting sun exposure and tanning before treatment.
You should also stop taking blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin along with some herbal supplements at least a week before treatment. Continue your skincare routine as normal and drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
We recommend that you avoid wearing makeup to your appointment. Our aesthetician will clean your skin and apply a topical numbing cream that will work with the lidocaine in the dermal filler to keep you comfortable during the injections.
Once you are ready, our aesthetician will inject the product into the target skin. Each subsequent injection will lift and fill the skin. Our patients report that this process is pain-free and, for most patients, the appointment lasts 30-45 minutes in total. Once our aesthetician has completed the injections, you will be able to see your results.
Your skin should look smoother and firmer. Any treated lines or wrinkles should be noticeably diminished. Cheeks should appear fuller and more rounded, while lips should look plumper and more defined. While the product will settle slightly during the recovery process, you can expect that your results will remain largely the same for the next months, giving you the freedom to enjoy them immediately after treatment with a zero-downtime recovery.
For the first two weeks after treatment, you should avoid touching, rubbing, or pressing on the treated skin as much as possible. This allows the product to settle into place. Once it is in its final place, you can choose to schedule a brief touch-up appointment to add any small amount of volume that may have bee lost during the settling process.
As your skin heals, we recommend staying out of the sun and waiting to use exfoliating products for at least a week. For the majority of our patients, recovery lasts less than two weeks in total.
Once your final results are visible, you may be able to prolong the lifetime of your dermal fillers by wearing sunscreen regularly and limiting other skin treatments that may cause the filler to dissolve more quickly. In general, Juvederm products last six months to two years, depending on the filler used and the specific skin concern corrected. Our doctor can give you a better idea of how long your results may last during your consultation.
You will notice your areas of concern begin to reappear as the dermal filler is slowly absorbed into your body. You can schedule a follow-up appointment for recurring injections to re-volumize the skin and maintain your ideal results. For most patients, just one to two appointments per year can provide the appearance and anti-aging effect they desire, making ongoing appointments both convenient and affordable.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Stop letting common signs of aging steal the spotlight from your skin. With Juvederm, you could see your skin regain its youthful glow for years to come! To learn more about this transformative filler, contact our team of professionals at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!