For most people, sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines become a major area of concern as they grow older. These normal signs of aging can cause people to feel like they look older or more tired than they really are, affecting their self-esteem and resulting in dissatisfaction with their appearance. While aging is a natural process, loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles don’t need to be part of your journey thanks to Juvederm, one of the many top-quality treatments offered at Grand Spa in Dallas, TX.
What Is Juvederm Treatment?
Juvederm is a treatment designed to address the natural loss of collagen and skin elasticity which commonly results in loose skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. As a dermal filler, this treatment offers you the chance to reclaim your younger appearance by adding volume to your areas of concern with specially formulated hyaluronic acid. This natural substance can smooth lines and wrinkles in the skin and help refresh your body’s collagen production rates, giving you instantly noticeable, long-lasting results.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
This treatment is able to address a wide variety of concerns. There are specially designed formulas for different areas of the face, and your doctor will choose the right one and use it in combination with their professional expertise to effectively treat your unique concerns. In general, this treatment has shown great success in treating deep lines and wrinkles in every area of the face.
It can also be used to fade acne scars and reduce expression lines. Finally, it’s a go-to favorite for treating fine lines on the forehead, which are notoriously difficult to erase, and can be used to restore volume in the cheeks, firm the jawline, and even plump the under-eye area. You can discuss specific treatment options available to you with your doctor during your initial consultation. For most common issues, this treatment offers a fast-working and effective solution which promises to help you look and feel younger in a matter of weeks.
Types of Treatment
There is a treatment available for almost every patient thanks to Juvederm’s diverse formulas. Each treatment has the ability to offer correction in a specific area of your face, giving your doctor a variety of options for correcting your specific concerns.
This treatment uses a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid (which is produced naturally by your body and helps provide structure and hydration to your skin) to offer feature enhancement, especially in the mouth area. This treatment can help build lip volume to restore a fuller, more attractive shape. It can also be used to reduce nasolabial folds, commonly called smile or laugh lines.
This treatment, which is also created using synthetic hyaluronic acid, is the go-to treatment for creating smoother, softer skin by reducing all kinds of wrinkles. By adding volume to the target area, your doctor can visibly fade wrinkles and give you the fresh skin you’ve been missing.
Finally, this treatment uses hyaluronic acid to treat the mid-face and cheek regions. In addition to sagging skin, loss of facial fat and volume can give you an aged appearance as your face seems to be pulled downwards. This treatment option is ideal for creating healthy cheek contours to restore a more youthful smile and add volume to your face, tightening your skin and turning back the hands of time.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Other Dermal Fillers?
While dermal fillers have become more advanced and more natural over the last several years, this treatment remains preferred over similar options thanks to the smooth, discreet texture created by hyaluronic acid. When injected into skin, the acid remains malleable and virtually invisible.
While other fillers may appear lumpy or feel granular once injected, hyaluronic acid is easily massaged into the skin, resulting in a more desirable outcome for the majority of patients. Finally, the formula is safe and effective for most patients thanks to its natural origins, making the chance of unwanted reactions slim.
What to Expect During the Treatment Process
While this treatment is non-invasive, it’s important to seek care from an experienced doctor. Your doctor will help you select the best filler to address your specific concerns and will oversee your treatment from the initial consultation to your follow-up after treatment. In addition, you’ll be able to ask your doctor any questions you may have during your treatment. It’s important that you follow your doctor’s instructions carefully during every step of treatment to ensure that you’ll see the best results possible.
Before you see your skin transformed, you’ll sit down with your doctor for an initial consultation. This allows your doctor to examine your skin in-person to determine which treatment option is right for you. Your doctor will explain how planned injections will add volume to the desired areas and can describe what to expect during your recovery period. You should feel free to ask your doctors any questions you may have during this appointment.
Be prepared to disclose any regular medication you take as well as any past dermal filler treatments or facial procedures you’ve had during your consultation. Depending on your lifestyle, your doctor may ask you to discontinue the use of some face creams or treatments until your skin has completely healed. Once your doctor has approved you for treatment, it’s time to begin preparing for your first appointment!
In the weeks leading up to your appointment, plan to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to speed your body’s recovery time and reduce your risk of excess bleeding and bruising. The biggest things to avoid are alcohol and blood-thinning medications and supplements like aspirin, ibuprofen, and several herbal remedies.
These substances can cause noticeable bruising at the injection sites and should be avoided for about 2 weeks before treatment. You should also stop using any face products your doctor asks you to avoid, such as retinols, up to 1 week before your appointment. On the day of your appointment, cleanse your face thoroughly and remove any makeup or face products. You should arrive to your appointment with clean skin and may wish to take off any earrings before your treatment begins.
Your doctor will begin by offering you a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the target areas before your treatment begins. Most Juvederm formulas also include a numbing agent to ensure your optimal comfort. Your doctor will then mark the planned injection sites and let you see their placement before beginning. A tiny needle is used to deliver the hyaluronic acid formula to the injection sites.
As soon as the acid is injected, it begins to plump and fill the target area and reverse common signs of aging. You may feel slight pressure from the injections but should feel little to no discomfort during treatment. Depending on your areas of concern, your appointment will take between 15-60 minutes. You will be able to see immediate results and should notice that your skin appears softer and smoother. Your doctor will clean the injection sites, after which point you’re free to return to your normal routine with no downtime.
During the first few days of recovery, you may experience tenderness and light bruising around the injection sites. This is normal and can be improved with an ice pack applied several times daily. Some patients also experience bumps under the skin as the hyaluronic acid settles into place. Your doctor may use heat or light massage to distribute the acid evenly several days after injections.
Avoid strenuous workouts, alcohol, and sun exposure for the first 2 weeks, which can worsen any swelling or redness in your skin and may cause additional discomfort or itching at the injection sites. You should avoid wearing makeup until your doctor approves it. You should also avoid exfoliating treatments, rubbing or pressing your skin, or any unnecessary pressure until your skin has fully healed.
If any symptoms of treatment remain after 7 days, contact your doctor to ensure that your skin is healing normally. For most patients, all swelling and redness subsides within 1 week. Your skin should look and feel completely normal within 2-3 weeks of treatment.
While your results will be visible after injections, your final results appear about 2 weeks after treatment as your skin heals and the hyaluronic acid settles into place. You should notice that the treated areas appear smoother. Wrinkles and fine lines should be noticeably faded. Under-eye hollows should be less apparent. Nasolabial folds should be reduced, and your lips should be fuller and have a more defined shape. Best of all, you should feel more like yourself and feel more satisfied with your appearance once your final results are visible.
How Long Does It Last?
Depending on their unique situation, most patients have between 1-3 treatments to achieve their ideal results. However, each treatment is designed to last a significant amount of time: 8-12 months for most patients. For those with acne scars or deeper wrinkles or expression lines, more treatments may be necessary to help fade scarring, smooth lines, and create a uniform appearance in the skin.
Due to the progressive nature of aging, dermal fillers are not able to offer permanent results. However, this treatment can help you maintain your youthful appearance over many years with routine maintenance treatments. Once your initial treatment is complete, you can expect to enjoy the results for up to 1 year before returning for touch-up or maintenance treatments, which help you reduce signs of aging and keep your skin healthy.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Your doctor will help you determine your candidacy during your initial consultation. However, this treatment is considered safe and effective for most patients. You may not be an ideal candidate if you have any allergies to the formula ingredients. You may also wish to consider alternative treatments if you have hyper-sensitive skin or are prone to skin infections. Finally, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers may wish to talk to their doctors before pursuing treatment.
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If you’re dissatisfied with loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, you aren’t alone. Living with these common side effects of aging can take a toll on your self-confidence, leaving you feeling uncomfortable in a variety of social settings. Even worse, looking older than you really are can make you feel older and take the joy out of life. Reclaim a more youthful appearance and start focusing on the important things in life by joining the thousands of patients who have found success with Juvederm treatments.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to wrinkles and hello to smoother, younger-looking skin, contact the experts at Grand Spa in Dallas, TX to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.