The aging process creates vast changes in the structure of your skin with skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall volume loss. But natural aging doesn’t have to be so severe or troublesome. With a treatment like Juvederm, you can selectively increase volume in your skin to smooth away visible signs of aging. At Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD we know that dermal fillers from this line of products can help you achieve your youthful skin goals.
What Type of Juvederm Is Right for You?
The Juvederm family of products includes unique formulas that are each designed to address a different volume-related skin concern. Whether you want to restore volume in the cheeks or give your lips a plumper appearance, this line of dermal fillers can address each of your cosmetic concerns.
But which filler is right for you? Ultimately, the choice of the filler ideal for your needs will depend on your skin concern, your goals, and the amount of volume loss you have. Here are the main fillers included in this line of products:
Voluma was the first gel dermal filler that was approved by the FDA for the treatment of the cheek area, as well as the middle face. The subtle, but lasting results of this filler make it a very popular choice for those who want to have rounder, fuller-looking cheeks. This formula is also commonly used to contour the face.
Like some other fillers in this family of products, the success of Voluma treatments comes from the specialized formula with Vycross technology. This technology allows the filler to be both flexible and stable within the skin and also allows the product to be more resistant to the natural breakdown of ingredients by your body’s normal processes. Most patients can expect about two years of results with this filler.
Vollure was specially formulated to moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, particularly around the nose and mouth. Nasolabial folds stretch from the outside of your nose to the corners of your mouth and have a way of adding several years onto your appearance.
Vollure has a lighter texture that allows the filler to smooth away visible signs of aging rather than increase skin volume. The results of this treatment are fine lines that are softer, rather than erased, which can be preferable for those looking for more subtle results. This filler can also last up to two years.
Volbella is a filler that was designed specifically for creating more volume for the lips. Some people experience lip thinning with the natural aging process, which makes the lips appear wrinkled and more narrow. The specific formula in this filler has smaller particles that create a subtle volumizing effect when injected into the lips and the area around the mouth.
This filler can be used to restore lip volume, correct asymmetry, and treat perioral lines or strengthen the vermillion border. The results can last for six months to one year.
Ultra Plus is designed to create long-lasting volume in the skin. This formula has the thickest texture of all the products in this line, which creates plumper, plusher skin on areas that have experienced moderate to severe volume loss. Ideal for deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as other signs of volume loss, this formula is perfect for those who want to drastically improve their appearance.
Why Your Consultation Matters
The best way to determine the ideal dermal filler for your needs is to attend a consultation appointment. During your consultation, we will examine your skin condition to assess how much volume loss you have. From there, our skin experts will make a recommendation on the best dermal filler for your skin needs and your aesthetic goals. For those who have multiple goals, it’s possible that a combination of fillers from this brand will be used to achieve a “liquid facelift” or a more comprehensive anti-aging result.
How Does Juvederm Work?
The basic principle behind dermal fillers is injecting the skin with artificial volume from a gel-like substance that will rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. But the real secret to the success behind dermal fillers like Juvederm is the active ingredients in the product. For this brand, each filler is formulated with hyaluronic acid.
HA is a natural compound that is scientifically proven to attract and retain water; in the skin, this helps the skin remain plump, moist, and elastic. However, as we age, we produce less hyaluronic acid, which is part of why our skin changes. The artificial HA used in this line of products immediately attracts moisture and helps retain collagen in the skin.
When Do You See Results?
The results of this treatment are generally immediate – in fact, most people will be able to see some results when they are finished with their appointment or several hours after their treatment. Over the next few days to a week, the formula will settle into your skin and the hyaluronic acid will start to attract water to sub-dermal layers of your skin, which will then restore your youthful appearance. It’s important to remember that the results of this treatment will appear gradually and that you should follow all post-treatment instructions to achieve your desired results.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. In addition to being approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, the active ingredient in this treatment is considered safe for most people. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, so even a synthetic version has a very low risk of producing any allergic reactions. Many skin experts consider hyaluronic acid-based fillers to be hypoallergenic for this reason. This is also why many patients have so much confidence in this treatment option.
What Should You Expect During Your Treatment?
After your consultation, you will be scheduled for your treatment appointment. Before your treatment, you should follow all pre-treatment instructions, such as discontinuing exfoliating treatments, blood-thinning medications or supplements, and other advice. You should also arrive at your appointment with a clean face.
The first step of your treatment will be applying a topical numbing cream for your comfort. Then several small injections will be made into targeted areas of the skin to increase skin volume. The treatment overall is very comfortable and usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
Benefits To Consider
There are several reasons why this family of products is considered the second-most popular cosmetic treatment in the country, second only to Botox. For example, the versatility of the product formulas makes it easy for this treatment to be customized to your needs. With so many product variations, you can easily select the variant that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Some other benefits include:
No Recovery Period
While a facelift can create a drastic change in your appearance, the fact of the matter is that cosmetic procedures require long and often uncomfortable recovery periods. With dermal fillers, you will have no recovery period. Many patients immediately go back to work or resume other daily activities within the bounds of the post-treatment instructions.
The most restrictions you will have following your treatment will be to avoid excessive heat, hot water, exercise, and direct sunlight. Aside from that, you will be able to restore your appearance and get back to your daily schedule without delay.
The results of this treatment will look natural because of the way hyaluronic acid fillers work with your body. The HA active in the filler formula will attract and bind water to the skin cells, which will help the surface of the skin appear smooth and radiant because of the extra moisture. Instead of a filler that places bulky artificial volume into the skin, Juvederm dermal fillers work with your skin to rejuvenate your appearance.
Refresh and Restore Your Beauty
The natural aging process can’t be stopped, but you can soften the effects on your skin. The Juvederm family of dermal fillers are each specially formulated to address various areas of concern. Whether you want subtle results or a drastic improvement, these fillers can help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
People who are over the age of 21 and who would like to improve their appearance are generally good candidates for this treatment. Please contact Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD to schedule your consultation with one of our skin experts today.