Juvederm Vollure is one of the best options for improving lines around the nose and mouth. It is in the dermal filler family of injectables, which are known for their superior ability to restore the skin’s youthful appearance by adding volume in strategic areas. They deliver reliable results that show up quickly and look incredibly natural. At Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL, our patients are always happy to learn that Juvederm Vollure one of the longest-lasting injectables you can get!
How Long Does Juvederm Vollure Last?
The Initial Results
This treatment offers significant wrinkle reduction that lasts up to 18 months. That’s longer than almost any other injectable being offered. After 18 months, your body will break down the product through its natural metabolic processes. Individual results vary according to how long it takes your body to clear away the product, but you can plan on the treatment being effective for a minimum of 1 year.
Getting Renewal Injections Is Easy
When you start to see the effects diminishing, you can come in for repeat injections. In this way, you can keep up the results for as long as you want. Some people like to do a few touch up appointments in the interim. If you choose this approach, you will probably need less product when you do your full renewal injections.
What Is Juvederm Vollure?
What It Treats
This injectable is used for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It is effective enough to improve even the most deep-set creases. Most often, it is used in the lower half of the face, usually to address parenthesis or nasolabial folds. These are the lines that occur around your mouth.
In addition to nasolabial folds, this treatment can sometimes be used for lines around the lips, chin, or jaw. These areas of the face are some of the most prone to volume loss as we get older.
Why Skin Ages
Volume loss and lines around the nose and mouth are some of the classic signs of aging. Young skin produces lots of hyaluronic acid and collagen naturally. These two substances allow it to maintain good moisture and withstand the daily wear and tear of life. In our late 20s or early 30s, our skin starts to produce less of these substances, leaving us vulnerable to sun damage, environmental exposure, and lifestyle factors.
Everyone ages at a different rate. Genetics plays a large role, along with how well we care for our skin. However, even people with the best skincare routines will develop wrinkles at some point. Without high levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen, creases form in places where the skin folds to accommodate facial expressions. The area around the mouth is one of the most mobile areas of the face, and it is therefore very susceptible to wrinkles.
How Juvederm Vollure Works
This treatment achieves a smoothing, anti-aging effect by restoring lost volume and increasing your skin’s hydration levels. When injected, it gives your skin a generous boost of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar that helps your skin retain its shape by drawing in moisture. In fact, one molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold over one thousand times its weight in water.
The hyaluronic acid is delivered in a gel that has an instantaneous plumping effect on your skin. You will see the results as soon as your injections are done. As the results continue to develop, the hyaluronic acid and the gel work together to physically add volume while enhancing the suppleness of your skin. In the weeks following the injections, your skin will also increase its production of collagen, a substance that increases elasticity and supports natural rejuvenation.
Injectables like Juvederm have earned their bragging rights when it comes to results. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery reports that over 1 million people get them every year. That’s because they make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin. You will be able to appreciate the difference every time you look in the mirror.
If you have experimented with a lot of over-the-counter products, you know that not all anti-wrinkle treatments live up to their claims. These injectables are different because they are administered by professionals according to the latest research on anti-aging and an advanced understanding of facial anatomy.
Keeping It Natural
One question we get asked a lot is whether or not the results will look natural. We perform the injections with great care and taste to ensure that they do. Dermal fillers do not freeze any part of your face, and you won’t need to worry about looking artificial in any way.
As with most cosmetic treatments, the skill and expertise of the person administering the injections matters. You always want to go to a licensed professional who understands the correct injection sites and depths. The goal of our highly experienced master injectors is to bring out your natural beauty in ways that are subtle, yet effective. After your treatment, only you will know the reason for your new, youthful appearance.
Our patients often ask if this treatment will have a permanent effect on the face. The answer is no, this is a completely non-surgical, minimally invasive way to reduce nasolabial folds. It is an excellent choice for people who want to improve their appearance without doing anything irreversible. Plus, the hyaluronic acid in the gel is mixed with a small dose of lidocaine to make the experience of getting the injections free of any major discomfort.
With this treatment, you are in charge of the results. You can increase the amount of product you use, decrease it, combine it with other treatments, etc. Our staff will take the time to understand your preferences so that we deliver optimal results the first time, adapting our approach if your tastes change later.
How Is This Treatment Done?
At Your Appointment
Like most injectables, this treatment is administered with an ultra-fine needle to several injection sites in the area you would like to treat. You will come in to the med spa, check in, and get settled. Next, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to ensure that it is sterilized before the injections. If you would like anesthesia, it can be topically applied at this time. Lastly, the injections are performed, and you’re done!
The length of your treatment depends on how large an area you are treating. Normally, your whole appointment can be started and finished in less than an hour. If you choose the topical anesthesia, it will add approximately 15 extra minutes. Most people don’t require it because the lidocaine in the injections provides enough of a numbing effect.
Getting Ready for Your Appointment
There is very little you need to do in advance. Try to avoid wearing makeup on the day of your injections. If you do, we can simply take it off as we cleanse your skin. We will give you an instruction sheet with a few other tips that you can use to maximize your experience.
After Your Appointment
This treatment does not require any downtime and you won’t have to stay overnight. Immediately after your injections, you are free to go home. For the first 24 hours following your appointment you should avoid:
- Intense exercise
- Sun exposure
Who Is a Good Candidate?
As long as you don’t have major health concerns or severe allergies, you are probably a good candidate for this treatment. The injections are beneficial for just about everyone, including both men and women. We recommend them especially for people who have moderate to severe wrinkles that have not responded to other treatments.
Seeing the Results
Seeing is believing, and with Juvederm Vollure, you will not have to wait long. The results develop immediately upon injection as the gel plumps up areas with lost volume. After the initial benefits, the hyaluronic acid will go to work drawing moisture to your skin and new collagen will start to form. These processes will produce increasing results for approximately 4 weeks after your injections.
Enjoy Smoother Skin for Up to 18 Months!
What’s better than discovering a gentle yet highly effective treatment for stubborn wrinkles around your nose and mouth? Learning that the results last for up to one and a half years! Juvederm Vollure delivers the volume-enhancing benefits of hyaluronic acid directly into the areas beneath the skin that need it the most. For more information on how you can make this injectable part of your anti-aging strategy, contact us at Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL.