How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?
If you are ready to experience an effective and durable treatment to reduce volume loss in the fact and signs of aging like wrinkles, Juvéderm is an excellent choice. Here at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer this product, as well as a range of other excellent treatments, to everyone in the Washington, DC area.
How Long Do Juvéderm Results Last?
For most people, the results of this treatment can be expected to last from 12 to 24 months. Your precise results will depend on a number of factors, including exactly where you are having treatment, the Juvéderm formula that you use, and how well you take care of your skin afterward. It’s also important to know that every body metabolizes the treatment at a different rate, so you may see longer or shorter results than a friend, even if you are the same age, just because of differences in your physiology.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is sugar that your body produces naturally, and when we inject this product into your skin, your body responds the same way as if it were reacting to naturally occurring HOA. The filler immediately plumps the skin, giving you instantaneous plumping and smoothing. But this initial tightening is only temporary. The real magic happens as the HA stimulates your body to produce more collagen. This collagen fills up the space as the dermal filler is naturally metabolized by your body, giving you lasting firmness
What Can This Treatment Address?
This treatment can help with lipstick lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds, as well as plump cheeks. I can add volume to your lips, and reduce the appearance of jowls. If you have thin lips, for example, this treatment can restore volume to them whether your lips have always been thin or you have lost volume with age. By pumping your chin, you can restore the youthful look of natural volume.This treatment also fills in those lines that can make us look older than we feel; particularly the parallel lines that run from the corners of the mouth toward the chin and the lines that run around the lips. And if you’ve noticed the skin at the bottom of your face becoming looser with age, injections in your cheeks will lift that skin and give you a firmer, younger look. This treatment can do a lot, so come talk to us about your goals.
We want your treatment to be effective, and that means there are a few things you should do in the days before you come for your injections. First, you’ll want to avoid caffeine and tobacco because they thin the blood, make you more prone to bruising, and slow down the healing process.
Tobacco in particular interferes with the body’s production of collagen, and the whole reason to get this treatment is to induce better collagen production! It’s also important that you avoid blood thinning medications, including over-the-counter medications and supplements like fish oil and ibuprofen, in the days before your treatment.
Our first step will be to clean your skin. This ensures there is no bacteria in the area that could inadvertently enter the injection site. We will also apply a numbing cream, if you wish it, although most people don’t need it because the needles involved are so small and because most of the Juvéderm products come with lidocaine included.
The next step will be to mark exactly where we will be applying the filler. It’s important to have your injections from qualified and experienced professionals. A treatment like this is equal parts medical professionalism and artistic skill: you want someone who has the training and qualifications, but also the right eye to give you a completely natural look. Then, we will begin injecting the product into strategically chosen locations in just the right amount. Most people are in and out in less than an hour.
After Your Appointment
There is very little you need to do after your treatment. For the most part, you can return to your regular schedule immediately. The only things you need to do are to be careful to keep your treatment area protected from direct sunlight and avoid activities that cause you to become overly hot or sweaty, such as visiting a sauna or doing a heavy workout at the gym. Lighter exercise, such as walking, is not only safe but actively encouraged to get you your results as quickly as possible.
Who Is a Candidate?
Those In Good Health
In general, nearly everyone who wants this treatment is a good candidate for it. If you are in reasonably good health, you are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and you are not experiencing an infection or outbreak at the location of treatment, you are likely a great candidate for Juvéderm.
Those Who Want Fast Results
If you want to see results quickly, this is an excellent treatment choice. You can expect to see an immediate difference because of the plumping effect of the HA, and those results will persist as your body produces new collagen. You’ll see your full results about a week or so after your treatment.
You Want a Non-Invasive Choice
If you want permanent results, a surgical facelift could be the right choice for you. However, most people would rather avoid surgeries, which are invasive, expensive, and require an enormous commitment in preparation and downtime. This filler is a wonderful choice that offers long-lasting results without all the downsides of surgery
Calling All in the Washington, DC Area!
If you’re interested in this dermal filler and whether it’s a good choice for you, contact us at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD for more.