Are you unhappy with the way your skin has changed as you’ve gotten older? You don’t need to deal with these changes forever. At Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO, our Juvederm treatments can transform and rejuvenate your skin, helping you look and feel your best. Here’s everything you need to know.
How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?
Are you looking for a safe and long-lasting way to get back the youthful appearance you’ve been missing? There are no dermal fillers that can provide you with permanent results, but some of them will offer you longer-lasting results than others.
If you want something that you’ll get to enjoy for a long time, Juvederm is the perfect dermal filler for you. Most patients find that their results last somewhere between 1 to 2 years. You can help your results last as long as possible by leading an overall healthy lifestyle and following our post-care instructions.
What You Need to Know About Your Skin
Your skin is made up of chemicals. Together, these chemicals provide your skin with its structure as well as its youthful fullness and elasticity. When you’re young, you have high levels of these chemicals.
But as you get older, these levels start to get lower. That’s why you see changes in the way your skin looks and feels. To get a better idea of how this dermal filler can help you and your skin, there are two important chemicals to talk about.
Hyaluronic acid that you can find in your skin as well as other parts of your body. This includes your eyes, connective tissues, and your muscles. This sugar serves a variety of purposes including lubricating your joints and maintaining hydration.
In your skin, hyaluronic acid works by attracting moisture molecules and helping your skin maintain its natural barrier. Hyaluronic acid is also what helps you maintain a full, youthful appearance. As you get older and lose levels of hyaluronic acid, this is what causes your face to look thinner.
Collagen is a protein that, like hyaluronic acid, you can find in several different parts of your body. This protein is what provides your skin with its structure as well as its elasticity.
As you get older and you lose collagen in your skin, your skin will have a harder time smoothing out when the muscles underneath are relaxed. This loss of elasticity along with repeated facial movements and gravity will cause issues like wrinkling, creasing, and sagging.
What Is Juvederm?
This is a non-invasive injectable filler that’s applied to your areas of concern with a small needle. Several formulas make up this lineup. Every formula contains hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient.
Once it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid fills in any missing volume. This helps your face get back its previously voluminous and youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid also helps to stimulate your skin’s collagen production, ensuring that it stays flexible and elastic.
What Can It Treat?
One of the most common areas to get injections of this dermal filler is the cheek area. The older you get, the more volume you’re going to lose in your cheeks, which can provide you with a hollow appearance that you don’t like.
To fill in your cheeks and return to a more youthful appearance, consider getting injections of this dermal filler. The hyaluronic acid will take up space beneath your skin providing more fullness and adding more definition to your cheekbones.
As the skin around your cheeks becomes thinner and loses elasticity, you might start to notice jowls forming. These can be particularly frustrating to see, and you may be looking for an effective way to reduce their appearance.
If you decide to get injections of this filler in your cheeks, this will take up space under sagging skin while also encouraging your body to produce more collagen. This means your jawline will be smoother and much more defined, with the appearance of jowls being significantly reduced.
Your laugh lines are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth when you smile. You may have also heard them called smile lines or nasolabial folds. They are an extremely common wrinkle to get early on since your mouth moves around so much throughout the day.
If you don’t like the way that your laugh lines have aged your appearance, this dermal filler can help. It will put more volume into the area, helping to smooth out the lines you’re seeing. By stimulating more of your skin’s natural production of collagen, the product helps to prevent further wrinkles from appearing.
Thin lips can make you look very severe, while full, plump lips are often seen as symbolic of youth and health. If you have very thin lips and you’re looking for a way to help them look fuller, this filler can help.
One of the formulas is specifically designed to target lips. It will put more volume into them, helping them look fuller and more defined. You can also use this filler if you have uneven lips that you want to look more symmetrical or if you’re noticing the appearance of lipstick lines.
What Are the Benefits?
Easy to Prepare
Some cosmetic treatments require extensive preparation before you can get the treatment. That’s not the case with this dermal filler. Before your appointment, we’ll provide you with instructions on how you should prepare for your treatment.
There are just a few simple things that you’ll need to keep in mind in the days leading up to your appointment. Make sure you don’t consume any alcohol or tobacco, as these substances can thin your blood. You should also avoid things like ibuprofen, aspirin, and certain supplements for the same reason.
The treatment process itself for this filler is very easy and painless. When you come to our clinic, we’ll start by preparing your skin. We’ll clean it thoroughly to remove anything that’s built up during the day. We’ll also mark the areas where you’ll get the injections.
Many Juvederm formulas contain lidocaine, which is a painkiller. However, if you’re particularly anxious about pain, we can talk about applying a topical numbing cream. When the injections are applied, you’ll only feel a slight pinching sensation. Appointments generally last less than an hour, and you can leave the clinic immediately after it’s finished.
Minimal Recovery Time
When you get certain cosmetic treatments, especially more invasive ones like surgery, you’ll need to anticipate taking a lot of downtime. Not only can this be a huge inconvenience, but the recovery process itself can be uncomfortable and painful.
That’s not the case with an injectable like this one. Instead of having to take any downtime, you’ll be able to get back to your regular daily activities right away. Just remember to follow our post-treatment instructions which include staying out of direct sunlight and avoiding extreme temperatures.
If you’ve been avoiding getting a cosmetic treatment because you’re worried that the results aren’t going to look natural and you’ll end up looking fake or plasticky, don’t worry when you get this injectable. One of the best things about it is that the results will look completely natural.
It’s also easy for us to customize this treatment so you get exactly the results you want. Whether you want to see a major change in your appearance or you’re just looking to tweak or enhance a few features, we’ll ensure that you get the results you’re looking for.
Easy to Reverse
When you visit our team, we’ll work hard to make sure that you leave with results that you love. But there are certainly some instances where people get cosmetic treatments like this one and find that they preferred the way they looked before. With many injectables, you’ll simply have to wait until the results disappear on their own.
But you don’t need to wait with this treatment. If you find that you don’t like the way this filler makes you look, we can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the treated areas which will dissolve the hyaluronic acid and get you back to your old appearance.
Book Your Appointment Today
Are you ready to look and feel more confident in your skin? It’s important to visit the right people to provide you with your treatment. To book your appointment, call us today at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO.