Are you seeing the effects of aging skin on your face? Is it especially visible on the lower parts of your face or around your lips or cheeks? If so, you may be losing hyaluronic acid from your skin. This is a natural result of the aging process, but it’s not something you need to live with. You can reverse some of these effects with Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler available at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN.
What Is Juvederm?
This is a particular type of injectable dermal filler known as a “hyaluronic acid filler.” Its specific name indicates a brand line of fillers from Allergan, which also produces the very well-known Botox treatment. However, hyaluronic acid fillers are unlike Botox or other neurotoxins, and they work in a completely different way. In fact, many people switch to hyaluronic acid fillers if Botox stops working for them.
When we age, we begin to lose the hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in our skin. Hyaluronic acid might sound unhealthy, but it is actually a naturally-occurring substance that everyone is born with. It is highly present in our skin and joints and helps lubricate and moisturize these parts of the body. Sadly, when we start to age and our hyaluronic acid levels begin to decline, we lose volume from our cheeks, lips, and facial skin. This can potentially lead to wrinkles, folds, and a “worn out” look.
How It Works
These fillers restore our hyaluronic acid levels and bring back a youthful-looking fullness to our skin. Hyaluronic acid has very strong water-binding properties that allow it to help our skin retain moisture. When we restore this substance to a patient’s skin, we can bring back a younger aesthetic.
One of the best parts of this type of treatment is that it looks incredibly natural. It’s not the filler itself that provides most of the volume. Instead, it’s the water that the filler helps you to retain just as you did when younger.
5 Main Benefits of Juvederm
Minimally Invasive Treatment
These fillers are designed for comfort and efficiency. A typical treatment session might take 30-45 minutes. Of course, if you get multiple treatments at the same time, an appointment might take longer, but sometimes they can be even shorter! The speed of the treatment process means that you can come into the office and then leave and get on with your day. It’s the perfect rejuvenation treatment for busy professionals who have on-the-go lifestyles.
Multiple Treatment Areas
Each different variety of Juvederm is specifically designed to work on a targeted treatment area. By refining their formulae, Allergan has created a treatment that works in just the right way for each part of the face.
Volbella XC and Ultra Plus XC work on the lips and provide different amounts of fullness. Ultra Plus XC is a thicker consistency and supplies more volume than XC. Voluma XC can be used to contour, lift, or fill the cheeks. It can also provide definition to the cheek line. Vollure XC and Ultra Plus XC can both be used to correct moderate or severe skin folds in the lower part of the face around the nose and mouth.
In most cases, patients who come in for treatment will see a change in their look within the first 24 hours, and sometimes even immediately. The filler begins to bind to water almost as soon as it is injected into the desired treatment area. It takes roughly two weeks for the filler to fully settle into place, but once it does, the results are typically consistent for a period of one to two years.
A Natural Look
Patients often find that they get extremely natural-looking results from these fillers because so much of the added volume comes from the improved skin hydration. When the skin retains more moisture, it has the side effect of smoothing out the lines on the surface. It also moves in a way that is organic and can be used to create subtle but transformative aesthetic changes.
As mentioned, these fillers will last for a period of one or two years. The length of the results will depend somewhat on what filler was used. For instance, Volbella XC treatments will often need a maintenance treatment after a year, while Voluma XC can provide quality results in the cheek for up to two years. In either case, these results are more durable than many other fillers.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
When you visit us, we will start the process with an in-person consultation. We will go over your medical history and make sure that there are no obstacles to getting treatment. We offer many approaches, and our highly-trained staff can treat cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, perioral lines, and more. We even have several treatments that are unique to our office, including lip flips and pouts that combine this filler with Botox to achieve a truly breathtaking result.
How Can You Get Started?
It’s easy––simply contact us at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN! Our medical personnel will work with your unique needs and create a treatment plan that is right for you. Get in touch with us today and see the difference that Juvederm can make for you!