Dermal fillers are one of the most popular aesthetic options to restore your youthful beauty and appearance. From mild to severe facial volume concerns, these injectable treatments can virtually erase the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles on most areas of the face. One of the most flexible brands of filler products is Juvederm, which has a product for each of your aesthetic concerns at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?
The Juvederm family of products is designed to address a wide range of age and volume-related concerns. This line of products includes Ultra, Vollure, Volbella, and Voluma.
These fillers can be used to correct smile lines, laugh lines, lipstick lines, perioral lines, marionette lines, bunny lines, and even crow’s feet. These fillers can also drastically increase skin volume in the cheeks, or they can be used to contour areas of the face such as the cheekbones, jawline, and nose tip.
Ultra is a filler that can be used to treat both the face and the lips for moderate volume restoration and contouring. The filler texture is somewhat dense, which allows the product to remain stable in the skin to reduce moderate to severe concerns. This filler is a good first-time option for many.
Vollure is designed to create long-lasting results for moderate to severe signs of skin laxity in the mid-face. An ideal option for erasing the visible lines around the nose and mouth, this filler can create a significant amount of facial volume. This filler is also commonly used to contour areas such as the jaw, which is why it’s a popular option for the “liquid facelift”.
Volbella is the second filler in this line of products that are formulated specifically for the lips. Rejuvenating the lips can sometimes be a challenge for those who want natural-looking results, but Volbella is specially designed to have a subtle effect as it blurs away lipstick lines, perioral lines, and more. The contouring results achieved by this filler can be a good option for most people.
Voluma is a flexible rejuvenation product that can increase skin volume in the mid-face, particularly in the cheek area. Voluma is a good option for people who also want to contour the face, such as the cheekbones, to achieve a sculpted, more youthful-looking appearance.
How Dermal Fillers Work
The Juvederm line of dermal fillers is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which works with the body to increase the volume of the skin. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are typically hypoallergenic since they are derived from a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the skin. Hyaluronic acid works by drawing water to nearby skin cells, which immediately increases the volume of skin to smooth away signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles.
As for treatment, you can generally expect that your appointment will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete based on how many areas of the face you are treating. The treatments are very comfortable because this line of products is formulated with lidocaine, which will ensure that all of your injections are comfortable. You may also have the option of using a topical numbing cream during your treatment.
Before your appointment, you may need to alter some of the medications and supplements you take daily. For example, Ibuprofen, aspirin, ginkgo, fish oil, and other supplements that cause blood thinning may need to be discontinued for at least three to five days before your appointment. Temporarily stopping the use of these medications and supplements will minimize bruising so that you can see your results faster.
After treatment, the most important rule to follow is to avoid touching your face. You should not scrub, massage, or roughly touch your face for at least 24 hours while the dermal filler is settling. If you disturb the filler while it is settling, your results may not develop as desired. You may also need to avoid excessive sweating, heat, and hot water for at least 12 to 24 hours.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of a filler will generally last for at least 12 months. Some of the products in this collection can produce results that last for about 9 months, such as Ultra and Volbella for the lips. Other products, such as Voluma, can produce results that last for up to two years without needing any touch of appointments.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people who are over the age of 21 and who want to increase the volume of their skin to address visible signs of aging or achieve contouring goals are good candidates for the treatment. That said, some people may not be good candidates for this treatment, including women who are currently pregnant and breastfeeding. If you have allergies to other ingredients in the filler product, then you may not be a good candidate for the treatment.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Volume
The key to youthful skin is having enough volume to keep your skin supple. However, as you age, the volume of your skin will decrease, which will increase the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are a good option for most people. Please contact River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL to schedule your consultation today.