At the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, we are driven to help each of our clients feel as confident in their appearance as possible. We understand that surgery isn’t right for everyone, so we proudly offer numerous non-surgical anti-aging treatments, including JUVÉDERM. If you’re interested in learning more about non-surgical anti-aging treatments in New Jersey, read on to learn more about this durable dermal filler.
How Long Will JUVÉDERM Last?
You can generally expect your JUVÉDERM results to last for up to 12 months. However, you should understand that there are several factors that will affect the longevity of your results. For example, as a general rule of thumb, the younger you are, the longer you can expect your desired results to last.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To ensure that you enjoy your anti-aging results for as long as possible, you need to make sure that you take steps to prevent premature skin aging. The most effective step you can take to achieve this objective is to minimize UV exposure. You should not tan your skin with tanning beds or tanning lamps, and you should also avoid sunbathing with sun tan lotion. Moreover, you should wear sunscreen daily and reapply it every couple of hours.
Another highly effective step you can take to enjoy your JUVÉDERM results for longer is to eat nutritiously. The reason your skin looks tighter, smoother, and more volumized after treatment is that your skin produces extra collagen in response to the treatment. Therefore, it will benefit you to ensure you eat enough nutrients to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Additionally, you should make sure that you stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect this treatment to be deemed appropriate for you if you are at least 22 years of age and concerned about volume loss-related aging signs. For example, you can generally expect to qualify for this treatment if you have moderate bunny lines that can be attributed to volume loss rather than overactive muscles in your midface.
However, an initial consultation is required to ensure that this treatment is appropriate for your unique case. Before one of the leading aesthetic experts in New Jersey determines that this injectable dermal filler will be a good fit for you, it is essential that your circumstances are discussed thoroughly. We need to understand your concerns and goals to ensure that this treatment will be effective for you.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
You will be considered a poor candidate for this injectable dermal filler if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, certain medical conditions may preclude you from treatment, such as hemophilia, heart disease, and a history of developing keloid scars.
During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history thoroughly to ensure that this treatment will be safe for you. Besides your concerns and goals, your health and health history are among the most important things we need to cover during your evaluation. Furthermore, we will ensure that this treatment will go smoothly for you by ensuring you can follow all of the preparation and aftercare guidelines.
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for My Injection Session?
It is of the utmost importance that you do not smoke cigarettes, consume any other tobacco products, or drink alcohol in the 24 hours leading up to your appointment. There are several reasons for this, including helping to ensure that your blood pressure is normal at the time of your treatment. It is also extremely important to ensure that your skin is free from irritation when you come in for your appointment. Skin irritation will disqualify you from treatment.
One of the simplest things you can do to mitigate the risk of skin irritation is to not use depilatory cream to remove unwanted hair from the targeted area within 24 hours of your session. Another simple thing you can do is to make sure that your cosmetics do not contain any ingredients that may cause skin irritation.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need to Follow?
While there is almost never downtime required after treatment, there are a lot of important rules you will need to follow during the first 24 hours following your injection session. One of the most important aftercare guidelines to follow is to not engage in vigorous physical activity. You should also avoid:
- Drinking alcohol
- Blood-thinning supplements
Schedule Your Initial Evaluation Today
JUVÉDERM results can generally last for up to one year. However, several factors affect how long the results of the treatment will last, including your lifestyle choices. To extend the longevity of your results, protect your skin from UV damage and keep it hydrated. If you think you could benefit from this non-invasive anti-aging treatment, contact us now at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation.