When Will You See Results?
For many patients, results appear immediately. These fillers are designed to work quickly with the body, spreading and filling space almost as soon as they’re injected. But, it’s important to keep in mind the gel needs time to fully settle and merge with your cells. For this reason, it will take a few days for the effects to finalize.
Another important note is this: hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production within the body. This leads to a variety of improvements in skin texture, tone, and hydration. These results will also develop over time, so it’s reasonable to expect an immediate change in how you look after treatment with continued effects in the coming days and weeks.
The Juvederm Family
What They Do
Collectively, these fillers help restore volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, and augment features like the lips. They are popular alternatives to surgical facelifts because they deliver immediate results, namely, more youthful contours.
Juvederm Ultra XC
This colorless gel has a texture similar to pudding. It is most ideal for lip injections, as it can help you achieve a variety of looks: more symmetry between lips, more definition, and a fuller, pillow-like look. Based on your desired outcome, we will make small injections along the cupid’s bow, on the vermilion border, and inside the lips.
Additional uses include:
- Smoothing nasolabial folds
- Reducing lines under the nose and extending from the mouth
- Restoring volume under the eyes
- Correcting the appearance of scars
The latest member of this family is Voluma, used to add volume and lift to the cheeks. In fact, it is the only filler to receive FDA approval for restoring cheek volume and shaping the chin. Voluma, with its thick consistency, can also be easily massaged after injection so it contours to your facial shape. You’ll see natural results that last up to two years, among the longest of all HA fillers.
Unlike its Voluma sibling, Vollure adds subtle volume. It is ideal for correcting moderate to several facial folds and wrinkles for softer, younger-looking skin. Thanks to tailored treatment, patients see significant improvement around the mouth, where nasolabial folds and marionette lines often develop.
This formula is designed exclusively for the lips. It can help define your outline to make lips stand out, accentuate your cupid’s bow for a more feminine shape, and smooth lines around the mouth. It also, of course, can restore volume to lips for a fuller, plumper pout.
How Long Do They Last?
We touched on this earlier, but it’s worth circling back to. These injectables offer some of the longest-lasting effects of all fillers. The minimum is around 12 months (Volbella), extending to 18 months (Vollure) and reaching all the way to two years (Voluma).
Additionally, the composition of these fillers means they metabolize over time, so you won’t experience an immediate reversal in previous improvements. Instead, you’ll see a gradual change that simply means it’s time for a maintenance appointment.
A Host of Benefits
Injectables under this label have smooth textures that provide more natural-looking results than granular gels. This allows us, the provider, to use them for:
- Creating authentic contours
- Adding definition
- Flawlessly erasing lines and wrinkles
- Seamlessly correcting folds
The concept behind these formulations is to help you look more youthful without signaling you’ve done anything differently. In other words, we don’t want people to know you’ve had injections.
Some refer to this family of fillers as “next generation” because they eliminate the risk for allergic reactions. The difference is its use of non-animal-based HA that, in comparison to HA derived from animal sources, makes treatment safe for almost everyone. This eliminates the need to perform an allergy scratch-test prior to therapy.
Provides Consistent Results
This brand has stayed at the top of the fillers market thanks to its proven results. It carries a patient satisfaction rate of almost 97% because of its long-lasting and natural-looking effects.
Improves Skin Quality
An emerging goal with cosmetic therapies is to work with, rather than against, the body. This typically means stimulating natural healing properties or, in this case, igniting collagen production. We mention this again because collagen also stimulates elastin. These are important qualities in combatting the effects of aging because we lose both proteins as we grow older.
Without them, the -skin looks tired, limp, and dull. But restoring them leads to a natural glow that you likely didn’t plan for with treatment. By improving skin form and function, we deliver benefits that can outlast the actual injection.
Right for Almost Anyone
Juvederm, with its catalog of fillers, is right for almost anyone who wants a smoother, brighter, and plumper face. To learn more, including how these treatments can benefit you, call the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D., in Hackensack, NJ, today.