Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing facial wrinkles and deep folds around your nose or mouth? We all have particular things about our look that we wish we could change, but it’s not always clear what the best treatment options are. Fortunately, you can address these exact worries when you talk to the experts at Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL. We use a number of minimally invasive techniques to assist in combating lines and wrinkles on the skin. One of our most popular treatments is called Juvederm Vollure.
What Is Juvederm Vollure?
Juvederm Vollure is one of several different types of the Juvederm line of dermal fillers. As with the other types of Juvederm, Vollure’s active ingredient is known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that exists in human skin. The main property of hyaluronic acid (or HA) is that it binds to water, thus acting like a hydrating agent for our skin, as well as adding volume by retaining water.
Vollure is designed specifically for moderate and severe wrinkles around the face, particularly the parenthesis lines near the nose and mouth. Because these nasolabial folds become more pronounced with age, many people wish to soften their appearance and give their face a smoother and more supple look.
How Does Juvederm Vollure Work?
Vollure is designed for precision work. In the hands of a skilled dermatologist, this type of Juvederm can accurately contour your wrinkles and folds. Small doses of Vollure are injected into the patient in the desired areas, and these tiny droplets of dermal filler will bind to the moisture that already exists organically in your body. The result is a smooth, naturally supple look that adds volume, as well.
Once the filler has been injected, you will see results immediately. Vollure will continue to settle over the next two weeks until you have achieved the look you have desired. Because this type of Juvederm works by harnessing your body’s inherent moisture to contour your face, you will still look organic when you move or smile. This treatment will give you a dazzling new aesthetic without sacrificing your natural beauty.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
If you haven’t had any sort of dermal filler treatment before, you may be wondering how this all works. “Dermal filler” can refer to many different types of injectables that add volume to the face. Some work by relaxing your facial muscles, while others focus on promoting collagen growth. Juvederm focuses on volume through water retention.
Hyaluronic acid makes this treatment a fast and minimally-invasive option, which is one of the main reasons for its popularity.
Injection sessions are very quick. With Juvederm, one session can typically be completed in about an hour. Results appear instantly, and in the case of Vollure, they can last for as long as eighteen months.
Advantages Over Botox
When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles, many patients are most familiar with Botox. Botox has been around for a long time and still remains popular. However, everyone is different, and not everyone enjoys the same results from all forms of treatment. In cases where patients were not satisfied with Botox, they may find that Juvederm works better for their particular needs.
In addition, many patients also feel that Botox loses its effectiveness after multiple treatments. In these cases, Juvederm provides an excellent alternative.
Is Juvederm Safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews all Juvederm varieties. In 2006, the FDA announced that Juvederm had no serious side effects. The filler relies on a naturally-occurring substance that everyone has in their skin, so it is suitable for almost anybody.
Other Treatment Areas
Although Vollure is designed for lines on the face, the Juvederm line is not restricted just to this one issue. There are multiple types of Juvederm, and these are each designed as an answer to a specific need. Juvederm varieties can also be used to address:
- Sagging cheeks
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Worry lines
- Crow’s feet
Other Types of Juvederm
Because not everybody has the exact same aesthetic concerns, it’s important to provide as many options as possible. Juvederm has done just that by creating not just one filler, but an entire line of possibilities. The main types are:
Are you looking to plump your lips, reduce lip lines, or just increase the overall volume a little? If so, then Volbella may be the perfect solution for you. It is designed specifically for the area around the lips and mouth and typically lasts for around a year after the initial treatment.
If your area of concern is your cheeks, then you want to give Voluma a closer look. Voluma works deeper than other Juvederm varieties in order to get into the thicker skin that comprises this area. This enables it to contour the cheek line. Voluma can give you back the cheek volume that so often disappears with age. As an added bonus, the deep treatment allows for results that will remain in place up to two years after your session.
Ultra Plus is an extra strong version of Juvederm that can be used for especially deep folds and lines. If you need a little extra help softening those nasolabial folds or creases on the face, then Ultra Plus can make it happen.
Which version of Juvederm is right for you? You probably have some idea already, but in your initial consultation, your provider will help you figure out exactly which type is the best fit for your unique needs.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
The main ingredient of Juvederm is a naturally-occurring substance, so the filler will work for a wide number of people. The hyaluronic acid is already in your skin, so the body doesn’t treat it as a “foreign substance” in a way that might trigger allergies. There are a few things that make you an especially good candidate for this treatment.
You Have a Variety of Goals
Most candidates who are ideal for Juvederm treatment are trying to achieve a more youthful look. However, the specifics of these goals may be different for each person. Some may want to add volume to lips or cheeks, while others want to contour and slim their faces, and still others want to eliminate crow’s feet or marionette lines.
You Want a Natural Solution
The best candidates for Juvederm are people who want to soften the lines that typically come with aging, but they want to do this in a way that is natural, organic, and minimally invasive. While Juvederm has a wide appeal, it is not advised for everyone. As a precaution, the treatment is usually not recommended for women who are pregnant or lactating.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Good candidates will also have realistic expectations about what can be achieved and know that injections are not a completely permanent solution. While amazing results are possible, the best long-term effects will only be possible with periodic maintenance treatments.
During your initial consultation, our staff will help you figure out the best way for you to meet your personal beauty goals.
What Is Treatment Like?
Typically, treatment comes in several stages. The first is a consultation, followed by any preparation that needs to be done before the session. After this is the treatment session itself, followed by a brief recovery period. Months later, you may repeat the process in order to maintain your look.
You Personal Consultation
The first step will be your staff consultation. During the meeting, you can talk to a member of our staff about your personal aims and beauty goals as well as ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have about the process. Our staff will consult you about your medical history and whether there are any conditions or medications that might interfere with a session or your recovery.
The consultation will help determine whether or not to go ahead with the treatment. After this, there are several things you will want to do in order to prepare.
One of the main things to avoid before a treatment session is aspirin. Aspirin has a particular effect on your cardiovascular system that can complicate the Juvederm process. We advise that patients do not use Bayer or any other aspirin-based painkiller for at least five days before treatment.
What Happens During Treatment
Once you arrive at our clinic, our staff will inject the filler into your desired treatment area. In the case of Juvederm Vollure, this will likely be the nasolabial folds or similar lines on the face. The amount of Juvederm you need will be decided ahead of time, and our experts will administer it in small, even doses across the skin.
To enhance your experience, a local anesthetic called lidocaine is included in the Juvederm solution. This will make the session more comfortable as well as ease the recovery process.
Our visitors typically resume their usual activities right away, and no downtime is required. There are a few specific things to avoid for the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. During this period, we advise that you:
- Don’t drink alcohol
- Avoid saunas
- Avoid tanning salons
- Avoid sunbathing
- Avoid very hot showers
Because Juvederm treatment consists of numerous tiny injections, an even balance is a key factor in achieving your ideal look. During the first two weeks, the filler will still be settling into place in your treatment area. A massage can sometimes displace the arrangement of the injections, causing an imbalanced look and ultimately detracting from your long-term results.
Accordingly, we suggest that you wait for two weeks before getting a massage, especially one that is near the treatment area.
The effects of Juvederm usually start to fade after a year or about 18 months in the case of Juvederm Vollure. In order to maintain a healthy amount of hyaluronic acid in your treatment area, it will help to get follow-up treatments after this time has passed.
Call for a Consultation Today
In many cases and for many people, the aging process can lead to changes in appearance and a decrease in confidence. But with Juvederm, at last you have an amazing treatment that will be effective, minimally-invasive, and long-lasting.
Are you ready to find out more about this cutting-edge treatment? Our staff is waiting to hear from you. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your results and that you achieve the look of your dreams. Call Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL today!