As you get older, you’ll inevitably see some changes to your skin. However, these changes may affect the way you feel about yourself. If you’re unhappy with the way your skin is aging, we at Sule Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Dallas, TX can help. This is what you should know about Juvederm.
How Soon Does Juvederm Start Working?
Are you looking for a highly effective and long-lasting way to get back to the youthful appearance you’ve been missing? Surgery will offer you permanent results, but many people feel uncomfortable with surgery because of how invasive it is and the risks it carries.
For fast-acting results that are non-invasive and last a long time, consider getting injections of Juvederm. This hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler starts working as soon as it’s injected, and you’ll notice an immediate difference in your appearance as soon as you leave the clinic. Over the next week or so, you’ll see the complete results.
What You Should Know About Your Skin
If you’re wondering why you’re noticing so many changes to your skin as you get older in the first place, there are a few things you should know. There are several chemicals in your skin, all of which work together to provide it with its appearance and structure. There are two main chemicals that we’ll discuss here.
You’ve probably seen the word collagen before even if you have only a passing interest in skincare. But what exactly is it? This is a protein present in your skin along with various other parts of your body like your bones and muscles.
Collagen is responsible for maintaining the structure of these various tissues in your body. In your skin, it helps to keep your skin elastic which is why your skin stays smooth when your facial muscles are relaxed. However, the older you get, the less collagen you’ll find in your skin, which is in large part why you start to see wrinkling and sagging.
The other important chemical we’ll need to talk about here is hyaluronic acid. This is a sugar that, like collagen, can be found in many different places in your body, including your skin. Hyaluronic acid’s job is to keep the skin hydrated by attaching itself to moisture.
This chemical is also what makes your face look full and round. And, also like collagen, the older you get, the more the natural levels of hyaluronic acid in your skin will reduce. This is why you’ll start to notice your face looking thinner, and you may find that your skin dries out more easily the older you get.
What Is Juvederm and What Does It Do?
Juvederm is actually a collection of dermal fillers, all of which have hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. The filler is a non-invasive treatment option applied to the desired areas of your face using a tiny needle. When it’s injected, the hyaluronic acid will perform a few different tasks.
First, it takes up space under your skin. This will help make your face look rounder and fuller while also tightening any loose skin and smoothing out wrinkles. Additionally, hyaluronic acid can jumpstart your body’s collagen production. By producing more collagen, your skin will become firmer and more elastic, preventing the formation of more wrinkles.
What Does It Treat?
One of the most common places where people decide to get injections of this filler is in the cheeks. That’s because your cheeks are generally one of the most voluminous parts of your face, which means it becomes very noticeable when you start to lose that volume.
If you don’t like the way your cheeks are thinning and hollowing with age, then it’s worth considering this dermal filler. It will plump up your cheeks, making them look rounder and your overall face younger. You can also use it as a way to simply add a little more definition to your cheekbones.
As you’ve gotten older, have you noticed the skin around your jawline starting to get looser? The more you lose volume and elasticity, especially in your cheeks, the more you’re going to notice the skin along your jaw starting to sag. You may even see jowls which, while common, can be extremely frustrating to see.
If this sagging is affecting your confidence, this treatment can help. By filling in the skin on your cheeks, it will also help to lift sagging skin and provide you with a smooth, better-defined jawline.
You’ve probably also heard these lines that appear referred to as laugh lines or smile lines. Because repeated facial movements can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles, smile lines are often some of the first to appear on a person’s face. They can significantly age a person’s overall appearance.
If this isn’t something you appreciate, then consider getting this treatment. It will put more volume and elasticity into the area which, in turn, will help to smooth out your nasolabial folds and help you appear much younger.
It’s also very common to get injections of this filler in the lips. That’s because thin lips can provide you with an aged, overly serious appearance. Some people lose volume in their lips as they get older, while others naturally have thin lips from birth.
No matter why your lips are thin, if you wish they were plumper, this filler is here for you. It will plump up your lips and can help to make uneven lips appear more symmetrical.
As you get older and your skin loses elasticity, you might start to notice fine lines on your lips. These lines are referred to as lipstick lines or by their much less flattering term, smoker’s lines.
One of the best ways to deal with these tiny lines is by getting injections of this filler in your lips. Not only will they look fuller, but you’ll appreciate how much smoother they are too.
Benefits of Juvederm
While no dermal filler can provide you with permanent results, this particular filler is one of the longest-lasting ones available. If you want something that’s going to offer you a long-term change to your appearance, this filler is the perfect option.
Different people can expect different results from their treatment. Depending on where you get injections, the specific formula that’s used, and how your skin reacts to the product, you can anticipate enjoying your results for up to an impressive two years.
Results Are Customizable
One of the biggest anxieties that many people have when looking into cosmetic treatments is looking fake because of their treatment. You might have heard horror stories or are worried about being judged for your treatment.
But that’s not something you’ll need to concern yourself over when you get injections of this filler. Before getting your treatment, we’ll discuss what your specific goals are and we’ll customize your treatment plan to reach these goals. Expect natural-looking results that you’re going to love.
Treatment Is Easy
Some cosmetic treatment options, especially surgical ones, are highly invasive and can require a complicated treatment process. That’s not the case with this treatment. Because only a small needle is used to perform the treatment, the process is non-invasive, fast, easy, and pain-free.
Before the product is applied, we’ll clean your skin and remove any bacteria. All products in this lineup contain lidocaine which is a painkiller to keep you comfortable. We’ll apply small amounts at a time. Most appointments take less than an hour to complete, and you’ll be able to leave once it’s done.
Anyone Is a Candidate
One of the most exciting things about this filler is that almost anybody can be a candidate. You should avoid this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you’ve had bad reactions to similar products or lidocaine in the past.
However, if you are in good, general health and are not currently experiencing any skin conditions around where you want treatment, you could be perfect for this filler. The best candidate is someone who wants a fuss-free way to refresh their appearance and look and feel younger.
Get in Touch Today
When you’re seeking out any kind of cosmetic treatment, it’s important to make sure you visit the right people. If you’re ready to get your Juvederm treatment, our clinic will be happy to welcome you. Book an appointment today at Sule Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Dallas, TX.