Juvederm dermal fillers are used to address volume loss and other signs of skin aging. Dr. Eric P. Bachelor of East Bay Plastic Surgery in Pleasanton and Danville, CA can also use this filler to enhance your facial features, such as your lips and cheeks. If you’re interested in getting this treatment, then you might be wondering how long your results will last. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from this treatment.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Juvederm fillers are available in multiple formulations, and each one offers varying results. For example, if you are getting thicker dermal fillers to enhance the contours of your cheeks, jawline, or chin, your results can last for about two years. And if you’re addressing fine lines or creases, your results with thinner fillers can last for about a year.
Juvederm fillers are ideal for minimizing the visible signs of skin aging, helping you achieve a more youthful, hydrated, and refreshed appearance. This filler contains synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally found in the skin. Over time, your body breaks down the hyaluronic acid component of the injected fillers. You may get repeat treatments or combine dermal fillers with other treatments to extend your results.
How Often Will You Need Touch-Up Treatments?
You may schedule a touch-up treatment every three to six months to maintain your desired results. The rate at which your dermal filler is broken down or metabolized by your body will depend on your unique metabolism. The location of the area treated, the injection technique used, your age, and your overall health can also affect the longevity of your results.
Still, if you compare dermal fillers to superficial treatments like peels and facials, you can expect longer-lasting results. The improvements in your skin and overall appearance after getting fillers are expected to last for a minimum of six months to a year and more.
When Will You See the Results?
You’ll love getting dermal fillers if you expect instant results. Right after we perform your dermal filler injections, you’ll see initial results such as a plumper, more hydrated appearance. Over time, the injected filler will settle into its permanent position and reveal your final results.
About two to three weeks after getting the treatment, you should see your final results. You may then return for a follow-up appointment so we can refine your results or schedule your next touch-up treatment. Until then, you can enjoy your beautiful, natural-looking results for about a year or more!
What Are the Different Variants of Juvederm?
We offer a variety of Juvederm dermal fillers. Each filler is uniquely formulated to address specific issues. Therefore, you can be confident that the filler we are using can help you achieve your desired look. We will choose the best formula that’s suited to your skin type, issues, and goals. Our team will work closely with you and listen to your concerns.
Are you getting dermal fillers to add volume to your mid-face and make your cheeks look more supple? Voluma is a thicker, denser filler variant that’s ideal for addressing volume loss due to aging. If you have moderate age-related concerns, such as hollow cheeks, we can provide you with Voluma injections that can last anywhere from 18 to 24 months.
The Vollure variant is formulated to smooth away mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines. If you have nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and loose skin in the mid-face area, this dermal filler can be perfect for you. You can expect a smoother, more youthful appearance that can last for a year or more.
Dermal fillers are not only used for anti-aging concerns. They can also be used to enhance your features and augment certain areas of your face. Volbella is our dermal filler of choice for giving you plumper lips. Because this smooth dermal filler produces natural-looking results, we can also use it to soften lines in your mouth area. Your results can last for a minimum of six months up to a year.
For addressing moderate to advanced signs of aging, Ultra Plus is our filler of choice. Ultra Plus is considered to be the most advanced dermal filler in the Juvederm collection. We can use Ultra Plus to fill in deep creases and facial folds. Those with severe volume loss can achieve a more youthful, supple look by getting Ultra Plus fillers. The results of this filler can last for about a year.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Getting dermal fillers is a convenient, easy, and satisfying experience. First, our team will discuss your appearance-related concerns and expectations from the treatment. We will also ask about your general medical history and other important health information during your initial consultation. To ensure the success and safety of your treatment, we must make sure that you are not allergic to any of the active ingredients and components of the treatment.
Minimal preparation is required before receiving dermal filler injections. First, if you are taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, you may need to stop taking this medication about a week before your treatment. Skincare products with retinol and similar active ingredients must also be avoided. It’s best to keep your skin in its healthiest condition before coming in for your treatment.
We will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment session. To start, we may apply a topical numbing agent to your target areas. We will inject small amounts of dermal filler using thin needles that will only cause mild, superficial sensations. As the injections are administered, we may massage the treated areas to achieve your desired appearance and texture.
There is no downtime associated with dermal filler treatments, and you should be able to resume your normal routine right after receiving your treatment. However, you’ll need to take good care of the injection sites. You must avoid strenuous activities, touching, or massaging the treated area for the first day or two after your treatment. Direct sun exposure, hot showers, and projects with alcohol must also be avoided.
Who Should Get Dermal Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can help minimize and reverse signs of skin aging. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss in the cheeks, you can benefit from this treatment. We can also provide you with dermal filler injections to improve the volume of your lips.
However, not every person is a good candidate for this treatment. If you are a smoker, prone to scarring, or have underlying health conditions, an alternative anti-aging treatment may be more suitable for you. Additionally, we will ensure that you are in good physical health before providing you with this treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not recommended to get dermal filler injections.
What Other Injectable Treatments Can You Consider?
In addition to Juvederm, our practice offers other dermal filler brands that come with unique benefits. Here are some of our most popular and long-lasting treatments:
Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that can soften facial lines, folds, and wrinkles. In addition to making you look younger, this filler can also nourish and moisturize your skin. Belotero’s unique formula makes it ideal for hydrating and enhancing your skin volume simultaneously.
If you’re expecting longer-lasting results from your dermal filler treatment, Bellafill might be perfect for you. This filler can fill deep creases, minimize acne scars, and smooth away lip lines for up to five years. Bellafill is formulated with collagen which helps plump up your skin and improves its firmness and texture. Bellafill is perfect for anti-aging concerns.
Sculptra fillers are formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, which provides results that last for up to two years. If you have severe facial lines, hollow cheeks, and sunken eyes, Sculptra will refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. Aside from addressing volume loss, this filler can also promote collagen production to keep your skin looking young and healthy.
Start Your Anti-Aging Journey Today
Our practice offers a variety of long-lasting injectable treatments that can give you a more youthful appearance. If you are targeting other concerns such as facial lines of expression, you may combine your dermal filler treatment with wrinkle relaxing injections to enhance or extend your results. To schedule your consultation, contact East Bay Plastic Surgery in Pleasanton and Danville, CA today. We’ll provide you with a personalized anti-aging treatment plan based on your age, needs, and cosmetic goals.