Have you noticed some major changes to your skin as you’ve gotten older? If you’re looking for an effective and long-lasting treatment option to rejuvenate your skin, our Juvederm treatments at Bentley Skincare & Wellness & Wellness in Springfield, MO can help. This is everything you need to know before you book your appointment.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
If you’re looking for an effective way to return your skin to its healthy, youthful appearance, then Juvederm might be the right solution for you. No injectable filler can provide permanent results, but some of them do certainly last longer than others.
When you get this dermal filler, you can expect to enjoy your results for around 1 to 2 years. The total length of time that your results will last depends on a few different factors including which formula you get, where it’s injected, and how your skin reacts to the product.
Everything You Should Know About Your Skin
Why Does It Wrinkle?
The older you get, the more you’re going to notice some significant changes to the look and appearance of your skin. That’s because of changing levels of the chemicals that make up your skin.
These chemicals include the proteins elastin and collagen along with a sugar called hyaluronic acid. While these chemicals may be abundant in your youth, as you age their levels start to drop considerably. This is why you’ll notice that your skin doesn’t look or behave the way it used to. It’s also why you’ll start to see wrinkling. There are a couple of different types of wrinkles you should know about.
Static wrinkles appear on your skin at all times. They are caused by the loss of elasticity in your skin as you have less and less collagen and elastin to keep your skin flexible, along with the effects of gravity.
It’s most common to see these wrinkles on many areas of your face along with places like your chin and neck. The second type of wrinkle can also eventually become static wrinkles over time.
These wrinkles show up on your skin only when the muscles beneath are contracting to do things like make facial expressions, speak, and eat. For example, when you smile, you may notice lines showing up between your nose and mouth as the contracting muscles make the skin crease.
Once you’ve relaxed the muscles, these wrinkles will go away. However, as your skin loses elasticity and you continue to make these repeated facial movements, your dynamic wrinkles will begin to become permanent. This is most common to see around super mobile parts of your face.
What Is Juvederm?
This dermal filler’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which can be found in your skin already as well as other areas of your body. The filler is injected by a qualified professional using a very small needle. This ensures that your results are accurate and that treatment is pain-free.
Once the product is injected, the hyaluronic acid performs a couple of different tasks. First, it fills in any space under your skin where you’re experiencing thinning to help return your appearance to the full, youthful one you used to have. It also encourages you body to produce more collagen which helps it to stay flexible and elastic.
If You Get Treatment, What Is That Like?
Getting Ready for Your Appointment
There are a few things we’ll need to do before we can actually give you the injections of this product. First, we’ll consult with you to determine what your goals and concerns are, ensuring this is the right treatment option for you. We’ll also go over some pre-treatment instructions.
Our main concerns will be to prevent bruising and to ensure treatment is effective and comfortable. To that end, we’ll ask that you avoid certain substances. This includes some medications like aspirin and ibuprofen along with alcohol and tobacco.
We want you to feel confident in your decision to get this treatment and to trust us to provide it. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to bring them up. We’ll begin your appointment by carefully cleaning the areas where you’ll get the injections. The products in the lineup contain lidocaine, a painkiller. However, if you are anxious about pain, we can also discuss applying a topical numbing cream.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll apply the product, injecting small amounts of it at a time in specific locations to ensure you get exactly the results you want. Treatment can take as little as 15 minutes depending on how many injections you need.
This treatment is non-invasive, which means you don’t need to worry about taking any time off work or your other daily activities as your skin heals. There will just be a few things that you should be careful of over the next few days.
Your skin will be a little more sensitive than normal, so stay out of direct sunlight and apply sunscreen with at least 30SPF when you do go outside. Avoid strenuous physical activity and extreme temperatures.
What Areas Can I Target?
The older you get, the more you’ll notice a hollowing of your cheeks. This can age your appearance considerably and, in some cases, make you appear quite gaunt. But you don’t need to live with this change forever.
You can get injections of this dermal filler in your cheeks. The hyaluronic acid will take up space under the skin and fill it out while also lifting any skin that’s been sagging. This will provide you with more defined cheekbones.
As the skin on your cheeks gets looser and thins, this will pull the skin down around your jawline. Not only will your jaw look much less defined, but you may also start to notice the appearance of jowls. These can be particularly distressing to see as they can dramatically age your overall appearance.
The good news is that when you get injections of this filler in your cheeks, lifting your skin, you’ll notice that the appearance of your jowls is reduced or possibly even eliminated. Your jawline will look much tighter and smoother, making you look much younger in turn.
The skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin on other parts of your face. This means that it’s likely to show early signs of aging faster than other areas. You might notice little lines appearing around the outer corners of your eyes, called crow’s feet. You may also feel like your eyes look hollower than they used to, giving you a tired appearance.
Because the skin is more delicate here, it’s important to get the right product to treat aging concerns like these. You can get this dermal filler around the eye area to help fill in any hollowness and improve elasticity, making your eyes appear brighter and younger.
The lines that show up between your nose and mouth have many names, including laugh lines, smile lines, and nasolabial folds. Regardless of what you call them, their appearance can have a drastic effect on the way you look. You’ll find that you look much older than you may feel inside.
You can get injections of this dermal filler in the area to help reduce the appearance of your laugh lines. By taking up space under the skin, any looseness will be filled in for a firmer appearance. As your skin produces more collagen, this will also help it stay more elastic.
What Will My Results Be Like?
Are you worried about your results making you look fake? One of the biggest benefits of getting this particular filler is that your results will look exactly the way you want them to. It’s easy to customize your treatment to be as dramatic or minimal as you want.
As soon as you leave our clinic, you’ll notice a change in the way you look as the product takes up space under your skin. Your results will continue to improve over the next week or so. Taking good care of your skin after treatment will allow you to enjoy your results for as long as possible.
Get in Touch With Us
Does Juvederm sound like it could be the perfect filler to fit your needs? It’s time to get in touch with our friendly and highly-trained team. Call us today at Bentley Skincare & Wellness & Wellness in Springfield, MO.