Are you unhappy with the quality and appearance of your skin? Are your wrinkles and fine lines troubling you? You might be a good candidate for Juvederm. At our clinic, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan will help you get the results you want safely and effectively.
Who Is a Candidate for Juvederm?
Your skin changes throughout your life. The texture and appearance of your skin aren’t the same as they were when you were a child or a teenager. It’s entirely natural for these changes to happen, but not all of them are particularly desirable. As you get older, you may have noticed more fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
If you’re looking for a way to look younger, then you could be a good candidate for Juvederm, a collection of dermal fillers. But signs of aging aren’t the only things this filler can reduce. It can also help you accentuate features that you might feel are lacking the way they are now.
What Is Juvederm?
This is a collection of dermal fillers that are designed to help you look and feel younger. Those who are looking to improve their appearances are met with many options, including topical creams and surgical procedures. But these treatment methods may not be safe or effective for everyone.
This filler, however, offers a non-invasive and effective solution for anyone unhappy with some aspects of their appearance. When you receive these FDA-approved injections from a qualified practitioner, you can expect to get back the youthful appearance you used to have, bring out the features you wish were more apparent, and achieve long-lasting and safe results.
The Different Types
Depending on which areas you’d like to focus on, you’ll receive a different type of this filler. There are a few available kinds.
This type is designed for use in the cheek area. As you get older, you may find that your cheeks begin to sag and lose their definition. The cheeks are also often one of the first parts of the face to lose volume.
Filling in this area will help you look younger and provide you with a much fuller face. Voluma XC is the perfect way to achieve this.
Juvederm XC & Vollure XC
Aging results in a loss of skin elasticity, which means that your skin isn’t able to “snap back” into place when you relax your face. This is what causes wrinkles to form. These two particular fillers will address this issue directly, allowing your skin to become more elastic again.
The mouth and nose area can be particularly prone to wrinkling because this area moves a lot throughout the day as you speak and make facial expressions. These two fillers will help to fill in this area, smoothing it out and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
Ultra XC and Volbella XC
The lips can be a source of insecurity for many people. Some people have naturally thin lips their whole lives. As the rest of the face loses volume during the aging process, the lips can become thinner.
Ultra XC and Volbella XC are specially designed to fill in the lips. If you want a non-surgical solution that will make your lips larger, fuller, and plumper, then these injections will work for you.
Why Do We Get Wrinkles?
One of the most obvious signs that we are getting older is that our skin begins to wrinkle. But why is that? Our skin is made up of proteins. Collagen and elastin provide your skin with its structure as well as its elasticity. When you’re young, the amount of these proteins is plentiful. However, the older you get, the less you’ll find present in your skin.
When you combine this with repeated facial expressions, gravity, and other external factors like UV rays from the sun, your skin stops being able to smooth back out when the muscles underneath are relaxed. This, of course, is what causes the skin to wrinkle, fold, and sag.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This filler is made with hyaluronic acid. This is a kind of sugar that you can find naturally in the human body. Your eyes, skin, and connective tissues all contain amounts of hyaluronic acid. When it’s injected into the skin as a filler, it performs a few different tasks. First, it helps to stimulate your body’s production of more collagen, which will help the skin become more elastic.
Secondly, hyaluronic acid is very good at retaining moisture. Since moisture and hydration are important elements of healthy skin, you’ll be able to enjoy the results of your injections for a long time.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
Those who are considering getting one or more of these injections may be curious to know what happens during treatment.
The most important thing is to make sure that you are getting your injections from a trained technician. At our clinic, Dr. Steven Dayan will perform the injections himself in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
There are many different treatment options available for those who are looking to get skin that appears healthier and younger. However, many of these treatment methods require a lengthy to-do list as you prepare. When you go with this filler, you’ll be delighted to know that there is very little that you need to do to get ready to receive it.
All you’ll need to do is avoid a few things during the week or so before your treatment. Try not to take any medications or supplements that can act as blood thinners. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s Wort. You should also avoid drinking and smoking to make the treatment process as effective as possible.
What Happens During Treatment?
Before we inject you with the filler, we’ll first sit down for a consultation. This is an important part of the treatment process for a few reasons. It helps us determine what areas you’d like treated, and what your expectations are. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions that you might have before your actual appointment.
Once the consultation is done, we’ll be able to set up your appointment for the injection. At this appointment, we’ll start by thoroughly cleaning the areas being treated. Then, a very fine needle will be used to apply the product. Multiple strategic injections will be required to achieve your desired results.
What Happens After Treatment?
Because this filler is non-invasive, you’ll be able to get back to your busy life almost immediately after your appointment is complete. Very little aftercare is necessary once your appointment is done.
That said, there are a few things you should be mindful of as your skin heals and the product begins to take effect. For the first day or two after your treatment, try to avoid strenuous physical activity, direct sunlight, and consuming alcohol. You should also not apply any makeup.
When Will I See Results?
One of the major concerns when it comes to any sort of cosmetic treatment is when your results will be visible. Many treatments like fillers can take a while to kick in and provide you with the results that you want to see.
When you go with this filler, however, you’ll begin to see results immediately after your appointment is done as the hyaluronic acid fills in the treated areas. Over the next few days as your skin heals, the results will become more apparent.
How Long Does It Last?
No filler is permanent, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect long-lasting results. All fillers will require you to return for maintenance injections, and for many, you’ll need to return to the clinic to get re-injected every few months.
But one of the major benefits of going with this particular filler is its longevity. Many people can enjoy their results for anywhere between 6 months to two years. If you want to maintain your results for as long as possible, then it’s recommended that you keep up with an overall healthy lifestyle.
Is It Safe?
No matter what sort of treatment you’re thinking about getting, you may be wondering if it’s safe. Some treatments and procedures, especially surgical ones, come with a lot of risks. This can be frightening and stressful for many and can be a huge deterrent.
But this particular treatment is an entirely safe way to get the youthful, fuller appearance you’ve been looking for. This line of fillers is made with an ingredient that you’ll find naturally in the human body anyway. It also simply encourages a process that your body should be doing on its own, making it completely safe.
Does It Hurt?
For some people, a major concern when it comes to different treatment options is whether or not it will hurt. Surgical options will put you under anesthetic, so you won’t feel anything while the procedure is taking place. But afterward, you’ll have to go through a lengthy healing process which can take a long time and may be very uncomfortable and even painful.
One of the benefits of this filler is that, before the injection is inserted, a small amount of numbing cream may be applied. The formula also contains lidocaine, which is a mild numbing agent. In our expert hands, your experience at our clinic will be as pain-free as possible.
Does It Look Natural?
Many people want to get work done and look younger but are afraid of having to answer awkward questions from friends and relatives who are curious about the drastic change in their appearance.
If this is something that concerns you, then you’ll want to consider this filler. One of its major advantages is that it offers you a younger, fuller, and more supple look that seems natural. This will help you avoid any questions you may be dreading,
Get Your Treatment from a Licensed Professional
If you’re looking for a way to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and get back the volume in your face that you may have lost with age, then Juvederm could be the solution for you. However, you should know that where you get your treatment matters. At our clinic, Dr. Steven Dayan and his team will make sure your experience offers you what you’re looking for. Ready to learn more? Get in touch with Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan in Chicago, IL today.