If you’re not happy with the way aging has changed the way you look, you don’t need to live with these changes forever. At ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD, our Juvederm treatments can help you get back your youthful appearance. Here’s everything you should know before booking an appointment.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
No dermal filler can provide you with permanent results, but there are some that last longer than others. If you want something that’s going to provide you with long-term results that you’re going to love, this filler is perfect.
Depending on where you are getting your Juvederm injections and how your skin reacts to the product, you can expect to enjoy your results for anywhere between one to two years.
Why Is My Skin Wrinkling?
To better understand how this dermal filler can help, you should know why your skin changes with age in the first place. Your skin contains several chemicals including proteins like collagen and elastin. These proteins provide your skin with elasticity, allowing it to smooth out after making facial expressions.
Your skin also contains a sugar called hyaluronic acid which helps keep your skin hydrated by attracting and binding to moisture molecules. Hyaluronic acid provides fullness to your face as well. However, the older you get, the more these chemicals naturally begin to diminish which is what leads to problems like sagging and wrinkling.
What Is Juvederm
This is a collection of dermal fillers which are injected into your desired areas to provide fullness and lift any sagging skin. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid which, as you already know, can be found naturally in your skin as well as your eyes and muscles.
Once it’s injected, the product takes up space beneath your skin, smoothing out any loose skin and helping you maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Because your cheeks are naturally one of the fullest parts of your face, when you lose volume here it tends to be pretty obvious. The thinner your cheeks get, the older your appearance is going to be.
This dermal filler can put any volume that you might have lost back into your cheeks, making them appear round and full again. Not only will you look younger, but you’ll look much healthier too.
Jowls are caused by a combination of a loss of elasticity in the skin and the natural effects of gravity. While they are a natural effect of aging, their appearance can be extremely frustrating and you may not like the way they have changed the way you look.
When you get injections of this dermal filler in your cheeks, this will lift the sagging skin that’s causing your jowls. Not only will this reduce their appearance, but you’ll have a smoother, more defined jawline.
Despite their delightful name, laugh lines, also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, are not usually a welcome addition to one’s face. These are the lines that form between your nose and your mouth, and they can make you seem far older than you feel.
When you get this dermal filler, it will take up space under your skin in this area, smoothing out these lines for a much more youthful appearance.
The lines that run from the corners of your mouth down towards your chin are called marionette lines. They can get quite severe over time, which will drastically age your appearance.
To reduce them and add more volume and definition to your chin, you can get this dermal filler.
Full, plump lips are often a marker of health and youth. If you have thin lips, these can make you appear far older and more severe than you actually are.
This dermal filler is a fantastic non-surgical way to plump up your lips for an overall younger look. It can also be used to even out asymmetrical lips.
When your lips lose volume, you may notice vertical lines as the skin loses elasticity. These lines are called lipstick lines or smoker lines, and they may not just make you look older. You may find that they make you appear unhealthy.
If you get this dermal filler on your lips, as the product takes up space under the skin it will help to smooth it out for plump, healthy-looking lips.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Before Your Appointment
Before you get injections of this dermal filler, your practitioner will ask that you do a few things to prepare beforehand. When you choose our clinic, we’ll ensure that you have complete instructions so that we can ensure your treatment is as safe and effective as possible.
We’ll ask that you do a few basic things like avoiding alcohol and tobacco since these substances can act as blood thinners which make you more prone to bruising. The same is true for supplements like St. John’s wort and oil. You’ll want to avoid these products for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment.
When the day of your appointment arrives, we will make sure that the process is as smooth and safe as possible. The first thing we’ll do is carefully clean the areas where you’ll be receiving the injections. This helps prevent bacteria from entering the injection sites. We’ll also mark the places where we’ll apply the product.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll begin injecting the Juvederm into the desired areas. Depending on your goals, one or more formulas might be used. We’ll apply small amounts of the product at a time using strategic injections to ensure that you get the best results. The entire treatment process is very fast and most of the time takes under an hour.
As soon as your treatment is done you can leave our clinic. To help your skin heal effectively and to ensure that you get the results that you’re looking for, there are a few instructions that you’ll need to follow.
You’ll need to avoid staying out in direct sunlight since your skin will be more sensitive and prone to burning over the next couple of days. You should also keep avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and be careful not to perform any strenuous physical activity. Other than this, you can get back to your everyday life.
What Are the Benefits of Juvederm?
Get Results Quickly
Along with getting results that are going to last a long time, you can also expect to get results that show up quickly. As soon as the product is applied, it takes up space beneath sagging skin and provides you with a noticeable change to your appearance.
Over the next week, the hyaluronic acid will take effect, providing even more fullness and stimulating your body’s production of collagen.
Easily Customizable Treatment
Different people have different needs and desires, and the treatment that you choose should reflect that. One of the reasons why patients and doctors love this dermal filler so much is because it’s so easy to customize it to fit an individual’s needs.
Whether you’re looking for subtle results or you want something much more dramatic, this treatment can help. When you visit our clinic, we’ll discuss your specific goals to ensure that your treatment is what you want it to be.
No Surgery Required
For permanent results, you may want to look into something like surgery. But surgery isn’t right for everyone. If you’re not ready for something as invasive as surgery, then this filler can be an excellent alternative.
The product is applied with a fine and precise needle so you don’t have to worry about going under the knife. You also won’t have to worry about any extensive downtime after treatment.
When seeking cosmetic treatments, safety is usually a primary concern. You can count on this treatment being both effective and safe.
Its main ingredient is something that you can already find in your skin, and it’s formulated to be completely safe. As long as you are in good general health and are not currently experiencing skin issues like sunburns or eczema flare-ups, this treatment should be safe for you.
Book an Appointment Today
If you are thinking of getting Juvederm, it’s important to go to the right place. Our team is ready to help you get exactly the results you’re looking for. Book your appointment with us today at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD.