It’s normal to see certain changes in your skin as you get older, but you may not appreciate these changes. Looking for a way to look and feel young again? At Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA, our Juvederm treatments offer highly effective and long-lasting results. If you’d like to learn more, here’s everything you need to know.
How Long Will Juvederm Last?
If you’ve been seeing some changes to the way your skin looks and feels, you’re not alone. Aging is inevitable, and it brings with it many changes to our bodies, especially our skin.
If you’re looking for an effective way to get back to your more youthful appearance, then you shoulder consider an injectable like Juvederm. This filler will offer you long-lasting results, with most patients enjoying the effects of their treatment for anywhere between 1 to 2 years. Following our post-treatment instructions and taking good care of your skin will help them last as long as possible.
All About Your Skin
You’ve probably expected to see some changes to your skin as you’ve gotten older, but why exactly are they happening in the first place? There are several chemicals in your skin that are necessary for it to keep its elastic, youthful appearance.
Your skin can produce these chemicals easily on its own when you’re young. But the older you get, the more difficulty it’s going to have producing them. This is why you start to see changes in its texture and appearance. There are two main chemicals we’ll talk about here: hyaluronic acid and collagen.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a sugar that you can find in various parts of your body including, naturally, your skin. You can also find quantities of it in your muscles and connective tissues as well as your eyes. This sugar is known for its ability to maintain hydration as well as lubrication.
In your skin, hyaluronic acid works by attracting moisture molecules to help your skin stay hydrated. It also provides you with youthful fullness in your face. As you lose hyaluronic acid in your skin, you’ll start to notice issues like thinning and sagging.
What Is Collagen?
This is a protein that you’ll find in your connective tissues, bones, and skin. It’s an essential part of the structure of things like your skin, bones, and connective tissues.
Collagen is, in large part, what provides your skin with elasticity. When you make facial expressions, for example, collagen is what allows the skin to smooth out once you’ve relaxed your muscles. However, as your body becomes less able to effectively produce it, your skin becomes less elastic, and you’ll start to notice issues like wrinkling.
What Is Juvederm?
This dermal filler is a safe and highly effective way to help your skin look and feel younger. It’s made with hyaluronic acid, which is already present in different parts of your body, making this product a safe one for almost anyone.
When injected, it performs a couple of different tasks. First, hyaluronic acid fills in the space beneath your loose skin, which helps your face look fuller and more youthful. Second, it stimulates your body’s collagen production. This allows your skin to maintain its structure and elasticity.
What Are the Benefits of Juvederm?
Fill in Your Cheeks
One of the places where the overall loss of volume in your face will be the most obvious is your cheek area. Because your cheeks are full and round in your youth, as you get older and they start to thin, this will age your appearance.
You can get injections of this filler in your cheeks to achieve a few different goals. For instance, it will make your cheeks look fuller and younger. Doing this can also be an effective way to add more definition to your cheekbones if you find them lacking.
Get Rid of Jowls
Jowls are some of the least desirable side effects of aging. The more your skin loses volume and the less elastic it becomes, the more gravity will pull it down and cause jowls to form. You may not like the way that your jowls change your overall appearance.
The good news is that this filler makes it easy to reduce their appearance. When you get injections in the cheek area to fill in the space, this won’t just make your cheeks look fuller. It will also significantly reduce the appearance of jowls for a smooth, contoured jawline.
Reduce Smile Lines
Many wrinkles are the result of a combination of repeated facial movements as well as loss of volume and elasticity. Smile lines are a good example of this. The skin around your mouth is some of your most mobile, so it’s common to see wrinkles like smile lines earlier than other kinds of wrinkles.
These are parallel lines running from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. You may have heard them called laughs lines or nasolabial folds. This injectable will put volume and elasticity into the area.
Plump Your Lips
Small, thin lips won’t just have an effect on the age of your appearance. While they’ll certainly make you look older, thin lips often make people look more serious than they really are. Full lips, on the other hand, can be markers of youth.
If you have thin lips and you’d like to add more fullness or simply a little more definition, this filler could be right for you. Your lips will look much younger and fuller. This is also a great way to even out asymmetrical lips or get rid of lipstick lines: the vertical wrinkles that appear on your lips.
Easy to Prepare
You don’t need to expect to worry about an extensive preparation process when you get this cosmetic treatment. It’s super easy to get your skin ready to receive your injections. We’ll provide you with full instructions before your appointment.
To avoid issues like bruising, you’ll need to avoid substances like tobacco and alcohol for 24 to 48 hours before you come in for your appointment. You will also need to avoid certain medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, as well as some supplements like vitamin E.
Fast and Easy Treatment
Another major benefit of getting this treatment is how easy your appointment itself will be. When you arrive at our clinic, the first thing we’ll do is prepare your skin for the injections by thoroughly cleaning the areas and marking them. Juvederm formulas contain lidocaine, an effective painkiller. However, we might also be able to apply a topical numbing cream if you’re worried about pain.
When the product is applied, you’ll only feel a slight pinch. You’ll receive multiple injections, putting in small amounts of the product at a time to ensure accuracy. Most appointments take less than an hour to complete.
Some cosmetic treatments, especially invasive ones like surgery, require extensive downtime afterward for your skin to recover. If inconvenience and discomfort are things that you’d like to avoid, this treatment is the perfect alternative. There are just a few things to remember over the next week or so.
Some of the instructions we will give you include staying out of direct sunlight and away from any extreme temperatures since your skin will be more sensitive. You will also need to avoid excessive physical activity. Other than this, you can get back to your normal life.
If you’re anxious about the way aging is making you look, then it makes sense to want a treatment that’s going to act as quickly as possible. Luckily, you can get fast results when you receive injections of this filler. Most patients see a change in their skin immediately after treatment is complete.
Over the next week or so, you’ll see the full effects of your treatment. And don’t worry: you can also expect your results to look completely natural. We’ll customize your treatment so that the changes you see are exactly as minimal or dramatic as you would like.
Call Our Clinic Today
Juvederm is a great option for people who are looking to get back to their more youthful appearance. If you’re ready to get in touch with learn more about how we can help, call us today at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA.