If you’ve been noticing some changes in the way your skin looks and feels and you’re looking for a fast solution, Dr. Patel at Wichita Vision Institute in Wichita, KS is ready to help. This is everything you need to know about Juvederm and how this product can help you.
How Quickly Does Juvederm Start Working?
Some cosmetic treatments can take a while to properly kick in. If you don’t want to have to wait to see the results of your treatment, then it’s worth looking into Juvederm.
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers that help to provide missing volume to your face and allow you to maintain a more youthful appearance. Its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, will help your face appear fuller while also smoothing out wrinkles and lifting sagging skin. One of the best parts about this treatment is that as soon as the product is injected, you’ll see a noticeable difference in the way you look. Full results will be apparent after about a week or two.
Why Am I Seeing Changes in My Skin?
Several different chemicals in your skin provide it with features like elasticity and fullness. This includes the proteins collagen and elastin as well as the sugar hyaluronic acid. Your face looks fuller and your skin smoother in your youth because you have high levels of these chemicals.
But the older you get, the more these chemicals diminish. That’s why you start to see changes like wrinkling and sagging and an overall thinning of your face.
What Does Juvederm Do?
Different formulas of this filler target different areas of your face. When they’re injected using a fine and precise needle by a qualified practitioner like those at our clinic, these formulas provide more volume by injecting more hyaluronic acid into the areas.
This fills in any missing space under your skin, lifting any sagging, smoothing out wrinkles and providing you with an overall younger appearance. Hyaluronic acid can also stimulate your skin’s production of collagen, which is crucial for maintaining your skin’s elasticity. This will make it even more effective at getting rid of wrinkles and prevent them from showing up in the first place.
How Does It Compare to Other Treatment Options?
There are no dermal fillers that can provide permanent results, though some can certainly last a long time, like this one. For a permanent change in the way you look, you may want to consider surgery.
However, surgery can come with certain risks, and you may not be comfortable with that. These procedures will also likely require some significant downtime, and because they’re so invasive, the recovery period can be uncomfortable and even painful. Instead, consider getting this injectable, which can last up to 2 years before you need to go for follow-up treatments.
Another option if you’re looking for something non-invasive is getting neuromodulator injections. Products like Botox on Dysport work by blocking signals your brain sends to your muscles, ensuring that these muscles don’t over-contract to avoid wrinkling.
These products aren’t right for everyone, however, especially those with certain sensitivities. Getting a filler like this one instead can be a fantastic alternative. You can also safely get both of these products if you’re looking for even more dramatic results from your treatment.
What Happens During Treatment?
How to Get Ready
There are a few things that you’ll need to do before you can get this product applied to your desired areas. Don’t worry; the instructions we provide you with will be minimal and easy to follow. You’ll need to follow them to ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.
The main thing is to avoid substances like tobacco and alcohol, which can thin your blood and cause bruising. Certain supplements and medications can also thin your blood, so you should avoid the following products too:
- Vitamin E
- Fish oil
- St. John’s Wort
We’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to visit our clinic for your treatment. The first thing we’ll do after we’ve welcomed you into our clinic is clean your skin to prevent unwanted bacteria from entering the injection areas.
Juvederm formulas contain lidocaine, which is a painkiller. This means that you won’t experience any pain during the treatment process. You’ll only feel a little pinch as the needle is applied. To keep treatment accurate, we’ll inject small amounts at a time into your desired areas. Your appointment will likely take less than an hour to complete.
The Recovery Process
One of the things that patients and practitioners love the most about this injectable is how easy the healing process is. Because it’s non-invasive, there is no need to take any significant downtime after your appointment.
There are a couple of things you’ll have to remember as your skin heals around the injection sites since it will be a little more sensitive than it normally is. For the next week or so, you’ll need to stay out of direct sunlight and avoid anything that might trigger a lot of sweating.
What Are the Benefits?
We’ll Customize Your Treatment
Dr. Patel knows that not everyone is looking for the same results from their cosmetic treatment. Some people want major changes in the way their skin looks and feels, while others are only looking for minor enhancements.
When you visit us to get this treatment, we’ll discuss your goals and expectation so that we can ensure you get exactly the results that you’re looking for. We’ll customize your treatment plan and help your skin look exactly how you want it to.
Results Are Easy to Reverse
Most people love the way they look after receiving their treatment. However, in some cases, patients discover that they preferred the way they looked before.
With certain fillers, you’ll simply need to wait until the results fade. But if you don’t like the way you look after receiving this treatment, hyaluronidase, an enzyme, can be applied to the treated areas that will dissolve the hyaluronic acid and get you back to the way you appeared before.
Your Face Will Look Fuller
You can target various parts of your face with this filler. This includes your cheeks, the area around your mouth, and your lips. These areas can see significant volume loss the older you get, which will result in sagging and wrinkling.
You can get injections of this filler in all of these areas, which will put the youthful fullness you used to have back into your face. You’ll look younger and healthier, and you’ll get rid of any wrinkles you may have been seeing in these areas.
How to Help Your Results Last
As we mentioned, your results from this treatment can last up to two years. The amount of time you’ll be able to enjoy your results depends on a few different factors, including which formula you’re getting, where the product has been injected, and how your skin reacts. These are a couple of tips that will help you enjoy your results as long as possible.
Take Care of Your Skin
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to maintain a regular skincare routine. You should make sure to wash your skin twice a day and apply a quality moisturizer.
Moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid will be particularly beneficial for maintaining hydration.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
As good as the sunlight can feel on your skin, it can have a lasting, damaging effect on it if you’re not careful. It can also impede treatments like this from working properly.
When you go out in the sun, make sure that you apply sunscreen with at least 30SPF.
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Leading an overall healthy lifestyle will also do a lot to help you maintain the results of your treatment. Getting regular exercise and eating right will help your skin look youthful and healthy.
Make sure that you are eating a healthy diet, including plenty of lean protein and foods containing antioxidants. This is going to help your skin support collagen production and keep it from being damaged by free radicals.
Book an Appointment Today
Are you ready to learn more about how Juvederm treatments can help you? It’s important to work with the right clinic. To book an appointment, call us today at Wichita Vision Institute in Wichita, KS.