Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin due to signs of aging? Do you experience noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity in various regions of your face? If so, you could benefit from treatment with dermal fillers, which are expertly formulated to treat all your aging concerns. At Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH, we are proud to offer our patients Juvederm XC, one of the most versatile skin-rejuvenating treatment options available.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a large family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that can be used in various facial regions to treat common signs of aging. These fillers are FDA approved and can offer patients numerous benefits, including smoother skin, decreased skin laxity, and general skin health and vibrancy thanks to the hyaluronic acid base.
With a variety of fillers available, aging concerns in many areas of the face can be effectively treated to achieve attractive, long-lasting results. We offer Juvederm XC to minimize signs of aging and restore youthful, glowing skin.
The filler is painlessly injected into the target areas, creating an immediate volumizing effect. A normal appointment can take between 10-60 minutes. Final results are visible as soon as your appointment is complete, and there is no downtime required during recovery. Most patients can have ongoing treatments to maintain their ideal image and manage signs of aging as long as they desire.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do for the Skin?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar produced by your body. When injected into the skin, this sugar has a plumping and hydrating effect, making it an ideal choice for a dermal filler base. The hyaluronic acid used in Juvederm products is also cross-linked to maximize lift. It is formulated as a gel to create a malleable, skin-like texture when injected.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated?
Juvederm is formulated to treat several distinct concerns related to the aging process. Here are some of the areas that can be treated with this dermal filler:
Nasolabial folds, which are often called smile lines, develop in the thicker skin between the nose and mouth. These lines can deepen as you grow older and may become a source of low self-esteem as you see these folds in your skin every time you look in a mirror. A dermal filler injection can instantly fill and lift these lines to create smoother, younger-looking skin.
Marionette lines reach from the corners of the mouth to the outer corners of the chin. As you grow older, these lines can become more noticeable. They may also make your mouth appear downturned and cause you to look sad or upset even when you feel happy. Dermal fillers can help resolve this issue by fading marionette lines and building volume in your chin and at the corners of your mouth.
Loose skin can affect any area of the face, but it is often most noticeable around the eyes, mouth, and jawline. Skin laxity is caused by collagen structure breakdown in the skin. This process causes the skin to begin sagging.
Cheeks and Midface
One of the first places to be impacted by the aging process is the midface, which can steadily lose volume and appear more hollow as you grow older. With one dermal filler treatment, you can see your cheeks become rounder and plumper and your midface become more volumized. This simple treatment can lift your entire face, giving you a distinctly younger appearance.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Individual results vary, but most patients experience results lasting up to a year. These results can be enhanced with touch-up treatments as needed. In addition, your final results can be prolonged by following our doctors’ instructions for treatment aftercare. When it comes to preventing signs of aging, the most important habit you can practice is good sun protection.
Sun damage accounts for over 90% of all common skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and skin cancer. To avoid accelerated aging and protect your dermal filler results, you should always wear sunscreen and limit your time in direct sunlight when you are outdoors.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Botox?
When people hear about anti-aging injectables, the first product they may think of is Botox. This popular treatment has been turning back the hands of time for many years, but it is designed to address different aging concerns and does not deliver the same results as a dermal filler. Botox uses a neurotoxin to temporarily freeze specific facial muscles and prevent movement that causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear. This allows you to express naturally without worrying about the appearance of your skin.
While Botox is a common treatment for wrinkles, it is only able to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement. Since it treats your muscles, it cannot effectively address skin laxity or loss of volume in the skin. In contrast, dermal fillers like Juvederm XC treat static wrinkles, which do not change with facial movement, as well as fine lines, skin laxity, and volume concerns. In some cases, you may benefit from a combination of Botox and dermal filler treatments. One of our doctors can recommend the best treatments for your specific concerns during your initial consultation.
How Does This Treatment Compare to a Facelift?
Results of a dermal filler treatment cannot last as long as those of a facelift, which may last 10-15 years for some patients. However, this surgery comes with many related risks, a significant recovery period, and a price tag that can be prohibitive for some patients.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
If you are a man or woman concerned about signs of aging, you could be an ideal candidate for this treatment option. In general, a good candidate is healthy, free from any medical or skin conditions that could interact negatively with treatment, and has mild to moderate skin laxity and mild to severe lines and wrinkles that they wish to address. A good candidate also has educated, realistic expectations about the results they could see from this treatment. Thanks to the natural hyaluronic acid base, treatment is considered safe and effective for most skin tones, types, and sensitivities.
This treatment may not be ideal for patients with severe skin laxity or dynamic wrinkles, which cannot be effectively addressed with a filler. During your initial consultation, one of our doctors will examine your areas of concern and help you determine your candidacy for treatment with dermal fillers.
What Should I Expect?
Your first appointment will be an initial consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This appointment allows you to ask any questions you may have about the treatment process and the results you can expect to see. Your doctor will also examine your skin, review your medical history, and make sure that this treatment is right for your unique case. Once you are approved for dermal filler injections, you can schedule your first treatment.
On the day of your appointment, we recommend that you avoid wearing makeup in the target areas. Your doctor will clean your skin, then apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort. After this, your doctor will use a fine needle to inject the product into the skin in the predetermined areas. This will create an immediate lift, which your doctor will carefully build to achieve your desired results. Most of our patients report that the injections are completely painless. The entire treatment process typically takes between 15-60 minutes in total.
Once your doctor is finished, you can see your fresh new skin in a mirror and admire your results. You should notice improved volume in the cheeks and midface, minimized lines and wrinkles, decreased skin laxity, and an overall brighter, smoother appearance. After your appointment, you can return to your normal day-to-day activities with zero downtime required.
The recovery process is easy for most patients. Depending on your circumstances and skin type, your doctor may give you specific instructions to aid the healing process, which you should follow carefully to ensure optimal results. In general, you should keep your skin clean and prevent irritation by avoiding additional skin treatments or sun exposure for at least a week.
In addition, you should avoid pressing on or rubbing the treated areas to keep the freshly injected filler from spreading under the skin. Once the filler has settled into place 2-3 days after treatment, you can touch the target areas normally once again.
You can expect to enjoy your results as soon as your treatment is complete. Some patients choose to pursue touch-up treatments 6-8 months after their first appointment. These injections can enhance your final results and may improve the longevity of this treatment. Approximately a year after your appointment, your results will begin to fade, and the filler will absorb safely into your body. At this point, you can opt to continue treatment with an ongoing, personalized plan to maintain your ideal results.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Don’t let signs of aging affect your confidence or keep you from enjoying your life. With Juvederm, you can see your skin’s youthful appearance restored as signs of aging disappear before your eyes. Continuing treatment can deliver natural, long-lasting results to help you look and feel more like yourself.
To learn more about this exciting treatment option, contact our team of experts at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you at our professional office, where you can find top-quality anti-aging and cosmetic services as well as hormone health treatments for both women and men.