Manufactured by Allergan, Juvederm is the most popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler on the market. At Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA, we are proud to offer this line of fillers because it is more effective and durable than other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Today, our experts are looking at which formula may be the most beneficial for you.
What Kind of Juvederm Should You Use?
The Original Formula
You should use the original Juvederm formula if you have mild-to-moderate wrinkles and folds caused by volume loss. This formula is used to address such cosmetic concerns as mild nasolabial folds, lines and wrinkles around your chin, and lines and wrinkles around your mouth. The results of this treatment last around a year but can last over a year before fading in some individuals.
You should use Juvederm Volbella if you want to add subtle, natural-looking volume to your lips and erase the lines that extend from the corners of your mouth. The results of this treatment last around a year but you can maintain the results of treatment indefinitely if you come in every nine months or so. Whether you are concerned about thin lips, asymmetrical lips, or both, we can plump up your pout perfectly with this formula.
This formula was designed to enhance the appearance of the midface naturally and non-invasively. It is usually used to augment the cheeks when they are extremely hollow. However, it can also be used to lift loose, sagging cheek skin and enhance the appearance of the cheekbones. The results of Voluma injections usually last two years.
Vollure is FDA-approved to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is most commonly used to correct the vertical nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth. Nevertheless, it can also be used to smooth other deep wrinkles and folds caused by severe volume loss.
For instance, you can use this formula to erase marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and smile lines. Essentially, it serves the same functions as the original formula but treats more severe wrinkles.
How Can You Extend the Durability of the Treatment Results?
You can extend the longevity of your treatment results by taking care of your skin. Wrinkles occur when you lose collagen or elastin, the protein and fiber structures that support your skin and keep it tight and smooth. Hyaluronic acid is another important component required for healthy, youthful skin. If you take care of your skin, you keep your collagen and elastin healthy and your skin will remain tight longer.
Minimize Your Exposure To UV Rays
One of the most effective steps you can take to get the most out of your Juvederm injections, regardless of the formula you choose, is to minimize your exposure to UV rays. The easiest component of this is avoiding tanning beds. The second-easiest component is minimizing the amount of time you spend outdoors between 10 AM and 4 PM when the sun’s UV rays are at their most powerful and dangerous.
The hardest component of minimizing your UV ray exposure is wearing sunscreen adequately. It is not enough to apply sunscreen once daily during the dog days of summer. You need to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every four hours. This rule applies even when you are spending the day driving or working in front of a window. Most types of glass block UVB rays which cause tans and burns but they do not block UVA rays that cause such damage as wrinkles.
Ensuring that the sunscreen you choose offers broad-spectrum protection is inadequate. Before you apply your sunscreen, make sure it is not expired. Expired sunscreen is less effective than sunscreen that has not yet expired. Furthermore, for maximum efficacy, it is critical that you store the sunscreen appropriately. Do not store it in a warm, bright, or moist place. Finally, make sure the SPF provided by the sunscreen is adequate for your skin tone.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Injectable?
Most healthy adults who are at least 21 years of age and concerned about lines and wrinkles caused by volume loss are considered a good candidate for anti-aging treatment with this injectable. However, you must talk to your doctor about discontinuing the use of certain medications temporarily before and after your treatment. We will provide you a complete list when you come in for your initial consultation.
The U.S. FDA has also noted contraindications for individuals who are allergic to lidocaine. You should not consider treatment with this injectable if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. If you have a sunburn, cold sore, viral infection or bacterial infection, you must reschedule your appointment. Do not schedule an appointment within 14 days of overcoming an illness.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Today With the Most Advanced Filler on the Market
The appropriate Juvederm formula for you depends on the cosmetic concerns you are trying to correct but you don’t have to pick just one. They work very well together and are often mixed and matched for completely customized aesthetic improvements. To discover the appropriate combination for you, contact us now at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA to schedule your initial consultation.