Do you ever look in the mirror and long for the plump cheeks you had in your youth? Are you bothered by sagging skin below your jawline? Do you think your cheekbones were once more contoured? If so, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA injections at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL may be right for you. In this comprehensive guide, we’re looking at everything you need to know about this treatment, including what it is used for and how long the results last.
What Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA Used for?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is usually used to restore volume lost in the apple of the cheek due to collagen loss or fat loss. However, it can also be used to lift sagging jowls, re-contour the cheekbone, and improve the appearance of the undereye area.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment starts working right away. You can expect an immediate improvement in your appearance due to the volume added by the hyaluronic acid-based gel. There is also an immediate volume increase in the midface due to the HA drawing a massive amount of water molecules. Due to the hydrophilic nature of this polysaccharide, the water molecules drawn in will remain in the area until they are used to facilitate extra collagen production.
You shouldn’t expect to feel satisfied by the results of your treatment on the day of your injections, though. Depending on your age, lifestyle, and many other factors, it may take between 10 and 14 days for your final results to become apparent. It is only in extremely rare cases that two injection sessions are needed to achieve ideal results.
What Downtime Is Necessary After Treatment?
There is no downtime required following this non-invasive anti-aging treatment. Once your injections have been administered, you are free to enjoy the rest of the day. Most people go back to work after their treatment. However, you may need to take the rest of the day off from work, depending on the nature of your job.
While there is no downtime required, there are some restrictions. One of those restrictions is to avoid sweating. If you have a physically demanding job or work in a very hot environment, you won’t be able to go to work.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Most of the time, the results of this treatment last for two years. Individual experiences vary, though. There are a number of factors that can cause premature skin aging, including UV damage, tobacco consumption, and excessive alcohol consumption. You should reduce your exposure to factors that cause premature skin aging if you want to help your results last for as long as possible.
For example, you should avoid using UV light for tanning your skin. This includes indoor tanning methods, like tanning lamps and tanning beds. It also includes sunbathing. Another very effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to avoid the consumption of tobacco and alcohol products. If you don’t want to stop drinking alcohol, strongly consider sticking to only a drink or two per day, depending on your sex and age.
Can My Diet Prevent Premature Skin Aging?
Sticking to a healthy diet most of the time will reduce your likelihood of premature skin sagging and volume loss. Most of the volume in your skin comes from collagen. To ensure your skin can produce as much collagen as possible, it must have plenty of fuel. Some of the key ingredients your skin needs to produce collagen are water, vitamin C, zinc, glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline.
Bone broth, tough meat cuts, fish bones, and fish skin are all excellent sources of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. Great sources of zinc include meat, whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, and shellfish.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You’ll probably qualify for this treatment if you are over the age of 21 and self-conscious about the appearance of your midface or jawline. However, you need to talk to a dermatologist to find out for sure whether this treatment is appropriate for you. During this consultation, we will review your past and present health to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. To verify its efficacy, we will review your goals and evaluate your concerns.
What Medical Conditions Are Contraindications?
Some of the most common medical conditions that are contraindications include pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, and a history of keloid scarring. You also will not be able to get treatment if you are nursing or suffering from an acute illness. Some medical conditions, like rosacea, eczema, or acne, will only disqualify you if you are having an outbreak at the time of your appointment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is an injectable dermal filler used to reverse the signs of aging affecting the midface and lower face. It starts working right away, and most people only need one session and 10 to 14 days before the final results become apparent. Schedule an appointment at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL now if you are in the Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, or Geneva area.