Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers designed to improve the appearance of the skin. Each formula contains hyaluronic acid, a crucial substance that helps to volumize and hydrate the skin, and facilitate collagen production. However, each formula is unique, designed to be particularly effective in a different region of the face. Today, our aesthetic experts at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, are looking at the options available.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?
The Original Formula
The original Juvederm formula is a great option for you if you have concerns about your mid-face that aren’t related to your cheeks. For example, this is the ideal anti-aging treatment for you if you have moderate or severe nasolabial folds that you wish to eliminate. Individual results vary, but you can generally expect to remain confident in your new and improved appearance for 12 to 18 months.
Juvederm Voluma, like the original formula, can enhance the appearance of your mid-face. However, it is specifically designed to improve the appearance of your cheeks. Are you concerned about the skin beneath your undereye region? This formula is probably right for you. If you have concerns about your cheeks looking hollow then this formula can help. It will volumize the apple of your cheek significantly, giving you a plump, healthy look.
The best part is that the results last for a couple of years. Also, you should note that you only need a small dose of this filler to touch up your look if you come in for a maintenance session shortly after noticing that your results are starting to fade.
Can I Help My Results Last Longer?
Yes, there are steps you can take to extend the longevity of your results! For example, a solid skincare routine will go a very long way in helping your ideal results last for as long as possible. This holds true regardless of the specific dermal filler formula you opt for. One crucial component of this is making sure your skin remains hydrated. Moisturize once or twice per day depending on your skin type to achieve this. Also, make sure you drink enough water.
Drinking water is an important part of keeping your skin producing collagen efficiently because it is one of the key ingredients necessary. Another thing you can do to boost collagen production and ensure your results last as long as possible is to exfoliate regularly. In addition to mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation is known to boost collagen production. You can expect your results to last longer if you get a medium chemical peel every once in a while.
What Can I Do To Protect My Existing Collagen?
Taking steps to boost your skin’s collagen production rate is great for helping your ideal results last longer. However, that’s not all you can do to maintain the integrity of your results. You can also extend the longevity of your results by protecting your existing collagen. For example, you should not drink more than one unit of alcohol daily if you are a female. Males should not drink more than two units of alcohol daily.
It is important to avoid excessive alcohol consumption for a number of reasons. One such reason is that alcohol dehydrates you significantly. Just like your skin needs plenty of water to produce collagen, it needs an adequate amount of water for your collagen to remain healthy and strong. Furthermore, alcohol consumption results in the loss of a significant amount of micronutrients that are important for your skin health.
Is There Anything Else I Can Do To Protect My Existing Collagen?
Other things you can do to protect your existing collagen include wearing sunscreen, minimizing sugar intake, and not smoking. Cigarettes, as well as other tobacco products, contain nicotine. This chemical compound is similar to alcohol in that it weakens your existing collagen significantly.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The only way to determine definitively whether you are a good candidate for this treatment is to come in for an initial evaluation. During your initial evaluation, we will determine whether you qualify for this injectable dermal filler by discussing your overall health and medical history, evaluating your skin health, assessing your regions of concern, and discussing your cosmetic goals.
If you are at least 22 years of age and concerned about the appearance of lines, wrinkles, folds, sagging skin, or hollow cheeks, there is a good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment. However, it is not appropriate for everyone. For instance, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant. You will also be disqualified if you have bleeding problems or skin irritation.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
There are a number of types of Juvederm, including the original formula and Voluma. If you think volumizing your skin would help you boost your self-confidence, we’re here for you. Contact us today at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, if you are in the Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, or Geneva area.