The older you get, the more you’re going to see changes in the way your skin looks. If these changes are making you unhappy, then our team at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA can help. This is everything you need to know about our Juvederm treatments.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Some people may only seek temporary results from their cosmetic treatments, especially if they’re uncertain whether or not they’ll like the way a particular treatment will make them look. But if you want long-lasting results without having to go through surgery, then Juvederm is the perfect option for you.
Most people enjoy their results for anywhere from 1 to 2 years after getting their treatment. You can help your results last as long as possible by leading an overall healthy lifestyle and taking good care of your skin.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
The older you get, the more drastic changes you’re going to notice in the way your skin looks and feels. These changes are normal, but they’re often not welcome and can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look.
You’ll start to see changes in the texture and look of your skin as the important chemicals that provide it with fullness and elasticity begin to diminish. There are a couple of chemicals you should know about.
This is a sugar found all over your body, including in your skin. Its main job is to provide hydration to your skin by attaching itself to moisture molecules. This helps your skin appear full and youthful while also allowing it to maintain its natural protective barrier.
As the levels of hyaluronic acid in your skin lower, you’ll start to notice your face thinning. You may also find that your skin becomes drier.
If you have ever looked up cosmetic and skincare products, you’ve probably seen the word collagen. Collagen is a protein that, like hyaluronic acid, can be found in various areas of the body. This includes your skin.
In your skin, collagen maintains structure, elasticity, and firmness. As you lose collagen, your skin stops becoming as elastic as it once was. This, combined with a thinning of your face and repeated facial movements, will cause aging concerns like wrinkling and sagging.
What Does Juvederm Do?
This is a collection of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. The product is applied to the desired areas of your face using a very small needle, making this a non-invasive treatment.
Once it’s injected, the hyaluronic acid provides fullness that you may have lost due to aging. Putting more volume into your face lifts sagging skin and smooths out wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates your body’s collagen production to help keep your skin firm.
How Does It Compare to Other Treatment Options?
Other injectable treatments like Botox and Dysport can also provide you with a younger appearance. These injectables work as neuromodulators, meaning they force the muscles under your skin to relax, preventing them from over-contracting.
However, these neuromodulators aren’t right for everyone. Instead, getting an injectable filler like this one might be a better option for you. You can also use fillers in combination with these neuromodulators for even more dramatic results from your treatment.
If you’re looking for permanent results from your treatment, you may want to look into surgical options. Surgeries like facelifts can lift sagging skin and tighten it to smooth away wrinkles and keep your face looking young.
But surgeries can be highly invasive, which not everyone is comfortable with. If you’d like a non-invasive alternative, this injectable treatment can provide you with long-lasting results without you needing to go under the knife.
What Are the Benefits?
Preparing for Treatment Is Easy
Before we can give you your treatment, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. These preparations will be fast and easy. We’ll ensure you have complete instructions so that your treatment is as effective as possible.
The most important thing is to avoid any substances that can act as blood thinners so that you don’t bruise around your injection sites. This includes alcohol, tobacco, and some supplements and over-the-counter medications. You’ll have to avoid these substances for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Treatment Is Non-Invasive
When you are ready to receive your treatment, we will welcome you to our clinic and ensure the process is as comfortable as possible for you. To begin, we’ll clean the areas where you’ll get your injections.
After we’ve prepared your skin, we can begin applying the product. A small needle will be used to inject it into your areas of concern. Juvederm products contain lidocaine, a painkiller, so your entire treatment will be pain-free. You may only feel a small pinch during the injections.
Recovery Is Easy
Some cosmetic treatments, especially surgeries, require you to take downtime after your treatment. But you don’t have to worry about this kind of inconvenience when you get this treatment. As soon as your appointment is done, you can leave the clinic and return to your regular, busy life.
There will only be a few things to remember as your skin recovers from your treatment. Namely, know that your skin is going to be more sensitive than it normally is over the next week or so. This means you’ll need to avoid irritants like excessive sweating or extreme changes in temperatures. You’ll also have to stay out of direct sunlight.
Fill in Your Cheeks
One of the most common areas where people get injections of this filler is in the cheeks. If you don’t like the way that your thinning cheeks are affecting your overall appearance, this injectable will put that volume back in.
This will make your cheeks look round and full like they did in your youth. An added benefit is that this helps your cheekbones look much more defined.
Define Your Jawline
The older you get and the looser the skin on your face becomes, the more you will notice the skin along your jawline starting to sag. The appearance of jowls can be frustrating, and you may be looking for a way to help tighten the skin in the area.
This injectable is the perfect way to do that. If you get injections in your cheeks, this will lift this sagging skin and make your jaw appear much more defined.
Get Rid of Smile Lines
Smile lines are the lines that appear around your nose and mouth. Because this area moves around so much throughout the day, these folds are some of the earliest signs of aging.
If you’re concerned about the way they’re aging your face, this product is perfect. It will both add volume to the area and encourage your skin to produce more of its own collagen for firmer, smoother skin.
Plump Your Lips
One of Juvederm’s formulas is specifically designed to target the lips. Very thin lips can give you a serious appearance that you don’t appreciate. Full lips, meanwhile, are sought after as signifiers of youth and beauty.
If you have thin lips, whether they’re caused by natural aging or your genetics, you may want to consider getting this injectable. It will add more volume, helping them appear fuller and more youthful. It can also be used to even out asymmetrical lips as well as to reduce the appearance of lipstick lines or the vertical wrinkles on your lips.
Anyone Is a Candidate
This injectable’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid which, as you know, is already present in your body. This means that it’s safe for almost anyone to get. As long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and you are not sensitive to lidocaine, this treatment should be safe for you. When you visit us, we’ll go over your medical history to ensure this is the right option for you.
The perfect candidate is someone who wants to rejuvenate their appearance and look younger and healthier using a non-invasive treatment. If that sounds like you, then you’ll want to book a consultation to learn more.
Call Us to Learn More
Does Juvederm sound like it might be exactly what you’re looking for? It’s time to book a consultation with us. Get in touch with our team at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA.