Do facial folds, lines, and wrinkles make you feel self-conscious? Are gaunt cheeks, hollow temples, and sunken lower eyelids revealing your age or making you look older than you are? If so, you’re not alone. Whether your cosmetic concerns are caused by the natural aging process, sun damage, or something else, you may benefit from Juvederm injections at New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA. Here’s a closer look at how long the results last.
How Long Will Juvederm Last?
Juvederm injection results usually last for six months to two years. Several factors affect the longevity of the results, including one’s metabolism, lifestyle, and targeted treatment area. We can give you a better idea of how long you should expect your ideal results to last during your first appointment. However, you can expect your final results to stick around longer if you are treating your cheeks with Voluma because the filler is more robust.
Specifically, it is reasonable to expect the ideal results of Voluma injections to last for two years when enhancing the contours of the cheek region or lifting sagging cheek skin and jowls. On the other hand, it is more likely for ideal results to last for only six months if you are using Juvederm to enhance the appearance of the lips or mouth. Formulas designed to provide great results in these areas are thinner and made up of smaller HA molecules.
How Can I Make My Final Results Last Longer?
Summarized briefly, to make your hyaluronic acid injection results last for as long as possible, commit to leading a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a closer look at some actionable steps you can take.
Wearing sunscreen is one of the best things you can do for your skin health and appearance. This is because the sun doesn’t just emit UVA and UVB rays. It also emits UVC rays. This is important to understand because UVC rays simultaneously damage the health of your existing collagen and make it harder for your skin to produce new, healthy collagen. Unfortunately, collagen is among the top three most important support structures for your skin.
The more collagen you lose, the more your skin sags and wrinkles. To protect yourself from the sun, do your best to minimize your exposure to sunlight when the sun’s rays are the strongest, between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Also, make sure you are using an in-date broad-spectrum sunscreen to provide maximum protection from all of the sun’s UV rays.
Eating nutritiously is another step you should take if your goal is anti-aging results that last as long as possible. A balanced diet is always advisable, but it is incredibly important to eat enough protein and vitamin C every day. Try to incorporate numerous sources of protein into your daily diet. Protein, including collagen, is made up of several types of amino acids. Eating a wide variety of protein ensures you get the amino acids your skin needs.
Getting enough vitamin C in your diet every day is important because your skin can’t produce collagen without it. It’s similar to building a deck in that it doesn’t matter how much wood (or amino acids) you have. The final product cannot be produced without nails (vitamin C). For results that last as long as possible, make sure you’re getting your vitamin C from whole foods rather than dietary supplements. This allows for maximum absorption and efficacy.
Staying hydrated is also a key component of long-lasting filler results. Hydration plays several key roles in keeping your skin healthy and young-looking. For example, sufficient water is required for the collagen in your skin to do its job healing damaged skin cells and replacing dead skin cells with living cells. Water is also necessary for your skin to produce more collagen in response to the injections.
Make sure you’re eating plenty of foods that are high in water and drinking regularly. Good foods to incorporate into your diet include cruciferous vegetables and broth-based soups with veggies. Cruciferous vegetables are great for your skin health and appearance because they are high in water, protein, and vitamin C.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
The only way to tell whether you are a good candidate for an injectable dermal filler is to come in for an initial evaluation. Typically, if your cosmetic concerns are caused by volume loss, you will be considered a good candidate. However, we still need to talk about your health history, current health, family planning, and what pharmaceuticals you currently take or have taken recently.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that Juvederm results usually last between six and 24 months, but individual results vary. To help your results last longer, wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, and eat nutritiously. To find out which formula is right for you, reach out to us today at New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA to schedule an initial evaluation. Regardless of your cosmetic concerns, you can expect with complete confidence that we can help you.