At New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, we believe everyone should look as young as they feel. For this reason, we are proud to offer a number of anti-aging treatments to help our clients restore their self-confidence. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the benefits of Juvederm, a line of anti-aging injectables that can rejuvenate your face for months at a time.
What Are the Benefits of Getting Juvederm?
One of the most compelling benefits of Juvederm injections is that the results look completely natural. This line of anti-aging injectables features a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid. However, the synthetic chemical compound is bioidentical to the polysaccharide that your body produces naturally. Therefore, it functions the same way your own HA functions once it is injected into the area of concern.
The hyaluronic acid in the formula draws a significant amount of water to the treatment area. This hydration plays a significant role in the production of extra collagen. Furthermore, the treatment area is encouraged to produce more collagen because the needle used to administer the HA penetrates the fibroblasts in the foundational layer of your skin. Since the results are derived from your skin producing extra collagen, you can feel completely confident that your results will look natural.
The longevity of the results is another extremely compelling benefit. Individual results vary, but you can generally expect your ideal results to last somewhere between six and 24 months. Several factors affect the longevity of the results, including your lifestyle choices.
For instance, if you’re a smoker, your collagen will deplete more rapidly, and you’ll need a follow-up session sooner. On the other hand, if you moisturize your skin daily, eat nutritiously, and stay hydrated, you may not need to come in for treatment as often. Your age also affects the longevity of your results. Generally, you can expect that the older you are, the more often you will need to come in for touch-up sessions.
Another great benefit of this injectable anti-aging treatment is its convenience. In some cases, treatment sessions take a mere 15 minutes. However, you shouldn’t expect your treatment sessions to take longer than an hour if you are only addressing volume loss-related concerns. The versatility of this line of treatments is another great benefit. Each formula was tailored to be extremely effective for addressing concerns in different areas.
For example, you can come in and get Voluma injections to restore volume to your midface, Volbella injections to treat lip wrinkles and thin lips, and Vollure injections to erase nasolabial folds. If you’re treating three areas, your session may take around 45 minutes to complete. This line of dermal fillers is also incredibly convenient because you can get other anti-aging treatments during the same session.
Another benefit of this volumizing treatment is that it is simple to prepare for. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there’s not a lot about your usual routine that you will need to change. Some of the most important things you need to do prior to your treatment are discontinuing the use of NSAIDs and preventing sunburn. You also will need to avoid other things prior to your treatment, like tobacco and alcohol consumption.
Another thing people love about this treatment is that there is no downtime afterwards. You may need to take a long lunch to fit in your treatment session, especially if you are targeting several types of cosmetic concerns, but you won’t need to take the rest of the day off from work. You can get back to work, run errands, and keep most of your social obligations.
Even though you won’t have to go home and recover after your treatment, there are a few recovery guidelines you will need to follow. However, the recovery restrictions are minimal, and they should not interfere with your life too much. Some of the most important recovery guidelines to follow are to avoid skin irritation, excessive heat, and sweating.
For example, you will need to prevent sunburn by wearing sunscreen and minimizing UV exposure between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. You will also need to refrain from vigorous exercise or hot baths or showers. It is also important that you do not apply too much pressure to the treatment areas. Be prepared to sleep on your back for a few days following your injections. Also, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
Safety is another key benefit of this type of anti-aging treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved this injectable for most people over the age of 21 years old, but you’ll need to attend an initial evaluation to verify your candidacy.
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There are a number of benefits of getting Juvederm injections. Among the most compelling benefits of this anti-aging treatment are natural-looking results, long-lasting results, and convenient treatments. If you have cosmetic concerns caused by moderate or severe volume loss, contact us today at New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Weymouth, MA to schedule your initial Juvederm consultation.