There are a lot of people in Charlotte and elsewhere who are interested in decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while turning the clock back on their skin. Although cosmetic surgery is an option, numerous individuals do not want to have surgery. This is due to the length of time necessary for recovery, the administration of general anesthesia, the cost of the surgery and the resulting scarring. One of the best possible alternatives to surgery is an exciting filler called Juvederm®. Not only is this filler capable of filling in deep facial wrinkles and lines, but the treatment actually adds volume to the face as well. There are different formulations of this filler available to treat specific issues and concerns. The result of the procedure depends on which specific filler is used and the issue being corrected.
One of the fillers in the line is called Voluma XC. This is an exciting option for adding additional volume to your face. A lot of dermal fillers are only capable of filling in deeper facial wrinkles. Voluma has received approval for replacing lost facial volume that is often due to the aging process. This filler will also replace the volume you have lost in your face for an improvement of your facial contours. Once your facial volume has been restored, the need to lift your face through surgery may be eliminated. Although this is the latest dermal filler to receive approval from the FDA in the United States, individuals in Europe have been enjoying the benefits for many years. These are the only hyaluronic acid fillers to receive approval from the FDA to last for as long as twelve months.
The dermal filler will instantly help restore the volume in your skin. The filler also smooths out facial folds and wrinkles such as smile lines and nasolabial folds. These are the lines traveling from the base of the nose to the sides of the mouth. There are numerous different products available in this family, all with a hyaluronic acid base. These fillers were created to help you address signs that the aging process often leaves behind on the face. Every dermal filler has a different concentration and bonding of hyaluronic acid. Each filler has been created to address a specific issue with the ability to be injected using a different depth. The consistency of these fillers is smooth and similar to a gel.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your body. This acid is what helps add both volume and hydration to your skin. Not only is hyaluronic acid an extremely effective cosmetic treatment, but it has also been used for over twenty years in the medical field. This acid is effective for helping to repair wounds, perform eye surgeries and aiding the movement of arthritic joints. When hyaluronic is referred to as uncross-linked, this means the substance is in a liquid state in the natural form. Cross-linking is a process used to transform hyaluronic acid into a product similar to a gel. This is injected into your skin to provide results lasting for as long as a year. Juvederm® is available in many different types. Each type focuses on a specific facial cosmetic issue.
Ultra Plus XC and Ultra XC are injectable gels capable of penetrating your middle and deeper dermis. This means they are injected beneath the top layer of your skin. This is effective for correcting moderate to severe folds and wrinkles in your face including lines at the corners of your mouth and nasolabial folds. Voluma XC plumps up your cheeks by adding more volume under the surface of your skin. There are two different formulations of the XC injectable gel. This enables your treatment to be customized for your specific needs. The Ultra XC offers a lot of versatility in adding volume and contours for facial folds and wrinkles. The formulation for Ultra Plus XC is more robust. This is effective for correcting and adding volume to deeper wrinkles and folds.
XC is the only dermal filler with hyaluronic acid approved by the FDA to last for as long as twelve months after the procedure. The manufacturing process is unique, providing results that last using a cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid. This creates a gel with a smooth consistency and an easy flow for a natural and smooth appearance and feel. Every other filler on the market using hyaluronic acid is manufactured with a granular consistency gel. This is also the first dermal filler with hyaluronic acid offering effectiveness and consistency to individuals with much darker skin.
Moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles can be smoothed with the gel. You should only need one procedure to smooth out your wrinkles. The correct formula for your specific aesthetic goals will be determined by our experienced cosmetic professional. The injections are completely safe because a foreign substance is not being injected. Hyaluronic acid is natural to your body and located beneath your skin.
Basically, the hyaluronic acid is replaced by the dermal filler injections to support your skin. The aging process will decrease the amount of hyaluronic acid in your body. This is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler with approval from the FDA. The filler has been shown to be effective and safe for individuals of every skin tone and skin type. Since hyaluronic acid is natural to your body, you do not have to have a skin test to determine any allergies prior to your treatment. There is no risk of having an allergic reaction.
The Juvederm® Treatment
Prior to having your treatment, you will talk to a cosmetic professional regarding your expectations and goals. The treatment is minimally-invasive, so you may be able to have your treatment shortly after your consultation. There is virtually no preparation necessary. It is important to note that you will be unable to have your treatment the same day if you are using certain medications. These medications must be avoided for a set amount of time prior to your treatment. Alcohol and smoking are also discouraged prior to your procedure. You also need to make the professional aware of any sensitivities and allergies. The reason why dermal fillers are effective is because hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient. This is what adds the volume to the tissue of your face.
Again, hyaluronic acid is already natural to your body. This substance aids in your production of connective tissue to add plumpness to your skin. As you start to age, your collagen and hyaluronic acid production starts to decline. This leads to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on your face. During your treatment, the professional will identify the targeted areas. The professional can then inject the Juvederm® into your skin. The area may be massaged lightly to make certain the distribution of the dermal filler is even. Your entire treatment will most likely take just minutes. This is dependent on which area you are having treated. You will also have to allow enough time for your consultation before your treatment.
A little bit of lidocaine is contained in your injections. This will help ensure you do not feel any discomfort during your procedure. Your recovery period is extremely minimal. In fact, it is virtually nonexistent! You should avoid exposure to the sun and other simple things for a small amount of time, but that’s about it. In most cases, you will notice the effect immediately. Your results should last for months depending on which product was injected. The majority of individuals having this treatment done tolerate dermal fillers extremely well because the product does not come from animal sources and is non-allergenic. This treatment is appropriate for almost anyone who wants to treat the folds, creases and facial lines linked to the aging process.
This is a nice option for the restoration of facial volume. To be a good candidate for this treatment, you need to be in good overall health, emotionally and mentally strong and keep your expectations realistic. You should not have dermal fillers if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. The injections are considered an effective and safe procedure for most individuals. Dermal fillers are a good option if you are interested in treating wrinkles, adding more volume to your face or simply enhancing your natural beauty.
The Benefits of Juvederm®
Wrinkles are formed in two different types. When wrinkles form due to the contraction of your muscles when you are making expressions like frowns and smiles, they are called dynamic wrinkles. The development of static wrinkles occurs when the natural substances of your skin including hyaluronic acid and collagen decline. These substances provide your skin with both volume and structure. This procedure corrects these issues with small and minimally-invasive injections. Your treatment is fast, and there is no set downtime. Once you have concluded your procedure, you can go back to work or conduct your regular daily activities.
Due to the smooth consistency of the gel, the results appear natural and smooth. A granular gel is used to create the other fillers containing hyaluronic acid. This does not provide the same smooth feel and natural-looking results. The filler contains hyaluronic acid already found in your body. This is the key to the natural look provided by the fillers. The majority of individuals only require one treatment to have the volume they desire.
Your treatment is designed to be comfortable because your injections contain a numbing agent called lidocaine. This will help ensure your comfort during the process. In addition to treating mild to moderate folds and wrinkles, the products also effectively treats more severe folds and wrinkles. This makes dermal fillers an exceptional choice if you want to slow the impact of the aging process without making a big commitment or having cosmetic surgery.
You will talk with a professional prior to your treatment to ensure you will benefit from this procedure. The current dermal fillers using hyaluronic acid are also biodegradable. This means the gel will eventually break down and disappear. The procedure is just as fast as your results. Your treatment can take just minutes depending on which areas you have treated.
This procedure will help smooth out your wrinkles for a beautiful and youthful glow. You will not need to have surgery, incisions, a long period of healing or any of the risks frequently associated with any surgical procedure. The hyaluronic acid-based gel was created to fill in wrinkles from beneath your skin. There are different volumizing solutions available in this line of fillers to treat numerous kinds of wrinkles in adults using different formulas.
Do keep in mind that dermal fillers are a very different type of treatment for wrinkles than BOTOX®. The ingredients are completely different. BOTOX® is purified protein solution that stills and relaxes your facial muscles. This provides the skin with a smoother appearance. The wrinkles in the area where the injection was placed become less obvious. BOTOX® is used for the treatment of:
• Crow’s feet around the eyes
• Vertical or glabellar lines between the brows
• Forehead wrinkles
There are some important considerations when it comes to deciding which hyaluronic acid filler to choose. When the filler is more cross-linked, it will provide additional support for your skin and last for a lot longer. This means the most desirable filler has been highly cross-linked. The filler must also be liquid and smooth enough to evenly flow into your skin. When the filler is thicker, it becomes much harder for the injection to be placed in an even and smooth line. The filler must also be very smooth and even for the injection.
In short, Juvederm® can provide you with a natural and smooth appearance. Your friends and family will notice you look radiant and more youthful, but they will have no idea why. The different formulations available enable your treatment to be customized specifically for your needs.
If you are interested in a Juvederm® treatment, simply book an appointment at Satin Med Spa in Charlotte to get started. We would be more than happy to provide you with all of the details regarding the treatment and tell you about the various dermal fillers that we have available. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!