The older you get, the more you’re likely to notice major changes in the way your skin looks and feels. If these changes are making you unhappy, then our team at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR may have the perfect solution for you. Here’s what you should know about Juvederm.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
While it’s natural to see signs of aging like wrinkling, sagging, and an overall thinning of the face, many of these changes may make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Getting Juvederm treatments can offer you the perfect solution.
One of the reasons why so many people love this injectable is that it lasts a very long time. Most people find that their results last somewhere between 1-2 years. It all depends on where you receive your injections, how your skin reacts, and how well you care for your skin afterward.
Why exactly does your skin change as you get older? Several different chemicals provide your skin with characteristics like elasticity and fullness. But, the older you get, the less good your skin becomes at producing these chemicals on its own. That’s why you’ll start to see such drastic changes as you age.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a sugar that you can naturally find in your skin. It’s responsible for providing your skin with its fullness. It also helps to keep your skin hydrated by attaching itself to moisture molecules which, in turn, allows your skin to maintain its natural protective barrier.
As you age, however, your body stops being able to produce its own hyaluronic acid effectively. This means that your face is going to start to look thinner, and you may start to notice that your skin feels drier. Additionally, as you lose volume and elasticity in your skin, it will start to sag and wrinkles will begin to form.
What Is Juvederm?
This dermal filler is applied to the desired areas of your face with a fine and precise needle. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid. Once it’s injected, the hyaluronic acid fills in the space under your skin to make it appear tighter and smoother.
This will reduce the appearance of wrinkles while also lifting any sagging that you may have noticed. An added benefit is that the hyaluronic acid will encourage your body to produce more collagen, which is a protein that helps your skin maintain its structure as well as its elasticity.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Before Your Appointment
There are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare for your appointment. We’ll make sure that you get full instructions so we can all ensure that your treatment is as effective and safe as possible.
There are a few things you’ll need to avoid in the 24 to 48 hours before you get your injections. Most of these substances act as blood thinners which can cause bruising around the injection sites, which is why it’s important to avoid them. This includes alcohol and tobacco along with certain supplements and some over-the-counter medications like aspirin.
The Treatment Process
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is that it’s fast, easy, and non-invasive. On the day of your appointment, we’ll welcome you into our clinic and provide you with the most comfortable treatment possible. Before injecting the product, we’ll clean your skin and mark where you’ll get the injections.
We can then start applying the Juvederm to the areas you’re concerned about. The entire treatment process should take less than an hour in total, and you can leave the clinic as soon as it’s complete.
Another reason why so many people love this treatment is that there’s essentially no downtime required. You can get back to your busy life as soon as your appointment is done as long as you remember a few simple post-treatment instructions.
Your skin will be more sensitive than normal over the next few days, so it’s important to take good care of it. Avoid direct sunlight, and don’t perform any particularly strenuous physical activity.
How Can I Get My Results To Last as Long as Possible?
While your results will depend largely on where you’re getting the injections and how you care for your skin afterward, there are a few things that you can do to help your results last. In general, taking good care of your skin and leading an overall healthy lifestyle will ensure that you’ll get to enjoy your new look for longer.
Wear sunscreen when you go outside to protect your skin from sun damage, and make sure the sunscreen is at least 30SPF. Eating foods rich in lean proteins like fish and white meat can help encourage collagen production, and keeping up with a regular skincare routine will help the product work more effectively.
Call Our Clinic Today
If you’re unhappy with the way aging has changed the way you look, our team is ready to help you. Would you like to book an appointment with us to find out more? Get in touch today with Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR.