JUVÉDERM is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to reverse aging signs in particular parts of the face. It is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments offered at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR for many reasons, including how quickly it shows results. If you have volume loss-related cosmetic concerns, keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this incredible treatment.
How Quickly Will JUVÉDERM Show Results?
JUVÉDERM injections will improve the appearance of your treated area immediately, but you will not be able to enjoy your desired results as soon as your treatment is complete. Before you can enjoy your desired results, your skin needs to produce a significant amount of extra collagen. This process generally takes between 10 and 14 days.
What Can I Do To See My Desired Results Faster?
There are several key components that your skin needs to produce collagen, including water. Therefore, if you want to see your desired results as quickly as possible, you need to stay hydrated once your treatment is administered. Individual hydration needs vary, but you will most likely need to drink at least six cups of hydrating fluids in addition to eating foods with a high water content.
Another important step to take to help your skin produce collagen as quickly as possible is to eat nutritiously. Certain antioxidants and other micronutrients, like vitamin C and zinc, are required by your skin for the production of collagen. Additionally, you need to make sure that you eat plenty of protein because your skin needs three essential amino acids for collagen production.
How Long Can I Expect My Desired Results To Last?
You can generally expect your results to last for up to 12 months, depending on several factors, including the severity of the concerns being addressed and your lifestyle choices following your treatment. If you want to extend the longevity of your results, it is essential that you protect the treated areas from UV damage. To accomplish this, you need to avoid unprotected sun exposure and minimize sun exposure in the middle of the day.
Another highly effective step to take to make your results last longer is to not smoke. UV damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging, but tobacco consumption can also damage the collagen in your skin, negatively affecting your appearance. Similarly, you should not consume more than one or two units of alcohol daily if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy for as long as possible.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out for sure if you are a good candidate for this treatment, you need to attend an initial evaluation with a qualified professional. One reason an evaluation is necessary is that we need to ensure that you will benefit from this treatment. For example, if you’re worried about nasolabial folds, we need to verify that they are caused by volume loss rather than overactive muscles.
Another reason it is essential that you attend an initial evaluation is that we need to verify that treatment with this injectable dermal filler will be safe for you. We will discuss your health history to help us ensure that there are no contraindications. We will also make sure that you are willing and able to follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines before determining if you are a good fit for this treatment.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
You will be considered a poor candidate for this anti-aging treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, certain medical conditions, like bleeding disorders and heart problems will disqualify you from this treatment. Furthermore, you will not qualify for this treatment if you are taking certain medications.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take Prior to My Treatment?
In the 24 hours leading up to your injection session, you will not be able to smoke or drink alcohol. Additionally, you must avoid the consumption of any drug or dietary supplement that may prevent normal blood clotting or thin your blood. For example, you will not be able to take fish oil supplements, vitamin E supplements, or certain antidepressants.
Furthermore, you need to take steps to ensure that there is no skin irritation at the planned injection sites at the time of your appointment. For instance, you should wear adequate sunscreen diligently in the two weeks leading up to your treatment session. We will need to reschedule your appointment if there is any form of irritation, including a sunburn. Additionally, you will need to avoid using any cosmetics that may irritate the skin.
Schedule an Evaluation Now
JUVÉDERM results will become apparent within two weeks. In some cases, ideal results can be enjoyed in just 10 days, though it is important to keep in mind that there are several factors that affect how quickly the optimal results will become apparent. If you think you could benefit from this treatment, contact us now at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR to schedule an initial evaluation and learn more.