At the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR, we strongly believe that everyone should feel confident in their appearance. For this reason, we are proud to offer several safe, effective treatments to help our clients reverse the signs of aging and address other cosmetic concerns. One of our most popular treatments is Juvederm Vollure. Today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment, including how long the results last.
How Long Does Juvederm Vollure Last?
Juvederm Vollure results usually last for 1.5 years. How long you can enjoy your ideal results depends on numerous factors, including how well you care for your skin, how nutritiously you eat, and whether you’re a smoker. If you’re a smoker, you shouldn’t expect your results to last as long as they could due to the negative impact nicotine has on your skin. If you moisturize daily and eat nutritiously, you may be able to extend the longevity of your final results.
Other FAQs Answered
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
The first preparation step you must take in advance of your injection session is to attend an initial evaluation with a cosmetic expert. During this evaluation, your health, concerns, and goals will be reviewed to verify that this treatment will be safe and effective for you. If you have concerns about the appearance of your lips or mouth, there’s a good chance this treatment will be effective.
If we determine this treatment will be both safe and effective for you, we will advise you on all of the other preparation steps you will need to take prior to treatment. Minimizing sun exposure is one of the most important preparation steps you will need to take. Another very important preparation step you will need to take is to stop taking any blood-thinning drugs or supplements. However, you’ll need to clear this with your primary care physician first.
What Medical Conditions Will Disqualify Me From Treatment?
You will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are nursing or breastfeeding. There is currently no research on the effects of this dermal filler on a fetus or breastfeeding infant. Furthermore, you may be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you have a history of oral herpes outbreaks. Your appointment will need to be rescheduled if your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment or you are otherwise unwell.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Desired Results?
This injectable dermal filler is incredibly effective. You should only anticipate needing one treatment session to achieve your desired results.
How Soon Will I See My Desired Results?
While this treatment starts working right away, it may be a couple of weeks before you see your desired results. Individual results vary, but most people notice an initial improvement in their appearance as soon as their treatment session is complete. This volume increase is mostly due to the gel injected into the area. Moreover, volume in the treatment area is increased initially because hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water.
Your final results may take anywhere from 10 to 14 days to complete depending on several factors. The further you are from your cosmetic goals, generally, the longer you can expect it to take your skin to produce enough collagen to achieve your desired results. As another general rule of thumb, you can expect it to take longer to see your desired results if you’re older because your skin starts to produce collagen more slowly starting around the age of 25.
Will I Need To Take Any Time Off From Work?
It is highly unlikely that you will need to take any time off from work. In some cases, treatment sessions only take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and there is no downtime required after treatment. In others, 30 to 40 minutes are required to complete treatment. Even if you need other cosmetic treatments performed during your appointment, like other Juvederm formulas or an injectable muscle relaxant, you shouldn’t expect your treatment to take longer than an hour.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
In addition to expecting your treatment to be quick, you should expect it to be completely comfortable. The filler is administered with a tiny needle, so you won’t feel any pain. If you’re worried about any discomfort, let us know during your initial consultation.
We can apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment to ensure you don’t feel anything, but it may add 10 to 15 minutes to your treatment time. To further ensure your comfort, we will verify your skin isn’t irritated before the injections are administered.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Juvederm Vollure results usually last for 18 months, but individual results vary significantly based on many factors. For instance, nicotine consumption is detrimental to skin health and will necessitate a follow-up appointment sooner. Moisturizing supports your skin health significantly. To determine definitively whether this treatment is appropriate for you, contact us today at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR to schedule your initial consultation.