Do you feel like your lower face makes you look older than you feel? Have you tried unsuccessfully to use anti-wrinkle creams to smooth out the wrinkles of your lower face? If so, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Vollure, an injectable wrinkle-fighting treatment offered at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR. Today, we’re discussing where this treatment is used, how long the results last, and much more.
Where Is Juvederm Vollure Used?
Juvederm Vollure is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler used to erase moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds in the lower face and midface. Specifically, it has been proven effective for the treatment of nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth, marionette lines around the mouth, and oral commissures that extend from the point where the lower lips meet the upper lips.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Typically, the results of this treatment last for up to 18 months. However, the longevity of your treatment depends on numerous factors, including your age, your lifestyle choices, the severity of your wrinkles and folds, and the dosage of medication you received. To ensure the results of your treatment last as long as possible, you need to make lifestyle choices that keep your collagen as healthy as possible.
Specifically, you need to make sure you remain hydrated because water is so important to the collagen production process. Another thing you can do to maintain your ideal results is to wear quality sunscreen because the sun weakens collagen significantly and seriously slows your skin’s production of new collagen. Other things you can do to ensure your results last for as long as possible include:
- Eating plenty of protein
- Getting your RDA of all micronutrients
- Refraining from nicotine consumption
- Minimizing alcohol consumption
- Moisturizing your skin
Am I a Good Candidate for Vollure Injections?
You may be a good candidate for Juvederm Vollure injections if you are at least 21 years old and concerned about the appearance of oral commissures, marionette lines, or nasolabial folds. However, if you have concerns about other parts of your face, you may be a better candidate for other Juvederm formulas, like Voluma. If your cosmetic concerns are caused by overactive muscles, you need Botox or Dysport injections to achieve your goals.
What Is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma, like Vollure, is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler. However, there are several distinct differences between the two Juvederm formulas. For one thing, the hyaluronic acid present in the Voluma formula is much more robust than the hyaluronic acid present in the Vollure formula. Therefore, the results of Voluma injections usually last 33% longer than the results of Vollure.
It is important that the polysaccharide molecules are more robust because Voluma is used to improve the appearance of the cheeks and your cheeks are much more active than your nose. For another thing, the hyaluronic acid molecules present in the Voluma formula are much larger than the hyaluronic acid molecules present in the Vollure formula. Therefore, you can expect much more dramatic initial results.
What Is Botox?
Botox, like Dysport, is an FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant. It relaxes away wrinkles in the skin caused by muscles that are wrinkled due to overuse. Injectable muscle relaxants can be administered into any overactive muscle, and the results of treatment last for several months.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Vollure Injections?
While most fairly healthy adults are considered a good candidate for Vollure injections, this treatment is not right for everyone. For example, regardless of your health, you will not qualify for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you suffer from any heart or blood condition that requires you to take daily blood-thinners, like aspirin. Diabetes may also disqualify you for this treatment.
How Long Will This Treatment Take?
Your Vollure treatment may take 30 to 40 minutes depending on the scope of the treatment. The more areas you are trying to treat, the longer your session will take. Also, the more severe your wrinkles and folds are, the longer your treatment will take. However, your treatment session may take closer to an hour if you require other injections, like Voluma injections, as well.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before your injections are administered, we will check the areas targeted for treatment for skin irritation. If your skin is irritated, we will reschedule your appointment. If it is not irritated, we will clean the treatment areas with an alcohol-based sanitizer and mark the most strategic injection points in the treatment areas. Then, we will administer the appropriate dosages of injectables into the most strategic injection points.
Discover Today How You Can Turn Back the Hands of Time
Juvederm Vollure is an FDA-approved injectable anti-aging treatment that can be used to erase wrinkles in the lower face and midface. If you suspect your wrinkles are caused by volume loss, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. To find out for sure, reach out to us now at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Rock, AR to schedule your initial Vollure consultation.