As you get older, you’ve likely noticed your skin changing. Its overall texture and appearance begin to transform with age, and you’ve probably noticed wrinkling, sagging, and folding on your face. If you’re looking for a safe, effective, and fast-acting solution, then getting Juvederm treatments at Kagan Institute in Los Angeles or Encino, LA could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
How Soon Do You See Results From Juvederm?
If you’re looking for a way to get back the youthful, full appearance you may have lost with age, then Juvederm could be the right solution for you. This is a super effective and natural-looking way to look younger and healthier.
It’s normal for your skin to change as you get older. But many of these changes can cause a lot of self-consciousness and discomfort. You may not appreciate the wrinkles and sagging that have begun to appear. If you decide to go with this injectable, you’ll get almost immediate results, allowing you to feel your best.
Though you may have considered getting Juvederm before now, you may not have looked into it very deeply. Before you book your appointment to receive this filler, you’d probably like to know what exactly it is. Here’s an in-depth look at what this filler does, and how it can help you look younger and healthier.
All About Your Skin
Before we talk about what this filler can do for you, you need to understand the way your skin works. Your skin is made up of many different chemicals, including proteins called elastin and collagen. These proteins serve several purposes, including providing your skin with its structure and allowing it to stay elastic. This elasticity is what makes it smooth back out after you’ve made facial expressions and relaxed the muscles.
However, as you get older, the chemical makeup of your skin begins to change. The amounts of collagen and elastin begin to reduce, and the creases that form when you make facial expressions start to become permanent wrinkles and folds. Gravity also begins to take a firmer hold, which causes sagging to happen.
What Is Juvederm?
This is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally found in various parts of the body. This includes your skin, your connective tissues, and your eyes.
This filler is an injectable, which means that a very fine and precise needle is used to apply the product to different areas. It is also applied at different depths underneath your skin to help you achieve the results you want. There are several different types of this filler, and different ones will be applied to different parts of the face to help you achieve the best results.
This particular type is designed specifically to provide volume to the cheek area. As your skin begins to lose collagen and elastin, your cheeks are one of the first areas to be affected. You’ll lose a significant amount of volume which makes you look older. The skin will also sag more.
Voluma XC will help put back the volume you may have lost. This makes your face look fuller, younger and smooths out sagging and wrinkles in the area.
XC and Vollure XC
Because facial movements will cause and exacerbate wrinkles, the area around your nose and mouth tends to be very prone to getting wrinkled. This is because the areas move around so much.
Combine this with a loss of volume in the area, and it’s easy to see why the skin gets so wrinkled. XC and Vollure XC help to fill in smile lines, or wrinkles that have appeared around the nose and mouth.
Volbella XC and Ultra XC
Some people have naturally thin lips, while others tend to lose volume in the lip area as they age. Regardless of the reason, thin lips can make you look unfriendly and serious.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to your thin lips, then Volbella and Ultra XC can help. These two fillers will offer you plump, full lips for a fresh and young look.
How Does It Work?
When it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid inside this filler will accomplish several goals. As soon as it’s injected, the product will provide fullness to the areas where it’s applied. The hyaluronic acid in it will then begin to work, stimulating your body’s collagen production. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is safely absorbed by your body, leaving just the collagen behind.
Hyaluronic acid also serves another purpose. One of the things it’s known for is its ability to retain moisture. Keeping skin hydrated is an important part of keeping it young and healthy-looking. By attracting moisture, you’ll find that you’re able to enjoy your results from these injections for a longer time.
When it comes to getting work done, many people are concerned about how natural their results will look. Fielding questions from friends and family about what you’ve had done can make you feel awkward and uncomfortable.
But when you get this filler, you’ll find natural-looking results. Although you’ll notice a change to your appearance immediately after treatment is done, they will be subtle, helping you to avoid those uncomfortable questions.
Hyaluronic acid is the primary ingredient in this filler. Many fillers contain synthetic ingredients or ingredients that you may not feel comfortable injecting into the skin especially if you’re particularly sensitive.
But hyaluronic acid is a sugar that’s naturally found in your body. When you receive this filler, all it’s doing is injecting a chemical that’s already present in your body, and stimulating the production of a protein that your skin is made up of naturally.
There are many treatment options available if you’re looking to get a more youthful appearance, including surgical ones. However, surgical options have many downsides. First, they take up a lot of time. Not only do you need to think about the surgery itself, which will take hours, but you also need to think about weeks-long recovery time.
Surgery also comes with a lot of health risks because it’s so invasive. If you want to get effective results without the risk, then this filler is perfect for you. With just a few quick and easy injections, you’ll get the results you’re looking for, and then you can be on your way.
If you’re thinking about getting this treatment, then you may be wondering what will happen. It’s important to make sure that you get your injections from a trained professional. At our clinic, Dr. Kagan and his team will ensure that your experience is clean, safe, and comfortable.
How to Prepare
Many anti-wrinkle treatment options require a lot of preparation beforehand. But if you decide to go with this one, you’ll find the preparation process to be simple and easy. There are just a few things you’ll need to avoid to keep the treatment as effective as possible and prevent your skin from bruising. We’ll be able to give you a full list of what you should avoid.
Some of these things include aspirin and ibuprofen. There are a few supplements you’ll need to stop from taking, too. If you drink or smoke often, then make sure to avoid these activities for at least 24 hours before it’s time for your appointment.
Every treatment will begin with a consultation. This gives us a chance to discuss what results you’re looking for from the treatment and allows you to ask any questions you may have about the process. During this time we’ll be able to set expectations and determine what areas are of concern to you.
Once the consultation is over, we can set you up with your appointment. At your appointment, we’ll start by carefully cleaning the areas where the product will be applied, removing any grime, oil, or sweat that’s built up. Then, our technicians will use a very fine needle to strategically apply the product in the desired areas, giving you the healthy, natural-looking results you want.
After the Treatment
While many anti-wrinkle treatments require long periods of aftercare once the process is complete, you won’t need to worry with this option. The healing period is extremely quick, and you’ll just need to take care to stay clear of a few things.
Try not to spend time in direct sunlight or perform any strenuous activity for the next day or so after treatment. You should also not apply any makeup or consume alcohol for the next 24 hours. Otherwise, you’ll be able to get back to work immediately after treatment.
How Long Do Juvederm Results Last?
You already know that your results from this treatment are going to be immediately noticeable. But how long exactly are they going to last? Many fillers require that you come in every few months to get touch-up injections.
But one of the best things about getting this injectable is that it is long-lasting. As long as you keep up with a healthy lifestyle and maintain your daily skincare routine, you may be able to enjoy your results for up to two years.
Does Treatment Hurt?
Pain might be an issue for you. It’s normal to be concerned about how painful a treatment process is going to be, but you don’t need to have any worries at all when you opt for Juvederm. This treatment is virtually painless. The injection contains lidocaine, which is a painkiller. This will help to make your treatment experience as pain-free as possible.
Is Juvederm Safe?
As with any treatment, safety is probably of concern to you. There are many injectables and surgical options that come with a lot of risks. And those are risks that you may not be comfortable with.
But if you decide to go with this filler, you can trust that the treatment is completely safe. It’s been FDA-approved since 2006, and its main ingredient is something naturally found in your body anyway. However, because it contains lidocaine, you should let the technicians know if you’ve had bad reactions to anesthetics in the past.
Get the Youthful Appearance You Want
If you’re thinking about getting this treatment, then it’s important to make sure that you receive it from trained professionals. Our clinic will help you feel welcomed and safe when you visit us, and the overall process of receiving your injections here will be quick, easy, and painless. To learn more about how we can help you, get in touch with Kagan Institute in Los Angeles or Encino, LA today.