Wrinkles are inevitable, but that doesn’t mean that you’re destined to live with them. When it comes to the signs of aging, all of the advancements in the beauty world have given you a say in the matter. You don’t have to sit back and cringe helplessly as you watch new wrinkles form. At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, we’ll help you attack aging head-on with Juvederm, a trusted collection of dermal fillers designed to instantly remove wrinkles.
How Can You Get Rid of Wrinkles With Juvederm?
As a collection of dermal fillers, Juvederm is designed to treat wrinkles and provide immediate results. Once administered, the different injectables will immediately fill, smooth, and plump the skin, softening and even erasing wrinkles instantly. You’ll walk into your appointment with wrinkles and walk out with youthful, smooth skin. The different formulations can treat, correct, and smooth wrinkles that develop on the lower half of the face and around the mouth.
As a bonus, not only can the fillers within this collection treat wrinkles on different parts of the face, but they can enhance the features as well. If you want to fill in wrinkles and contour your cheeks, these fillers will do just that. If you want to fill in wrinkles and plump your lips, you can do that as well. There is a filler specially designed to treat specific areas of the face so that you end up with the best, most natural-looking results possible.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers that are made of a crystal clear gel form of synthetic hyaluronic acid. When injected just below the surface of the skin, it fills and plumps hollow areas that have developed as a result of the aging process, smoothes out and softens wrinkles, and lifts and contours areas that have begun to droop and sag due to aging. There are different fillers in this collection that perform different jobs and do their jobs well.
How Is It Different From Botox?
Both Botox and Juvederm are cosmetic injectables that treat the signs of aging on the face, but they target and correct different problematic conditions. The main difference between these two cosmetic injectables is what they treat. Botox treats dynamic wrinkles and Juvederm treats volume loss. They can be used together to create a youthful, natural-looking appearance, or they can be used alone, depending on your needs and your aesthetic goals.
Botox is a neuromodulator that treats and corrects dynamic wrinkles that develop as a result of dynamic, expressive movements. These wrinkles form as the skin loses elasticity and constant, repetitive facial expressions continue to pull the skin back and forth, causing lines and wrinkles that deepen over time. Botox is injected directly into the muscles that are responsible for dynamic movements. It can treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
The ingredients in Botox block the messages from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to rest. Wrinkles gradually start to fade and eventually disappear as the skin gets a chance to relax and isn’t pulled back and forth or up and down into expressions each day. Results appear after a few days and last for three to six months, after which follow-up appointments are necessary to maintain results.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, treat volume loss. As the body ages, it begins to produce less and less hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally created by the body to keep the skin plump, hydrated, lifted, and smooth. When there isn’t as much hyaluronic acid to keep the skin youthful, the result is sagging, drooping, skin, and wrinkles. These wrinkles are a direct result of volume loss and are attributed to what experts call age-related mid-face volume loss.
When these injectables are administered into the problem area, they add a gel form of synthetic hyaluronic acid directly below the surface of the skin. This gel hyaluronic acid closely matches that which the body produces naturally, so it provides long-lasting results. Results are immediate and last anywhere from
12 to 24 months based on which formulation is injected into your problem area.
What Can It Treat?
These dermal fillers are versatile and can both treat the signs of aging and create subtle changes and enhancements in different facial features. Different formulations are made up of gels with different hyaluronic acid particle sizes. This helps injectors effectively treat and fill the target treatment areas with accuracy and precision. At H-MD Medical Spa, we offer several of these formulations that can help treat wrinkles and enhance the features.
The XC formulation from this family of fillers is meant to smooth the wrinkles that form in the area between the nose and the mouth, also referred to as the nasolabial area. This formulation can help treat and correct marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and parenthesis lines. It plumps the skin and adds a youthful glow to the face by creating smoother-looking skin.
This dermal filler formulation is a good option for those who want a long-lasting solution to the wrinkles that form between the nose and the mouth without having to undergo surgery. Once injected with the XC formulation, you’ll experience results that last up to 12 months with optimal treatment. As soon as you notice a change in the appearance of your wrinkles, all you need to do is schedule a follow-up appointment to maintain your results.
Volbella is a dermal filler from this collection that enhances the lips and smooth the wrinkles that form around the mouth, commonly referred to as lipstick lines. It contains small hyaluronic acid particles so that injectors can add definition and volume to areas of the lips that had previously been difficult to target and treat. Volbella can enhance the lips without making them look puffy or overblown. This filler lasts for one year with optimal treatment.
Vollure is another formulation from this collection that treats lines and wrinkles in the lower half of the face. It treats similar areas as the XC formulation, but it is different because it is a softer formula. With optimal treatment, those who are injected with Vollure will enjoy results that last up to 18 months with optimal treatment.
Voluma is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that adds volume to hollow areas beneath the surface of the skin. It is designed to add volume to deep creases in the skin, improve and erase frown lines and wrinkles, fill and lift the cheeks, and contour the jawline for the most aesthetically pleasing appearance. When injected with Voluma, you will enjoy results that last up to 24 months with optimal treatment.
Which Formulation Is Right for Me?
If you are an adult over the age of 21 in good health who wants to treat and correct lines and wrinkles in the lower half of the face that have formed due to volume loss or enhance certain facial features, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. An initial consultation is an essential part of the process as it allows injectors to analyze your face in person and choose the right formulation that will help meet your needs.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will undergo a consultation with one of our experienced injectors. During this consultation, the injector will analyze your problem areas and discuss your options.
She will also review your health history to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable, and then confirm that you are a candidate for this treatment. Once we confirm that you are a candidate, we will develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve the exact look you’re hoping for.
After your initial consultation, you will schedule your injectable appointment. These appointments only take 10 to 20 minutes so you won’t have to alter your entire day because of your appointment. Your injector will clean the treatment area and will then administer the injectable. All of these injectables are fitted with an ultra-fine needle, which helps you remain as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Once your treatment is complete, your appointment will conclude and you can resume your normal daily activities. Your injector will provide you with all of the information you need concerning how to take care of your skin after your appointment. Typically, you’ll be asked to avoid strenuous exercise and excess sun exposure for the first 24 hours after your treatment. This will ensure that you get the best results possible.
What Do Injections Feel Like?
If you’ve never experienced a cosmetic injection, you may be hesitant to do so because you’re concerned about needles. The benefit of this collection of dermal fillers is that each formulation contains lidocaine, which is a mild pain reliever and numbing agent.
The creators of this collection formulated these fillers with the patients in mind. As a result, you will enjoy your experience comfortably. Additionally, a topical numbing agent can be applied to the skin before the injection for optimal comfort.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
The total number of injections that you will need to achieve your desired results varies from one patient to the next. Everyone has different problem areas and different goals, which affects their outcome and their overall treatment plan. During your consultation, your injector will tell you exactly what you can expect during your initial appointment and how many injections you will need to correct your problem areas.
Will I Look Natural?
Many people want to correct their problem areas with cosmetic injectables but the fear of looking unnatural holds them back from taking the first step and scheduling a cosmetic injectable appointment. Our experienced injectors administer all of these different formulations with accuracy, skill, and precision.
They know exactly how much filler you will need to correct your problem areas but to also make you look as beautiful and natural as possible. You can rest assured that when you choose our office for your anti-aging needs, we will help you get results that look natural.
Invest in Yourself
Investing in your confidence is an investment in yourself. How you feel about your appearance matters and it can affect every area of your life. When you take the step to make the necessary corrections and changes that will increase your confidence, you will feel like a new person. Don’t wait any longer to erase wrinkles so that you can live your best life. Contact us today at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK and schedule your Juvederm consultation.