Dermal fillers can accomplish amazing aesthetic feats. From restoring lost volume to helping you realize your aesthetic goals, dermal fillers are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for a reason. But there are still many patients who want to know about rejuvenating treatments like Juvederm Vollure. At Optimize Face MD in Aliso Viejo, CA, we know that knowledge can be the biggest asset on your aesthetic journey, so we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our treatments.
How Long Does It Take for Juvederm Vollure To Settle?
First off, we should clarify what “settling” means. When we talk about a filler like Juvederm Vollure settling, we refer to the way the product fills in areas of the skin where volume is lacking and “settles” in place. In other words, settling is what happens when the filler is no longer spreading in the sub-dermal layers of your skin, and this process can take a while.
For Juvederm Vollure specifically, you can expect the filler to take about 10 to 14 days to fully settle into the skin. After the filler is injected into your skin, the gel-like product will spread and fill in hollow areas of the sub-dermal layers. Then the filler will actually break down and bind to the water molecules in the deeper dermal layers. After about two weeks, this process will be complete and your skin will be supple, hydrated, and youthful-looking again.
When Will You See Final Results?
Settling is only one part of developing your results. Because it will take several days for this filler to settle into your skin, you should expect to see the final results of your treatment within about two to three weeks. The reason this process takes so long, even if the visible results don’t seem to change much, is because of the way the filler formula works with your body.
How Does This Filler Work?
Juvederm Vollure is formulated with hyaluronic acid as a main active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body as a sugar molecule that can hold about 1,000 times its weight in water. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, along with less collagen and elastin.
This filler works by working with your body’s natural regenerative cycle. The synthetic hyaluronic acid in this filler requires several days to break down and bind with your dermal tissue; after that point, water will be attracted to the hyaluronic acid, which will then make your skin appear more plump and plush.
How Long Do Results Last?
According to clinical trials, the results of this Juvederm Aliso Viejo filler can last for about 18 months at a time. Many patients can enjoy consistent voluminous results from this treatment for 18 to 24 months at a time, depending on how well they respond to the filler. To keep up with your results you should have this treatment once every 18 to 24 months, or whenever you notice the volume in your skin changing.
What Can Vollure Treat?
Juvederm Vollure is one of the densest fillers in the Juvederm Aliso Viejo collection. This filler has been specially designed to correct the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles in the mid and lower face. These wrinkles can often be challenging to treat since volume loss in this region of the face can be widespread. The specific wrinkles that can be addressed with this filler include:
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
- Moderate hollowness
Generally speaking, Vollure is considered an anti-aging treatment since it seeks to restore volume that is lost due to the natural aging process. Mild to moderate volume loss in the face can create skin laxity that allows static wrinkles to form, especially on regions of the face where the skin folds to make facial expressions. Please discuss all of your aesthetic concerns during your consultation to ensure that each of your trouble areas is treated.
What Happens During Your Treatment?
Your treatment with this filler will take about 15 minutes to complete. While most patients can achieve their desired results in a single treatment, others may require additional touch-up treatment to achieve optimal results. Your treatment will be comfortable due to the fact that Vollure is formulated with lidocaine, a local numbing agent that will keep your skin comfortable during and after your appointment.
A single syringe is usually enough filler to correct moderate signs of aging on the mid and lower face. A series of injections will be placed into areas of your skin that show signs of lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Your provider will inject an optimal amount of product into your skin until your facial volume is visibly improved. You will leave your appointment looking refreshed and more youthful.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Overall, this minimally invasive treatment is very simple and you will not have extensive preparations to make. You should avoid direct sunlight, alcohol consumption, and blood-thinning medications or supplements at least 24 hours before your appointment so your treatment can be smoother. You should reschedule your appointment if you have any skin concerns within one week of your treatment, such as psoriasis, eczema, or cold sores.
What Should You Avoid After Treatment?
Although you will not have any downtime associated with this treatment, you will still need to avoid certain activities for at least 24 to 48 hours after your treatment so the filler can be most effective. One of the most important rules is to avoid alcohol consumption, as alcohol will prevent the filler from doing its job and may interfere with the way your results develop.
You should also avoid direct sunlight after your appointment. The UV rays in sunlight can break down both your natural collagen and the synthetic hyaluronic acid in your filler, so avoiding sun exposure is a top priority. You may also want to avoid sweating, heat, and strenuous activity that will decrease the water level in your body. Be sure to drink plenty of water during this time.
Should You Massage Your Skin?
There are two schools of thought when it comes to massaging the skin after a filler treatment. On the one hand, sometimes providers will massage the skin to encourage the filler to break down more quickly into the skin; and on the other hand, sometimes massaging the skin is strictly prohibited during the first 24 hours after a treatment to avoid disturbing the filler.
In reality, it’s unlikely that massage will have a great impact on how quickly the results of your filler will settle and develop. Dermal fillers are formulated to be relatively durable, so it would take several weeks of vigorous daily facial massage to encourage any faster bonding of the filler to the skin. In the end, massaging your own face may not have any noticeable outcomes. It’s best to follow any post-treatment instructions you are given to avoid any missteps.
Can You Enhance Results?
Although this treatment lasts for 18 months, many patients still want to extend or enhance the results of this filler. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure your treatment lasts as long as possible. For example, because UV rays are detrimental to your results, you will want to wear SPF 30 or greater during the daytime, even if you only plan to sit near a window.
You can also enhance your results by using anti-aging skincare products, which will support the cellular regeneration of your skin. Products containing collagen, retinol, and hyaluronic acid will help you achieve younger-looking, more hydrated, and more even-toned skin. Other healthy lifestyle choices, like diet and exercise, can also help you look and feel younger.
Can You Use Other Juvederm Fillers?
The nice thing about the Juvederm collection of fillers is that there is a product formulated to address every age-related concern. It’s common to use different products from the Juvederm family to address different aspects of your aesthetic goals. For example, while Vollure is used to treat nasolabial folds, you can use Volbella to restore the lips or Volume to correct hollowness in the middle cheeks.
What About Other Treatments?
Yes, you can use other treatments with Juvederm Aliso Viejo to enhance or achieve your aesthetic goals. One of the most popular treatments to use with Juvederm Aliso Viejo is Botox, a neurotoxin injectable that smooths the appearance of dynamic wrinkles in the skin.
Facial treatments like dermabrasion and chemical peels can also be used to address superficial concerns, such as dark spots and dry skin. We will be happy to work with you to achieve all of your aesthetic goals and customize a treatment plan to meet each of your needs.
Why Should You Consider Dermal Fillers?
Dermal filler treatments are sometimes called liquid facelifts thanks to their ability to restore volume loss without any surgical techniques. This is one of the primary reasons patients seek injectable treatments like Juvederm Aliso Viejo Vollure. Because this treatment is minimally invasive and will not require surgery, there is no risk of scarring or long, painful recoveries.
People may also consider dermal fils because of how easy they are to fit into a busy schedule. These treatment appointments are fast and easily completed on a workday or between errands. Dermal fillers can quickly and simply restore your youthful appearance.
What Will Your Consultation Be Like?
Your consultation is the first step of your aesthetic journey. During your consultation, we will look at the condition of your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals, and discuss your medical history to assess whether or not this treatment is a good match for you. We may ask if you have used similar treatments in the past. It’s very important to be clear about your expected results during this stage so we can recommend the best filler for you.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Good candidates for Juvederm aliso viejo products include people who are aged 21 or older and who do not have any history of a severe allergic reaction, particularly to lidocaine or other ingredients in the filler. Ideally, candidates for Vollure should be people with mild to moderate wrinkles in the mid-face that can be adequately treated with a dermal filler. In general, most people are good candidates for this filler, regardless of age, skin tone, or skin type.
Optimize Your Face With Juvederm Vollure
Dermal fillers have been rising in popularity for the past several years for a simple reason – they are effective, simple, anti-aging options. If you want to enjoy long-lasting results that can rewind your clock, please contact Optimize Face MD in Aliso Viejo, CA to schedule your initial appointment today.