As we get older, our faces tend to lose their youthful fullness and glow. While it’s no surprise to any of us women, we are still always on the mission to give a little extra love to the skin that has served us so well all of these years.
That’s why many women today are turning to Juvederm fillers for plump lips, full cheeks and a youthful, wrinkle-free smile! But the pressing question many women have is: how long does Juvederm last and what should I expect before and after a Juvederm treatment?
In this blog, we are going to answer all of your pressing questions about Juvederm treatments, including how long does Juvederm last!
First, let’s explain what Juvederm actually is.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is one of the most popular filler injections that many aesthetic doctors turn to, and with good reason! Juvederm is a more natural solution that treats the signs of aging.
From volumizing lips to sculpting hollow areas of the cheeks, Juvederm is a versatile injection with a wide variety of uses! There’s one ingredient in particular that makes it so special: hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm’s Secret Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid
Juvederm filler contains a sterile gel form of hyaluronic acid, which is considered the active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in your body that helps to plump and hydrate skin.
With the FDA’s seal of approval, it is a safe and effective ingredient that you can trust when it comes to Juvederm!
Now, let’s talk about the treatment itself.
How long does Juvederm last?
Here’s the short answer: it depends. There is a list of factors that can affect how long Juvederm lasts! Keep reading to learn more.
Where You Receive Injections Matter
When it comes to Juvederm, lasting results vary depending on which part of your face received the filler.
For instance, the lips have a lot of mobility, subjecting them first to fine lines and wrinkles. Since the lips are more expressive than other regions of the face, Juvederm’s effects can be shorter lived.
Conversely, if the treatment is injected in a more static region like the cheeks, then the Juvederm injections will last longer.
A good rule of thumb is making a follow-up appointment 12 months after your first treatment!
What does a Juvederm treatment protocol look like?
Think of the initial Juvederm treatment as the full package that sets you up for long-lasting results. Once that first injection begins to be metabolized by the body months later, the results begin to fade and it’s time for another appointment.
As soon as you notice your treatment beginning to wear off, you can go in for an upkeep treatment. These are typically lower CC injections than your initial treatment and are meant to keep your look natural.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatments are typically very fast and efficient, depending on what you are having done! A Juvederm treatment session can last anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the facial region of the filler.
For example, the skin between your eyebrows is usually a faster appointment than a lip treatment.
It’s best to schedule your free consultation so you can speak with Dr. Jen and get the answers to the questions you have.
Are Juvederm injections painful?
Here’s the good news: Juvederm products actually contain the local anesthetic, lidocaine, which will help ease any pain or discomfort during the procedure!
However, like most injections, it’s not unusual for there to be slight discomfort around the treatment area.
If you are hesitant about injections, you should discuss with Dr. Jen about numbing the treatment site prior to the procedure. Our team at Whole Health JC can best guide you on what to expect.
What can I expect after the procedure?
While there is no downtime after the procedure, it’s still a good idea to take it easy for 24 hours and avoid the following:
These various activities could bring about unwanted inflammation and cause some discomfort in the treatment areas. If any swelling occurs, use an ice pack to sooth the region. Ask your physician how long you should wait to apply makeup after the Juvederm procedure.
Experience a Youthful, Glowing Face with Whole Health JC
At Whole Health JC, Dr. Jen combines Juvederm®XC with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma—from your own blood!) in a combo procedure called the Vampire Facelift®.
This is a nonsurgical, drug-free procedure that immediately gives you a natural and younger “lift”. And the best part? There is no downtime, no surgery, no medications, and results are immediate with maximum results occurring in 3 months. When you receive a Vampire Facial, your results last up to a year and a half!
At Whole Health JC, we want to give you the youthful stunning results you desire in the most holistic way possible. Call now to schedule your free consultation.