There are many signs of aging that turn up on our faces. Laugh lines around the mouth, hovering like parentheses on your face, are often the first visible indicator that your age is starting to show. At Spa Noor in Fall River, MA we have all the cosmetic treatments you need to stop the clock and rewind, like Juvederm Voluma, the number one solution for tackling expression lines around your mouth.
9 Top Benefits of Juvederm Voluma
1. Part of the Juvaderm Legacy
Juvaderm is a family of dermal fillers that have been successfully diminishing the effects of time for well over ten years. The entire Juvaderm line of dermal fillers have a well-respected reputation as being safe fillers that work with the body to contour the face, fill in lost volume, and reverse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At our office, we specialize in all three of Juvaderm’s main fillers.
This treatment is Juvaderm’s answer to the stubborn lines around the mouth that other fillers have difficulty fixing. Voluma is designed to restore lost volume in the hollows of cheeks, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
This treatment is ideal for people who have noticed mild or moderate wrinkles near the mouth and who want to redefine the shape of their cheeks.
Juvaderm Ultra is an all-in-one dermal filler that works to correct fine lines and wrinkles, fill the cheeks and the hollows beneath lines, and define features on the face, such as the lips.
Ultra is a versatile treatment that is most beneficial to patients with moderate or severe skin concerns, particularly deep wrinkles. This treatment uses a gel-like injection that contours the face in a natural-looking way.
Volbella is a special Juvaderm filler created specifically for filling and shaping the lips. Volbella’s unique formula uses a thinner solution to produce natural-looking results for fuller lips. This treatment can be used on anyone who wants to create a plumper shape and more youthful appearance for their mouth.
2. Great Anti-aging Treatment
Juvaderm Voluma is a great anti-aging treatment for patients who have moderate skin concerns that they want to correct without surgery. As a dermal filler, this treatment immediately corrects the signs on our skin that age us the most – particularly the presence of wrinkles around the mouth and the loss of volume in the cheeks.
Instantly Lift and Fill Cheeks
This treatment instantly lifts and fills the cheeks to give you a more youthful appearance. As we age, we begin to lose volume in our skin, often most prominently in our mid-face around the cheeks and jowls. Losing volume drags our appearance down and makes us look much older than we are.
Dermal fillers replace that volume, which lifts and tightens the skin to reduce the appearance of deeper expression lines and wrinkles. This treatment focuses on the cheeks, filling in the hollows beneath cheekbones and helping redefine the largest portion of the face for a restored youthful appearance.
3. Ideal for Face Contouring
Not all dermal fillers are created equally. Many fillers only fill in enough volume to tighten the skin and erase the most obvious wrinkles. This treatment works double-time, addressing two issues at once.
Face Shaping Filler
Face contouring can immediately improve your appearance by perfecting the way you look. Fillers that shape the face are double-duty workers that give you the power to alter the shape of your face to your exact preference. This filler can improve the appearance of your profile and redefine your cheekbones.
4. Helps Produce Collagen Naturally
It might surprise you to learn that many dermal fillers are made with ingredients that are naturally occurring in the human body. These natural compounds mean that dermal fillers are largely safe and have very few risks for side effects, such as allergies.
Juvaderm specializes in creating injectable solutions that use hyaluronic acid, which can help the body stimulate its own regenerative abilities.
Why Hyaluronic Acid Works
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your skin that is responsible for hydration and providing structure for proteins like collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid is often found in many over-the-counter serums or moisturizers for topical use to keep the surface of skin supple.
But many in the cosmetic industry know that hyaluronic acid works best when it can work beneath the surface of skin, too. Hyaluronic acid supports portions of skin structure deep in the sub-layers of the dermis.
This acid has the ability to attract and hold more than 1000 times its own weight in moisture, making it the skin equivalent to an ant being able to carry 100 times its own weight. Hyaluronic acid can help maintain moisture within the skin to support the work of proteins like collagen.
Why Collagen Is Important
Collagen is a buzz word for anyone with even a passing interest in cosmetic treatments. You might be familiar with collagen from over-the-counter products that promise to restore collagen, but just like hyaluronic acid, collagen is another substance that works best from the inside.
Collagen is a natural support protein found in the skin and is responsible for giving your skin volume. Collagen is also one of the first casualties in aging, as we produce less collagen after we hit a certain age. Loss of collagen production in the skin is associated with loss of skin volume and an increase of skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The key to youthful skin is a healthy production of collagen, so dermal fillers like Juvaderm Voluma that help you produce your own collagen are gold standards for anti-aging cosmetic treatments.
5. Easy Treatment
Dermal fillers are some of the easiest cosmetic treatments, mostly because they are minimally invasive and non-surgical. While surgical treatments last a long time, the process for something like a facelift is complicated and comes with a long recovery time.
Dermal fillers are different because they can usually be done within one appointment. Here’s what you can expect when you have a Juvaderm treatment at our clinic.
Your initial consultation is where we will establish your treatment plan. We will talk about your appearance goals, examine the condition of your skin, and gather information about you, such as your general medical history, any allergies you have, and any cosmetic treatments you have had in the past. All of this information will help us craft a course of treatment customized to your exact needs.
Before your treatment appointment, we will give you a list of pre-treatment guidelines to follow. These guidelines will help make sure your treatment is successful and effective. Some guidelines to follow include:
- Avoid taking aspirin or other similar pain relievers 3 to 7 days before treatment
- Avoid taking certain supplements, such as Vitamin E and others, 3 to 7 days before treatment
- Avoid using certain products, such as retinol, 3 to 7 days before treatment
Your treatment appointment will take 15 to 60 minutes to complete depending on how much work needs to be completed. For your treatment appointments, we typically cleanse your face and apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort for the duration of the treatment.
Most patients report that the treatment injections are painless and quick. If you are particularly sensitive, we may recommend you take breaks between injections or use an approved pain reliever.
After treatment, there are a few instructions you will be asked to follow to guide you through the recovery process. These guidelines will help with your healing and also ensure that the treatment is as effective as possible. Some post-treatment guidelines may include:
- Avoiding excessive heat and strenuous activity for 1-7 days after treatment
- Avoiding direct sun exposure until recovered
- Use sunscreen and any medications or products we prescribe to you
- Avoid taking certain medications or supplements for 3 to 7 days after treatment
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Avoid squeezing or massaging the treated area for 5 to 12 days after treatment
We may give you other advice to follow to help with your recovery, depending on your unique situation, such as instructions to sleep elevated for a few days after treatment.
6. Minimal Downtime With Quick Recovery
After treatment, you are free to return to most of your normal daily activities, such as running errands or going to work. You will be allowed to use make-up and skin care products on the same day of your treatment.
You can expect some swelling or redness at the injection sites, which are temporary side effects that resolve themselves within hours after treatment. Most patients are fully recovered from the treatment after 2 weeks.
When Can You See Results?
Many patients report noticing an immediate fullness to their face within hours of completing the treatment. Results will become more obvious within 1 to 3 weeks following the injections as the hyaluronic acid settles beneath the skin and stimulates quicker collagen production.
7. Long-Lasting Treatment
As a general rule, dermal fillers are usually treatments that can last several months at a time. Juvaderm Voluma is different because the effects of treatment can last up to 2 years at a time – longer than almost every other dermal filler on the market.
Why Does It Last So Long?
We can attribute the long-lasting effects of this treatment to the unique hyaluronic acid formula in the injection. This solution feeds the skin the important compounds it needs to use its own regenerative abilities to the fullest extent, so collagen continues producing even after the hyaluronic acid is absorbed into the body.
8. Combines With Other Treatments
Like other dermal fillers, this treatment combines well with other kinds of treatments. The key to combining dermal fillers with additional cosmetic treatments is timing. We will help you craft a timeline for your treatment plan if you want to combine a chemical peel, laser treatment, or other type of facial with this treatment.
9. Perfect For Everyone
This is a treatment that is perfect for almost every patient. Ideal candidates for this treatment are those who are not satisfied with their overall appearance and want to perfect the way they look. You may be ideal for this treatment if you want to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles around the mouth
- Lift and fill your cheeks
- Contour your cheeks and jawline
- Correct moderate-to-severe skin laxity in the mid-face
Look Rejuvenated With Juvaderm Voluma
A lifetime of smiling is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t have to leave an obvious mark on your skin that ages you. If you think Juvederm Voluma is the perfect anti-aging treatment to rejuvenate your appearance, contact Spa Noor in Fall River MA to schedule your initial consultation. Our expert staff will be happy to answer any questions you have when you call.