JUVEDERM Charlotte NC is a collection of injectable dermal fillers designed to reverse certain signs of aging by volumizing the skin. It is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments offered at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC due, in part, to how long the results of the treatment last. To help you determine if this treatment is right for you, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about it, including the longevity of the results.
How Long Does JUVEDERM Charlotte NC Last?
JUVEDERM Charlotte NC results usually last for one to two years depending on the specific formula administered and other factors. This line of dermal fillers consists of six unique formulas that have been approved by the FDA for use in seven regions of the face. Some formulas are more durable than others, and you can generally expect the longest-lasting results if you get VOLUMA injections in your cheeks.
Your health is another significant factor affecting the longevity of your results. You can generally expect to enjoy longer-lasting results if you are in excellent health. If you are often ill, you can generally expect premature skin aging. Furthermore, your lifestyle choices drastically affect how long the results of your treatment will last.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
Staying hydrated is one of the most effective things you can do to enjoy tight, volumized, smooth skin for as long as possible. The collagen responsible for keeping your skin looking young and healthy requires an ample amount of water. Depending on your activity level, weight, sex, and other factors, you should try to drink between six and 16 cups of hydrating fluids every day.
Another critical step to take to maintain the longevity of your results is to refrain from smoking. Nicotine consumption causes significant damage to your existing collagen and makes it harder for your skin to produce new, healthy collagen. Similarly, you should avoid drinking too much alcohol. Men should consume no more than two units of alcohol daily, and women should avoid drinking more than one unit of alcohol daily.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To verify that this treatment is a good fit for you, it is imperative that you attend an initial consultation. While the FDA has determined it is safe for most fairly healthy adults, there are contraindications, including pregnancy, nursing, a history of anaphylaxis, and a known allergy to lidocaine. Besides verifying this treatment will be safe for you, we need to evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and ensure that it will be effective for you.
What Preparation Steps Are Required Before Treatment?
We will advise you on all of the preparation steps that are required before treatment during your initial consultation. One of the most important rules to follow before your injection session is to prevent sun damage. You should try to stay in the shade when you go outside, and you should not go outside without sunscreen. Furthermore, you should reapply your sunscreen regularly throughout the day.
Another important preparation rule to follow is to not consume alcohol, cigarettes, anticoagulants, or blood thinners. The consumption of these substances can negatively affect your treatment and recovery. You also should mitigate the risk of skin irritation at the time of your appointment by avoiding the use of any cosmetics that may irritate the skin, including those containing AHAs and BHAs.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your injection session to be quick and painless. Depending on the size of the areas being targeted and the severity of your concerns, your appointment may only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. If you need to treat several severe concerns, or you need several types of anti-aging treatments during the same appointment, it may take closer to an hour.
You can feel confident that you will feel no pain during your treatment due to the presence of lidocaine in the solution. It numbs the injection area within 15 seconds of being administered. Before we administer your injections, we will confirm that there are no contraindications, like irritation in the targeted areas, that could affect your experience. Then, we will sanitize the areas and use a tiny needle to administer the appropriate dose of filler.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
After your injections are administered, you should be able to return to work. However, you should be aware that exceptions apply. For example, you should not return to work if you cannot avoid prolonged sun exposure, excessive heat exposure, or exposure to extremely cold temperatures. Additionally, it is imperative that you do not drink alcohol for 24 hours.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You can generally expect to enjoy your optimal JUVÉDERM results to last for at least one year. Depending on the location of your injections, your health, and your lifestyle, you may be able to enjoy your optimal results for a couple of years. To find out if this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is appropriate for you, contact us today at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC to schedule an initial consultation.