If you’re noticing more lines and wrinkles on your face as you get older, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do. Our Vollure treatments at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA can offer you a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution to your aging concerns.
What Is Vollure Used for?
As you get older, you’ll notice changes to the way your skin looks. One of the most prominent wrinkles you’ll find on your face is nasolabial folds. These are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth.
If you’re unhappy with the way your nasolabial folds are making you look, then you can get Vollure injections. This dermal filler will add volume to this area and smooth out the lines that you may have noticed appearing there.
Why Causes Laugh Lines?
Laugh lines, also known as nasolabial folds or smile lines, are a type of dynamic wrinkle. This means that they are caused by a combination of a loss of elasticity in your skin along with repeated facial movements.
Your skin contains proteins like elastin and collagen which help give your skin its structure. Over time, you lose amounts of these chemicals, meaning your skin can’t smooth out on its own when the muscles beneath are relaxed.
What Is Vollure?
This is a dermal filler that’s part of the Juvederm lineup. Other Juvederm products include Voluma and Volbella. These fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, and they all target different areas of the face.
This filler is applied to the desired areas of your face using a fine and precise needle, meaning it’s a great option for people with cosmetic concerns who want something non-invasive.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that you can find naturally in your body. This includes your muscles, connective tissues, eyes, and your skin. It works to maintain your skin’s hydration by attracting moisture molecules.
When it’s injected in the form of a Juvederm filler, it takes up space beneath any loose skin you may have. This smooths out the skin and reduces the appearance of lines like nasolabial folds. The hyaluronic acid will also stimulate your body’s production of collagen.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Preparing for Injections
Before you can get this treatment, there are a few things you’ll need to do. During your initial consultation, we’ll go over what you should do to prepare for your injections.
We’ll ask that you avoid drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco for at least a day or two before you get your injections. You’ll also need to stop taking medications like aspirin as well as supplements like fish oil. All of these substances can thin your blood and make you prone to bruising around the injection sites.
We’ll make sure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible when you arrive at our clinic. The first thing we’ll do is clean your skin to remove any grime that might have built up on it prior to your appointment.
Once your skin is ready, we can start applying the product. We’ll inject small amounts of the Vollure at a time in strategic locations around your nose and mouth. This ensures that your treatment is as precise as possible and that you get the results you’re looking for. Your treatment will be fast, and painless, and you can leave as soon as it’s done.
After Your Treatment
Because this treatment is non-invasive, recovery is very simple and fast. There are just a few things to remember as your skin heals. We’ll provide you with full instructions before you leave our clinic.
We’ll ask that you stay out of direct sunlight for at least a few days. That’s because your skin is going to be much more sensitive and prone to burning. You should also keep from performing any strenuous physical activity or anything that could make you sweat a lot.
What Other Areas Can Juvederm Treat?
Along with your nasolabial folds, the Juvederm lineup can be used to treat the following cosmetic concerns.
The older you get, the more volume you’re going to lose in your face. This will be especially noticeable in areas like your cheeks that naturally have more volume than other parts of your face.
Thin cheeks can make you look older and gaunt. If you’d like to put the volume that you’re missing back into your cheeks, Juvederm’s Voluma formula is the perfect solution. It can also add more definition to your cheekbones.
As your cheeks lose volume and your skin loses elasticity, gravity will take a firmer hold on your skin which is what causes jowls. It’s very common for this type of sagging to occur, but it may not be a feature you appreciate.
If you get Juvederm Voluma injections in your cheeks, this will lift your sagging skin and reduce the appearance of jowls. Doing this will also smooth out your jawline.
Vollure can also be used on the chin area to reduce the appearance of marionette lines. These are the folds that go from you’re the corners of your mouth toward your chin.
When you add more volume to this area, this will take up space under your loose skin and smooth out the marionette lines you may have to form.
Thin lips can be a natural result of aging as your skin loses volume. They can also be a simple matter of your genetics. Whatever the cause, thin lips may make you appear older and more serious than you are.
Juvederm’s Volbella formula is specifically designed to target your lips, adding more volume to them and making them appear plump and youthful. You can also use it to even out your lips if they are asymmetrical.
As the skin on your lips loses volume and the skin becomes less elastic, you may notice vertical lines appearing on them. These are called lipstick lines or smoker lines, and they can age your appearance while also making you appear unhealthy.
If you get the Volbella formula to fill in your lips, this will also reduce the appearance of lipstick lines for smooth, healthy-looking, and youthful lips.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Many people worry about what others will think of them if they find out they’ve had a cosmetic treatment performed. You may be concerned about your results looking fake and unnatural. But when you get this filler, you won’t need to worry.
Juvederm treatments can be exactly as subtle or dramatic as you want them to be. When you visit us for your initial consultation, we’ll go over your expectations and goals and ensure that your treatment plan matches them. Expect easily customizable and natural-looking results with any filler in the Juvederm lineup.
Will Treatment Hurt?
Vollure injections are painless. During your treatment, you will simply feel a very slight pinching sensation as the needle is applied. If you are particularly worried about pain, we can discuss applying a small amount of a topical numbing cream.
One of the reasons why patients and doctors love this treatment so much is that it’s effective without needing to deal with long and uncomfortable recovery processes associated with things like surgical procedures.
How Long Will My Results Last?
While there is no dermal filler that can provide permanent results, some certainly do last longer than others. This is one of them.
While some treatments last only a few months, depending on factors like how your skin reacts and how many injections you receive, you can expect to enjoy your results for up to 18 months.
Am I a Candidate?
Because this dermal filler is so safe and contains an ingredient that you can already find naturally in your skin, almost anyone can be a candidate to receive injections.
If you are looking to target any of the above issues, you could be the perfect person to receive Juvederm injections. As long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and you are not experiencing any skin conditions like eczema flare-ups or sunburns, this treatment will be safe for you.
Book Your Consultation
Does Vollure sound like it might be the right solution for your concerns? Our team is ready to help. We’ll make sure that your treatment is safe, effective, and that your experience with us is comfortable. Book an appointment with us at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA.