Juvederm is a dermal filler that has been around for years. It was created to help fill in lines and wrinkles on the face, but, it’s also now used to improve lip volume, smooth out skin texture and reduce scars from acne or injury. These injections can last up to 18 months! At the offices of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA, we offer a full lineup of Juvederm products to give you just the results you’re looking for.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
If you’re looking for a dermal filler that can give you long-lasting results, Juvederm may be right for you. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trenkle. During your consultation, she will assess your facial structure and skin condition to determine if this is the best dermal filler for you.
The best age to get dermal fillers is when you start seeing the signs of aging. When you start to see wrinkles, lines, and lost volume in your face, that’s when you know it’s time for a dermal filler. Getting injections early can help prevent these signs of aging from getting worse. If you wait too long to get treatment, you may need more injections to achieve the results you want.
Who Cannot Use This Treatment?
There are some people who cannot have these injections. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you cannot have dermal fillers until finished. If you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, you may not be a good candidate for injections. People with active skin infections should also wait to get an injection until their skin has healed.
If you have any questions about Juvederm or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please call us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve the youthful look you’ve been wanting.
How Long Do These Injections Last?
Most dermal fillers only last for a few months, but Juvederm lasts much longer. In fact, these injections can last up to 18 months!
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work by filling in the lost volume in your face. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin. Dermal fillers help to restore the lost volume in your face, giving you a more youthful appearance.
The main ingredient in this product is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in your skin. This substance helps to keep your skin hydrated and plump. When injected into the skin, it fills in the lost volume and creates a more youthful appearance.
These injections are also collagen-inducing, which means they help to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep your skin firm and elastic. By stimulating the production of collagen, this treatment can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?
XC is the original formula. It contains lidocaine, which helps to numb the injection site and make the injection process more comfortable. XC is used to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, nose, and eyes.
Voluma is a newer formula that contains VYCROSS technology. This technology helps the filler to last longer. Voluma is used to add volume to the cheeks and mid-face.
VOLBELLA XC is the newest formula and it is designed specifically for the lips. It contains VYCROSS technology, which helps the filler to last longer. VOLBELLA XC is used to add volume to the lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.
Your skin’s elasticity declines with time, which leads to moderate to severe parentheses wrinkles and creases around the nose and mouth. VOLLURE XC injectable gel works deep into the skin to help give you the subtle, long-lasting effects you desire by enhancing volume and smoothing lines and folds.
What to Expect During Treatment
Prior to your treatment, we will numb the area with a topical anesthetic or injectable anesthetic. Then, we will skillfully inject the product into your skin using a fine needle. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
You will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles and fine lines. However, the full results will not be visible until about 2 weeks after the injections. During this time, your face will continue to improve as the filler settles into your skin. The results of these injections typically last for six to twelve months.
What to Do to Prepare for Treatment
You should avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, for at least a week before your treatment. You should also avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before your treatment. Alcohol can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
It is important to tell us if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as these injections are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. You should also avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays for at least two weeks before your treatment. Sun exposure can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. If you have a history of cold sores, you should tell us prior to treatment.
What to Do After Treatment
After your treatment, it is important to take care of your skin. Here are a few tips:
Stay Out of the Sun
Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after your treatment. Exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Sun exposure also increases our chances of developing skin cancer, so it is important to take care to avoid getting burned by the sun while enjoying all its blessings!
Pause Drinking and Smoking
Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after your treatment. Alcohol can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding because it causes the blood vessels to dilate. This can make it more difficult for the blood to clot, which increases the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the structure and support of the skin. Smoking cigarettes decreases the body’s ability to produce collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. If you are a smoker, we recommend that you quit smoking prior to your Juvederm treatment. If you are not able to quit smoking, we recommend that you avoid smoking for at least two weeks before and after your treatment.
Limit Facial Expressions
Try to limit facial expressions for the first 24 hours after your treatment. This will help to avoid spreading the filler.
Take Care of Your Skin
It is important to take care of your skin after your treatment. We recommend that you use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser on your skin twice a day. You should also use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Avoid Blood Thinners
Avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, for at least a week after your treatment. These medications can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. These medications can also make it more difficult for the product to settle into your skin. If you must take these medications, we recommend that you do so at
If you take these steps, you will help to ensure that your treatment is successful. You will also help to keep your skin looking its best and will be on your way to enjoying your youthful, wrinkle-free appearance! This product is a safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging.
Why Has My Skin Lost Volume?
As we age, our skin begins to lose its volume. This is due to a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that give our skin its structure and support. When we lose these proteins, our skin begins to sag, and wrinkles form. These injectables give immediate “lifting” to your skin, but they also cause your body to start producing more collagen and elastin again!
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If you are looking for a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Juvederm may be the right option for you! Contact us today at the offices of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, to schedule a consultation. We will assess your facial structure and skin condition to determine if this dermal filler is the right choice for you!