How Often Should Juvederm Be Administered?

How Often Should Juvederm Be Administered?

Juvederm is a popular injectable Hyaluronic Acid filler that helps give men and women lovelier, more youthful looking complexions by filling in lines and wrinkles that appear over time with age. It can be used to give the face a subtle lift, add attractive volume to the cheek area and add a pleasant contouring effect for a younger looking profile with little or no down time. After treatment, patients can expect to resume their normal active lives within 24 hours with very few, if any, temporary side effects such a slight bruising or redness. It is not unusual for a small amount of swelling to occur, especially when Juvederm is used in the lip area. However, this usually subsides within 24 hours.

The longevity of the treatment can vary from person to person, and largely depends upon where the injection was made and other factors, including the rate at which an individual metabolizes the filler. Some people will enjoy the effects of Juvederm for up to a year, and others might still benefit for up to 18 months after the injections.

As a general rule, the human body normally begins working to remove foreign substances that have been introduced to it almost immediately. The once popular Collagen injections for instance were made from cowhide, so when injected the body would immediately begin to break it down and treat it as a waste product. One of the benefits of Juvederm is that the body naturally produces Hyaluronic Acid. However, as people age, the production of Hylauronic Acid lessens. When Juvederm is injected, the body does not perceive it to be a foreign substance so it resists the fight to break it down and turn it into waste. This causes Juvederm injections to last longer that other fillers and the more “cross-linked” the Juvederm gel molecules are, the longer the product will last.

It’s crucial to use a highly skilled practitioner to inject Juvederm inside the correct layer of the skin. Using an injector who is not properly trained can result in lumps, bumps redness and asymmetry. Only someone that is specially trained in the process of injecting Juvederm can determine the correct amount to use, and exactly where to inject the product to get the best results. For instance, if it is injected in areas that have more muscular movement, it will not last as long, because the continued action of the muscle can cause the filler to mechanically move away from the specific area of the injection. In less dynamic facial areas, it will last much longer. When patients go back for repeat injections the result of each injection tends to outlast the previous injection.

There are different techniques and combinations that can be used for Juvederm injections. For instance Juvederm can be used in conjunction with Botox Cosmetic to treat deep frown lines that do not resolve with Botox alone. This combination tends to last longer than Botox alone. When patients periodically do small “touch up” injections after 3-6 months, it can make the Juvederm last even longer.

One can reasonably expect a Juvederm treatment in the lip area to last anywhere from 4 – 6 months. The product is occasionally used for cheek augmentation and a booster is required after 6 months in the first year, and once annually after that. Juvederm in the face can last more than a year, and in the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth, from 6 months and longer. When injected into the tear troughs that lie under the eyes, Juvederm can be expected to last as long as a year. Some studies show that strenuous aerobic exercise and other physical activities can cause Juvederm to be processed through the body faster than when used in people who are sedentary. Such things as underlying medical conditions can also effect the longevity of Juvederm treatments.

 

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