Have you been noticing changes to your appearance as you’ve gotten older? Are some of these changes making you feel unhappy? At ALC Medspa in Gurnee, IL, we can help. There are plenty of benefits that you can expect from your Juvéderm treatment. These are some of them.
What Are the Benefits of Juvéderm?
It’s Safe and Effective
One of the reasons why patients and doctors love this dermal filler so much is because of its high-quality and incredibly safe formula. All Juvéderm injectables are made with a sugar called hyaluronic acid. This sugar can be found in various places in your body, including your skin.
When it’s injected, the hyaluronic acid takes up space under loose skin. This helps to smooth out wrinkles for a more youthful, wrinkle-free face. It also lifts any sagging you may be experiencing and stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen to help keep your skin firm.
You Can Fill in Your Cheeks
It’s very common for people interested in this dermal filler to get injections in the cheek area. As you get older, you’ll start to lose a pretty significant amount of volume in your cheeks. This can make your face look much thinner overall.
If you’re unhappy with this particular change, then it may be time to consider getting this treatment. This filler will put the volume back into your cheeks, making them appear much rounder and fuller. An additional benefit is that it can also help to add more definition to your cheekbones.
Firm Up Your Jawline
Is your jawline looking less and less defined? Volume isn’t the only thing that you’re going to lose in your skin as you get older. You’ll also likely start to notice that the skin around your jawline begins to sag as you also lose elasticity.
Sagging skin around your jaw can cause jowls to form, which many people find very frustrating to see. If your jowls are affecting your self-esteem, getting injections of this filler in your cheeks can help. You should notice a huge reduction in your jowls and that your jawline looks overall much better defined.
Get Rid of Laugh Lines
Wrinkles tend to show up fairly prominently around parts of the face that are more mobile. So it makes sense that you’d see wrinkles like laugh lines sooner than others. These lines, also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the vertical lines appearing between your nose and the corners of your mouth.
Some people feel that these lines are signs that they’ve led a happy life. But for others, they can be a source of insecurity. You can get rid of your laugh lines by getting injections of this dermal filler in the area.
Fill in Your Lips
Do you have naturally thin lips? Or have your lips lost a lot of volume with age? Thin lips can make you look much older and provide you with a very serious expression that may not match your personality.
If you don’t like the way your thin lips are affecting your appearance, make sure you consider getting this injectable. It will put the volume back into your lips, making them look plump and youthful.
Get Rid of Lipstick Lines
As your lips lose both volume and elasticity, you may start to notice fine lines appearing on them. These wrinkles are called lipstick lines or by their much less flattering name, smoker’s lines. They can age your appearance and even make you look unhealthy.
Reverse this sign of aging by getting Juvéderm injections in your lips. Not only will they look plumper and younger, but you’ll also get smoother-looking lips.
See Results Quickly
If you’re struggling with your self-esteem because of the signs of aging you’ve started noticing on your face, then it makes sense to want a treatment that’s going to provide you with results quickly. Some treatment options, however, can take a long time to kick in.
That’s not true of this treatment. As soon as your appointment is done, you’ll notice a difference in your appearance as the product takes up space under your skin. However, this won’t be the full extent of your results. After about a week or so, you should see the complete results of your treatment.
Results Last a Long Time
If you’re looking for permanent results from your treatment, then your doctor may suggest getting surgery. But if surgery makes you nervous and you’re still looking for long-lasting results, then this treatment can offer a fantastic alternative.
Most people find that depending on where they get their injections and how their skin reacts, they are able to enjoy their results for up to 2 years. You can help your treatment last as long as possible by following a quality skincare routine and overall healthy lifestyle.
Preparing Is Easy
Before we can provide you with this safe and highly effective treatment, there are a few things you need to know. We’ll make sure to consult with you beforehand so we can discuss what you need to do to prepare for your upcoming appointment.
Getting ready to receive your injections is simple and fuss-free. There will just be a few things that you need to avoid. Because substances like alcohol and tobacco can thin your blood and cause bruising where the needle is inserted, you’ll need to stay away from them. This is also true of certain supplements and over-the-counter medications. We’ll make sure you know what you need to avoid to keep your treatment process a smooth one.
Treatment Is Fast and Pain-Free
Because this treatment is non-invasive, the entire process is super simple and easy. Most appointments take under an hour to complete. Before we start injecting the filler, we’ll begin by cleaning your skin where we’re going to be injecting the filler to get rid of any grime that’s built up prior to your appointment.
Juvéderm fillers contain a painkiller called lidocaine which helps keep the entire process comfortable for you. You should feel no pain as the needle is inserted. The most you’ll feel is a little pinch. You’ll receive multiple injections, putting small amounts at a time into your skin to maintain accuracy. Once your appointment is finished, you can leave the clinic.
There’s No Downtime Required
If you’re getting a more invasive procedure like surgery, then you’ll likely need to expect to take some downtime after your appointment. In some cases, this downtime can be pretty significant. You may need to take time away from your daily activities which can be inconvenient and annoying.
But because this treatment is non-invasive, there’s essentially no downtime required. You can get back to your regular life right away. There will just be a few things to remember over the next week or so since your skin will be a little more sensitive than normal. You’ll need to stay away from direct sunlight as well as anything else that could irritate your skin like excessive sweating.
Results Are Reversible
Most people leave the clinic after receiving this treatment feeling excited about the way this filler will change their look. But in rare cases, people may find that they preferred the way they looked before.
If that’s the case with you, don’t worry. You don’t need to wait for 2 years for this filler to dissipate on its own. We can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the targeted areas. This enzyme will dissolve the hyaluronic acid in the filler and get you back to the way you looked before.
Almost Anyone Can Be a Candidate
Are you wondering if you might be right for this treatment? One of the best things about it is that because it’s so carefully formulated and uses an ingredient already naturally present in your skin, almost anybody can receive injections.
As long as you have no sensitivities to lidocaine, you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and you don’t currently have any skin conditions around your target areas, this treatment should be safe. It’s perfect for people who want a low-maintenance and non-invasive way to refresh their overall appearance and feel more confident.
Book an Appointment Today
If you’re ready to get your Juvéderm treatment, then it’s time to learn more about our clinic. We’ll be happy to welcome you and provide you with comfortable and safe treatment. To book an appointment, call us today at ALC Medspa in Gurnee, IL.