Dermal fillers, including Juvederm, rank as the second most popular cosmetic dermatology treatment in the US today after Botox.
The FDA-approved Juvederm facial filler has a high safety profile. But patients may be concerned about the sustainability of its outcomes.
During the pre-treatment consultation process, the treatment provider will inform the patient of the expected longevity of the treatment. The patient should evaluate the estimated results and sustainability of Juvederm filler gel treatment against other similar dermal injectable treatments to arrive at a well-considered decision.
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides Juvederm to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding communities.
HA Cross-Linking Ensures Longevity
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler. Therefore, the sustainability of outcomes that it offers depends on the level of cross-linking of the gel molecules. The human body has a tendency to reject foreign materials. However, Juvederm contains HA which is a compound that is naturally found in the body making it more readily acceptable.
This enables the filler gel to sustain for a much longer time offering sustainable anti-aging outcomes. The treatment provides patients with a major improvement over animal product-based collagen injections.
The body rapidly detects this collagen as a foreign substance and disintegrates it fast. However, this does not occur in the case of Juvederm dermal fillers.
Many medical spa facial fillers that are available today contain HA, but may not offer similar long-lasting outcomes. Products that are not non-cross linked break down within a few days. However, Juvederm remains at the site beneath the skin for much longer due to the strong cross-linkage of its molecules.
Juvederm dermal injectable treatment is based on the innovative and patented Hylacross technology which allows for robust cross-linking of the molecules. This enables patients to enjoy the outcomes of a single Juvederm injectable treatment for up to a year.
How long the results of Juvederm dermal filler injections will last also depends on which facial area is treated. The results may not last for very long in areas of the face that experience higher muscle movement. For example, there is higher movement around the mouth which means that wrinkles and fine lines in this area may be more dynamic due to more movement.
The facial skin elasticity and the depth of the wrinkles will determine the longevity of the outcomes of Juvederm. The effects of the treatment will dissipate slowly, and the entire gel will not vanish in one instance.
If a patient chooses to have a secondary Juvederm treatment after four to six months, the advantages can sometimes be cumulative. The secondary treatment will involve the filler being “stacked” in the lips which makes the resulted more long-lasting.
In certain cases, the entire amount of the filler gel may dissipate in around a year if the patient receives the secondary treatment after six months. The technique of the injection provider can also impact the sustainability of the Juvederm lip augmentation outcomes. The judicious and dedicated Dr. Ewanowski’s advanced skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas.
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.