How Long Does JUVÉDERM Last?
Published on May 31, 2022
By Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana
JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid injected into the skin. It works to fill in the fine lines and grooves to reduce wrinkles and smoothen the skin. Results from JUVÉDERM vary from person to person and can last 6 to 12 months. The area receiving treatment is perhaps the most crucial factor determining how long JUVÉDERM results last.
If the injection's location is a highly mobile area—for instance, the lips—the results may last a shorter time. If the area receiving treatment is less mobile or if your physician uses more syringes of filler in the injection, the results will last longer.
Are There Ways to Make the Results From JUVÉDERM Last Longer?
You can make results from your JUVÉDERM treatment last longer. For instance, you can start by seeing your physician two weeks after your first treatment. The physician will examine the treatment area to ensure that it is turning out desirably and address any after-effects.
The physician may recommend regular follow-up visits to ensure results from JUVÉDERM still hold. A year after your first procedure may be the ideal time to have a re-treatment session. That way, you can sustain your results rather than letting the effects wear off.
Other important factors to consider are:
Limit Sun Exposure
Sun rays can be damaging to the skin and are known to cause wrinkles and fine lines. Too much sun exposure means that you are exposing your fillers to heat that can easily break them. That means you will require more JUVÉDERM fillers to maintain your look.
If you must go outside, apply suitable sunscreen and stay under shades. Remember that sun rays do not simply disappear when the sun is not noticeable. They can pierce through the cloud cover and reach your skin.
Drink Enough Water
Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which makes your skin more elastic and keeps it hydrated. JUVÉDERM uses hyaluronic acid to make wrinkled parts of your skin appear fuller.
Water makes hyaluronic acid effective in holding your skin's structures together. But if your body is dry, it will use hyaluronic acid to hydrate itself rather than allow it to reduce your wrinkles.
Unhealthy foods can affect your skin's elasticity and make it more vulnerable to wrinkles and sagging. Because your skin gets protein from the foods you eat, healthy meals can make JUVÉDERM's work on your body easier.
Consuming lots of sugar, processed foods, and other unhealthy diets can make JUVÉDERM produce less than optimal results for your skin.
Physical activities are good for overall health, whether you have fillers or not. While your physician may encourage you to be physically active, your fillers may wear off much faster if you overdo it.
The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Such a high metabolic rate means your body will break down your fillers much faster. Talk to your doctor to learn more about your metabolism and how to go about staying active.
Stress is not good for your health and can damage your fillers. The stress hormones that the body releases when you are stressed can trigger aging signs and affect your fillers.
For more on JUVÉDERM and how long it lasts, contact Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana at our office in Lafayette, Louisiana. Call (337) 504-3640 to schedule an appointment today.