Early signs of aging take many people by surprise. Even subtle changes in the facial skin can have a big impact on a person’s overall image. As fine lines and creases develop and skin begins to lose its elasticity, the facial skin takes on a markedly older appearance. Many people wish to refresh the appearance of the skin and restore a more youthful aesthetic. While facial plastic surgery offers dramatic results, some patients are looking for a less-invasive and more affordable alternative to surgery. Injectable treatments restore volume to sunken facial features to improve contours and minimize common signs of aging. Dr. Vishnu Rumalla offers several forms of cosmetic injectable treatment. One of the most popular of these is Juvéderm®. Juvéderm® results allow our Fort Worth, TX, patients to diminish years of aging from their facial features without committing to more invasive surgical treatment.
Smooth Skin with Improved Volume
Juvéderm® addresses two of the most common signs of facial aging: lines and creases, and sunken facial features. During Juvéderm® treatment, a hyaluronic acid-based product is strategically injected into areas along the cheeks, nose, and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body; it delivers nutrients to the skin, and it helps cells hold onto moisture to improve skin volume. Juvéderm® replenishes hyaluronic acid that may have been lost as a natural part of the aging process. As Juvéderm® results take effect, patients can expect lines and wrinkles to soften and facial volume to improve. Depending on where Juvéderm® is injected, patients may benefit from more defined cheeks, lifted facial features, fuller lips, or the elimination of smile lines, marionette lines, and other facial wrinkles.
When Will I See Results?
In most cases, patients will notice some degree of improvement almost immediately after undergoing Juvéderm® treatment. However, Juvéderm® may result in some side effects, and patients commonly experience minor inflammation. The facial skin surrounding the treatment site may be slightly swollen for a while after treatment. Once the swelling has subsided, which is usually within two weeks, the skin will look remarkably smoother and facial volume will have improved. Many patients report that they continue to see improvements in the appearance of their facial skin for up to two months after Juvéderm® treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Juvéderm® is not a permanent solution in the way that plastic surgery is, but the results can be very long-lasting, especially when compared to some other forms of injectable treatments. Juvéderm® results can last up to one year, or even up to two years in the cheek area. However, many patients desire maintenance treatments every six months. By keeping up a routine schedule of injections, patients can ensure that they maintain optimal treatment results and avoid seeing a recurrence of facial wrinkles or sagging skin.
If you are looking to address signs of aging without undergoing plastic surgery, you may be an ideal candidate for injectable treatment. To learn more about Juvéderm® and the long-lasting results you can expect from treatment, contact us at your earliest convenience.