At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, we offer one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers from the Juvéderm collection: Voluma. This versatile filler is made with natural hyaluronic acid particles and can meet the needs of different patients looking to reduce the signs of aging or enhance their features.
How Long Does Voluma Last?
Voluma is a dermal filler that can treat two different areas of the face: the cheeks and the chin. When injected into the cheeks, this dermal filler can last up to two years, and when injected into the chin, the results can last a year or longer.
Understanding Dermal Filler Metabolism
Once injected into the skin tissue, dermal fillers immediately plump the area and add or restore volume. However, as soon as the injection occurs, the body will begin metabolizing the filler. Injections into the cheeks and the chin with Voluma deliver the longest-lasting results as these areas aren’t highly mobile. However, if you naturally have a faster metabolic rate, the fillers will break down faster, so you’ll need a follow-up treatment sooner.
Typically, patients with a fast metabolism and who partake in strenuous exercise will break down the fillers faster than those who don’t. However, even though you can’t control how quickly your body metabolizes your filler, there are some steps you can take on your part to ensure the best and longest-lasting results.
Extending Your Treatment Results
Follow the Post-Treatment Care Instructions
Enhancing and extending your treatment results begins immediately following your treatment. It’s important that you follow the necessary aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results. You may be asked to avoid certain activities and environments for at least 24 hours post-treatment. Following all the aftercare instructions is critical to achieving the best possible treatment outcome:
- Avoid strenuous workouts and activity for 24 hours
- Avoid anti-aging skincare treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, and other similar treatments, for at least two weeks after your treatment
- Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area
- Avoid activities and environments that increase your body temperature
- Avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours
Stay Out of the Sun
Sun exposure accelerates the aging process, so avoiding excess sun exposure immediately following your treatment and long-term can go a long way in promoting younger-looking skin. If you happen to be exposed to the sun, take preventative steps to protect your skin, especially in the days following your treatment. Invest in a professional-grade high SPF sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses regularly to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.
Live the Healthiest Lifestyle Possible
Another way to enhance your treatment results after your injection appointment is to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. A healthy diet, adequate hydration, and regular activity will promote healthy-looking skin, making your Voluma injections look even better.
Focus on eating nutrient-dense foods containing antioxidants, healthy fats, and plenty of vitamins and minerals to promote glowing skin. Drink enough water daily, limit caffeine and alcohol, and avoid sodium and sugar-rich foods to decrease internal inflammation and promote skin health.
Take Care of Your Skin
While cosmetic injectables can improve your appearance, they won’t give you healthier skin. You can enhance your treatment results by using professional-grade products and scheduling anti-aging treatments to promote optimal skin health. Following a consistent morning and evening skincare routine using products designed for your specific skin type and concerns can enhance your treatment results.
If you need more information about what products to add to your skincare routine, we can make product recommendations and get you started with a professional-grade skincare routine that will help you reach your skincare goals from the comfort of your own home.
Schedule Follow-Up Treatments
The best way to guarantee long-lasting treatment results is to follow a regular maintenance protocol. As soon as you notice that your results are starting to fade, you should contact our office to schedule your follow-up treatment.
We can evaluate your treatment area at your appointment and determine how much product you’ll need to restore your desired appearance. Regular follow-up treatments will ensure that you can maintain long-lasting results and enjoy your ideal aesthetics long-term.
Am I a Candidate for Voluma?
If you want to restore volume to the middle half of your face to lift and contour your cheeks and address mid-facial volume loss and sagging or flattening cheeks, you may be a good candidate for this dermal filler.
Additionally, if you want to enhance your chin profile to improve the overall aesthetics of your face, you may also qualify for this dermal filler. An initial consultation is important as it will help us learn more about your treatment goals, medical history, allergies, and whether Voluma is right for you.
Enhance Your Appearance With Voluma
Juvéderm provides patients with a long-lasting, safe, and effective way to improve their appearance and target the signs of aging. If you live in the Ottawa or Princeton areas and want to add this filler to your routine, we can help. Contact us today at Nicole Norris, MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to learn more about this treatment and schedule your initial consultation.