If common signs of aging like loss of volume and wrinkling are making you unhappy with your appearance, then our Vollure treatments at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX might be exactly what you’re looking for.
What Is Vollure Good for?
When it comes to aging, there are good parts and bad parts. Getting older means gaining knowledge and wisdom. But it also means gaining things like wrinkles and other changes to the appearance and texture of your skin. These are not necessarily welcome changes, either. If you’re feeling uncomfortable with the way your new wrinkles are making you look, our Juvederm treatments could be perfect for you.
Juvederm is a line of products that target different areas of the face. One of the products in this line is Vollure, which offers a fantastic way to treat smile lines, or the wrinkles that appear between your nose and your mouth.
What Is Vollure?
This is a dermal filler, meaning that a qualified professional will inject the product into your skin. There are a few different types of Juvederm, but this specific one is formulated to treat nasolabial folds, also called laugh lines or smile lines. It also helps to provide more elasticity to the skin.
All products in the Juvederm lineup are made with the main ingredient hyaluronic acid, a sugar that you can find already present in your own body. This sugar performs a variety of actions when it’s in the skin.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle?
To understand more about Juvederm products like this one and how they work, it helps to understand your skin and why it wrinkles. Many factors contribute to the way your skin changes over time. One of the main factors is the loss of chemicals like the proteins elastin and collagen in your skin. As you get older, your natural levels of these proteins begin to diminish. Since these proteins provide your skin with its structure and elasticity, as they lower your skin becomes more prone to wrinkling and sagging.
One of the other contributing factors is a loss of volume. You naturally have hyaluronic acid in your skin, but aging reduces your amounts of that as well. This makes your face appear thinner and less full.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Help?
This particular Juvederm product targets your nasolabial folds. This area tends to lose a lot of volume as you get older. When the product is injected into your skin, it takes up space, filling out the volume you might have lost, and tightening and firming the skin.
Hyaluronic acid also helps to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, which helps your skin become firm and supple again. One of the things this sugar is known to do is retain moisture by attaching to moisture molecules. This keeps your skin hydrated and allows you to enjoy your results for longer.
The Other Types of Juvederm
Getting Vollure injections is a fantastic way to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. However, if you have wrinkles or other concerns, then you might also receive another type of Juvederm.
At our clinic, we will address your concerns and determine which Juvederm products will be right for you.
As you already know, one of the side effects of aging, along with wrinkling, is a loss of volume in the face. As you’ve gotten older, you may have noticed your face looking thinner. One of the places where this is the most noticeable is in your cheeks. Losing volume can also make the skin sag, resulting in the appearance of jowls.
If you’d like to have rounder, larger, more defined cheeks, then Voluma injections can help. This type of Juvederm will put fullness back into your face and provide you with a softer and more youthful appearance. It will also help to lift sagging skin, diminishing jowls that may have been forming.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your lips, Volbella is ready to provide you with the perfect solution. There are a variety of reasons why you may not be happy with the way your lips look. If you have thin lips due to aging or simply because of genetics, this could make you look very serious and can age your appearance.
Volbella injections will help you put volume into your lips. They will appear fuller and softer. It can also put more definition into your lips, allowing you to enhance your appearance.
What Is Treatment Like?
If you’re thinking of getting any Juvederm treatment, then finding a reputable clinic where you can receive your injections is the most important thing. At our clinic, Dr. Rios and his team will do everything they can to ensure that the entire treatment process is comfortable, clean, and safe for you.
The first thing we will do for you is set up a consultation to discuss what your specific concerns are. During this time, feel free to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you might have about the treatment. We will be happy to address them and put your mind at ease.
We’ll also go over your medical history to make sure this is the right product for your goals. Once your consultation is done, we’ll provide you with a list of instructions to prepare for your treatment.
During the week or so before your treatment, there are some things you’ll need to do to prepare for your injections. The instructions you receive from us will be very easy to follow, and there is not much you’ll need to do to get ready.
There are just a few things that we will ask you to avoid before your appointment comes. You will need to avoid taking any medications that act as blood thinners. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain anti-inflammatory drugs. For the 24 to 48 hours before your injections, don’t smoke any tobacco or consume any alcohol to prevent bruising.
When your appointment arrives, you’ll be welcomed once again into our clean and comfortable clinic. Before applying the injections, your skin will need to be carefully cleaned and prepared. This will get rid of any grime or dirt that has built up and keep bacteria from entering the injection sites. We might also apply some numbing cream to help keep you as comfortable as possible.
With your skin prepared, we can apply the injections. You will receive multiple injections of small amounts of the product. Doing this will ensure you’re getting the subtle and natural-looking results you want. The entire treatment process is very fast and can take anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.
Post-Treatment and Recovery
One of the best things about this treatment is that there is essentially no downtime required. That’s because this is entirely non-invasive. Unlike surgical procedures, you won’t need to schedule in weeks of recovery after your treatment. Instead, for the next few days, you’ll just need to be cautious of a few minor things.
After your treatment, we will ask that you avoid staying out in direct sunlight for the next day or so. You’ll also need to continue avoiding tobacco and alcohol. Make sure you don’t perform any strenuous physical activity or do anything that could make you sweat excessively.
As soon as your treatment is done, you’ll notice a change in the way you look. The product takes up space underneath your skin which makes the skin in the area appear firmer and smoother, getting rid of the appearance of wrinkles. Over the course of the next few days, your results will become even more obvious.
One of the best things about receiving any Juvederm product is that your results will be long-lasting. You’ll be able to enjoy your results for somewhere between six months to two years, after which you’ll need to return for follow-up injections. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with a regular skincare routine will help you keep your results for as long as possible.
Get In Touch with Our Clinic
If you’ve been looking for a solution for your wrinkles, then Juvederm products could be right for you. If you’re specifically concerned about laugh lines, then our Vollure treatments will help you look younger and healthier again. If you’re ready to get the results you want, get in touch with Dr. Rios’s team at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX.