Juvederm Voluma is an injectable dermal filler offered at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA. It is made up of a hyaluronic acid-based gel that can improve your appearance significantly by inducing extra collagen production in the treatment area. Today, to help you determine whether this treatment is a good fit for you, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including how long the results last and who usually qualifies for treatment.
How Long Does Juvederm Voluma Last?
Juvederm Voluma lasts for roughly two years. However, the length of time you can enjoy your ideal results for depends on several factors, including your age, overall health, skincare routine, and diet. For example, your ideal results may fade faster if you are in your 40s or 50s due to the rate at which your skin produces collagen.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Results Last Longer?
Yes, there are a number of steps you can take to extend the longevity of your Voluma results. Maintaining a regular exercise routine is one such step you can take. Specifically, you can extend the longevity of your results by getting 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise or 1.25 hours of vigorous aerobic exercise weekly. Another effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to moisturize your skin once or twice daily depending on your skin type.
If you take hot showers or baths, you should strongly consider moisturizing after you bathe or shower. Hot water exposure causes your skin to dry out. Applying a moisturizer to your skin after you bathe will help to lock moisture in your skin. Furthermore, you should keep your skin hydrated by drinking at least six to eight cups of hydrating fluids per day. Maintaining a healthy diet will also go a long way in helping you enjoy your results as long as possible.
What Should I Avoid To Protect My Skin?
One of the most important things to avoid if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy for as long as possible is UV damage. For example, you should not use such forms of indoor tanning as tanning beds or tanning lamps. As another example, you should minimize your exposure to sunlight when the sun’s UV rays are particularly strong. Depending on the time of year, this may be between 9 AM and 3 PM or 10 AM and 4 PM.
It is also very important that you avoid nicotine consumption if you want your results to last as long as possible. Nicotine causes your skin to age prematurely because it gets caught in your collagen, damaging it. Moreover, nicotine impedes the efficiency with which your skin can produce new collagen to replenish its existing collagen.
Will Alcohol Consumption Affect the Longevity of My Results?
There is a possibility that alcohol consumption will affect the longevity of your results. If you are interested in maintaining your results for as long as you can, you should not drink an excessive amount of alcohol. Specifically, if you are a male over the age of 64 or female, you should drink no more than a unit of alcohol daily. If you are a male under the age of 65, you should drink no more than two units of alcohol daily.
One reason alcohol consumption can affect the longevity of your results is that it is toxic to your body. When you ingest this toxin, your body responds by flushing it out as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the way in which your body rids itself of alcohol can result in dehydration. Furthermore, excessive alcohol consumption can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To determine whether you are a good Juvederm Voluma candidate, you need to attend an initial evaluation with a cosmetic expert. Generally, you can expect to qualify for this treatment if you are at least 21 years of age, concerned about your midface, and in pretty good health. For example, you may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are worried about sagging jowls, moderate or severe volume loss in your cheeks, or your under-eye contours.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a poor candidate for this injectable dermal filler if you suffer from certain medical conditions, like heart disease or a bleeding disorder. Furthermore, this treatment may not be appropriate for you if you have a history of developing keloid scars. Other medical conditions that may preclude you from treatment include pregnancy, viral infections, bacterial infections, and certain allergies.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You can generally expect your Juvederm Voluma results to last for a couple of years, but individual results vary. To extend the longevity of your results, it is important that you take steps to care for your skin, like exercising, protecting against sun damage, and moisturizing every day. To find out if this injectable dermal filler is right for you, contact us today at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA to schedule your initial consultation.