If you feel like you need to apply a filter every time you take a photo, we want to let you in on a little secret. There is a way to get filter-quality skin, and it happens at our office. At Sun City Laser in El Paso, TX, we offer many different Juvederm fillers, including the popular Voluma, which can help you look and feel your best in the real world, not just in a photo.
How To Prepare for Your Voluma Injection
You know the power that Juvederm has to help you get beautiful, youthful skin, and you’re sold on the idea of adding it to your anti-aging routine. But how do you get started? The first step in any injectable process is a consultation. During this consultation, we will confirm that Voluma is right for you and will develop a treatment plan that will help you get the kind of results you may have only dreamed about.
Once your consultation is over, we will schedule your injection appointment. If patience is not your strong suit and you don’t like the idea of waiting for your injection day, there are some things that you can do in the meantime to prepare for your appointment to make sure that your skin and your body are fully equipped for treatment.
Temporarily Discontinue Certain Medications
Two weeks before your appointment, you can prepare your skin for your injections by temporarily discontinuing the use of certain medications. Some medications can interfere with your results, so we ask our patients to stop specific medicines for a short time leading up to their appointment. Such medications include blood thinners like aspirin, as well ibuprofen, Motrin, and NSAIDs. Avoid these for five to seven days before your treatment.
Avoid Certain Supplements
Some supplements can also interfere with your results. You should avoid these for five days leading up to your appointment. Even though these supplements are natural and considered healthy, using them before treatment can interfere with your injections and results. Temporarily avoid the use of vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, fish oil, ginseng, and St, John’s Wort.
Stay Out of the Sun
Perform a Skin Check
Before your appointment, you want to make sure that your skin is healthy and balanced, free of any inflammation or infection. If you have a herpes outbreak, contact us ahead of time to let us know. If you’ve experienced any kind of skin outbreak or infection pre-treatment, let us know the state of your skin before your scheduled appointment.
Alcohol dehydrates your skin, can interfere with your circulation, and can rob it of some essential nutrients. It can also interfere with your injection results. To ensure optimal results, avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment. Additionally, schedule your appointment accordingly. If you have a happy hour or event you must attend that involves alcohol, schedule around it to have a 24-hour window where you can abstain from alcohol consumption.
Avoid Certain Topicals
What Is Voluma?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers that can help you get beautiful, youthful-looking skin that, until now, you’ve only been able to replicate with a filter. Voluma is one of these dermal fillers from this collection. It is specifically designed to treat the cheeks. It can add volume, contour, and definition to the face, restore what the aging process has taken, and even enhance your cheeks.
How Does It Work?
Like all Juvederm fillers, Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler made of a crystal clear gel. It is a cosmetic injectable fitted with a very fine needle, making the injection process both comfortable and painless. During treatment, your injector will clean your skin and then administer the injections into the treatment areas pre-discussed during your consultation. The appointment only takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and there’s no downtime afterward.
Does It Hurt?
When you choose Juvederm Voluma to treat your cheeks, you select an injectable that is easy to administer and completely comfortable to experience. Each Juvederm filler is formulated with lidocaine, a numbing agent that makes the injection process completely comfortable both during and after. We can also apply a topical numbing cream to your skin if necessary for added comfort.
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?
The benefit of dermal fillers, Juvederm fillers included, is that results are immediate. As soon as your appointment is complete, you will see a quick change in the appearance of your cheeks. The results will keep getting better in the two weeks following your initial injection as the filler settles and binds below the surface of your skin.
How Long Will Results Last?
Juvederm fillers provide long-lasting results. So many of our patients love these fillers because, unlike certain wrinkle creams and topical products, you don’t have to wait around for your results. Once fully developed, results will last a full calendar year or longer. Voluma is one of the longest-lasting Juvederm fillers and will give you results for up to two years.
As soon as you start to notice that your cheeks don’t look like they did after your initial injection, all you have to do is schedule a follow-up treatment. Many patients realize that they need less filler to achieve the same results after their initial injection. If you are not sure how and when to schedule follow-up treatments, our experts will be happy to assist you.
Will I Look Natural?
Juvederm is an excellent product, and it can create some of the most natural-looking and subtle results. The ability to deliver natural-looking results is one of the reasons it is so popular among men and women all around the world. However, this product is only as good as the injector who administers it.
When you choose our office for your anti-aging needs, you will be cared for by expert injectors who have the skill and precision to help you meet all of your aesthetic goals.
Is It Safe?
If you have never undergone cosmetic injectables, it is completely normal to have a little apprehension. However, you can rest assured that when you choose Juvederm to meet your anti-aging needs, you are choosing a family of fillers that are trusted, safe, and FDA-approved to effectively and naturally treat the signs of aging that appear on the face.
What Other Areas Can It Treat?
Juvederm really is a jack of all trades. If you have developed the signs of aging anywhere on your face, chances are, there is a filler from this collection that will restore youth or enhance your features. If you have lines and facial folds like smile lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, more than one of the fillers in this collection can address and correct these lines.
Treating the Lips
Enhancing the Features
Customizing Your Treatment
Juvederm creators understand that beauty and anti-aging medicine cannot and should not be a one-size-fits-all approach. The benefit of having multiple dermal fillers designed to treat the same area is that everything and anything can be customized to your needs. Two women who want to augment their lips may use completely different Juvederm fillers and still get beautiful results and lips perfectly proportional to their face.
Am I a Candidate?
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’ve always wanted to experience all of the benefits of dermal fillers but haven’t taken that first step, our expert injectors are ready and waiting to help you achieve all of your anti-aging goals. Contact us today at Sun City Laser in El Paso, TX, to find out more about Juvederm and to schedule your initial consultation so that you can start to experience all that this trusted line has to offer as soon as possible.