While the aging process is inevitable, you don’t have to settle for living with the visible effects of the aging process. Do you ever look at your reflection in the mirror and wish your skin was smoother? If so, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Vollure, an anti-aging injectable offered by Dr. Margo Aura Emami at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA. Keep reading to learn what this injectable is good for, who qualifies for treatment, and more.
What Is Vollure Good for?
Vollure is good for erasing moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles that form around the nose and mouth. For example, it is often used to erase deep nasolabial folds that run vertically from your nose to your mouth. Additionally, it can be used to erase marionette lines that form around the mouth and laugh lines that form around the nose. To reiterate, although it is perfectly normal to develop these lines with age, you don’t have to live with them.
Turning Back Time
Vollure is an excellent treatment method for turning back the hands of time and making you look years younger. It can erase mild lines, but it most often is used to treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds. This FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid-based injectable is administered in a quick, pain-free visit. It works thanks to the hyaluronic acid included in the formula. This substance is a polysaccharide (chain of sugar molecules) produced naturally by the skin.
FAQs About This Treatment Answered
How Long Will I Be Under?
People often wonder how long they will be sedated because most anti-aging techniques require general anesthesia for continuous comfort. That said, there is no general anesthesia required to keep you comfortable through this non-invasive treatment process. These anti-aging injections are performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be free to return to work once your session is over.
Note, despite the lack of general anesthesia, you will not feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment process. You will feel a slight pressure as the dermal filler is administered deep beneath your epidermis. However, this sensation isn’t even slightly uncomfortable.
How Soon Will My Results Become Apparent?
You should expect to see the initial results of your anti-aging treatment immediately. However, it will take several days for the dermal filler to finish spreading throughout the treatment area and settling in. Although your lines and wrinkles will be minimized by the time you walk out of the AURAE MD office, it can take anywhere from 10 to 14 days before you are completely satisfied with your treatment results.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
You can enjoy your final results for approximately one year. That said, some people enjoy ideal results that last longer than a year. There are several factors that affect how long the final results of your treatment will remain. For example, your results may last longer than a year if you wear sunscreen diligently, eat nutritious, balanced meals, and stay hydrated. For the longest-lasting results, it is very important to keep your collagen as healthy as possible.
Besides adhering to the aforementioned tips, not smoking will go a very long way in extending the longevity of your results. Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain nicotine, a chemical compound that gets trapped in the mesh-like structure of your collagen, weakening it and causing it to sag. Additionally, nicotine impedes your skin’s ability to produce new, healthy collagen.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Dr. Margo Aura Emami will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment during your initial consultation. It is important to come in for an evaluation because the cause of your cosmetic concerns must be diagnosed. If you have dynamic wrinkles, this injectable will not help you. It is only effective for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by volume loss.
What if I Have Dynamic Lines and Wrinkles?
If you have dynamic lines and wrinkles, you will need an injectable muscle relaxant to correct your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Margo Aura Emami offers three types of injectable muscle relaxants, Botox®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®. If your lines and wrinkles can’t be addressed with an injectable dermal filler, she will discuss your health, aesthetic goals, and history of cosmetic treatments to determine which formula is appropriate for you. Botox is the most common type of injectable muscle relaxant.
However, it isn’t appropriate for everyone. Xeomin may be more appropriate for you if you have used Botox successfully in the past to treat dynamic wrinkles but have stopped having success. Typically, Botox is the first line of defense against dynamic wrinkles. That said, sometimes Xeomin is more effective than Botox after a number of years of receiving Botox treatments. The discussion about your health is important because you can’t take certain drugs before treatment.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Vollure can be used to erase the signs of aging around the mouth and nose. To find out if this treatment is right for you, please contact the office at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Margo Aura Emami.