Ever thought of getting fillers, but had question? Learn about the procedure, the benefits, and more.
Age is just a number but that doesn’t mean you have to look like that number. We all crave that youthful glow. Sun exposure, wrinkles, fine lines, and the wear and tear of daily life begin to crop up and wreck havoc on our skin. Getting fillers can temporarily and immediately help to alleviate signs of aging.
What They Are and What They Do
Fillers (also referred to as dermal fillers or soft-tissue fillers) are FDA approved injectable gel implants meant to smooth the skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the chin, cheeks, lips, facial folds, and even hands. In some cases can also be used to diminish scarring or lift the brow for a more youthful appearance.
Juvéderm, the kind of filler offered by Allure, is made from hyaluronic acid and is injected under the skin. If you’ve heard about hyaluronic acid before, chances are it might be a part of your skincare routine! Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that combines with collagen to act as a ‘water trap’. This, in turn, makes the skin look supplier, dewier, and younger. It’s extremely common in skincare to keep skin looking fresh and hydrated.
With fillers, this water-retaining molecule is combined with a smooth, lasting gel substance that keeps the hyaluronic acid from absorbing into the body and helps the fillers maintain it’s shape. Unlike Botox and other similar treatments which aim to firm the skin, Juvederm fillers aim to plump the skin. Fillers injected under the skin can immediately improve the skins appearance, making it look more smooth by filling out wrinkles and folds.
Why get Fillers?
Fillers are a great anti-aging treatment for many reasons, but one of the best reasons is the quick turn around time. Treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes, with results lasting up to one year. Filler treatments are often non-invasive, with little down-time for healing. In some cases patients may experience some mind discomfort and slight bruises, but nothing that usually impedes daily activity.
Another plus about fillers is that if you are left unsatisfied, you can easily reverse the process by having your Juvéderm implants dissolved.
Types of Fillers
At Allure we offer Juvéderm fillers to help you get back that youthful glow. We offer both Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Vollure XC, and Juvéderm Voluma XC. Each treatment is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel, but the two are slightly different.
Juvéderm Ultra XC is specifically made and indicated to be used on the cheeks and lips and lasts between 4 and 12 months.
Juvéderm Vollure XC is often injected around the nose and mouth and is often used to soften moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles. Users must be 21 to receive injections. Treatments can last up to 18 months.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is intended to be injected into deeper levels of the skin and in different areas. It is injected into other areas of the face, such as smile lines, between the eyebrows, and into lips. This product is specially used to treat dropping, facial asymmetry, and volume loss due to aging or weight loss, with results lasting up to 2 years.
Ultimately, this procedure is about highlighting the natural beauty that’s already there! If you’re interested in this or any other procedure, book a no risk, no obligation consultation with out team at Allure Medi Spa and Laser Center. For more on the latest trends in beauty, tips, and information on procedures we offer, read more from our blog or give us a call today!