Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, with an impressive lineup of different formulas that can treat almost any part of your face or body. So naturally, you’d want to get your money’s worth out of every Juvederm treatment you have – and that usually means stretching how long the result of each treatment will last.
So how exactly do you make your Juvederm treatment last longer? The best way to do it is by taking care of your skin and reducing the amount of wear and tear it's exposed to daily. Because your skin is constantly aging, the ideal way for you to keep results from treatments like Juvederm is to simply treat your skin well.
Juvederm treatments are exceptionally long-lasting, even compared to other dermal fillers. On average, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from a year to two years, depending on the area injected and your lifestyle.
While it’s impossible to completely make sure that your Juvederm treatment never goes away – your body is too good at adapting to changes and it never stops changing – you can make small yet impactful alterations to your lifestyle that can help the results last longer.
Stress is bad in general, but it’s especially harmful with Juvederm. Among other things, elevated levels of stress release a surplus of cortisol in your body, a stress hormone that can put your body in fight-or-flight mode. This is bad news for two reasons: it stresses out your body and may actually accelerate the aging process, and an overall rise of stress hormones can interfere with how Juvederm works.
Avoiding stress might seem like a challenge, but there are several things that you can start doing to experience less of it. Getting more sleep or participating in relaxing activities are excellent ways to keep your stress levels down, as well as just getting plenty of rest in general. Juvederm works best when your body isn’t under a lot of strain, since your body is less likely to reduce the efficacy of your treatment.
UV rays emitted by the sun are extremely harmful to the skin and are one of the leading causes of wrinkles and fine lines. Consistent UV radiation also means that your fillers are exposed to substances that can easily break them down, which means you’ll need more frequent reapplications of Juvederm just to keep up.
There are several ways you can limit your sun exposure, but the very best is to just stay in the shade. If you do need to go out, make sure to pack the appropriate sunscreen. UV radiation doesn’t just disappear when the sun isn’t visible – it can even penetrate cloud cover. Try to get sunscreen with an SPF of 30 for everyday use, and apply it to your face liberally throughout the day.
While Juvederm isn’t directly affected by the food you eat, it can be affected by much work it needs to do on your body because of it. Eating a lot of processed foods, sugar, and other similarly unhealthy dishes can take a toll on your skin and make you more prone to sagging and wrinkles. Because your skin gets some of its building blocks of protein from the food you eat (collagen being the best example) eating healthy food can help Juvederm do more for the skin.
Exercise is also another potential catalyst for Juvederm fading over time. The more active you are, the higher your metabolism is likely to be. A higher metabolic rate means your body will burn through dermal fillers like Juvederm a lot faster. This is a little more difficult to control since it’s possible to have a fast metabolism even if you’re not an exercise nut, so you should consult with your doctor for more information.
The primary ingredient of Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan), a substance naturally produced by the body and responsible for keeping its structure in one piece. It helps keep your skin hydrated and increases your skin elasticity, which makes Juvederm extremely efficient at treating facial wrinkles and other fine lines. But if you’re dehydrated regularly, your body will use the hyaluronic acid to restore itself, instead of letting it treat your wrinkles.
Staying hydrated is also great for your skin in general. Hydrated skin is less likely to succumb to the toxins that the body’s cells can sometimes produce, and it also helps in flushing any toxins out of the system. Fewer toxins in your body mean that dermal fillers like Juvederm aren’t catalyzed faster or decrease in efficacy because of them.
One thing to remember about dermal fillers like Juvederm is while they last for a while, they can’t last forever. Because your skin constantly absorbs substances and changes depending on what you put into it, Juvederm treatments will need to be replaced if you want to keep your skin looking fresh and young. Repeat treatments aren’t just for touch-ups either: with the variety of Juvederm products, your dermatologist may be able to recommend new areas for application.
Patients who have Juvederm treatments generally enjoy them for a considerable amount of time, so you may not have to worry about replacing them anytime soon. In any case, your dermatologist will let you know about the expected results after your Juvederm session, as well as how long it can possibly last.
Remember: the length of time that Juvederm lasts on your skin is highly variable and dependent on a lot of factors. If you’re really worried about how long it can stay on, your dermatologist is always the best source of information and guidance about how to make your results last.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that lasts a long time. But because each person’s body is different, your experience with your Juvederm treatments might not be the same compared to someone else. That’s why taking care of your skin is the best way to make your results last longer! However, keep in mind that these changes should always be supported by regular reapplications of filler.
If you’re looking for an effective and non-surgical way to treat the signs of aging, we at Ethos Spa NJ can help! We have extensive experience with treatments like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm and their use with wrinkles, fine lines, and other areas around the face that need filling in. If you want to know more about our services, visit our clinic or website today.
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