Juvederm is one of the leading facial fillers that has been approved by the FDA. In any non-surgical procedure such as Juvederm, one of the key concerns of a patient is to know how long its effects will last. The cosmetic surgeon will discuss the aspect of sustainability of Juvederm during the initial consultation process.
McLain Surgical Arts, led by double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides Juvederm and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Alabama and surrounding communities for Juvederm injectable treatment.
Longevity with HA Cross Linking
The main ingredient in Juvederm gel is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a biological compound found naturally in the body. It performs the function of holding the skin tightly together. With aging, hyaluronic acid content gets depleted in the body, leading to skin laxity. In such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend Juvederm dermal filler to replenish the loss of hyaluronic acid.
As a hyaluronic acid based filler, Juvederm’s longevity of results is determined by the degree of cross linking of the gel molecules. While the human body will tend to quickly reject unnatural substances, the benefit with Juvederm is that the body does not receive it as a completely alien object because of the presence of hyaluronic acid.
This allows for the gel to remain in its place for a longer time, and produce more sustainable anti-aging results. This is an improvement over collagen injections, which were based on animal products. The body could quickly identify animal-based collagen and disintegrate it rapidly. This does not happen with Juvederm filler.
Several dermal fillers today are produced using hyaluronic acid, but not all of them will have the same longevity or sustainability of results. The more strongly the hyaluronic acid based filler is cross linked, the longer it will last. While the non-cross linked produce will disintegrate within a few days, the strongly cross linked filler will remain in the targeted area under the skin for a much longer period.
Juvderm filler is based on the cutting edge Vycross patented technology, which enables stronger cross linking of the molecules. Therefore, the results with a single injectable treatment of Juvederm can last for anywhere between six to 12 months, depending on different factors. Double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon provides Juvederm injections to patients in Huntsville, Alabama and nearby areas.
Variations in Longevity
The effects of Juvederm dermal filler can last for varying amounts of time depending on which area of the face is treated. Many experienced Juvederm treatment providers opine that in the sites where the facial muscle movement is higher, the results may not sustain for too long. For instance, the lines and wrinkles around the mouth may be more dynamic due to higher movement of the muscles in that area.
The longevity will also vary from one individual to another, depending on the depth of their wrinkles and the degree of skin elasticity in the face. The effect of Juvederm will wear off gradually, and the entire amount of gel will not disappear quickly or at once. Therefore, the overall aesthetic impact of Juvederm is more natural looking.
McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here. Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.