Are you tired of fine lines and wrinkles that seem to have taken up permanent residence on your face? Look no further than dermal fillers. These innovative treatments are specially designed to smooth out those pesky lines and restore a youthful appearance, giving you the confidence to embrace your life. Here at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we offer a plethora of dermal filler options to each of our patients, and VOLLURE® is one of our most popular treatments.
Nearly every person will inevitably experience the signs of aging in their facial skin at some point in their lives. Although every patient is different and has their own unique struggles to face, one of the most common places people start noticing wrinkles and lines is around their mouth. This makes sense, as these wrinkles are often caused by repeated smiling or frowning over time. Dermal fillers give patients the unique opportunity to reverse the clock and restore their youth.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC: How Long Do Results Last?
Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you can expect to enjoy the benefits for far longer than most other rival dermal fillers. Clinical studies have shown that the effects of the dermal filler can last up to two years, making it one of the longest-lasting fillers available today.
Some folks who do not respond as dramatically to the initial treatment as others may want to consider making touch-up appointments part of their annual routine. Some individuals have the best luck spacing their repeat sessions one year apart, while others can stretch to every other year. We will go over what to expect for your personal timeline so that you are aware of how frequently to schedule your appointments to maintain your best results.
Getting Acquainted With Dermal Fillers
What Are They and How Do They Work?
These remarkable injectables work beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. With the main active ingredient in the formula being the biocompatible and completely safe hyaluronic acid, these fillers provide a treatment option with no chance of negative side effects and no chance of the body rejecting the chemicals. Whether it’s addressing deep nasolabial folds, enhancing lip volume, or contouring cheeks, our staff has the expertise to help you achieve your desired results.
Once injected, the dermal filler material adds volume and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. It also replenishes the hyaluronic acid that has depleted over time, as this is a key component that provides hydration and elasticity to the skin. These fillers only produce the natural results you’re looking for if they are administered with artistry and precision. That’s why our entire team has more than ample knowledge of the complex nuances and intricacies of the construction of facial skin, tissues, and muscles.
What Does XC Mean?
You may be wondering what the “XC” in the name JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE XC is referring to. These two letters represent an exciting advancement in dermal filler technology. This special designation signifies that the filler incorporates lidocaine, a local anesthetic, within its formulation. Lidocaine is a widely recognized and trusted numbing agent used in various medical treatments and procedures. By including lidocaine in these fillers, the treatment process becomes even more comfortable for you.
Lidocaine helps minimize any potential discomfort or sensitivity during the injection, ensuring a more pleasant experience. The incorporation of lidocaine allows for a smoother and more comfortable session, while still delivering the exceptional results the fillers are known for. When you see the “XC” on that label, you can rest assured that your well-being and comfort will be prioritized throughout the treatment.
What Does a Treatment Session Look Like?
During your VOLLURE® treatment session, we will begin by conducting a comprehensive consultation to assess your concerns and desired outcomes. We will work closely with you and get to know you in order to develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your unique facial features and aesthetic goals. Once the treatment plan is established, we will gently cleanse and prepare the targeted areas. Using precise techniques, we’ll skillfully inject the dermal filler into strategic places to achieve optimal results.
The process is carried out with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring symmetry and natural-looking enhancement. The dermal filler material seamlessly integrates with your skin, instantly adding volume and rejuvenating the treated area. You may even notice immediate improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial contours. For the entirety of the session, your continued comfort and satisfaction will be treated as the top priority.
How Quickly Will Results Be Noticeable?
We’re thrilled to share that the effects of this treatment are often noticeable right away! Some patients report noticing subtle improvements mere hours after their appointment. Whether it’s filling in deep wrinkles, enhancing lip volume, or restoring facial contours, the transformation can be seen instantly for quite a few patients. Seeing this volume of results from a treatment session that typically only lasts for up to 30 minutes is yet another thing that sets this treatment option apart from others.
The speed at which the results become noticeable may vary depending on individual factors such as metabolism and the area being treated. Where a percentage of our patients are lucky enough to observe instantaneous results on the day of their appointment, the remaining percentage of patients will notice enhancements in the days and weeks that follow their session. As with anything that relies on your body for treatment, the results will continue to improve in the coming weeks.
What Should I Do To Prepare for My Appointment?
Make sure you arrive for your VOLLURE® appointment with a clean face free of makeup, creams, or lotions so that we can accurately assess your skin and facial features. If you want to ensure that your skin responds better to the treatment, keep yourself well-hydrated in the days before your appointment.
Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you may have during your pre-treatment consultation, so you know exactly what to expect with no surprises. Lastly, follow our pre-treatment guidelines carefully, as these will be specifically tailored to your unique circumstances.
Make sure you avoid blood-thinning medications, supplements, and alcohol for a few days before your appointment to prevent the risk of bruising. Similarly, you should avoid excessive and direct sun exposure, even from tanning beds, and refrain from exfoliating agents or other treatments/procedures that enhance your skin’s sensitivity.
What Should I Do After My Appointment?
To ensure the best possible outcome, avoid vigorous exercise, excessive heat exposure, and activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area for the first 24 to 48 hours. Refrain from touching, massaging, or applying pressure to the treated area to allow the dermal filler to settle properly. Keep drinking plenty of water, as hydration aids your skin in quickening the healing process. Protect your skin from the sun with SPF 30+ to increase the longevity of your results.
Finding the Right JUVÉDERM® Dermal Filler for You
Ultra/Ultra Plus XC
The Ultra also harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid. It’s designed to combat anything from delicate lip lines to severe nasolabial folds. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Ultra Plus takes it a step further. With its enhanced viscosity, the expert administering the treatment can have added control over the injection placements. This is the ideal treatment choice for those seeking to address deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
With its small particle size and exceptional properties, this filler is specifically formulated to provide natural-looking lip augmentation while minimizing perioral lines. Patients enjoy this filler for the subtle enhancements the treatment grants, and many of our patients enjoy undergoing this treatment for the purpose of plumping up their lips.
Reveal your youthful cheek contours with this unique filler designed for deep injection and cheek augmentation. This exceptional product restores midface volume, correcting age-related volume loss and rejuvenating your appearance with a harmonious balance.
Additional Dermal Fillers Available to You at Our Practice:
- Sculptra for deep chin wrinkles and marionette lines
- Restylane for lip-plumping and laugh lines
- Restylane Silk for lip lines and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne for nasolabial folds
- Restylane Refyne for lines around the mouth
- Radiesse for mouth wrinkles and stimulating collagen
Unlock Your Potential
With VOLLURE®, you can say goodbye to the signs of aging without the need for strict surgical guidelines or excessive downtimes. Experience the extraordinary results that this life-changing dermal filler provides, and rediscover the joy of a radiant and revitalized complexion. Call us here at Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful and vibrant you. Let’s work together to help you unlock your full beauty potential.