Facial wrinkles and smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, result from naturally occurring collagen depletion. It’s an inevitable effect of time that doesn’t have to burden your appearance. Now, with Juvederm Vollure, the only FDA-approved filler for moderate to severe wrinkles, you can turn the clock back.
Those in the greater Washington D.C. area and those living in Maryland can take advantage of this life-changing dermal filler by visiting The Naderi Center. Dr. Shervin Naderi and the other top specialists at the practice offer the most specialized and advanced plastic surgery and dermatology services in the United States.
The Naderi Center sees patients coming in from all over the country and beyond. Patient safety and surgeon specialization are at the core of the practice’s values, propelling it to the top of ratings and surveys conducted by independent companies. Our surgeons’ specialization with the dermal fillers makes The Naderi Center the safest choice for Juvederm Vollure procedures.
What is Juvederm Vollure?
Juvederm Vollure is a hyaluronic acid filler. It is a long-lasting product designed for the nasolabial folds and the mid-face area, in general. This dermal filler smooths out moderate and severe wrinkles that cannot be mitigated by simple moisturizing. By injecting it into the facial tissue, Juvéderm Voluma adds volume in a natural-looking way.
Hyaluronic acid is a term you hear very often in conjunction with skin health. It is a sugar that occurs naturally in the body and helps maintain hydration in your skin. When hyaluronic acid breaks down in the skin, aging starts to intensify.
In this way, hyaluronic acid acts similarly to elastin and collagen. All three decrease in the body as you grow older. Luckily, eating a healthy diet and keeping your body hydrated can help in stimulating hyaluronic production. However, when you are experiencing skin blemishes such as lines and wrinkles, you need to use a filler to counteract them.
If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your lips, Juvederm Vollure applies to your needs as well. Lip augmentation is the group of cosmetic procedures that add fullness to lips. Dermal fillers are used to achieve this by injecting in the lips themselves and around the mouth.
Juvederm Vollure is an ideal choice for providing a subtle and natural look. It is an alternative to other substances used which creates an exaggerated and rigid appearance.
With few exceptions, all adults are ideal candidates for Juvederm Vollure. Before being considered for the procedure, your doctor will discuss your medical history with you to determine whether you fall into one of these exceptions.
Thus, if you have a history of allergies and anaphylaxis, you are not a good candidate for the treatment. Similarly, if you experience reactions to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins, you can discuss other treatment options with your surgeon.
Juvederm Vollure Treatment Areas & Techniques
The treatment areas include the areas around the nose and mouth. These are the spots that add years to your appearance and negatively accentuate your facial expressions.
Juvederm Voluma is applied via injection into the affected area. The filler contains small amounts of lidocaine to provide an anesthetic effect. This improves your level of comfort, keeping any pain to a minimum. Depending on your age and needs, your surgeon will determine how much of the filler will be applied to each injection site.
How Much Does Juvederm Vollure Cost?
Not only is Juvederm less invasive than plastic surgery, but it also comes with a reasonable price. You can make cost comparisons by checking out The Naderi Center’s chart of injectable fees.
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The Vollure Procedure
The Vollure procedure is minimally invasive but still requires that you follow a specific protocol before and after your session. Let’s look at what the Vollure procedure itself entails and what kind of pre and post-session care is involved.
Your surgeon may suggest that you avoid fish, fish oil, nuts, and other supplements for two weeks before the procedure. These foods and supplements may prolong bleeding or cause allergic reactions. Avoiding them keeps bleeding and bruising to a minimum for a quick recovery.
You may also have to stop certain medications that you are taking. Your doctor will let you know when you have your medical evaluation.
You will need to remove all makeup before the procedure. This can be done at the clinic or you can choose to arrive makeup-free, depending on your commitments and schedule. The staff will apply antiseptic to the area of treatment to prevent infections during the procedure.
During the Session
The treatment session will last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. If the staff member administering the treatment applies a topical numbing cream, this may add an extra 20-45 minutes to your stay at the office. All necessary preparations are made so that you experience the least discomfort possible.
During treatment, patients can experience a feeling of pressure rather than pain. This pressure is a feeling of heaviness in the area as the filler is injected. Slight crunching or popping sounds can accompany the injection. This is completely normal. It’s also totally acceptable and encouraged that you ask for a break if you feel you need one.
It may take up to two weeks for the results of the procedure to finalize. Meanwhile, you may notice lumps in the treated area. This is nothing to worry about. Your doctor will advise you to wait until the two week period passes so that the filler settles on its own. Alternatively, they may advise you to massage the area to help it achieve a smooth result quicker.
Recovery & Aftercare
Luckily, you won’t have to put your life completely on hold after the procedure. You’ll need to avoid intense workouts and too much exposure to the sun. You may also be advised by the surgeon to place an ice pack on the treated area if swelling appears. Depending on the course of your recovery, the doctor will advise you on when you can start applying makeup again.
Why Choose Juvederm Vollure?
The most important reason to choose Juvederm Vollure is its effectiveness. The product has FDA approval and the outcome is natural. Other products promise similar results but have not been proven or have the longevity of Juvederm Vollure.
Another reason to choose Juvederm Vollure is that it provides a minimally invasive solution to wrinkles and lines. You can either completely avoid or at least postpone plastic surgery for several years. Although The Naderi Center offers safe plastic surgery of all types for your needs, many people prefer to avoid invasive procedures. Juvederm Vollure fits this requirement completely.
What is the difference between Juvederm Voluma XC and Vollure XC?
Juvederm Vollure XC differs from Voluma XC in that it is softer. That is why it is used for the areas around the mouth and nose. Conversely, Voluma is more appropriate for adding volume to cheeks.
How long do Juvederm Vollure lip results last for?
Although results may vary, Juvederm Vollure treatments can last up to 18 months. As the substance is slowly absorbed by your body, a touch up can ensure that you need less filler over time.
What is Juvederm Vollure mainly used for?
Juvederm Vollure is great for alleviating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines in the nose and mouth area. Marionette lines are the vertical lines that develop from the mouth creating a drooping appearance.
If you’re looking to get rid of marionette lines, your surgeon may suggest a hybrid approach. Juvederm Vollure and botox together can fill these lines so that you don’t have to examine more invasive procedures.
What works better: Juvederm Vollure or BOTOX?
The answer to this question hinges on the nature of the wrinkles you seek to alleviate. Dynamic wrinkles such as lines that appear when you frown or smile are best treated with botox. Your skin springs back to its smooth state when you are young due to its flexibility and richness in hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin.
Static wrinkles are what happens when your skin stops returning to its normal state after years of a facial expression triggering dynamic wrinkles. Juvederm fills static lines and wrinkles that start to become visible when your face isn’t making an expression of any sort.
Are there any risks or side effects of Vollure?
If you meet the criteria for using Juvederm Vollure, side effects should be minimal and rare, if they appear at all. Potential side effects include reactions such as swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, discoloration, and itching. These are all temporary reactions that your doctor will help you alleviate.
Contact Us Today for your Next Vollure Session
For more information on how to schedule your Juvederm Vollure session, call The Naderi Center at 703-481-0002 for our Reston, VA office and 301-222-2020 for our Chevy Chase, MD location. Our helpful staff will assist you in arranging a consultation with our specialists.
Be sure to ask Dr. Naderi or one of our other experts about Juvederm Vycross technology. Vycross is the latest in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with results lasting up to 24 months.
If you would rather communicate with us online, feel free to submit the contact form on our website. We are always prompt in answering inquiries so that you can visit us at your convenience.