Over time, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which are important for keeping our skin looking youthful. This can lead to unwanted wrinkles and folds to develop, making us look older than we feel. Juvéderm® Vollure is an injectable filler created to soften the look of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Created with hyaluronic acid, it works by binding moisture under the skin, smoothing out unwanted lines and wrinkles. This filler was also created using VYCROSS® technology, which makes the formula more stable, causes less swelling, and prolongs results.
Juvéderm® Vollure is specifically designed to address:
- Nasolabial folds.
- Parenthesis around the mouth.
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Adults 21 years and older who wish to combat lines and wrinkles can often benefit from Juvéderm® Vollure. However, you should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of keloid scarring, have been diagnosed with pigmentation disorders. The best way to determine if this treatment is a good match for your goals is to schedule a consultation appointment today.
Your filler appointment will begin with your injector speaking with you regarding which areas require filler. These areas will then be cleansed and a topical numbing cream applied to the area to ensure you are comfortable during the injection. A very fine needle will then be used to artfully inject the filler into the lines and folds around your mouth. Treatment can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes depending on the amount of change desired.
After your Juvéderm® Vollure appointment, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, itching, or bruising at the injection sites. Ice packs can often help with swelling. There is no downtime needed, so you can return to your normal activities as soon as possible. We do, however, advise that you refrain from strenuous exercise, heat and sun exposure, and alcohol consumption for 24 hours post-treatment for the best outcomes. This filler lasts up to 18 months.
Are you bothered by lines and wrinkles around your mouth? If so, our team at SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates can help! We offer an array of Juvéderm® fillers to help meet your aesthetic goals. Contact our Grand Rapids, MI office today to schedule a consultation.
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Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
It is advised that patients avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after their Juvederm treatment.
Can Juvederm be reversed?
Yes, Juvederm can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the treatment area, this enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles.
Can Juvederm cause blindness?
The risk of blindness following Juvederm injections is extremely rare.
Can Juvederm migrate?
In rare cases, Juvederm can migrate to other areas of the face within a few days of treatment. This occurs when the filler moves before it has fully bonded to your facial tissue.
Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?
It is best to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours following all filler treatments.
Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?
Very few fillers are available in a half syringe. This s because half of a syringe is a very small amount and is only recommended for focused areas.
Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?
Individuals should not split a syringe of Juvederm or any filler, since this can cause cross-contamination and exposure to another person’s bodily fluids.
Can you wash your face after Juvederm?
You can wash your face following Juvederm injections but be sure to wash it very gently. Avoid massaging the treated area for about six hours after treatment.
Does Juvederm dissolve over time?
Yes, Juvederm fillers naturally dissolve over time. Juvederm fillers typically last for 6-18 months.
Does Juvederm expand?
No, Juvederm fillers will not significantly expand following injection.
Does Juvederm look natural?
Juvederm fillers are formulated to create natural-looking improvements in the face. Many patients enjoy a younger appearance following treatment.
Does Juvederm soften up?
It can take several weeks for Juvederm to soften and settle into the skin. This means that final results will not be immediately observed.
Does Juvederm stimulate collagen?
Yes, Juvederm stimulates the body’s collagen production, helping patients to enjoy more youthful-looking skin.
Does Juvederm work immediately?
Patients will be able to notice an immediate improvement following Juvederm injections, with full results seen after about two weeks.
How can I make Juvederm last longer?
In order to prolong your Juvederm results, be sure to minimize sun exposure, wear SPF when outdoors, and follow a consistent skincare routine.
How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?
Juvederm bumps may resolve on their own within a few weeks with massaging. The injections can also be diluted with a steroid anti-inflammatory called Kenalog.
How long after Juvederm will I see results?
Full Juvederm results can usually be seen after about two weeks.
How long does Juvederm last?
Juvéderm fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months.
How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?
The number of syringes needed will depend on the severity of your lines or wrinkles. However, most people will need one syringe per side.
How much is a syringe of Juvederm?
The cost of Juvederm may vary depending on a number of factors. To learn more about pricing, please contact our office today.
How often can juvederm be injected?
To maintain ideal results, patients should schedule Juvederm treatments every 6-18 months, depending on the specific Juvederm filler they receive.
How painful are Juvederm injections?
Juvederm injections should not be painful, as a topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure you are comfortable.
Can Botox age you?
No, Botox is meant to rejuvenate the face and create a more youthful appearance rather than aging you.
Can Botox cause weight gain?
Botox does not cause weight gain.
Can Botox help sinuses?
Botox can ease the severity of nasal symptoms like itching, sneezing, nasal drainage, and nasal blockage. It’s also been shown to alleviate sinus pressure and ease sinus headaches.
Can Botox lift eyebrows?
Botox can lift your eyebrows. It’s injected into the frown lines between the brows. This relaxes the muscles in the forehead allowing them to pull up and lift the brow.
Can I go for a walk after Botox?
Yes, you can go for a walk after Botox injections. It is recommended to wait 24 hours for any strenuous activities.
Can I have wine after Botox?
Drinking wine is not recommended after Botox. You should wait for at least one to two days before drinking any alcohol. Alcohol can make the skin more prone to bruising and swelling.
Can you drink coffee after Botox?
Caffeine is not recommended right after a Botox procedure. Wait 24-48 hours after treatment to prevent bruising.
Does Botox affect the brain?
Botox works by affecting the brain signals to the treated muscles, causing them to relax.
Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?
Once Botox wears off, it doesn’t generally make you look older. The muscles may go back to where they were before but whether that makes someone look older is often up to interpretation.
Does Botox make you shiny?
Botox doesn’t make your skin look shiny, but the way the light bounces off of a smooth surface like the skin, it can appear shinier.
How long does Botox last?
In general, Botox lasts about three to four months. Some patients have seen it last up to four to six months or as short as two months. It’s also common for the treatment to last less time for those who receive the treatment for the first time.
Is 50 too old for Botox?
There is no age that is too old for Botox. It’s regularly used on people in their 20s through their 50s.
Is Botox a poison?
Botox is made from a toxin called bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Doctor’s use very small doses of it to treat health problems and wrinkles.
Is Botox a steroid?
Botox is not a steroid.
Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?
Botox is not FDA-approved for treatment under the eyes.
Should I move my face after Botox?
It’s recommended you move your face around after Botox. It actually helps the effectiveness of the treatment.
What age should I start Botox?
Patients as young as 18 years old can receive Botox but most doctors recommend patients wait until they are in their 20s or 30s to receive the treatment.
What are the bad side effects of Botox?
Some of the unwanted side effects of Botox include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site.
What do I need to know before getting botox?
Before getting Botox, you should first get a consultation with a licensed injection specialist so you can discuss if Botox is the best option for you.
What is Botox used for?
Botox is used to smooth out lines and wrinkles.
What should you not do after Botox?
After Botox, you should not drink alcohol, participate in strenuous exercise, and touch your face too much. You should also avoid the sun as much as possible and avoid sleeping on the affected area.
Who should not get Botox?
Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Botox as well as anyone who is allergic to cow milk proteins. Anyone with skin infections or a neurological disease should not get Botox as well.
Can I drink alcohol after Sculptra?
You should avoid alcohol for 48 hours after Sculptra treatment.
Can I exercise after Sculptra?
Avoid vigorous exercise for at least one to two days after Sculptra treatment.
Can I get a facial after Sculptra?
You should avoid getting a facial for at least two weeks after Sculptra.
Can Sculptra and Voluma be used together?
Yes! You can use Sculptra and Voluma together to get optimal results.
Can sculptra be used on lips?
Sculptra can be used to help reduce the appearance of lines around the lips but it’s not meant to be used on the lips.
Can sculptra cause headaches?
Some people do experience headaches after Sculptra injections but it’s not very common and it typically doesn’t last very long.
Can sculptra lift jowls?
Yes. Sculptra can be used to add volume to the cheeks and face and lift and reduce the appearance of jowls.
Can sculptra migrate?
No. Sculptra does not migrate to other areas. It tends to stay where it’s injected.
Can you overfill with Sculptra?
With our team of experts at SkinCeuticals SkinLab, you don’t have to worry about being overfilled or looking overfilled with Sculptra treatment.
Can you take ibuprofen after Sculptra?
No. Ibuprofen can increase the risk of bruising and slows down blood clotting.
Does Sculptra cause scar tissue?
Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production and scar tissue is made of collagen, yes, Sculptra does cause scar tissue.
Does Sculptra look natural?
Absolutely! The results of Sculptra treatment appear gradually over time so they are typically more natural than other treatments.
Does Sculptra stimulate collagen?
Yes! The formulation causes the body to create more of its own collagen and fill and provide more volume to the area where Sculptra was injected.
Does Sculptra tighten skin?
Because Sculptra provides volume to where it’s injected, it fills hollow or sunken areas and can tighten and firm the skin.
How do I prepare for Sculptra?
To prepare for Sculptra, avoid drinking alcohol and taking any blood thinner medication for 24 hours, don’t apply any products to your skin that may be irritating for 2-3 days ahead of time, and arrive with a completely clean, makeup-free face.
How do you get rid of Sculptra bumps?
Bumps from Sculptra injections may go away on their own, but you can massage them each night after treatment and they will likely disappear. They can also be dissolved with cortisone injections or minor surgery can be done to remove the nodule or lump.
How does Sculptra Aesthetic work?
Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production and restores your skin’s structure and volume. The new collagen strands gradually help to restore the volume you lost and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does it take to see results with Sculptra?
You will likely start to see results in 4-6 weeks with full results in a couple of months.
How long does Sculptra last?
The results of Sculptra tend to last anywhere from two to three years.
How long does swelling last after Sculptra?
Swelling after Sculptra usually lasts for 2-3 days.
How many Sculptra treatments do you need?
You may need between one to three treatments to see optimal results.
How many syringes sculptra for cheeks?
How many syringes you need for the cheeks depends on your specific situation and how much volume needs to be added to the area. One to two syringes are the typical number needed.
How quickly does Sculptra work?
Sculptra typically starts working within 24 hours but you likely won’t see visible results for at least six weeks.
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser used in laser hair removal is attracted to the melanin pigment in the hair shaft and it uses laser light to target, heat up, and destroy the hair shaft and the follicle.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes! Laser hair removal at SkinCeuticals SkinLab is entirely safe. We use a low-energy laser so you don’t have to worry about skin irritation or burns.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
No. While you may feel some discomfort, you will likely not feel any pain. Laser hair removal is far more comfortable than other forms of hair removal.
What areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can be used on the face, arms, underarms, back, bikini area, and legs.
How many sessions of laser hair removal are typically needed?
For most people, six to nine treatment sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.
How long does each laser hair removal session take?
It really depends on the area being treated. The face is going to take less time than the legs or the back, but sessions typically last about 30 minutes to an hour.
What should I expect before, during, and after a laser hair removal treatment?
Before laser hair removal, try to avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen when outside. You will also want to avoid tweezing or waxing for at least a month ahead of your appointment, but you should shave the treated areas 12-24 hours before the treatment. During treatment, your provider will cleanse the skin and then use the handpiece to target the hair follicles with laser energy. After treatment, avoid applying lotion, deodorant, or makeup to the treated area. You will see your hair shedding 5-10 days later.
What are the potential side effects of laser hair removal?
The possible side effects of laser hair removal include hyperpigmentation, blisters, redness, and skin irritation.
Can laser hair removal be performed on all skin types and hair colors?
At SkinCeuticals SkinLab, we use the Sciton® BBL® laser hair removal system and that can be effective on almost any skin tone and hair color.
Is laser hair removal a permanent solution?
Most patients don’t see any hair regrowth for years and if hair does regrow, it’s usually finer and lighter in color. You may need maintenance treatment to maintain the results you’re looking for.
Can I have laser hair removal if I have a tan or sunburn?
We recommend avoiding sun exposure and tanning for at least a month before your treatment. As for a sunburn, you cannot have laser hair removal with a sunburn. The laser could further irritate the skin.
Can laser hair removal be performed on sensitive areas such as the bikini line or face?
Absolutely! Laser hair removal works well on the face and bikini area.
What is the cost of laser hair removal and are there any financing options available?
The cost of laser hair removal can differ greatly depending on how big of an area you’re having treated, how experienced your provider is, and where they are located. Your provider can discuss cost and financing with you at your consultation.
Are there any restrictions or precautions to take before and after laser hair removal sessions?
Before getting laser hair removal, you’ll want to avoid prolonged sun exposure and tanning for a month before your appointment. You’ll also want to avoid waxing and tweezing. After the treatment, you’ll want to avoid putting lotions, deodorants, and makeup on the treated area. You should also avoid the sun after treatment as the skin will be sensitive.
Are there any alternatives to laser hair removal?
Shaving, waxing, threading, and electrolysis are alternatives to laser hair removal, but they are not always as effective or as safe as laser hair removal.
What is a HydraFacial™ and how does it work?
A Hydrafacial is a facial treatment that exfoliates, hydrates, and deep cleans the skin while protecting it at the same time. It starts with the handpiece being used to cleanse and peel the skin. The debris is then removed, and then your skin is moisturized and hydrated with super serums.
Who is a good candidate for a HydraFacial™?
Generally healthy people who are looking to improve their complexion are good candidates for a Hydrafacial. It’s typically not best for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the benefits of getting a HydraFacial™ treatment?
The benefits of getting Hydrafacial treatment include plumper, brighter, and more hydrated skin. It can also improve visible signs of aging like dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does a HydraFacial™ treatment typically take?
A HydraFacial treatment can take between 30 minutes to an hour.
Is there any downtime or recovery period after a HydraFacial™?
There is no downtime or a recovery period after a HydraFacial. You can go back to work or your regular routine right after treatment.
How often should I get a HydraFacial™ for optimal results?
We recommend getting a HydraFacial every two weeks for the best results.
Can a HydraFacial™ be customized for specific skin concerns?
Absolutely! We can customize your Hydrafacial for the specific skin concerns you have.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with HydraFacial™?
Redness is typically the only side effect of a HydraFacial, and there are almost no risks associated with the treatment.
Can I combine HydraFacial™ with other skincare treatments or procedures?
Yes! A HydraFacial can be combined with dermaplaning, Keravive treatment, laser treatment, and injectables.
How long do the results of a HydraFacial™ last?
The results of a HydraFacial typically last about 4-6 weeks.
What are exosomes in the context of cosmetic treatments?
In the context of cosmetic treatments, exosomes are used in aesthetic treatments to promote tissue regeneration and combat the signs of aging. The Exosome Complex contains amino acids, growth factors, vitamins, enzymes, and humectants,
How do exosomes work for cosmetic purposes?
When exosomes are applied topically to the skin, the exosomes can regenerate healthy skin cells, promote collagen and elastin production, and encourage the growth of new, healthier hair.
What benefits do exosomes offer for skin rejuvenation?
Exosomes can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate dull, dry skin, and diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.
Are exosome treatments safe and non-invasive?
Yes. Exosome treatments are completely safe and non-invasive.
How are exosomes obtained for cosmetic use?
Exosomes are extracted from donated human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and can be applied directly to the skin.
Are exosomes suitable for all skin types?
Absolutely! Exosomes can be used on all skin types.
Can exosomes replace traditional cosmetic treatments like Botox or fillers?
Exosomes can be used along with cosmetic treatments like Botox and other fillers for more anti-aging benefits. Depending on the results you’re looking for, it can also be used on its own instead of Botox or dermal fillers.
What kind of results can I expect from exosome treatments?
For skin rejuvenation, you can expect to see improvements in the quality of the skin immediately. After multiple sessions, you may also notice a reduction in the visible signs of aging, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Hair restoration treatment can take five treatment sessions before you start seeing results.
Is there any downtime associated with exosome procedures?
No. Exosome procedures on their own don’t come with any downtime. If exosomes are combined with other procedures like laser treatment, a short downtime may be required.
How long do the effects of exosome treatments last?
The results of exosome treatments can last six to eight months.
Are there any potential side effects of using exosomes for cosmetic purposes?
There are no known potential side effects to using exosomes for cosmetic purposes.
How do exosomes compare to stem cell-based treatments for skin rejuvenation?
Exosomes work as, if not more, effectively as other stem cell-based treatments for skin rejuvenation.
How many sessions of exosome treatments are typically required?
Some people may only require one treatment, but others may need multiple treatments to see the result they’re looking for. For hair treatments, 5-10 treatment sessions are needed to see results.
Are there any contraindications for using exosomes in cosmetic procedures?
No, there are no known contraindications for using exosomes in cosmetic procedures.
Do exosome treatments require any special post-procedure care?
After getting exosome treatments, you’ll want to avoid excessive sun exposure, use gentle skincare products, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Can exosomes be combined with other cosmetic treatments for enhanced results?
Absolutely! Exosomes can be combined with laser treatments, Botox, and fillers.
Can exosomes help with specific skin conditions like acne or hyperpigmentation?
Exosomes can help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne scars. As it can also help reduce inflammation, it can help with acne as well.
Are there any age restrictions for undergoing exosome procedures?
No, there are no specific age restrictions for exosome procedures.
Are exosomes ethically sourced for cosmetic use?
Absolutely! All the exosomes we use are ethically sourced.
Is the use of exosomes in cosmetics supported by scientific research?
Several studies have shown the benefits of exosomes for cosmetic use, but further research is still being done.