How long does Juvederm Dermal Filler Last?Posted on October 20, 2018
In the US, dermal fillers such as Juvederm rank as the second most sought-after cosmetic dermatology treatment following Botox.
Juvederm is an FDA approved dermal filler treatment with a high safety profile. However, some patients may have concerns about the longevity of its results.
The injection provider will inform the patient of the estimated sustainability of the treatment during the initial consultation. The patient should assess the estimated outcomes and longevity of Juvederm dermal filler treatment in comparison to other similar dermal filler treatments to make an enlightened decision.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, led by reliable board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim, provides Juvederm filler treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other towns and cities in this region of SoCal.
HA Cross-Linking Prolongs Sustainability
The active ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid (HA). The longevity of results that this dermal filler treatment offers depends on the extent of cross-linkage of the gel molecules. The human body tends to reject foreign substances.
But Juvederm comprises HA which is a compound that is found naturally in the body. This helps the body accept it more readily.
This allows the filler gel to last in the body for a more extended time offering sustainable anti-aging results. Juvederm offers patients a significant improvement over animal-based collagen injectable treatments. In the case of animal-based fillers, the body quickly detects the collagen as foreign material and breaks it down rapidly. But this does not occur in the case of Juvederm.
Many dermal filler injectables available to patients today comprise HA. However, these do not offer sustainable results similar to Juvederm. Non-cross linked products disintegrate within a few days. But Juvederm sustains at the area underneath the skin for a more extended period as its molecules are strongly cross-linked.
The cutting-edge and patented Hylacross technology forms the basis of the Juvederm dermal filler treatment. This technology enables strong cross-linkage of the HA molecules allowing patients to enjoy the outcomes of a single Juvederm dermal filler treatment for up to one year.
The facial area being treated will also determine the sustainability of Juvederm filler injectable treatment. The outcomes may not last long in facial sites that experience a higher movement of the muscles. For instance, the area around the mouth experiences more motion. This higher movement means that the fine lines and wrinkles in this site may be more dynamic.
The sustainability of Juvederm results also depends on the elasticity of the facial skin as well as the depth of the wrinkles. The treatment effects will gradually dissipate, and the entire gel will not disintegrate at one time.
In case a patient chooses to undergo a secondary Juvederm treatment after four to six months, the treatment benefits may be cumulative. The secondary treatment involves the dermal filler being “stacked” in the lips. This enables the outcomes to last longer to increase the quality of life for the patient for an extended period of time.
Sometimes the entire filler gel may vanish in around one year in case the patient undergoes the secondary treatment after six months. The longevity of the Juvederm treatment also depends on the injection provider’s technique.
Caring cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Juvederm.
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