How Often Should I Get Juvederm Fillers?

How Often Should I Get Juvederm Fillers?

Many people who have benefited from Juvederm or other dermal fillers, ask their doctor, “How often should I get Juvederm fillers?” According to experts, there’s no one answer that fits everyone.

Juvederm is a dermal filler. These cosmetic treatments are made of different types of substances that smooth out wrinkles and lines and plump out hollow spaces in the face. In the case of Juvederm, the substance used is hyaluronic acid. This is a perfectly natural substance that’s found in every living thing. Hyaluronic acid is mostly found in connective tissue and in the spaces between the collagen and elastin in the skin. It locks moisture into the skin and keeps it springy. As people age, their natural store of hyaluronic acid start to decrease and they lose fat that once supported their skin.

Juvederm is considered a temporary filler, so it’s understandable why people ask, “How often should I get Juvederm fillers?” The effects of Juvederm, which include a lessening in the look of wrinkles and added volume to hollow or thin areas in the face, can last up to a year. However, many people see a diminution in the effects of the treatment after about six months. Then, the body harmlessly absorbs the hyaluronic acid, and the lines, folds, wrinkles and thin places begin to return.

Getting Touch-up Treatments

People who want Juvederm touch-up treatments usually have them every six to 12 months. This might be one answer to the question, “How often should I get Juvederm fillers?” Juvederm is applied in a Doctors office, and each session usually lasts no more than a half an hour. It depends on the severity and the number of the wrinkles and folds that the patient wants treated. At Doctors Best Wellness Center, Juvederm often contains a local anesthetic pain killer which is injected with the hyaluronic acid. In other cases, the doctor applies a topical anesthetic to the area where the filler will be injected, and the patient waits till the area is numbed.

After the session, the patient can go home right away. There might be a bit of swelling, bruising or redness in the area that was treated, but this goes away after a day or two. The doctor might suggest that the patient treat the area with an ice pack. Most patients begin to notice improvements immediately after the treatment.

Most patients are pleased with what Juvederm, Bolotero and the other dermal fillers consisting of hyaluronic acid do and are happy to return for touch-ups.

About Author

Dr. Val Manocchio

Dr. Val Manocchio is a board-certified physician and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, plus a Fellow of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. Currently, he owns and operates a comprehensive hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, and wellness center that is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Val Manocchio received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami’s School of Medicine, in 1980 he began his practice as an Emergency Medicine Physician.

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