How Long Does Juvederm Last?
Many patients consider Juvederm fillers to improve the appearance of their lips, facials lines, creases and wrinkles. Patients often want to know how long they can expect Juvederm fillers to last.
Similar to other types of cosmetic procedures, it is important to fully understand the effectiveness of the procedure. For any type of filler, it is also crucial to know how long the filler will provide you with a smooth, refined, natural, and improved appearance.
Juvederm is a type of filler that is commonly used to improve and reverse some of the effects of aging, such as wrinkles or fine lines from our faces. As with other types of cosmetic dermal fillers, Juvederm is used by adults to improve the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging skin. It can also be used to add volume to the lips, fill in hollow or sunken areas of the face and to restore overall volume to the skin.
Juvederm comes in the form of a sterile gel which is created from hyaluronic acid. This acid, while it is synthetic, is created to simulate the hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in the skin.
How Long Does Juvederm Last?
The expected duration that Juvederm filler can last can vary for each patient depending on different factors.
A main factor in determining how long Juvederm filler injections will last depends on which type of product is used. Juvederm is available in several different formulas and intended to be used in a different areas of the face. For example, Vobella is more flexible and lighter as it is designed to be used in and around the mouth area. Other formulas, including Voluma, are more robust and have a greater ability to lift. The duration of the filler will depend on which filler is used. In most cases, fillers which are designed to be more robust, such as Voluma, are approved by the FDA to last about two years. In comparison, Juvederm Ultra is only approved to last a year.
Another component that impacts how long the Juvederm filler lasts is based on the individual person, their genes and the condition of their skin. Because we are all different, including out metabolism, our bodies process things and break them down at different rates. Each patient has their own unique experience with Juvederm.
Once you notice that the effects of the Juvederm filler are wearing off, you can receive another injection to maintain the results. You want to avoid allowing Juvederm to completely wear off before you receive an additional injection. The optimal time to receive a follow up injection is when you notice the effects are just beginning to wear off. By regularly staying on top of the treatment, your body will continue to naturally process the filler.
Schedule an appointment with a doctor to determine the realistic expectations for how long the improvements from Juvederm will last on your skin. The doctor can advise what to expect with the Juvederm treatment and discuss any additional questions related to the treatment. A consultation will also help determine how much Juvederm filler is needed to achieve your desired results.