How Long Does JUVÉDERM® Last? By Peter Brownrigg on July 31, 2021

doctor about to inject JUVÉDERM into a patient’s faceAs skin matures, facial volume diminishes. The skin becomes thinner and less elastic, and the effects of gravity begin to show. Facial fillers like JUVÉDERM® plump the skin and soften signs of aging to create a more youthful appearance. Our Ottawa, ON, practice offers JUVÉDERM to provide you with significant rejuvenation without surgery. 

But you’re probably wondering: How long does JUVÉDERM last? When it comes to a single treatment, the results don’t last forever, but treatments can be repeated to sustain your rejuvenation. Today, we’ll take a look at three factors that influence the amount of time you can expect to enjoy your results.

But First - How Does JUVÉDERM Work?

JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. The body naturally produces this gel-like, hydrating substance, which gives skin moisture and produces results that track as youthful, attractive volume and plumpness. Naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases with age. In fact, between the time you are born and the time you turn 65, you can expect about a 75% reduction of hyaluronic acid in your body.

JUVÉDERM was designed to counteract this effect, but of course, the enhancement isn’t permanent. 

Here are three factors that affect the longevity of JUVÉDERM fillers:

Type of JUVÉDERM

There are many types of JUVÉDERM used for different areas of the face, and each has a unique duration when it comes to the results. Here is a look at a few different types:

  • JUVÉDERM Voluma™ increases the plumpness of your cheeks, and can last about two years.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLIFT® adds volume underneath the skin surface of the nasolabial folds (smile lines) to counteract this sign of aging. The results can last for 15 months or more.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® enhances the lips for a fuller pout and may last for about a year.

Metabolism

Metabolism breaks down molecules in the body, including hyaluronic acid. 

Since everyone has a different metabolic rate, there is never any guarantee regarding how long your results will last. But in short, the faster the body metabolizes hyaluronic acid, the shorter JUVÉDERM treatment lasts. 

Follow-Up Appointments

Maintenance is key to preserving JUVÉDERM treatment. Frequent use of fillers leads to longer-lasting results. This is partly because repeated use leads to patients producing more collagen around the filler, which helps build structure in the targeted area. Collagen and hyaluronic acid work together to keep the skin supple, elastic, and youthful.

When you speak to us at our Ottawa, ON, practice about JUVÉDERM, we can help you create a treatment routine that helps you maintain your desired results with regular touch-ups. We will carefully create a plan that helps you look rejuvenated, but avoids making you look like you’ve had work done.

Consult with Dr. Brownrigg Today

Do you have more questions about JUVÉDERM? We’d love to talk to you more about this effective nonsurgical solution! Patient education is crucial to the success of any cosmetic procedure, and we aim to equip each and every patient with the facts they need in order to make an informed decision. To learn more about JUVÉDERM injections or to schedule your appointment in our Ottawa, ON, office, call (613) 724-1214 or message us online.

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Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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