A Time for Positive Aging: Four Important Things To Know Before Getting Facial Fillers

A Time for Positive Aging: Four Important Things To Know Before Getting Facial Fillers

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Get glowing and improve skin texture with a treatment that’s unique as you with Juvéderm® 

Since its renaissance, thanks mostly to social media, considering or getting facial aesthetic treatments aren’t taboo anymore. No longer just a hush-hush among satisfied customers and potential patients, dermal fillers are now a known beauty secret thanks to the “Zoom Boom.” 

Throughout the pandemic and numerous lockdowns, there has been a demand for cosmetic treatments as everyone has been using video calls for work and even socializing. As people have become more aware of their appearance through this phenomenon, women want to feel more confident by getting rid of their fine lines and enhancing their facial contour even through a screen. 

Here are four important must-know and must-dos when you want to take a shot at feeling more beautiful and confident than ever: 

Check out what’s out there 

Whether it’s on Instagram or YouTube, you’ve probably seen men and women commit to different treatments with the promise of improving your overall look. In an industry with a vast amount of procedures, the choices can be overwhelming and confusing as each facial filler type has its own pros and cons. 

Since this minimally-invasive procedure has been around for decades—more than 30 years since the first injectable was launched—five well-known types of dermal fillers have emerged on the scene and are only administered by healthcare professionals. They differ in chemical makeup, potency, and even the payoff for each facial region. One of the most sought-after facial filler treatments in the world right now is Juvéderm®. 

Juvéderm® is the world’s leading FDA-approved brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) facial fillers.1 Its soft and natural-looking effects are a result of how the injectible blends with the tissue underneath the skin. Its effects can last between 9 to 24 months depending on the type of treatment chosen.2,3

Another great thing about dermal fillers? They’re tailored for your beauty goals.

Consider the type of treatment you want 

As we age, our skins have varying needs that we have to address to maintain or enhance their suppleness and texture. Whether you’re in your 20s or 60s, there are treatments that can address skin dryness, wrinkles, facial depression, and scarring that dermal fillers can help reduce. 

Juvéderm® has a range of facial fillers that can tackle common skin aging problems. It’s always shaped to fit the result that you want to achieve as recommended by your doctor. 

First on the list is Juvéderm® Volbella, an injectable suitable for men and women who want to revive their undereye or improve lip definition.4,5 Next, Juvéderm® Volift is best suited for those who want to enhance their facial contours and restore volume on their skin.5 Another facial filler from their HA dermal fillers is Juvéderm® Voluma targets deeper wrinkles and folds to bring back your face’s volume7

Lastly, the latest line-up from Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company, Juvéderm® VOLUX provides a new treatment option for those looking to define the lower face, with the product specially formulated to restore and create volume in the chin and jaw area for up to 18-24 months.  All the products in the Juvéderm® collection contain Lidocaine,  which is a mild local anaesthetic that helps to numb the area of injection.5,6,7,8,9 

As each region of the face can have different concerns from the other, combining treatments are given the thumbs up by doctors, too. “A combination of procedures is sometimes recommended by your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon to achieve your desired result,” says Dr. Kristina Reyes, Skin Doctor and Preventative Medicine Expert. “[Its results] can soften or fade the lines located around your mouth, eyes or forehead. Dermal fillers can also smoothen wrinkles and improve scars on your face,” says Dr. Reyes. 

Do more research to make the best decision for you 

Saying yes to any kind of procedure, especially to your face, needs a careful amount of consideration and shouldn’t be based on a whim. In your quest to look better and feel good about yourself, two of the most important things you need to do is to do your research about these injectables and consult a trusted doctor. 

While information overload can happen, certain facts about minimally-invasive procedures can also be misconstrued. Ask your aesthetic doctor if there are precautions you need to take with hyaluronic acid facial fillers and seek advice on how to better guide you in choosing the type of Juvéderm® product that is meant for you. 

Also, while there are treatments that can alter your face and may seem like there is no turning back, HA fillers are found to be reversible. “Yes! The results can be reversed with hyaluronidase, a substance to dissolve HA fillers,” says Dr. Rommel Caballes, a cosmetic surgeon for 20 years. 

Your doctor always wants you to be happy with the results at the end of the day. With Juvéderm®, you have the option to reverse your treatment if it’s not the aesthetic result that you want. As long as you discuss it with your doctor, you can alter the HA fillers to your preference by adding or reducing their volume. Another thing about this much-talked-about procedure is that they eventually wear off once you stop treatment. 

Always choose a reputable doctor 

Once you’ve finally decided to go for facial fillers, the next step toward achieving your beauty goals is to find a skilled doctor that can help you achieve this. The recommended course is to check out the doctors near your area and once you’ve narrowed down your top picks, look for reviews and read as many as you can about them and make sure they’re in the correct field. 

Dr. Michelle D. Villanueva, an aesthetic doctor with 13 years of experience under her belt has a checklist for potential patients on choosing the right doctor to administer dermal fillers. “Tip number one, [they have to be] knowledgable about facial anatomy. Number two, they have to understand the facial aging process. Tip number three, [they have to] provide a comprehensive aesthetic plan. Lastly, [they must] possess great injection skills.” 

Any facial aesthetic treatment is a personal decision by you. Whether it’s minimally invasive or non-invasive, facial procedures can have positive effects on anyone when done right. 

To know more about the type of facial treatments unique to your needs, visit the Juvéderm® website. Find a clinic near you and ask a qualified facial healthcare professional about a consultation through this link.

References:

1. Allergan. Unpublished Data. INT-JUV-2150039. JUVÉDERM®, the world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers. MAY 2021.

2. Niforos F et al. Clin Cosmet Investi Dermatol. 2019;12:791-798

3. Jones D and Murphy DK. Dermatol Surg. 2013:39;1602-12..

4. Niforos F et al. Dermatol Surg 2017;43:1271-1280

5. Juvéderm® VOLBELLA DFU. 73363RX10. Rev Jul 2020.

6. Juvéderm® VOLIFT DFU. 73652RX10. Rev Sep 2019.

7. Juvéderm® VOLUMA DFU. 73650RX10. Rev Jul 2019.

8. Juvéderm® VOLITE DFU. 73655RX10. Rev Sep 2019.

9. Juvéderm® VOLUX DFU. 73651RX10. Rev Sep 2019.

10. Juhász, Margit L.W. MD*,†; Levin, Melissa K. MD†,‡; Marmur, Ellen S. MD†,‡ The Kinetics of Reversible Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection Treated with Hyaluronidase, Dermatologic Surgery: June 2017 – Volume  43 – Issue 6 – p 841-847 doi: 10.1097/DSS. 0000000000001084

This article is funded by Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company. Adverse events should be reported to [email protected] and the local Allergan office.
Allergan Healthcare Philippines, Inc. 21F, Robinsons Cyberscape Beta, Ruby & Topaz Roads, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605. DATE APPROVED: JUNE 2022. PH-JUV-220061.