Everyone wants to look better and feel more confident. But sometimes anti-aging creams and ointments aren’t enough. Sometimes, you need injectables, known as dermal fillers, to smooth out fine lines and moderate-to-severe wrinkles. At E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA, we proudly offer several anti-aging treatments to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm?
When you come in for your initial consultation, our trained aesthetic experts will help you determine if you are a good candidate for Juvederm. We will do this by assessing the quality of your skin and discovering your unique aesthetic goals. In the meantime, here are some things to consider:
You Want to Fill In and Lift Sunken Cheeks
If you want to fill in and lift sunken, hollow or gaunt cheeks without a cheek lift, you are a good candidate for Juvederm Voluma XC. Note that this formulation is denoted with “XC” at the end. This indicates lidocaine is present in the serum. Lidocaine is important for anyone worried about discomfort during treatment, as it is a local anesthetic. There’s no need to worry about pain during your anti-aging treatment because of how fine the needles are.
You’re a good candidate for Voluma XC if you want to lift, contour and fill your cheeks without the need for cheek augmentation. You are also a good candidate for this treatment if you want to look up to five years younger in just 15 minutes and maintain your improved appearance for 24 months.
You Think Your Lips Are Thin
You’re a good candidate for Volbella XC if you think your lips need more volume. Maybe you can’t afford lip augmentation or lip implants. Maybe you just don’t think those options are right for you. Regardless, if you’d like to moisturize and plump up your lips for up to a year, Volbella XC is right for you. Even better, Volbella is FDA-approved to smooth out lines and wrinkles around your mouth, known as smile lines.
You Want to Erase Years From Your Face Instantly
Ultra XC is designed to increase the moisture and volume in your lips subtly. But it also can be used to treat deep nasolabial folds (between your nose and mouth), as well as several other points on your face. If you need more than a little boost to your lips, you may be a better candidate for Ultra Plus XC. This safe, effective, comfortable treatment provides more dramatic results. However, they will still look natural and can last up to 50% longer.
You’re Fairly Healthy
Juvederm is a non-invasive treatment. This means nearly anyone looking to enhance their facial contours or skin is a good candidate. However, it’s still important to be fairly healthy before undergoing this anti-aging treatment.
For example, the best candidate is not allergic to local anesthetics, does not suffer from a neurological disease, does not have severe scarring at the treatment site and is not taking certain medications, such as heart medication or antibiotics.
Alternatives to Juvederm
Juvederm isn’t the best anti-aging treatment for everyone. Some people may achieve better results with alternative dermal fillers, such as Belotero, Radiesse or Restylane. Alternatively, you may think a dermal filler is right for you but discover a neuromodulator will address your concerns better.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are another type of anti-aging injectable that achieves similar results. They smooth out fine lines and correct moderate-to-severe wrinkles. However, they’re a little different. Common examples of neuromodulators include BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
One way neuromodulators differ from dermal fillers is in the active ingredient. Neuromodulators contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin A. This is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that treats skin texture issues by eliminating hyperactivity in muscles.
Contrastingly, dermal fillers feature the active ingredient hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid stimulates your body’s production of collagen and elastin, the proteins and fibers responsible for fresh, tight, moisturized, voluminous skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Neuromodulators?
You may be a good candidate for neuromodulators if the lines and wrinkles on your face are exacerbated by facial movement. During your initial consultation, we will identify the root cause of your aesthetic concerns so we can treat them most effectively. It’s not uncommon for our clients to receive dermal fillers and neuromodulators as their aesthetic concerns stem from two separate causes.
Frequently Asked Questions About HA Injections
1. What Areas Can Be Treated With HA Injections?
Hyaluronic acid injections can safely and effectively treat regions of your face suffering from volume loss. Such areas often include your forehead, between your eyebrows, under your nose and around your mouth.
2. Is Ultra XC or Ultra Plus XC Right for Me?
Just because Ultra Plus XC lasts longer doesn’t mean it’s always the best treatment option. Ultra XC is recommended in cases of thinner folds and wrinkles. This treatment will provide just enough volume to make you look younger while maintaining your natural appearance.
Revitalize Your Face Today
You don’t have to settle for looking your chronological age. You can even reverse the damage you did when you were younger that makes you look older than you actually are. To learn more about Juvederm and if it is right for you, contact the dedicated beauty experts at E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA today.