Here at Revive MD Center in Glen Allen, VA, we’re in the business of improving the outlooks and lives of each one of our patients. We specialize in the transformative power of JUVÉDERM, and we make it our number one priority to help you rediscover your natural beauty and boost your fulfillment in life. Aging is a natural process that impacts us all, but that doesn’t mean we have to settle for less than the best version of ourselves.
With personalized, tailored treatments that deliver outstanding results 100% of the time, we harness the incredible power of bioidentical hyaluronic acid to give you a solution that finally combats the visible signs of aging once and for all. With this revolutionary product, we have been smoothing out wrinkles, rejuvenating appearances, and reversing the aging clock for a plethora of patients. The time has come for you to join the ranks of satisfied patients and allow us to rediscover your youth.
How Fast Does JUVÉDERM Begin Working?
Patients love our dermal filler options because of how fast they work. As soon as we administer the treatment, your body goes to work beneath the surface of your skin and targets the problem areas to enhance your contour and facial volume. Since the hyaluronic acid formula is able to seamlessly integrate with your skin’s natural structure, the vast majority of our patients report seeing desirable results less than two weeks after their appointment session.
Like some of our luckier patients who respond more dramatically to treatment, you may start noticing the transformation almost immediately in the hours after your session. The average patient will start seeing results a few days following their appointment, but the effects will continue to accumulate over time. Over the following weeks, as your body gradually assimilates the hyaluronic acid, you’ll witness a gradual refinement in the treated areas.
Dermal Fillers: What You Need To Know
What Are They?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that work beneath the surface of your skin to address a variety of aesthetic concerns. By skillfully administering these fillers, we can help restore volume, enhance contours, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, all without the need for invasive procedures.
The beauty of dermal fillers lies in their versatility. Whether you seek to plump your lips, restore facial symmetry, or rejuvenate areas prone to hollowing, dermal fillers offer a tailored solution to address your unique concerns.
How Do They Work?
The key component in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that is responsible for maintaining hydration and suppleness. The hyaluronic acid in the filler is carefully formulated to resemble your body’s own, ensuring optimal compatibility and natural-looking results.
During your session with us, we’ll precisely inject a very small dose of the dermal filler into your problem areas, and the filler works to stimulate collagen production and encourage more hydration beneath your facial skin. Both hydration and collagen are endlessly important for helping skin maintain its elasticity and for keeping wrinkles at bay.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are someone who is bothered by mild to severe facial wrinkles and fine lines, you’re the perfect candidate. You can receive this treatment for all the possible problem areas on the face, including the eyebrows, nasolabial folds, cheekbones, lip lines, the upper and lower lips, and even secondary smile lines. We see the majority of our patients for common fixes such as smile lines, laugh lines, and chin wrinkles.
It is important to note that collagen naturally diminishes as we age. In fact, studies suggest that we lose approximately one percent of collagen per year starting around the age of 20. Because of this fact, the ideal candidate can be any age above 18. Some of our patients schedule repeat sessions periodically to keep their results enhanced, and we also see many people seeking treatment for preventative reasons so that they can tackle wrinkles before they even form.
The JUVÉDERM Fillers We Offer
FDA-approved in 2016, this filler is specifically meant for the lips. Patients can receive this treatment for lines around the lips, and they can also get their lips plumped up with this filler. Patients can typically enjoy the results of this treatment for up to a year. JUVÉDERM added their own patented Vycross Technology to this filler, crosslinking the molecules and ensuring a smoothed-out final result.
If you feel that the lower portion of your face is where most of your problems lie, this is the filler choice for you. Those with severe or deep marionette lines, and those with excessive folds surrounding the nose will benefit the most from this particular filler. Also containing the patented Vycross Technology, this filler can last patients up to 18 months and was approved by the FDA in 2017. Most of our patients seek this treatment for nasolabial folds.
Ultra/Ultra Plus XC
These fillers primarily target the lips but are ideal for those with more severe wrinkles and lines, especially smile and marionette lines. These fillers have a thicker substance than VOLBELLA XC, and they offer more substantial results. If you’re looking for more dramatic results around your lip area, this is the filler option for you.
The main difference between the Ultra and the Ultra Plus is that the Plus also has a bit of lidocaine in part of its ingredient mixture. This will effectively numb the area that’s being treated, making it an ideal choice for those who are sensitive to injections. Both the Ultra and Ultra Plus can last patients for up to one year before touch-ups become necessary.
As the name implies, this filler has been specifically patented to recreate lost volume in the cheeks. It has been FDA-approved to do so since 2013. The middle of the face tends to be the focal point, and this filler is the best option for people who feel that the area from below their brow to above their lips is the main problem area.
The thick consistency of this treatment was patented to ensure the results will be as evened-out and long-lasting as possible. Because of this, it has the most longevity out of any other dermal filler we offer. Patients regularly see their results last for up to two full years.
Understanding Your Body
Why Do Wrinkles and Skin Laxity Occur?
Understanding the factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles and skin laxity is crucial in appreciating the efficacy of treatments like JUVÉDERM. As time passes and the natural aging process unfolds, our skin undergoes several changes. One significant factor is the gradual decline in collagen and elastin production, two proteins responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. This decline leads to a loss of volume, which appears in the form of wrinkles and lines.
External factors can have an impact on the skin as well. Sun exposure, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle choices can expedite the aging process. In particular, UV radiation from the sun damages collagen and elastin fibers while accelerating the breakdown of these essential proteins. Common facial expressions repeated over time can also contribute to the development of dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
How Can I Increase the Longevity of My Results?
The journey to maintaining long-lasting results from your dermal filler treatment extends far beyond your session with us. One essential aspect of prolonging your dermal filler treatment results is to make it a top priority to support and nourish your skin. This includes using sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays anytime you’re outside. You should also make sure to create a contentious daily skincare routine with an emphasis on gentle cleansers and moisturizers.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle plays a significant role in optimizing the longevity of your results. Adequate hydration, a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep all contribute to the overall health and vitality of your skin. We also recommend scheduling regular follow-up appointments with us, as these extra sessions allow us to assess your progress, address any concerns, and provide additional recommendations to enhance and maintain your results.
Revive Your Youth and Reclaim Your Beauty
At our office, we understand that every individual is unique, and our approach reflects that. Our commitment to you, combined with our advanced techniques and state-of-the-art facilities, ensures that you receive the highest quality care in a warm and inviting environment. It’s time to embrace your beauty and let your radiance shine with JUVÉDERM. Contact us here at Revive MD Center in Glen Allen, VA today and embark on your journey towards a more youthful and vibrant you.