Frequently Asked Questions
Do Fillers Prevent Wrinkles?
Botox and similar injections are known to have some preventative properties. However, can fillers also prevent wrinkles? It largely depends on the type of filler. Though, overall, hyaluronic acid fillers are likely less preventative than other forms of cosmetic injections. For example, Sculptra and Radiesse promote a larger scale, longer lasting collagen production cycle. Over time, this can help promote more permanent volume and facial tissue enhancement.
Hyaluronic acid fillers do also cause a collagen response. However, it is important to note that any injection will induce a collagen response. Dermal fillers may help improve the look and quality of the skin. However, overall, it does not prevent wrinkles like other types of injections.
How Long Do Juvederm Fillers Last?
On average, Juvederm fillers last one year. This will vary from patient to patient. Some Juvederm fillers such as Voluma and Vollure can last well over a year. Due to their thicker and more stable structure, Juvederm fillers do tend to last longer than any other hyaluronic acid filler.
Factors that can impact how long your fillers last include:
- Treatment area
- Activity level
- Medical conditions
- Environmental factors
- Movement of or near the treatment area
- Type of filler
What Are The Risks & Side Effects Of Juvederm?
Like all injections, Juvederm does come with some risks and possible side effects. While most people are at low risk of complications and side effects are typically mild, it is still important to understand them. Additionally, some people may have higher risks or experience prolonged or worsened side effects. If you are at a higher likelihood of this, your provider will likely be able to determine this during a consultation.
Major complications or risks are rare. Most adverse effects are treatable, temporary, and preventable. Some of the risks include:
- Acne or cold sore flare-ups
- Nerve damage
- Occlusion of a blood vessel
- Skin necrosis
Juvederm is reversible with an injection of hyaluronidase. This means that adverse events with long lasting consequences are extremely rare. The best way to avoid this is to ensure you are going to a qualified provider.
Common side effects will follow those of other filler injections. They tend to resolve on their own within two weeks. Side effects and complications can include:
Does Hyaluronic Acid Filler Build Collagen?
Injections of hyaluronic acid filler do trigger a small collagen response. However, this is generally to heal the injection site and help the filler settle. It may help mildly improve the skin, but it will not lead to a noticeable build-up of collagen. Sculptra and Radiesse are known for building collagen and are recommended for those with extensive facial fat loss.
What Can I Expect From The Aftercare?
Juvederm filler injections do not require any recovery. Though, you may still need to make a few alterations to your daily life for a few days to promote the best results. Thus, some aftercare instructions your provider may give you include:
- Do not drink alcohol or smoke
- Avoid sun exposure
- Do not exercise for one to two days
- Skip the skincare day of the injections and be gentle in the coming week
- Ice if necessary or instructed
- Only take Tylenol for discomfort
- Do not unnecessarily touch the area
- Avoid sleeping directly on treat sites
How Much Is A Syringe Of Juvederm?
Traditionally, dermal fillers are priced by the syringe. Therefore, the entire cost of your Juvederm filler treatment will depend on how many syringes you use. You find our pricing on our price list and will receive a personalized price quote upon consultation.
The Best Juvederm In Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Surgical Arts has served as a premier provider of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in Sarasota, FL for over a decade. With highly trained and qualified providers, Sarasota Surgical Arts aims to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals whether they require surgical or non-surgical treatments. Each patient will receive a personalized care plan that recommends the best treatments based on their anatomy, goals, medical history, and preferences. Sarasota Surgical Arts provides the best Juvederm Sarasota offers.
Dr. Alberico Sessa is an accomplished and awarded cosmetic surgeon who trained in some of the country’s top surgical programs. Along with his surgical training, Dr. Sessa is a skilled cosmetic injector who works with all types of fillers and neurotoxins. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.