What product is used?
At the Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic we use Juvederm Volite, a minimally invasive injectable treatment which delivers hyaluronic acid directly into the skin. There are other ‘skin booster’ brands on the market, however, this innovative new Allergan product uses the unique patented VYCROSS® technology which uses a combination of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid to improve the cross-linking efﬁciency of these chains and deliver more natural results.
How do the skin quality injections work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin, young skin is continuously moisturised from within by this naturally occurring sugar. It attracts and holds on to water to provide hydration, structure and volume. The skin’s levels of hyaluronic acid dramatically diminish with age causing skin to become dry and lose volume and fine lines begin to appear.
When hyaluronic acid is delivered into the skin with Juvederm Volite it combines with the water in your skin to hydrate, improve elasticity and help improve fine lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers also stimulate collagen production, leading to an improvement in overall skin quality.
How popular is this treatment?
Wrinkle injections are the most popular and fastest growing non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the UK and the US. Hyaluronic acid has replaced collagen as the favourite filler of U.K. cosmetic experts. It is more likely to be compatible with our bodies than collagen. Wrinkle injections have a good safety record in the hands of experienced and suitably trained medical professionals, they are low risk procedures and the results are temporary. Global research shows more than half of women say appearance of skin contributes to their outer beauty.
What areas can be treated?
What happens during my consultation?
During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether skin-quality injections are an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from the treatment. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of injectable treatment is really right for you.
What happens during my treatment appointment?
Local anaesthetic topical cream can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to the treatment if necessary, the skin is cleaned with an appropriate solution.
The prefilled syringe of Juvederm Volite is injected using a tiny needle. Juvederm Volite also contains Lidocaine which is local anaesthetic to numb the area further and make it more comfortable for the patient during treatment.
What’s the aftercare advice?
You will be given verbal and written advice. You will be able to see some results immediately where the product has been placed; you may also see some swelling and perhaps bruising. Best results are seen between 2-3 weeks, a review appointment will be made for this time. A second treatment is not usually required; however, it is good practice to review results.
You will be advised not to touch the treated areas and avoid makeup and alcohol on the treatment day. Also, you should avoid excessive heat such as sauna, steam room, sunbed, sunbathing and spa for 2 weeks. For safety reasons we do not treat our clients with dermal fillers too close to a holiday abroad, we suggest treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
How long do the results last?
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
- Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in the dermal filler (Hyaluronic acid is a natural constituent of skin therefore you would not be allergic to this) Lidocaine is usually present within the hyaluronic acid gel formulation
- Skin infection at the injection site
- Dermal filler treatment is contraindicated for some people with certain auto-immune diseases
- If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the dermal filler can be harmful to your unborn child)
- Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated
Before and after skin quality injections
Treatment frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Juvederm Volite is designed to improve skin’s smoothness, hydration and elasticity for up to nine months with just one treatment. Results can vary depending on the individual, lifestyle choices and metabolism.
Skin-quality injections should not change expression; it is a technique-sensitive treatment. When administered correctly the filler should be undetectable and natural looking.
Because the treatment consists of lots of little micro injections, the most common side effects are related to that. So a little bit of redness, swelling and perhaps bruising are to be expected over the first 24-48 hours.