Using over-the-counter products to replenish the appearance of your skin can only produce temporary results, which isn’t very helpful when you want to erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that there are plenty of aesthetic treatments that can produce longer-lasting results for your visible signs of aging. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX we believe that a dermal filler like Revanesse Versa can smooth the appearance of your skin and help you feel more confident about your appearance.
Revanesse Versa is a dermal filler that can replenish the appearance of your skin by increasing your skin volume, which will smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. This dermal filler is used primarily in the mid-face to correct age-related volume loss. As an injectable, non-invasive treatment, you can expect your treatment to be speedy, effective, and even long-lasting.
How Long Does Revanesse Versa Last?
One of the best benefits of using Revanesse Versa is the fact that the results can last for a long time. In fact, most people can expect the results of this treatment to last for 10 to 14 months at a time, or sometimes longer. The longevity of your results will depend on the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles, as well as your age, lifestyle habits, and your general skincare routine. Compared to other dermal fillers, Revanesse produces exceptionally long-lasting results.
When Will You See Your Results?
If your results will last for over a year, then how quickly will you be able to see them? In general, most people will be able to see the results of this treatment on the same day as their appointment. Dermal fillers are gels that create instant artificial volume in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, which means that you will be able to enjoy instant results.
However, because it will take some time for your results to settle in your skin, you may not see your final results for several days, sometimes as long as a week or two while your skin begins to produce its own collagen. Even if it seems like your results will “deflate” after a few days, the natural collagen production in the sub-dermal layers of your skin will build back your initial rules – and even improve on them.
Can You Make Results Last Longer?
Sooner or later, the results of your treatment will start to fade – but there are some things you can do to ensure that your results will last for as long as possible. The easiest way to maintain the results of your treatment is to attend your maintenance appointments, which are scheduled about once a year. During your maintenance appointments, a small amount of filler will be injected into your treatment areas to top-up your results. Some other things you can do to get long-lasting results include:
It’s important to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible. Not only will avoiding sunlight prevent premature signs of aging, but it can also prevent the ingredients in your formula from breaking down more quickly. If you have to be outside during the daytime, it’s best to wear an SPF graded 30 or higher for the best protection. You should also wear SPF when you plan to be inside near open windows or if the weather is cloudy. Make sure your sun protection covers both UVA and UVB rays for the best possible protection.
Using good quality skincare products that are designed to promote your skin health and goals is also essential for getting the longest-lasting results. A good skincare routine with good products can prevent further skin aging and help your skin look better day-to-day. The best skincare products for anti-aging concerns include those that have ingredients like Retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. We can help you find the best skincare products for your skin tone and type if you aren’t sure what you should be using.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Dermal filler treatments are ultimately some of the most simple aesthetic treatments to use, so you won’t really need to do much preparation before your appointment. Because this is not a surgery, you will not need to arrange for transportation or time off work. Your main priority to prepare for your treatment is to ensure that your skin is healthy on the day of your appointment, which means no sunburns, cold sores, fever blisters, or severe acne breakouts.
As a general rule, for about three to five days before a dermal filler treatment, you should discontinue any blood-thinning medications or supplements unless otherwise directed by your regular physician. You should also temporarily stop using certain skincare products, including acidic exfoliants and retinoids since those products may make your skin more sensitive than usual.
2. What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your appointment, you will only have a small list of general rules to follow so you can ensure that your results will develop as intended. The most important rule is to avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging your skin, although gentle washing with lukewarm water is permitted. You are encouraged to avoid touching your face so you don’t disturb the filler as it settles.
You should also be sure to avoid hot water, saunas, steam, direct sunlight, excessive sweating, and strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 72 hours after your treatment. While you will be able to go right back to work and your regular routine, avoiding activities that can cause heat or swelling in the body is essential. If you have to work out, please keep your exercise light, such as walking or moderate yoga.
3. How Much Revanesse Versa Filler Will You Need?
The amount of filler necessary for your treatment will be relevant to your current skin volume and the goals that you want to see. Some people simply require more filler than others to achieve certain aesthetic goals. That said, usually, one to two syringes is an adequate dosage to treat multiple areas of the face with moderate-to-severe age-related concerns. We will use the proper amount to produce your natural-looking results.
4. Is Revanesse Safe?
Yes, this FDA-approved dermal filler is considered safe. For one thing, dermal fillers have very little risk of producing scars, so your skin will be safe from superficial concerns. Secondly, this formula is made with hyaluronic acid, which is biologically compatible since it can be found naturally in the human body; even in a synthetic form, hyaluronic acid is considered hypoallergenic and most people will not need to worry about a severe allergic reaction.
5. Can You Combine This Treatment?
Yes, you can almost always combine dermal filler treatments with other aesthetic treatments. One of the most commonly combined treatments are neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, all of which can relax the appearance of wrinkles on the upper face. You can also correct superficial concerns with certain aesthetic facials, including chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and other facials. We can help you build a treatment plan that will meet all of your needs.
6. Where Can This Filler Be Used?
The primary use of this treatment is to correct visible signs of aging in the mid-face. This dermal filler can be used on areas of the face that show visible volume loss, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. Volume loss caused by natural collagen depletion and fat displacement can be easily resolved with this treatment. This filler is commonly used on areas such as:
- Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Tear troughs or under-eye hollows
- Hollow cheeks
- Crow’s feet
- Downturned mouth corners
- Thinning lips
- Lipstick lines
- Smile lines
7. Can You Use This FIller For Contouring?
Absolutely! It’s a common practice to use many dermal fillers as a way to contour the face to achieve a specific appearance. Sometimes contouring the face can correct asymmetry, while other times contouring can enhance your favorite features. For this filler, the cheekbones, nose, chin, and jawline are all common areas that can be contoured. You can also enhance the appearance of your lips, such as creating a fuller top or bottom lip or subtly changing your lip shape.
8. How Does This Treatment Work?
Revanesse versa is an injectable treatment, which means your filler will be administered via a thin needle that will deliver the unique filler formula to the sub-dermal layers of your skin. Your treatment will take about 30 minutes to complete, although if you plan to use a topical numbing cream, please let us know when you arrive for your appointment so we can apply the cream with enough time to let it activate.
9. Why Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Effective?
Hyaluronic acid is one of the safest and most trusted dermal filler ingredients used today and there’s a very good reason why manufacturers rely on this acid so much. For this particular filler, the hyaluronic acid is created alongside cross-linking technology, which gives the filler long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Cross-linking hyaluronic acid is an important step that helps give this filler incredible stability in the skin. Cross-linking technology means that the molecules of this filler will stay in place and remain suspended in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, which ultimately results in better gap-filling and volume restoration. Formulas that are not cross-linked do not tend to last for as long, particularly in larger areas like the cheeks or around the nose and mouth.
10. What Can Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?
You’ve probably noticed by now that many serums and moisturizers are made with hyaluronic acid these days – and there are several reasons why. Hyaluronic acid is scientifically proven to increase skin moisture, health, and resilience, and even your natural production of collagen is known to increase when your skin is rich with hyaluronic acid.
Applied to the skin surface, hyaluronic acid can plump the skin, temporarily blur fine lines, and restore skin moisture. But when hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it becomes even more effective since it can kickstart natural collagen production that will restore your skin appearance from the inside out.
11. Are You a Good Candidate?
Most adults who have visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles are good potential candidates for this filler. The best candidates are not pregnant or breastfeeding and do not have a strong history of severe allergic reactions.
Refresh and Revitalize Your Appearance With Revanesse Versa
The best way to reverse the visible signs of aging is to address the root cause of fine lines and wrinkles. For most, natural skin volume depletion caused by lower levels of collagen in the skin is the main culprit behind visible aging. Dermal fillers like Revanesse Versa can effectively reverse these signs by increasing skin volume in a way that appears natural. Please contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your consultation today.