How often you can get Juvederm largely depends on the type of Juvederm you get and the goals you are trying to achieve. Here’s a quick guide.
On average, Juvederm lasts about 9 to 12 months, and that’s if we’re talking about the ultra or ultra plus. Can you get it sooner than that? Sure. If you’re looking for a lot of volume, there’s only so much you can do in one sitting, so you might want to come back in a few weeks, a month, 3 months, or whenever and then maybe keep coming back every three months after that. A patient who wants really full lips but starts out with particularly small lips would do best with multiple visits to achieve their desired look. We would suggest coming every few weeks to inject a little bit more each time to get to the goal. Kylie Jenner is a perfect example of this. She did not achieve her pouty look in just one day. It took time to get there.
When filling other places on the face, such as the folds, cheeks, or marionette lines, we may be able to get all of that taken care of with one injection and then not have the patient come back for another 12 months.
Another factor that comes into play when determining how often to get Juvederm is metabolism. Everyone metabolizes Juvederm differently. There’s an enzyme in our body that naturally breaks down hyaluronic acid, and some people break it down quicker than others, making the lifespan of their filler 6 to 9 months versus 9 to 12 months.
Does Juvederm get better with time?
The results from Juvederm continue to get better for up to a week. When getting Juvederm there can be some swelling and there’s always a little bit of bruising whenever you do injections. After about 3 to 7 days, all of that settles and you will look even better than you did when you left the office. From that point on, the results don’t really grow or change. Instead the hyaluronic acid slowly gets broken down, just like your own natural hyaluronic acid does. Over the next 6 to 12 months, the filler will gradually dissipate.
Interestingly, despite the degradation of filler occurring slowly over time, it always seems that you wake up one morning and notice that the filler is gone, or is significantly less full. That’s when most people schedule their next appointment.
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About Dr. Angela Sturm
Dr. Angela Sturm is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon with certifications with the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sturm’s meticulous nature makes for exceptional results and satisfied patients. Dr. Sturm was named Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors Rising Star in 2016-2017, Texas Monthly’s Super Doctor in 2018-2019, H Texas Magazine’s Top Doc in 2013-2018, Top Doc by Houstonia magazine in 2016-2018, Houston Business Journal’s People on the Move and 40 under 40, Blazing Star Award by Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Top Women in Business, one of the Top 30 Influential Women of Houston, Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon in Out Smart, and given the Patients’ Choice Award, On Time Doctor Award and Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals.com.