As we grow older, the visible signs of aging being taking their toll, and they are often particularly noticeable on our skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and folds can make us appear older than we actually feel. These unwelcome changes can also have negative impacts in terms of self-esteem and depression.
Fortunately, we live in a time of rapid innovation in the field of cosmetic medicine. One such medical innovation is called Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a smooth gel containing hyaluronic acid. It can help immediately enhance skin volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. It can add volume temporarily to facial tissue and can even be used for lip enhancement.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced by our own bodies that has the special property of attracting and holding many times its own weight in water. Hyaluronic acid and these water molecules form a gel that cushions our joints from impacts and lends volume and plumpness to the skin, increasing the resilience of skin cells to environmental damage and the effects of aging.
Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid. This is one reason that our skin begins to lose volume and folds and wrinkles become more pronounced.
It does not have to be this way, however. With Juvederm®, we can replace much of the lost hyaluronic acid to the skin. The effect is instantly visible as skin that is smoother, plumper, and more youthful. This smoothing effect can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and facial folds.
How is Juvederm® used?
Using a fine needle, Juvederm® is injected into the skin. This helps enhance facial volume and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and scars.
How does Juvederm® work?
A number of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are available, but Juvederm® has a unique formulation. It was developed using HYLACROSS technology, a special manufacturing process that makes the gel very smooth and resilient. In fact, Juvederm® is the first hyaluronic acid gel of its kind to be granted approval by the FDA.
- Restores lost volume to the skin
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Plumps folds running from beneath the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Augments thin or aging lips
Would I make a good candidate for treatment with Juvederm®?
Juvederm® treatment may be right for you if you have moderate to severe facial folds or wrinkles. Patients typically need only one treatment with Juvederm® injectable gel to experience benefits like wrinkle smoothing that can last up to one year.
If you feel you could benefit from Juvederm® injectable gel treatment, then contact SeaMist MedSpa today to set up a consultation.