One of the most common complaints we hear among patients of a certain age is the decline in their skin quality due to sun exposure or aging. You may have started to notice the development of fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin and a loss of facial volume that can make you look older than you really feel. Although some people may accept these unwelcome skin changes as an inevitable part of the aging process, others would like to look somewhat younger by rejuvenating their skin.
Juvederm® has helped many people restore lost facial volume, minimize wrinkles and moisturize their skin. This treatment is safe, effective and minimally-invasive, making it very appealing to those who wish to avoid surgery. Before going into details about Juvederm®, it may be helpful to explore why skin ages in the first place.
As we get older, our bodies produce less of certain substances that foster youthful skin and are less able to utilize nutrients as effectively to build and maintain skin as they were in the past. One of the key components to youthful, radiant skin is hyaluronic acid. This substance has a special property that allows it to attract and bind water molecules, holding them within your skin cells.
Much like a water balloon that is filled with water is smooth and round, hyaluronic acid plumps our skin cells. When you begin producing less hyaluronic acid, your skin cells begin losing moisture and fine lines and wrinkles begin creeping in.
A Look at Juvederm®
Juvederm® consists of a gel containing hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin to restore proper hyaluronic acid levels. The effects of Juvederm® injections are immediate and can be seen in plumper skin that is more moisturized. Instead of constantly applying a moisturizer to your face, Juvederm® helps you stay hydrated from within. Moist skin is more resistant to environmental damage like sun exposure.
Since the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® is structurally very similar to your own body’s hyaluronic acid, the chances of having an allergic reaction to the injections is very small. Side effects are quite rare and tend to be minor when they do occur.
Learn More About Juvederm®
Make an appointment at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown to get all the facts about Juvederm® injections and how they can make you look younger. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!