The aging process is not kind when it comes to our skin. By the time most of us to have reached our late thirties or early forties, fine lines and wrinkles have begun to make their unwelcome appearance on our faces. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to the sun and other environmental factors can leave us looking older than our actual age. The good news is that minimally-invasive treatment techniques like Juvederm® offer significant advantages over other treatment options.
Family of Products
Juvederm® actually comprises a wide range of products and injectables. Each member of the product line works in a slightly different manner and is appropriate for different areas of the face. The type of product that would work best for you can be determined that your initial consultation.
How It Works
Juvederm® works by increasing skin volume and hydration, leading to a plumping affect and a resulting minimization of fine lines and wrinkles. The product contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in abundance in youthful skin. Getting older leads to a loss of hyaluronic acid production. In turn, this deficiency leads to dry skin that is more susceptible to the development of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid Hydration
Hyaluronic acid has the unique property of attracting and binding many times its own weight in water molecules. Think of it as a tiny sponge sitting within your skin cells; it sucks up water and has a plumping effect upon your skin. Juvederm® is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help this process. Once injected into your face, the product begins attracting moisture into your skin and pushing wrinkles up and out.
The Juvederm® Advantage
One thing that makes this product better than its competitors is that it also contains lidocaine to ensure patient comfort during your procedure. The product is a gel that flows smoothly under the surface of your skin without irritating it. Each treatment session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, making this a delightfully convenient option for those with busy lives.
After the gel takes up residence inside of your skin, it goes to work attracting moisture and filling in wrinkles. It must be stated that this is not a permanent solution. Your skin will continue to age normally during the time that the product is active in your skin. At some point, Juvederm® will have been fully metabolized by your body and you will need follow-up injections to maintain your increased skin volume. We can help you structure a treatment plan that best accommodates your individual needs and goals.
Your Initial Consultation
For more information about what Juvederm® can do as a non-surgical wrinkle reduction, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Dermalase! At our convenient location in Frisco, TX, our knowledgeable and friendly professionals will be happy to explain the process in full, answer any questions and concerns you may have, and help you achieve your unique aesthetic vision. Contact us today to set up your consultation!