The face is often where the first signs of aging appear. The smooth skin we enjoyed in our youth is now more brittle and showing small dynamic wrinkles such as smile lines and crow’s feet. Abrasive resurfacing can result in uneven skin tone, and moisturizers are rather ineffective at smoothing the skin and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, are far more effective because they work to lift and plump the skin. Juvederm® is a family of dermal filler gels specifically designed to correct moderate facial folds and wrinkles.
The Magic of Hyaluronic Acid
This acid is a form of sugar that the body produces naturally in small amounts. The acid works as a water attractor, holding moisture in place. When mixed into a gel, this acid can be injected just below the skin to draw in and hold moisture. The result is increased volume in areas where a loss of fatty tissue and the thinning of skin is causing the appearance of small dynamic wrinkles and skin folds. We have found that Juvederm® is one of the most effective gel-based dermal fillers for smoothing the skin and adding volume.
Candidates for Juvederm® Injections
The ideal candidate will be a mature adult with thinning and poor skin support in the areas around the mouth, eyes, and along the jawline. Individuals with smile or frown lines near the corners of the mouth can benefit the most from Juvederm® injections.
A Simple Cosmetic Treatment Procedure
Before the procedure, we mix the Juvederm® ingredients together to form a gel. The gel is quite malleable and doesn’t contain granules. The gel is injected using an ultrafine needle. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to injection, but in most cases, the product we use contains a small amount of lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that numbs the injection site within a few seconds.
The entire injection procedure can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Even if several areas of the face are being treated, the process is quick and comfortable. The injected acid will begin to draw in moisture almost immediately, but the real results are noticeable after several days.
Advantages of Juvederm® Injections
Unlike harsh chemical peels and abrasive skin resurfacing treatments, Juvederm® will not affect the skin surface in any way. This makes it suitable for all skin types and skin tones. The procedure is a popular alternative to skin draping and grafting because the outcome can be just as pleasing without the need for any surgery. Juvederm®, when properly administered as an injectable, can yield results that last for up to nine months, long after the gel has been flushed from the body.
Is Juvederm® Right For You?
Find out today if Juvederm® can help you reverse the signs of aging without the need for facial reconstruction surgery. Contact us today at NeoSkin Medical Spa and Acne Clinic in Hudson to get all the facts about this revolutionary cosmetic treatment.