Our patients who are of a certain age usually find themselves searching for solutions to common signs of skin aging like lines and wrinkles. If your facial lines and wrinkles are mild to moderate in appearance, they should respond to a product like Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid that helps fill in lines and wrinkles and enhance skin thickness. As the best-selling dermal filler product, Juvederm® has helped millions of people turn back the hands of time on their aging skin.
The Skin Aging Process
Before going any further, it may prove helpful to understand how skin ages in the first place so that you can better understand how Juvederm® can help you. Besides factors like genetics and lifestyle choices, skin aging tends to be affected by the gradual loss of naturally-occurring substances like hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid plays a major role in the development of youthful, healthy skin cells. It possesses a special property that allows it to attract and bind a great amount of water molecules, which has a volumizing effect on your skin.
Think of skin cells containing ample hyaluronic acid as tiny water balloons. When these “balloons” are full of water, they are plump and round. Start removing the water, and each of these tiny skin cells begins to develop creases and folds. Fortunately, the gradual loss of hyaluronic acid due to the aging process or environmental impacts can be corrected using a dermal filler like Juvederm®.
What Can Juvederm® Treat?
Juvederm® is available in differing formulations that are approved by the FDA for the treatment of various areas. The product contains lidocaine, which helps ensure your comfort throughout your treatment process.
After the product has been completely metabolized and absorbed by your skin, you will require additional treatments at our office in order to maintain your impressive results. Of course, during this time, your skin will continue to age normally.
Make an Appointment Today
Talk to our specialist at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview to learn more information about how Juvederm® has helped people in the area and elsewhere achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!