Since the cheek skin is supported both by fat and water, it has a plump appearance. Of course, many of us in Houston feel that the water is gone by the time we are in our mature adult years. The cheeks can sag, or they may present a shallow appearance because the fat has been redistributed. When the skin begins to thin as we reach a certain age, this sagging or dimpling is accompanied by the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm® products can help with these age-related problems.
Juvederm® is a smooth-consistency gel that contains a concentrated amount of hyaluronic acid. The acid is a type of polysaccharide sugar compound, and it occurs naturally in the body. As mature adults, we don’t have much of it in our skin, and that’s one of the reasons age-related wrinkling and dimpling occurs. A single Juvederm® treatment could restore a more natural appearance to the cheeks.
Why Moisture is Important
The skin needs to breathe, but it also must be kept moist so that the epidermal layer won’t become brittle. Besides, skin is made up of cells just like most of the rest of our body, and these cells die if they become dehydrated. When the skin becomes brittle, lines and wrinkles appear. The cheek skin becomes brittle as well, and it often seems to sink inward because of the loss of a cushioning effect that retained water would otherwise provide.
How Juvederm® Works
The gel is very smooth, and the hyaluronic acid particles are suspended in the gel. The gel isn’t too thick, but it’s thick enough to stay in place once it’s injected into the lower dermal layers. Once it’s there, it acts as a cushion and also draws in and holds water molecules. Juvederm® isn’t flushed from the body for quite a long time.
The cheeks are slightly plumped after Juvederm® injections, but this is a good thing. The plumping effect doesn’t result in sagginess, but rather a firmer skin surface. This smooths away the fine wrinkles and lines.
A Simple Injection Procedure
After consulting with the client at our office in Houston and choosing the proper filler product for the job, we inject the gel into strategically chosen points on the skin surface. Juvederm® begins to work its magic almost immediately. Within hours, the cushioning effect is noticeable, and the cheek skin will likely be more taut and smooth by the time the client goes to bed.
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If you live in the Houston metro area, you aren’t far from us at Persona Medical Spa. Schedule a consultation at our office in Houston to learn more about this amazing filler. Contact us today to book your appointment!