As you grow older, it should come as no surprise that things like wrinkles, blemishes, and rough skin texture begin to show up on the skin. These unwelcome developments are an annoying reminder that you are getting older. Fortunately, it does not have to be this way. Houston residents have many options to treat skin conditions like these without resorting to surgery. Non-surgical anti-aging treatments like dermal fillers can help you restore lost facial volume, which will help to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. We invite you to learn more about how dermal fillers like Juvederm® are helping clients in Houston and elsewhere achieve their cosmetic goals.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that help restore lost facial volume, smooth facial contours, and minimize lines and wrinkles. They offer impressive results without the need for incisions or lengthy downtimes. They are also safer than anti-aging treatments that require surgery, which can lead to complications like infections and scarring.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a smooth gel facial filler containing hyaluronic acid that we use to immediately increase your facial volume in a very natural way. Only one treatment offers results that can last for quite a long time. And the treatments can be repeated at our office in Houston as needed for ongoing benefits.
The Skin Aging Process
Before we look more closely at what Juvederm® can do for your skin, it may be helpful to first look at how the aging process affects your skin. As you get older, your body has already begun producing less skin components that build youthful skin. Eventually, this leads to skin that loses volume. This loss of volume results in skin that slowly become wrinkled. Wrinkles become creases. And creases become folds.
One of the main reasons skin can become prematurely wrinkled is hyaluronic acid depletion. This unique substance can attract and hold a great amount of water molecules, which has a volumizing effect on your skin. Skin with ample hyaluronic acid is skin that is radiant, wrinkle-free, and moist. As you become depleted in this substance with age, this loss results in skin that becomes dry and cracked.
A Closer Look at Juvederm®
Juvederm® is a remarkable gel filler that contains enough hyaluronic acid to restore the facial volume that you have lost. It is made using patented HYLACROSS technology, which forms a very smooth, flowable gel. Juvederm® is mixed with lidocaine to enhance your comfort during your procedure.