As we get older, we tend to become wiser. Unfortunately, we also get wrinkles and skin that is dry and sags. Although most people simply accept these unwelcome changes as normal, others seek ways to minimize skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and lost facial volume.
One reason many people do nothing about their aging skin is because they do not like the idea of going under the knife. Although cosmetic surgery offers the most dramatic results, there are risks involved with any surgery. Surgical methods also tend to be more expensive and require more downtime.
The good news is that recent advancements in cosmetic treatments are allowing more people than ever to enjoy significant anti-aging treatments without the need for surgery. Fine lines and wrinkles, lost facial volume and skin dryness can safely and effectively be treated using minimally-invasive treatments like Juvederm®, a dermal filler.
One of the chief ingredients in many dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. This special substance is produced by your own body in large amounts when you are young. When you get older, hyaluronic acid levels begin to decline.
Hyaluronic acid is found in many of the soft tissues of your body and your eyes. It is also found in between your joints, lending a shock absorbing effect. Hyaluronic acid is able to absorb a tremendous amount of water molecules. This helps to hydrate our skin, plumping it and making it more resilient to environmental damage.
As hyaluronic acid levels begin plummeting, our skin becomes dryer and less volumized, and fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent. Dermal fillers like Juvederm® work by injecting fresh hyaluronic acid into the skin to help reverse the process. Since you are only replacing your body’s own hyaluronic acid, the results appear very natural. You will simply look like a younger version of yourself. This quality makes hyaluronic acid dermal fillers very appealing to those who see cosmetic surgery as unnatural.
The Juvederm® Treatment Process
Juvederm® is a special formulation that consists of a gel containing hyaluronic acid. It is developed using Hylacross technology, which forms a smooth gel containing Lidocaine for comfort.
The Juvederm® treatment is a very simple process. A formulation containing hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel is skillfully injected into the skin where it is needed to combat wrinkles, sagging skin and lost facial volume.
Once the hyaluronic acid is in place, it begins working immediately. One of the most gratifying aspects of Juvederm® treatment is that your results are immediate. Fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin and lost facial volume is addressed instantly.
While the results of Juvederm® are impressive, they are not permanent. Over time, your body will absorb the injected hyaluronic acid. Follow-up treatments are encouraged to maintain your results.
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