As a person ages, their face goes through several changes that can make a dramatic difference in the way they look. First, their skin starts to lose its elasticity. Next, fine lines and wrinkles develop. Slowly, the face starts to lose some of its fat. The volume and plumpness that is associated with youth is replaced by a sullen, sunken appearance.
These are some of the same changes that a person experiences when they lose a drastic amount of weight. It is not uncommon for people who lose a lot of weight to be told by their friends that they look older and sad.
The good news is that modern advancements in cosmetic procedures in skin care treatment can help a person who has lost some of their youthful facial fullness to restore their appearance to the way it looked when they were younger. One of the most popular products on the market to achieve this result is Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a facial filler that has hyaluronic acid as its primary ingredient. It is used by cosmetic surgeons to help their patients restore lost facial volume. It can also be used to provide fuller lips and to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a substance that the human body naturally produces. One of the characteristics of hyaluronic acid is that it can attract and hold water onto that is many times its weight. This is why a younger person whose body produces hyaluronic acid in large quantities has a fuller, plumper appearance in their face and throughout their body. Juvederm® works with the body to restore the balance of hyaluronic acid to what it was when a person was younger.
What Makes Juvederm® Unique?
One of the benefits of Juvederm® is that unlike other facial fillers that have a granular consistency, Juvederm® is very smooth.
Since hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, it does not invoke an allergic response. It is recognized by the body as a substance that belongs there and is not attacked as if it were something foreign.
Juvederm® is a powerful tool that can smooth out lines and wrinkles. It can help a person regain the natural contour of their face, leaving them with a fuller, youthful looking face.
How the Procedure Works
During the procedure, the provider is going to use a very fine needle to inject Juvederm® underneath your skin. Since the gel is smooth, it will flow into your skin, leaving you with a natural appearance and feel. There may be minimal discomfort.
The full results of your treatment will be seen over time. You may need treatments once a year to keep your face looking its best. Juvederm® treatments require little downtime. Most people can return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure.
If Juvederm® sounds like the right procedure for you, contact the office of Beth Collins, MD today to schedule a consultation.