Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the visible signs of aging that begin to appear earlier than we expect. While some individuals may not care about an aged appearance, others are extremely conscious about the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark spots, especially if it affects the way people view them in their daily lives.
Our looks are a major part of our social lives, and having an aged appearance will cause you to look tired, sad, and much older than you are. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can help you reclaim your youthful looks if your skin has given in to the affects of time.
In the last 10 years, the cosmetic industry has seen a boom in surgical and non-surgical treatment options available in the market. Due to technological progress, the methods have become safer and more cost-effective. One such method is Juvederm, dermal filler that is injected into the skin to smooth out folds and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are safe and extremely effective.
How is Juvederm Performed?
Juvederm, like other dermal fillers, uses hyaluronic acid to smoothen the wrinkles on the skin. Hyaluronic acid is present naturally in the skin cells. As cells become older, their ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. The hyaluronic acid in juvederm hydrates the skin and swells the treatment area.
The swelling causes the wrinkles to flatten out, giving the face a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid easily binds with the surrounding elastin and collagen and facilitates the easy movement of nutrients throughout the tissue.
Juvederm is an FDA approved drug and is given in small, controlled doses. In most cases, it is inserted into the skin cells using a syringe. However, more modern methods utilize a gel that seeps into the underlying cells in the skin to provide a youthful appearance.
What Can Be Expected from the Treatment?
Juvederm and other dermal fillers are not meant to be a permanent fix for lines and wrinkles.
Your surgeon will suggest return treatments after a set amount of time for enhanced benefits. Despite being a temporary treatment, Juvederm is easily one of the most effective cosmetic treatments available today because it is a more safe and natural way to remove wrinkles and lines when compared to other treatment methods.
After the treatment is completed, you can see some of the effects almost immediately, but over the course of time, you will see further improvements. It is the only dermal filler treatment that lasts for over a year. There are also minimal risks and side-effects involved in the procedure and they will not occur in most patients.
Good Juvederm Candidates
Good candidates for the Juvederm treatment are those who aren’t pleased with the aged appearance of their faces and want a more youthful look. If you’re in good general health, ready to follow your doctor’s instructions, and realistic about the results you will obtain, you will make a great candidate.
Contact Our Office
Before undergoing the treatment, scheduling a consultation with a trusted surgeon is essential. Contact our office to speak with Dr. Jane Chung, a high experienced cosmetic surgeon, to receive the professional care you need and the results you desire.