Hyaluronic acid is a natural, major component of our skin. Its hydrating, lubricating and viscoelastic properties make the face well-rounded, smooth and well-defined. These qualities deteriorate as we age: the upper and lower cheeks become sunken, wrinkles appear and the face’s oval shape is lost, affecting its overall harmony. Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, reabsorbable and of non-animal origin and compensate for this loss.
There are seven different formulas to treat each indication by means of a virually painless injection. Banish deep, fine wrinkles, remodel your face to add volume, plump and redefine your lips, and rehydrate your skin deep down.
The result is immediate and natural. Your skin remains smooth and supple. The cumulative effect of multiple sessions produces an optimal result.
Dermal fillers can be used to fix a variety of concerns related to facial aging, including:
• Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
• Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
• Augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthful fullness.
• Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
• Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of skin.
Juvederm is a naturally-derived material (known as hyaluronic acid) that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. The effects can last on average two years. Don’t confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have. Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.
There’s every reason to consider dermal fillers to correct signs of aging that are beyond what skincare products can do. Great skincare makes a huge difference in the appearance of your skin but age, muscle movement, fat loss, gravity, and sun damage among other factors will eventually take their toll. Without question, fillers can help improve the appearance of deep lines and give skin a more supple, youthful appearance in ways that skincare simply cannot. A great foundation of skincare is the starting point for healthy skin, and Juvederm and Botox are fantastic additions!
Don’t forget, as with any cosmetic corrective procedure, you still need to use well-formulated skincare products and sun protection (even when it’s cloudy) as part of the anti-aging package that will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for a very long time!