It has been said that with age comes wisdom, and it is true. Unfortunately, however, the aging process also brings unwanted signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and skin folds. The good news is that we live in an exciting time of innovations in the field of cosmetic medicine. These advances are allowing people to look younger than ever before, even turning back the clock on the appearance of aging skin.
Skin and the Aging Process
Before looking at one of the most recent innovations in skin care technology, it may be helpful to first understand why skin ages in the first place. When we are young, our bodies produce sufficient supplies of various substances that help our skin maintain its youthful radiance, elasticity and tone. As we get older, our bodies produce progressively less of these substances or can no longer utilize certain substances we take in from our diets. As a result, the skin begins to lose its youthful qualities.
One substance the body produces enough of when young, but less of as we age, is hyaluronic acid. This special substance is found in our skin, soft tissues, joints and eyes. It acts as a volumizer and shock absorber in our joints, cushioning them from harsh impacts that can damage them.
In our skin, hyaluronic acid lends a volumizing effect. It can do this because it has the special property of both attracting and binding a tremendous amount of water molecules. As we age and produce less hyaluronic acid, each individual skin cell cannot hold as much fluid. As a result, our skin begins losing radiance, volume and suppleness.
What’s the Deal with Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a recent innovation in the treatment of aging skin. It is a type of injectable dermal filler that helps make up for hyaluronic acid loss in select areas of the skin. Once the skin has adequate hyaluronic acid, it can form skin that is plumper, filling in fines lines and wrinkles and restoring lost volume to areas like hollows near the cheeks.
Juvederm® can help to smooth unwanted lines, restore lost cheek fullness, restore natural contours and enhance the appearance of your lips, leading to a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Juvederm® can also:
- Restore lost fullness in the cheeks
- Soften smile lines
- Contour your jawline
How is Juvederm® Different from Other Types of Facial Fillers?
Juvederm® is formulated with a special, patented technology for a smoother gel, unlike others with a more granular texture. It also contains lidocaine, which helps you remain more comfortable before and after your treatment.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Juvederm® treatment results can be seen immediately. Most people only require one treatment, although follow-up treatments may be necessary as the product is absorbed by your body over time.
Learn More About Juvederm®
Schedule a consultation at Nova Cosmetic Center in Orlando to learn more about this injectable. If you want to reverse the sings of an aging face, Dr. Karlin and his staff can help you. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.