As we age, our skin's dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows are skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin.
Dermal fillers, like Juvederm™, are becoming more and more popular as a way to help reverse the changes associated with aging. Because the goal is to return the dermis to its original young state, dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance than plastic surgery and facelifts. Dermal fillers are being used to eliminate or soften wrinkles, reduce scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace volume lost.
Juvederm™ is a synthetic gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in you your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Over time, Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. The smooth consistency gel is used most effectively for those wrinkles and folds in lower third of your face, like your "laugh lines", "smile lines", or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds, the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth), or "marionette lines" (oral commissures).
Juvederm™ injectable gel is a minimally invasive, doctor-administered treatment; there is minimal recovery or little to no downtime. So you can make an appointment for treatment and get right back to your life right after. The procedure usually only takes 30 minutes and the results are immediate and lasting usually eight months. So you can step into your doctor’s office for treatment and step right back into your life.Botox™