The natural wear and tear of aging begins to show on our skin as we get older. The degradation of the collagen framework that keeps our skin smooth and firm breaks down over time, leading to loose skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. If this natural aging process has you dissatisfied with how your skin looks, the amazing results that Juvederm dermal fillers provide may be the solution you’re looking for. Our expert team at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton, FL is standing by to help you find out if this line of products can give you the results you’re looking for.
How Does Juvederm Work?
This treatment is a gel-based dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA to fill out and lift your skin, fighting the appearance of aging with zero downtime required. Almost every patient at any stage of the aging process can benefit from this line of products, as there is a filler for every different concern.
The secret to the way this treatment improves the volume of your skin and smooths over wrinkles and lines is hyaluronic acid, the key ingredient each of these fillers uses. To help make the injection painless and comfortable, these solutions also include a minuscule amount of lidocaine. Treatment sessions typically last just 5 to 45 minutes and instantly give you lasting, attractive results.
What Happens During a Treatment Session?
To provide your skin with an instantaneous lift, the dermal fillers are injected directly under the surface. You’ll be left with a more youthful appearance right away as the solution tightens and fills wrinkles and lines that appear on your skin. The results look entirely indistinguishable from the other parts of your skin, with a natural, soft look and feel. The natural look means that nobody will know that you had treatment done unless you decide to tell them, but the age-defying results are clearly noticeable.
The Key Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is created naturally by your body for use as a hydrating sugar. The healthy, vibrant glow of youthful skin is a result of hyaluronic acid plumping and cushioning the skin and helping it retain moisture. By using cross-linked hyaluronic acid, Juvederm products are able to prolong the lifetime of youthful skin and maximize the lift you see.
Afterwards, your body will naturally break down the product. Because the active ingredient is something that is naturally found in the body, most patients are good candidates for these fillers.
What Is This Treatment Used For?
Most of the often-occurring signs of aging can be alleviated with just one appointment using the wide variety of different fillers included in this line of products. Your unique needs will be determined during your first consultation so that our experienced professionals can recommend you the right combination of fillers. Among all the issues these injections can help with, here are some of the more common concerns:
Due to simply the natural movements of your facial muscles, you may notice fine lines in the delicate skin near your eyes, or the area around your mouth, or on your forehead. Despite being somewhat thinner than wrinkles, these lines become more visible with time. You can restore a smoother, softer appearance to these regions of the face by erasing lines using a dermal filler injection.
For most people, folds and wrinkles in the skin start developing in their mid-twenties. Other factors such as sun exposure can accelerate these wrinkles forming as we continue to age. Correct the texture of your skin and temporarily turn back time by using a dermal filler to erase even the most severe of wrinkles.
Sagging, Loose Skin
As the collagen framework that supports your skin begins to break down, you’ll notice skin laxity. This is a natural consequence of the process of getting older, but you don’t need to live with this skin if you don’t like its appearance. Restore a younger look and fix skin laxity by using a dermal filler to add fresh, noticeable volume to the affected areas.
The process is slow enough that you may not immediately notice it, but hollow areas that make you appear older begin to form on your face due to a loss of volume in your skin. Achieve fuller, rounder cheeks and a more voluminous midface area using the proven results that a dermal filler can provide.
Undefined, Thin Lips
You may not be fully confident in the appearance of your lips if you’re noticing the appearance of fine lines, smoker’s lines, or a general loss of volume or definition. You can see the signs of aging in and around your lips eliminated with one easy treatment using a dermal filler specially formulated for this issue. Create more full, plump lips that have a soft, natural look and feel, further define your lips’ borders, and accentuate your Cupid’s bow using this proven treatment.
Are Results Long-Lasting?
There is some variance in how long your results will last depending on the specific concerns you have and the fillers that are used to treat them. External factors that damage your skin and hasten the aging process, such as harmful sun exposure, can also decrease the effectiveness of dermal fillers. However, by following the instructions that your doctor gives you following treatment, you can get results that remain for between 6 and 18 months.
Touch-up treatments that enhance your results and help achieve the image you’re looking for can be helpful during this time. Typically, most patients continue with one or two injection appointments per year to maintain results and keep their skin wrinkle-free and youthful looking after the initial timeframe. You can enjoy a more youthful appearance for many years to come if you use a committed treatment plan.
What’s The Difference Between a Dermal Filler and Botox?
Another common solution to lines and wrinkles appearing with age is the treatment called Botox. However, these two treatments are designed to remedy different types of concerns. Dermal fillers are designed to target static wrinkles, lifting and smoothing your skin and restoring the firmness and volume it loses over time. Typically growing deeper as time passes, these wrinkles don’t move the same as the rest of your facial movements, making them stand out.
On the other hand, neurotoxin treatments like Botox are designed to temporarily ease dynamic wrinkles, which are often invisible if the face is at rest. Making facial expressions tends to make these wrinkles more noticeable, usually in the forehead, and they can be alleviated by blocking nerve signals from transmitting to specific facial muscles. Results from Botox treatments typically last between 3 and 4 months. To address both static and dynamic wrinkles, it may be beneficial to use both of these treatments in conjunction with one another.
Who Is This Treatment Intended For?
Most patients are eligible for this treatment because of the safe and effective nature of fillers. You may be eligible for treatment if you are an adult man or woman who is considered about skin laxity, wrinkles, or lines on your face. The only qualifications are that you should be generally in good health, are free from any irritation or infections on your skin that could interfere with the injections, and you have realistic expectations for the results you’ll get. It is also necessary that you don’t have any allergies to the ingredients this product is comprised of.
Patients of all ages can benefit from using this treatment, although most patients tend to seek treatment when they’re older than 35 years of age. Severe skin laxity may use other forms of treatment to be efficiently treated than a dermal filler such as Juvederm. As covered earlier, those dealing with dynamic wrinkles they wish to correct will be better served by other treatments. Those concerns are better addressed by using Botox or another service. Don’t worry if you are unsure if this treatment is right for you; our doctor can evaluate you and help you find the treatment that best suits your needs.
Restore a Younger Look Today!
Our team of experts are standing by to help you learn more about how Juvederm can help you reach the appearance you’re looking for. Using these high-quality products, you’ll take years off of your age to look and feel your very best by adding a youthful lift to different regions of your face. Contact The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton, FL today to schedule your consultation!