Many of our patients in the Palm Beach area who have reached a certain age find themselves looking for non-surgical treatments to combat aging skin. Non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques like Juvederm® have been growing in popularity in recent years. That’s because a large number of people would like to see significant skin enhancement in terms of wrinkle reduction without undergoing traditional cosmetic surgery.
What are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is an injectable substance suspended within a gel that is injected into your skin to promote facial fullness and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, dermal fillers offer impressive results comparable to some types of cosmetic surgeries, but your skin will continue aging normally. This means that at some point, you will require additional treatments in order to maintain your results.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. It offers long-lasting results in the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to the hyaluronic acid that Juvederm® contains, the product also includes lidocaine to enhance your comfort throughout your procedure.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
For one thing, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found within your own body in large concentrations within your eyes, joints, and skin tissue. In the skin, hyaluronic acid is able to absorb many times its own weight in water molecules. This has the effect of plumping and hydrating your skin.
As you grow older, your body produces progressively less hyaluronic acid, leading to a deflating and dehydrating effect within your skin. Skin that is thinner and drier develops wrinkles more easily. An injection with Juvederm® can help reverse this process, leading to skin that is fuller and more hydrated.
How is Juvederm® Different from Other Dermal Fillers?
Juvederm® contains lidocaine, a substance known to reduce discomfort. This ensures that your treatment will be as pleasant as possible. The results are also natural-looking. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the results vary from patient to patient.
If you are wanting to reverse the signs of aging or enhance certain facial features, Juvederm® may be the best option for you. Set up a consultation with us at Athena Plastic Surgery to learn more information. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens!