Skin is an incredibly durable and resilient part of the body. It protects us from bacteria, creates a barrier that helps us retain water, and can make us appear beautiful. As our bodies age, skin becomes prone to wear. It loses vibrancy, becomes less elastic, and gives way to lines that can make you appear older than you really are.
While turning back the clock is not something science can do yet, you may be able to fight some of the effects of aging, sun damage and other things that can damage your skin with Juvederm®. It can provide your face with the fullness that it once had when you were younger.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a specialized type of filler designed for use under the skin. It provides long-term fullness in areas where the underlying structures have shifted or weakened, which allows it to treat a number of dermatological conditions. The most common use for Juvederm® is to treat wrinkles in the face. It can smooth the underlying collagen structure.
Flexing the muscles around the lips can create what is known as smile lines, which are areas where the collagen has become displaced. When injected in the skin, Juvederm® works by replacing areas in the underlying collagen matrix that may be lacking. These holes are filled for a period of time by Juvederm®, which allows for these wrinkles to be minimized.
It is important to understand that the results Juvederm® provides are not permanent. Since it is a hyaluronic acid facial filler, the chemicals will eventually be absorbed by the body. This allows it to work for nine to 12 months before repeat injections are needed. Any side effects associated with Juvederm® tend to resolve themselves quickly. Redness, soreness and bumps under the skin are the most common side effects of Juvederm®, which tend to last a maximum of seven to 14 days when they do occur.
Why Use Juvederm®?
There are many reasons patients and medical professionals use Juvederm®. It is safe, it provides immediate and lasting results, and it can effectively treat a number of problems, which includes everything from most wrinkles to some acne scars. It even provides results for up to a year at a time.
The most advantageous part of Juvederm® is that it can help stimulate your body’s natural collagen production in areas where collagen is missing. This can make the same site look better as time progresses, and it can make any future treatments with Juvederm® look substantially better.
To find out if Juvederm® can remedy your wrinkles, lines and any other of the problems related to the structures underlying your skin, contact our offices at Knox Wellness to schedule a consultation. Our highly trained staff will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have about Juvederm®.