Our adult patients in Lynchburg are increasingly asking us about non-surgical remedies for aging skin. Recent years have seen tremendous advances in the field of anti-aging medicine and treatments. Many of them do not require surgery that can sometimes be risky or lead to unnatural results. Since minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments like Juvederm® do not require incisions, they also require very little to no downtime. In fact, many of our patients have their treatments performed in just minutes, allowing them to resume work or their daily activities immediately after their treatment.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are simply injectable substances that help promote facial fullness and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles appearing on the face. Dermal fillers can contain substances like hyaluronic acid. They offer results that are safe, effective and appear soft and natural.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid suspended within a flowable gel that is injected into your face to promote increased facial volume, thickness, and hydration. The treatment is considered safe and effective for the correction of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. In addition to hyaluronic acid, Juvederm® also contains lidocaine, which is often used in medical settings and will enhance your comfort during your procedure.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is an important component of youthful, healthy skin. It has an affinity for water and can attract and bind many times its own weight in water molecules to be held within your skin cells. Think of each hyaluronic acid molecule as a tiny sponge sitting within each individual skin cell. The water that is absorbed by the hyaluronic acid will plump each skin cell and add volume and hydration to your facial skin.
Skin that contains ample hyaluronic acid is skin that is thick and moist. Unfortunately, your supplies of hyaluronic acid can become depleted due to the aging process. As you get older, your body produces progressively less hyaluronic acid, and your skin begins to suffer for it. A hyaluronic acid depletion leads to skin that is thinner and drier, which leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Juvederm® works by replacing the hyaluronic acid your body has lost due to the aging process or environmental damage. Once injected into your skin, Juvederm® goes to work hydrating and thickening your skin to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
Make an appointment at Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology in Forest to learn more information about Juvederm®. Whether you live in Lynchburg, Forest, or the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!