The first signs of the natural process of aging are often most noticeable on our faces. When you look in the mirror, you may see lines around the sides of your mouth that are accentuated, or deepened, when you laugh or smile. Perhaps you have bags under your eyes that make you appear tired. As we enter our 30s, hormone levels dip, resulting in a decrease of the skin’s collagen and cell renewal process. Over time, men and women lose elasticity in their skin, resulting in a less youthful appearance. If your face is beginning to look a bit dull or aged due to fine lines and wrinkles, the injectable filler Juvéderm may be an excellent solution for you. The results are instantly visible as lines and wrinkles soften and vanish before your eyes.
The highly skilled team at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, has the required experience and know-how when it comes to assisting patients in recapturing their youthful appearance. Patient care and satisfaction is their number-one concern. Injectable fillers feature the latest technology and provide a temporary yet long-lasting solution that fights the visible signs of aging. Read below as the experts at Body+Beauty Lab explain the different types of Juvéderm dermal fillers and how they can help you target specific areas of your face.
Juvéderm in detail
Juvéderm is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment commonly called an injectable filler or dermal filler. This filler is an excellent choice for Philadelphia-area patients who are seeking to restore facial contours while reducing the signs of aging on several areas of the face. Composed of an active ingredient known as hyaluronic acid (HA), this gel-like substance adds temporary volume to the facial tissues for a smoother appearance to the skin. This popular treatment is adored by many for its ability to restore moisture to dry skin and inflate sunken facial features. The result is a fuller and more hydrated complexion. Juvéderm is specially formulated to tackle specific and often troublesome regions of the face, including areas around the jawline, cheeks, and lips.
The power of hyaluronic acid
One of the many reasons Philadelphia-area patients love this injectable filler is because it contains hyaluronic acid. Research indicates that injections containing hyaluronic acid can naturally stimulate the body to increase collagen production. This natural substance is found within the human body; however, with age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm is made from synthetic hyaluronic acid that stimulates the body's natural supply of HA and collagen around the injected areas.
When the body produces less hyaluronic acid, the skin’s ability to retain moisture is impacted. Couple that with a drop in the production of elastin and collagen, and the skin begins to feel drier. As a result, facial skin can start to sag toward the jaw. Cheeks that were once full begin to get a hollow appearance, and lips can be in desperate need of inflating.
Common treatment areas
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC are excellent weapons for adding definition to the jawline region. The exact area of the jawline to be treated — posterior or anterior — determines the correct type of filler to be used. Either way, this area of the face can be smoothed and contoured to minimize smile-related lines.
Juvéderm Voluma® restores contour to the cheeks to treat age-related thinning and sagging in the mid-face. The filler is injected into the cheeks to add volume and shape, resulting in a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella add definition to the upper lip, lower lip, or the entire mouth, all while correcting the appearance of fine, vertical lines on the lips. Juvéderm is injected into the lips and then massaged to add fullness.
Are you a candidate?
Candidates for Juvéderm treatments are adults in Greater Philadelphia, PA, who have wrinkles they wish to correct. Often the result of aging, a loss of volume in different parts of the face can significantly benefit from a little extra plumping. As with any cosmetic treatments, it is important to have reasonable expectations. While Juvéderm can help to restore a more youthful appearance, it cannot eliminate every wrinkle or ward off new ones. When combined with other treatments at Body+Beauty Lab, such as BOTOX, the results can be outstanding and provide a more youthful appearance for both men and women.
Quick and long-lasting
After the filler is injected, wrinkles and lines will diminish instantly. This quick procedure requires little downtime, and patients can resume their day after leaving our Philadelphia office. Some mild swelling or bruising around the injection site will last about a week, but this can be easily concealed with makeup. The Juvéderm family of fillers can provide visible results for up to one year. For patients who have had more than one treatment, the results can last even longer.
Are you ready to hit the refresh button on your appearance? If so, Juvéderm could be just the answer you need. Men and women love their natural and long-lasting results that reduce the visible facial signs of aging. For additional information, contact the Philadelphia, PA, office of Body+Beauty Lab today to schedule a consultation with a skilled member of our team.