The aging process is subtle. It is difficult to pinpoint from one week to another what changes a person’s face as they age. However, if you look at a person over the course of years, you can definitely chart the changes that take place.
One of the biggest signs of aging is the loss of facial volume. For many people, dealing with the loss of facial volume is a lot harder than dealing with wrinkles. In fact, in some people, their wrinkles are the result of losing facial volume.
Gradually losing facial volume is just a natural part of the aging process. Our body produces less hyaluronic acid, less collagen and less of the compounds we need to retain moisture in our skin. Over time, our skin starts to get thinner, and our fat stores on our face deplete, leading to less support for the overlying skin.
Juvederm® is an excellent tool for addressing these issues. Some people who have Juvederm® treatments done say that they walk away looking years younger than they did before the treatments.
One of the nice things about Juvederm® treatments is that the improvement in lines are so natural that no one appears “done” after treatment. When a person looks at you after getting Juvederm® treatments, they will notice that you look younger, refreshed and more vibrant. However, you won’t have that drastic change in appearance that comes with cosmetic surgery.
Since dermal fillers are non-surgical, they are an outpatient procedure. Patients simply walk into our facility, get the Juvederm® injections done and are able to walk out and go back to their everyday life.
Another nice thing about Juvederm® is that hyaluronic acid is its primary ingredient. As previously mentioned, hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that is already in the skin. It is one of the compounds that helps the skin hold onto moisture. So when patients get an injection of Juvederm®, the area immediately looks fuller simply because you got Juvederm® injected into your skin. Over the course of the next few weeks, the hyaluronic acid will work with your body to help your skin attract and maintain moisture and build new collagen. This means that the benefits of your Juvederm® treatment are going to be seen for an extended period of time.
Juvederm® is a safe, FDA-approved way to restore your youthful appearance. It will not make you look like a teenager again, but it will definitely take years off your face and give you a happy, vibrant appearance you will be proud to show to the world. We encourage you to visit Torrey Pines Dermatology to learn all the facts about this injectable. Our office is located in La Jolla, and we happily serve the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.