Have you looked in your mirror lately and noticed smile lines around your mouth and nose? Are your lips not quite as full as you would like them to be, or are they turned down a bit at the corners? Are you wondering how you might maintain a naturally youthful appearance and slow the visible signs of facial aging?
What causes skin to age?
Collagen is a naturally occurring component of the skin that is part of the support structure providing texture, resiliency and shape to the skin. Fibers of collagen are woven together and form a framework for new cells to grow. Aging, accelerated by sun exposure, smoking and other lifestyle factors damage and weaken the collagen in the skin, causing loss of skin elasticity and volume and ultimately leading to wrinkle formation.
How can skin be restored?
A great way to restore volume and tone to your face with natural-looking results is by using injectable fillers. The most versatile and safe types of fillers — due to reversibility, natural absorption by the body, and similarity to our own molecular makeup — are made with the substance hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness and adds volume. As you age, you have decreased amounts of HA in your skin. Small amounts of strategically-injected HA result in a natural and more youthful appearance.
How do injectable fillers work?
There are several different brands of injectables for the face on the market. The Juvederm® collection has multiple types of HA fillers that are each tailored to treat specific issues and areas of the face. They last anywhere from 12-24 months, on average. HA fillers offer a natural-looking appearance and provide immediate results.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance and is the only filler proven to last up to two years in the cheek area. JUVÉDERM® XC instantly smooths moderate to severe parenthesis lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth for up to one year. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance for up to 18 months. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines, giving you results that last through one year. These numbers are assuming optimal treatment; individual results may vary.
Everyone will notice. No one will know. Lift, smooth, or plump your way to subtle results that last.