Your skin, which is the largest organ in your body, is important to take care of at any age. Regularly wearing sun protection is good, but even with the of best care, you might be noticing some lines and wrinkles.
Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of growing older. As you age, your skin becomes more delicate, forming lines and wrinkles around your eyes, nose, and mouth. Lines and wrinkles might be natural, but they can impact your self-confidence. Many men and women find that fine lines and wrinkles make them feel older.
Melanie L. Adams, MD, and her staff are here to help you look and feel your best. With a wide selection of Juvederm® products available, Dr. Adams helps her patients find the best treatment to help them achieve their desired look.
Collagen and elastin are two proteins that give your skin volume and bounce. When you’re young, your skin produces a lot of collagen and elastin, which keeps your skin firm and wrinkle-free. But, as you age, your body stops producing as much of these proteins.
As your skin gets older, it becomes thinner and less voluminous. Skin can sag and collect around your eyes, nose, and mouth, creating lines and wrinkles. Some commons facial lines and wrinkles include smile lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. Aging can also make your cheeks and lips lose volume, which can make your whole face look sunken and older.
Repetitive motions over the years can also lead to the development of lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet around your eyes can form as a result of squinting repeatedly over a long period of time. Smile lines, or the lines that develop around your nose and mouth, are called this because the creases come from years of smiling.
Juvederm is a collection of injectable fillers that work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The collection includes fillers that target some of the most frustrating signs of aging, including sunken cheeks, thin lips, and lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Injected into the treatment area, Juvederm adds volume to give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm products use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the face without the need for surgery. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance that helps your skin retain moisture, adding volume and nutrients below the surface.
For lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, Dr. Adams may recommend Juvederm XC. Developed to treat smile lines, marionette lines, and parentheses lines, Juvederm XC adds volume and minimizes the look of nasolabial wrinkles for up to one year.
Juvederm Voluma XC targets your cheeks to give them a boost. Age can cause you to lose facial volume in your cheeks, making your face sag and look older. Juvederm Voluma XC replaces some of that lost volume to give your cheeks a youthful lift.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a good option for patients who are looking to plump their lips. Many people notice that their lips get thinner as they get older. Juvederm Ultra XC plumps your lips by replacing lost volume, and it can also be used to treat some nasolabial lines and wrinkles, too.
Dr. Adams is a board-certified dermatologist and an expert in providing Juvederm. When you come to her for cosmetic care, she works to understand your aesthetic goals and helps you determine if Juvederm is right for you. For men and women who want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, Juvederm is a popular procedure.
Before each Juvederm procedure, Dr. Adams cleanses and prepares your face for treatment. Then she applies a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. The number of Juvederm injections you receive will depend on your treatment area. Most Juvederm treatment sessions last just 20 minutes. After you leave the office, you can return to your daily activities with no downtime.
Are you ready to find out more about Juvederm? From plumping your lips, to smoothing your skin, to filling out fine lines and wrinkles, Juvederm is a flexible and safe cosmetic procedure for many patients. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.