As we age, skin changes and the natural volume of youthful skin diminishes, causing wrinkles and folds to appear. JUVÉDERM™ is one of the newest skin fillers on the market, and is becoming very popular with patients thanks to its impressive results. A hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in the skin and muscles of animals), JUVÉDERM™ can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face by adding volume and hydration to the skin. As we grow older and endure exposure to sunlight, our natural store of hyaluronic acid becomes depleted, making us more susceptible to deep creases, facial lines, and wrinkles.
Additionally, the filler contains an anesthetic making the treatment more comfortable. These lines are in most instances immune to exercise and diet and in some cases can actually be exacerbated by weight loss. With JUVÉDERM™, the appearance of these lines, which typically run outwards from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, can be greatly reduced.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM™ has proven to be safe, effective, and fast-acting. Manufactured by Allergen, Inc., the same company that makes BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM™ is one of the best skin treatment options on the market for the reduction or wrinkles and age lines on the face. Unlike BOTOX® Cosmetic, which is an injectable that inhibits muscle contraction, JUVÉDERM™ is an injectable filler. The hyaluronic acid can remain in the body for up to one year after being injected, before being naturally and harmlessly absorbed; as a result, the effects of JUVÉDERM™ are long-lasting, meaning you will require fewer treatments than those required by alternative treatment options and more affordable than surgical alternatives.
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We offer JUVÉDERM® to Springfield patients who would like to add volume to areas that have begun to show prominent signs of aging. It is especially effective in reducing the vertical lines that develop around the mouth, lines that develop along the corners of the mouth (“marionette lines”), and lines that develop on either side of the nose (the nasolabial folds, sometimes called “laugh lines”). As with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the results are not permanent, but you can expect them to last about a year. After this time, the filler absorbs into the body.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance without having to undergo invasive surgery with long recovery times, JUVÉDERM® injections may be an excellent solution for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.