When people talk about aging, they often talk about developing wrinkles and their hair going gray. And it’s very true that wrinkles and going gray are some of the more prominent signs of aging. However, most people do not realize that the number one reason they look older as they age is that they are losing volume in their face. In fact, for many people, the loss of facial volume is what is causing them to develop wrinkles. Thankfully, you can volumize with Juvederm fillers.
Your skin has a bottom layer that’s made up of fat. It is referred to as the subcutaneous fat layer. This fat is what provides protection to your bones and provides protection to your muscles when you fall or when you bump them. As you get older, that fat naturally starts to disappear. As the fat disappears, the space between your facial muscles and the external layer of skin becomes smaller.
This means that your facial muscles are a lot closer to your skin. When you smile, dynamic wrinkles become more noticeable. All of this is made worse by the fact that as you get older, your skin also gets thinner. If you smoked, spent a lot of time in the sun, or made other lifestyle choices that affect the appearance of your skin, the fat loss looks a lot worse.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid. This dermal filler can be used to add volume to thin lips. This dermal filler has been used to soften facial wrinkles and has even been used to make recessed scars disappear. In essence, dermal fillers serve as a cushion between the skin and your muscles. They add back the volume that your face has lost as a result of aging.
What’s great about Juvederm is that its primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is something that is naturally occurring in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is what keeps your skin looking its best and keeps your skin hydrated. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body, when you are injected with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, your body does not react negatively.
Juvederm fillers come in a number of formulas. The formula that our cosmetic professional will use will vary depending on the area that they are treating. For example, Juvederm Volbella is often used on lips and on fine lines. This formula lasts for around one year before you will need to get a touch-up. If you have deep wrinkles around your nose or around your mouth, Juvederm XC may be the right option. This formula will also last for around one year. Juvederm Voluma, which is designed to add volume around the cheeks, can last for up to two years. Repeat treatments may be needed in order to maintain the results that you want.
If you’re tired of the way volume loss is affecting your appearance, you can do something about it. Talk to us at E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA and find out what Juvederm fillers option is right for you.