The skin becomes thinner and less elastic as people age. This is because the skin begins to stop producing collagen, which causes wrinkles to begin to form. Wrinkles typically begin to form in the skin by as early as age 30 depending on your skin's exposure to the sun and whether or not you smoke.
Wrinkles can be divided into two different categories including deep furrows and fine surface lines. Deep furrows are traditionally caused by muscle contraction whereas fine surface lines are often caused by ultraviolet light. Fortunately, injectables for wrinkles can help eliminate both types of wrinkles from the skin of the face.
What is Juvederm and how does it work?
Juvederm is a type of wrinkle treatment that uses an injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid, or HA. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin and helps to deliver nutrients to the body to retain moisture and ensure your skin's volume and softness.
At a medical office or medical spa, this gel will be injected into the cheek area to combat moderate to severe wrinkles in the facial tissue. While the main type of Juvederm is used to correct wrinkles in the facial a
rea, additional injections may be used for lip augmentation and perioral line correction.
Unless you have a history of allergic reactions to lidocaine or bacterial proteins used in the Juvederm gel, or if you are on other medication that may affect the treatment, there's no reason you cannot receive Juvederm.
When can I expect results from my treatment?
Those who receive injectables for wrinkles such as Juvederm can expect to see results immediately after their treatment. The results of your wrinkle filler treatment should last anywhere between several months to one to two years depending on how well you treat your skin and depending on the gel and formula used during the treatment itself.
How long the effects last also depends on the type of treatment received. For instance, injectables delivered in certain areas of facial tissue may retain the nutrients in the gel for longer than other areas.
Wrinkles are a natural sign of aging, but that doesn't mean you have to live with them. Injectables for wrinkles such as Juvederm can give you back your youth with as little as a single visit to your local med spa. For more information on wrinkle treatments and Juvederm, contact the qualified medical professionals at Allure Laser & Medical Spa today for a FREE consultation.