Juvederm and Other Dermal Fillers

juvederm-facal-treatmentHave you noticed lines forming around your mouth and under your eyes? Think there is nothing that you can do? The reality is that there is a way to slow down and even reverse the effects of aging! Lines in the lower face are commonly caused by the loss of the proteins that give your skin it’s natural volume. You can bring back that youthful look and replenish your own natural collagen to restore lost volume with Dermal Fillers. They are called “fillers” because they are used to “fill in” wrinkles, furrows and depressions in the face that make us look older. Fillers are made from the same natural proteins that you lose as you age, and they can reverse this process in 15 minutes – making you look younger and refreshed instantly.

See Before and After Pictures of treatments with Fillers!

In this series of images you can see how loss of volume in the cheekbones leads to lines and hollows as we age.

In this series of images you can see how loss of volume in the cheekbones leads to lines and hollows as we age.

Over the years, the face begins to lose collagen and elastin, which contribute to sagging facial features. The loss of facial volume and elasticity also lead to the formation of wrinkles, creases and folds, and change the shape of the face. When we look at young faces we see that most are in shape of a V, with the upper face having more volume than the lower face. As we age and lose collagen and elastin, the shape of the face changes. We lose volume in the upper face, the skin sags, and jowls form. The face in a sense changes from a V shape to more of a square shape. Fillers are used to correct this change.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a dermal filler made from Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in your skin that assists in adding hydration and volume. You can think of Juvederm like the springs inside a mattress. It is placed under the skin where the skin is sagging, and it stays there providing support until it dissolves – which usually takes between about 6 and 12 months.

Juvederm works best on lines around the mouth and nose, marionete lines, under-eye bags, and frown lines. It can also be used to enhance your cheekbones and  give you fuller lips. The downtime is minimal and you can get back to your normal routine right away.

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Sculptra

Sculptra is more than a dermal filler because it can replace the volume loss that happens as we age. There is no longer a need to look old when you can turn back the hands of time. Sculptra can fill in hollow temples, sunken eyes, and hollowed cheeks. Sculptra can stand as an individual treatment or be combined with Botox or Dysport to target a different areas or the face.

Sculptra is a Poly-L-lactic acid substance and a natural form of this material produces itself in our muscles when we exercise. This facial filler works by increasing thickness of the skin, is biocompatible, and is easily absorbed by the body. Sculptra produces results that are apparent in three to six treatments and can last for up to two years.