As we enter into our mature adult years, it seems that our facial skin wants to age faster than we do. Small wrinkles, marionette lines, and creases begin to show. This is the result of thinning skin that is no longer being properly supported from beneath. A loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin means that the surface is less taut and supple. This loss of volume can be corrected through the use of acid-based dermal fillers. Juvederm® is one of the most popular injectable fillers on the market. It restores lost volume and smooths away the fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend this treatment to all of our Little Rock clients who ask us about the most suitable treatment for age-related wrinkles and volume loss.
How Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work
Specifically, Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler gel. The acid particles suspended in the smooth gel are a type of sugar compound, and they draw in and hold moisture in place. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body, but most adults have a decreased amount of it in their skin. Juvederm® acts as a sort of replenishing agent, and the gel holds the acid particles in place. In fact, the gel itself also adds volume and structure in the areas of concern.
This type of acid filler contains non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid, so there’s no need for allergy tests prior to treatment. It works best as a means to correct facial wrinkles and creases. Most commonly used near the mouth, eyes, and other areas of the face, it produces immediate results. So long as the individual has no serious skin conditions, Juvederm® is safe for use.
We decide where to inject the gel and how much of it to use after consulting with the client and examining the facial features. The thickness of the skin and the severity of dimples and creases determines the proper injection sites. We inject Juvederm® in the comfort of our office in Little Rock.
Almost at once, the gel begins to attract water molecules. The plumping effect is controlled by the dosage, and we generally start with a small dose to see what the initial results show. We can always inject more Juvederm® if the desired results aren’t immediately achieved.
Smooth Away Wrinkles and Add Volume
This is a very simple cosmetic fix for age-related wrinkling and dimpling of the facial skin. At the office of Mimi Lee, MD, PA, we serve the entire Little Rock area and are ready to answer all your questions about this type of filler injection treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Little Rock!