Despite how careful you may be about wearing sunscreen and taking care of your skin, time is an enemy to your skin. Through the years, your skin loses collagen and the elasticity that it provides. Your once firm face begins to develop folds, fine lines, and wrinkles. Fortunately, dermatologists in Orange County have many tools at their disposal to turn back the clock on your facial skin. One of the most effective is Juvederm.
What is Juvederm and How Does it Work?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved facial filler that is injected with precision into your face to plump up areas that have begun to sag. Juvederm is one of the newer fillers on the market, and lasts much longer than its predecessors. Every patient has a different body chemistry and different results, but as a general rule of thumb, expect this miracle filler to keep your folds and wrinkles plumped up about 9 months from the time your get the injection.
Where is the Juvederm Filler Used?
Basically, fillers are used below the nose and Botox is used above the nose. Juvederm is ideal for plumping up those parenthesis-looking wrinkles around the mouth, sagging areas beneath the cheeks, and even around the chin. Wherever your skin looks “deflated” a filler is a good option.
How is Juvederm Different than Botox?
Botox is not a filler, but an injectable that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles. Botox typically is used to smooth out wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, and in the corners of the eyes. Fillers do not have an adverse effect on facial muscles, so there is far less risk of complications that are associated with Botox.
If you want to age gracefully, you are just a phone call away from a wide array of treatments that can help you look younger. When they are performed by a skilled professional, the results are natural and subtle. People will know that you look different – refreshed – but won’t be able to pinpoint exactly how your face is different.