The signs of aging can turn up almost anywhere on your face. From laugh lines around the mouth to horizontal lines in the forehead, time can be a constant reminder that you’re growing older rather than younger. But at River Region Dermatology & Laser in Montgomery, AL, we can help stop the clock and rewind with Juvederm treatments. These injectables are proven to deliver results and can refresh your appearance in no time.  

Juvederm Can Get Rid of Wrinkles Without Surgery

Second only to Botox in popularity among cosmetic treatments, this dermal filler can reduce moderate to severe wrinkles and lines in less than 30 minutes. Once we’ve identified your treatment areas during your initial consultation, we’ll strategically inject this serum well below the skin’s surface. Many of this brand’s formulas are intended for mid-to-deep dermis injection, where they can provide significant lifting and smoothing.

What makes this product so special? A few different traits, starting with its active ingredient hyaluronic acid (HA). You’ve likely heard of this substance thanks to topical skincare products that promise to plump and hydrate your skin. HA does in fact possess these abilities; it’s a molecule that exists naturally in your skin and pulls water from the air like a sponge to moisturize your face.

Hyaluronic Acid Means Healthy Skin

Believe it or not, one molecule of HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The two bind to each other, and injecting HA into your lips, cheeks, or skin replenishes your body’s natural hydration system. This is how treatment restores volume and vitality to your face. And because HA is biocompatible, you don’t need an allergy test before treatment.

In addition to a high safety profile, this treatment provides results almost immediately. HA begins attracting and binding to water as soon as it’s injected. It will gradually settle within a week or two of your session to produce a very natural and soft appearance. Even better, you can achieve these effects without cutting, stitching, or otherwise marring your face the way surgery can.

Different Products For Different Results

Four different fillers fall under the Juvederm umbrella to treat specific areas of concern. This allows us to customize your results with the following products:

  • Voluma, for injection in the cheeks and chin to restore volume and improve your profile
  • Vollure, to correct moderate and severe folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds
  • Volbella, designed to moderately plump lips and correct perioral lines
  • Ultra, for full and luscious lips

Each of these fillers has been approved by the FDA for their respective uses; you can therefore achieve broad results with a combination of treatments. You might, for instance, choose to add volume with Voluma and correct lipstick lines (perioral lines) and lip thinning with Volbella. It’s safe to use these fillers around the mouth, nose, and lips as well as under the eyes and in the cheeks and forehead. Specific effects you can achieve include:

  • Jawline contouring
  • Nose reshaping
  • Eyebag reduction
  • Smoother, fuller cheeks
  • Erasure of crow’s feet and marionette lines

Made for Long-term Results

These fillers are well-known for delivering long-term results, a trait largely attributable to Vycross technology. This refers to the way in which the HA molecules are cross-linked within the gel serum. Tighter molecules produce a denser gel that doesn’t disintegrate as quickly within the body. You can therefore expect a robust filler like Voluma to last up to two years, while Ultra is approved to last one year.

Although you’ll see the effects of treatment immediately, it’s important to know these will continue to develop for several days. We like to tell patients this so they understand the results they instantly see will only improve; if you choose to plump your lips, for instance, but were hoping for a little more volume, we recommend you wait a few days before coming back for another round of treatment.

Benefits of Treatment

You already know these fillers are quick and easy to administer. We also want to circle back to their anti-aging abilities. As time passes, we start to lose volume in our skin, especially around the cheeks and jowls. This can drag down your face and make you look older than you are. Dermal fillers replace that volume in a way that also smooths away wrinkles. By redefining your mid-face region, treatment restores a more youthful appearance.

These injectables are also ideal for face contouring. They work double-duty to redefine cheekbones, the chin, and even the nose. HA fillers also encourage natural collagen production, a benefit that surprises many patients.

Collagen Synthesis

HA helps stimulate the body’s regenerative abilities by supporting fibroblast activity. These cells synthesize collagen, and where collagen exists, elastin can also be found. Both proteins work hand-in-hand to give skin its firm but flexible structure. And once the strength of that structure is restored, you’ll naturally improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A Treatment That Never Stops Working

The injectables that comprise this product line are workhorses. They smooth, lift, and plump in ways that other fillers cannot match. And thanks to HA, you can also enjoy complete skin health that includes better hydration and a firmer supportive structure. Schedule your consultation today by calling the team at River Region Dermatology & Laser in Montgomery, AL.

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