The bountiful collagen and hyaluronic acid our skin possesses in our younger years begin to fall away as we age, leaving behind wrinkles and fine lines. No lady likes to be reminded of her fleeting youth, nor do we like admitting our true age. How you may ask, can I turn back the time and reclaim my youthful beauty? The answer is simple: Juvederm.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable dermal fillers, developed and produced by Allergan Healthcare, intended to iron out those wrinkles and breathe life into deflated skin. Unlike many of its predecessors, Juvederm relies on hyaluronic acid and not collagen, to “plump up” skin. And since it is biosynthesized in a laboratory setting with no human or animal DNA, it remains one of the safest dermal fillers on the market.
Is all Juvederm the same?
Not all Juvederm is created equal. There are five variations of the fountain of youth:
- JuvedermVoluma XC: used for deep injections into the cheek area to help correct age-related loss of volume;
- JuvedermVollure XC and Juvederm XC: used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds;
- Juvederm Ultra XC and JuvedermVolbella XC: formulated specifically for the lips and areas around the mouth (perioral) for lip augmentation and the correction of perioral lines and wrinkles.
How long will my results last?
Results from Juvederm injections can last anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the area treated and the type of Juvederm used.
How exactly does Juvederm work?
Our skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a sugar derived compound responsible for maintaining and delivering moisture and nutrients to skin cells. As the body ages, cells absorb the hyaluronic acid but fail to produce it, thus leading to less youthful and soft skin. Juvederm is a smooth gel made of cross-linked, biosynthesized hyaluronic acid particles that, when injected into the skin, simply replaces what has been lost over time, resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles and fuller, more youthful skin.
Why should I choose Juvederm?
The benefits of Juvederm injectable fillers can be seen almost immediately: a reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles, fuller lips or cheeks (for those looking to change the appearance of those areas). Juvederm is naturally absorbed by the body and the injection site will become soft and pliable, just as the surrounding skin. The risks associated with Juvederm are low: swelling and tenderness of the injection site; miniscule bruising; slight lumpiness of the treated area, all of which have been shown to subside quickly and without issue.
There is no reason to be forced to age gracefully when Juvederm is a readily available, veritable fountain of youth.