As people age, the skin loses its youthful appearance and elasticity. This leads to visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles while the skin also loses much of its volume and plumpness. The good news is that an advancement in skin care can help turn back the clock on aging facial skin.
This new product is called Juvederm®. Juvederm® is a facial filler consisting of hyaluronic acid. It helps to restore lost facial volume, enhance lips and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm® contains hyaluronic acid. This substance is produced naturally by your body, but not so much is made as you grow older. One property of hyaluronic acid is its ability to attract many times its weight in water. This lends a volume-adding and plumping effect to the skin. Juvederm® helps rectify the imbalance in hyaluronic acid production that occurs with age.
Juvederm® differs from other facial fillers because it has a smoother consistency, unlike more granular ones. It also contains lidocaine — a pain reliever that will help you remain comfortable during your treatment.
Unlike some other cosmetic products, Juvederm® does not cause an allergic response. This is because hyaluronic acid is a natural product that is recognized by the body, rather than a foreign substance.
- Smooths out lines and wrinkles
- Restores natural contours of the face
- Enhances fullness and plumpness of lips
During your treatment at Pristine Medical Spa, your treatment provider will inject Juvederm® under your skin with a very fine needle. The gel will flow smoothly into your skin, lending it a natural look and feel. You can expect to see a noticeable and immediate improvement in the quality of your skin in the treated areas.
Since a very fine needle is used, including lidocaine, discomfort is minimal. This makes Juvederm® a comfortable experience.
Recovery and Results
The results from Juvederm® treatment are immediate and long lasting. The treatment area should see an immediate improvement, but full results will continue to develop over time. Most people require only one treatment for ideal results. Subsequent touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the effects, which can last up to one year.
Juvederm® treatment involves little, if any, downtime. Most people can resume their normal schedules immediately.
If you are interested in restoring lost facial volume, Juvederm® could be able to help. Our medical team at Pristine Medical Spa will work with you to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. We can then create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Pristine Medical Spa today to schedule your consultation.