Restoring Hyaluronic Acid to the Skin Reduces Age Lines

Jun 20, 2018

Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that is produced in the body. Its cosmetic importance was identified once scientists noticed that exposure to water made it expand. Synthetic hyaluronic acid is an integral part of the dermal-filler injections that are used to remove wrinkles. It received FDA approval for human use in 2003.

Hyaluronic Acid: The Natural Skin Solution

Hyaluronic acid is predominantly found in tendons, skin, muscle, and cartilage. The body’s supply of hyaluronic acid is utilized to maintain specific natural physiological processes. The structure of the skin is maintained by hyaluronic acid.

Levels of hyaluronic acid don’t remain constant; they are highest during youth, and the quantity diminishes with age. The decline in hyaluronic acid is a primary cause of poor skin elasticity.

Juvederm

Juvederm belongs to the family of hyaluronic-acid fillers. This popular filler option restores hyaluronic acid to the skin, causing age lines to disappear.

Juvederm is most commonly used to address moderate and harsh facial folds like parentheses lines, marionette lines, lipstick lines, and the nasolabial folds. A Juvederm treatment offers close to a year of wrinkle-free skin in the treated areas.

The filler is crafted with the aid of an exclusive technology called Hylacross, which helps to create a malleable and smooth texture. Its consistency is similar to a gel, while other fillers have a more granular feel.

Juvederm is Effective in Reducing Age Lines

The effectiveness of any drug or drug-related formulation is determined and proven through numerous clinical trials. Juvederm has fared excellently in clinical trials.

A study compared the efficacy of Juvederm for treatment of the nasolabial folds against a collagen-based filler. Close to 90% of the patients treated with Juvederm showed improving results in the 24 weeks that followed, and the same percentage expressed a preference for the treatment.

Is Juvederm Suitable for You?

Juvederm is suitable for a wide variety of patients. Before getting Juvederm treatments, it is important to bear these considerations in mind:
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Juvederm, in general, should be avoided by pregnant patients, lactating patients, and patients under the age of 18.
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Injectable HA formulations are risky in patients who are on an immunosuppressive therapy.
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If you’re using blood thinners or other medications that could prolong bleeding like naproxen, ibuprofen, or aspirin, inform Dr. Gayoso during your consultation.

What to Expect

Juvederm is delivered through precise injections in key areas of the face. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to induce temporary numbness. This makes it so the treatments are as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The treatment session is also quite short and convenient and requires no downtime.

Side effect like redness and bruising are only temporary. Patients are advised to refrain from heat exposure, strenuous physical activity, and alcohol consumption in the first 24 hours after Juvederm injections.

Find Out More Today

If you’re excited about the idea of finally getting rid of those unwanted wrinkles, contact our office and schedule a consultation. Dr. Antonio Gayoso, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, regularly meets with patients to discuss the cosmetic options that we offer.

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