JUVÉDERM® for Facial Rejuvenation
Juvederm instantly softens those “smile lines” that surround your nose and mouth which can make you appear older than you really are. While smile lines are wonderful when you are actually smiling, the remaining moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around your mouth can detract from your overall appearance. Juvederm is a safe and effective treatment to help restore a youthful and renewed appearance.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a type of injectable facial filler. This means it can be effective to make you appear younger by softening the appearance of deep folds, hollow spaces and scars that can mar the otherwise smooth appearance of your face.
Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already found in your skin, muscles and tendons. The main function of hyaluronic acid is to maintain skin volume and proper hydration. Hyaluronic acid absorbs water like a sponge. In fact, hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
You lose hyaluronic acid as you age, so your skin loses its ability to hold its shape. For some people, the loss of hyaluronic acid is especially evident in the folds of skin forming curved lines between the nose and mouth, formally known as nasolabial folds but often referred to as smile lines. Your specialist will administer Juvederm to target this specific area of dehydrated skin cells with the incredible hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Juvederm for removing smile lines in June of 2006. In a side-by-side comparison with collagen-based fillers, research subjects overwhelmingly prefer Juvederm and its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, by as much as 88 percent. Juvederm is unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers in that it is a smooth gel rather than a granular consistency found in other products.
Who Uses Juvederm?
Juvederm is appropriate for anyone who wants to get rid of those unsightly “marionette” lines surrounding their upper lip. A single treatment provides outstanding results for 9 months to a year for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and lines at the nasolabial folds.
There are several products in the family of Juvederm fillers, including Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Voluma XC, to better suit your specific needs. Some Juvederm XC products contain small amounts of the local anesthetic, lidocaine, for a more comfortable treatment. The addition of lidocaine makes Juvederm easy for anyone to enjoy smooth, soft skin.
Your Juvederm Treatment
The health and wellness professionals at Wellness & Hormone Centers of America combine the medical treatments of a medi spa with the comforts of a day spa to provide a relaxing and healthful experience that is beneficial to mind and body alike.
Make an appointment with one of our treatment specialists today to enable you to regain your youthful appearance tomorrow.