Rejuvenate Your Face with Juvederm
- Posted on: Feb 7 2017
People always think of wrinkles when they think of facial aging, but that’s usually not the most visible issue. Look at a picture of yourself taken in your 20s and one taken after you turn 50. What will stand out is the loss of volume. Your cheeks are flatter, less plump, and they’ve probably sunken. Your lips are thinner and maybe sport some vertical wrinkles. Other wrinkles around your mouth are due to a lack of support, too.
Two things are going on. First, you’ve lost up to 30 percent of your ongoing collagen production over those 30 or so years. Every year after your 20th birthday you lose one percent of your collagen production. So, over 30 years you’re producing one-third less collagen, and your skin gets that much less support (collagen functions as the skin’s basic support structure). Plus, the effects of gravity and slackening on your tissues and muscles simply lead to sagging with age.
At Northcoast, we offer various dermal fillers to replace that volume. Juvederm is one of our most popular fillers. We offer two different Juvederm formulations.
What is a dermal filler?
Dermal fillers do what their name implies — they fill in the gap under a wrinkle or replace volume in a deficient area. By doing so, they push the skin back up. Some fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, and they do their job by binding with water molecules. Others provide the structure through calcium microspheres in the filler.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is what is known as a naturally derived filler because it is made of mostly just hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for hydrating and plumping the skin by binding with underlying water molecules. We offer two Juvederm formulations.
What is Juvederm XC?
As the skin loses elasticity and volume, some people form relatively deep parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These are also referred to as nasolabial folds. Juvederm XC provides volume to eliminate these lines.
What is Juvederm Voluma XC?
Sagging cheeks bug everyone. Over time as you lose the collagen to support your skin and as your underlying muscles weaken, your cheeks flatten. Juvéderm® Voluma XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Plump cheeks are a tenet of a younger look.
There is also another Juvederm for lips, but we use Restylane Silk for lip rejuvenation.
Call us at 440-NEW-FACE if you’re interested in “filling” back in your lost volume.