Is your face finally succumbing to the aging process? By the time most of us have reached our late thirties or early forties, the unmistakable signs of facial aging have started making their appearance in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Although aging is inevitable, premature facial aging is something that can be prevented and treated. Thousands of patients have benefited from a treatment called Juvederm® to help reduce the signs of aging caused by a lack of facial volume.
Causes of Skin Aging
Before looking at Juvederm® in-depth, it might be helpful to understand how skin ages in the first place. Normal, youthful skin contains an abundance of hyaluronic acid. This important substance has the special property of attracting many times its own weight in water molecules. As a result, skin with adequate hyaluronic acid (HA) is both thick and hydrated. The age-related loss of this important skin component eventually leads to skin that becomes thinner and drier. Like a dry riverbed, our skin begins to dry out and crack due to the loss of moisture caused by an HA deficiency.
Juvederm® to the Rescue
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid suspended within a gel. We can inject the product into your face to rectify a HA deficiency. This has the effect of partially reversing the process that led to the development of lines and wrinkles on your face. Once injected, Juvederm® goes to work to immediately begin increasing facial skin volume and hydration, causing a minimization of fine lines and wrinkles that can give away your age.
The Juvederm® Advantage
There are quite a few dermal filler products on the market right now, but Juvederm® is specifically formulated for aging skin. Not only does it contain hyaluronic acid, but it also contains lidocaine to ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment. The consistency of the product is extremely smooth and silky, which makes it a much easier treatment process than many of its competitors.
Juvederm® is actually a complete family of products with varying strengths and formulations to suit the needs of each individual patient. You can have your lips plumped, cheeks filled, and restore your rounded, youthful facial contours.
Getting Started with Your Treatment
If you would like to experience for yourself how Juvederm® can turn back the clock on your aging skin, schedule your initial consultation at O’Donnell Vein & Laser, with offices located in Easton and Annapolis. Contact us today to book your appointment!