As you’ve gotten older, you’ve probably noticed some changes in the way your skin looks. If you’re looking for an effective solution to these changes, our Juvederm treatments at Michael I. Jacobs Dermatology and Laser Surgery in New York, NY can help.
What Is Juvederm Used for?
The older you get, the more change you’re going to see in your skin. Your skin’s structure changes as you age, and the amounts of important chemicals like collagen and hyaluronic acid that help your skin stay firm and healthy begin to diminish. It’s natural for these changes to occur as you get older.
But natural doesn’t always mean welcome. You may not appreciate the way that your skin looks and feel because of these changes. Luckily, Juvederm can help. This dermal filler is carefully formulated to reduce these significant signs of aging, allowing you to look and feel your best. Here are a few things it can help.
When you smile, you might notice vertical lines appearing in between your mouth and your nose. When you’re young, your skin can smooth out after making expressions like these. But as you lose volume and elasticity in your skin, these lines will start to become permanent.
You can use this dermal filler to put a little more volume back into the area. This will smooth out your laugh lines, also called smile lines, and help your appearance look much younger and healthier.
When you have very thin lips, this can drastically affect your appearance. Thin lips will make you look super serious, while full, plump lips will make you look young and inviting. If you have thin lips, that could be because of the volume you’ve lost as you’ve gotten older. It could also be a simple matter of genetics.
Regardless of the reason why you have thin lips, you can use this dermal filler to put the volume back into your lips. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your lips, also known as lipstick lines.
One of the most voluminous places on your face is your cheeks. When you’re young, you have plump, round cheeks that help to give you a super youthful appearance. But because your cheeks are naturally so full of volume, it tends to be pretty noticeable when that volume begins to reduce as you get older.
When your cheeks get thinner, this makes your overall appearance look older. Your cheeks may also start to look a little gaunt. When you receive this dermal filler, you can put the volume into your cheeks, making them look plumper and fuller and your overall appearance will look younger.
The older you get, the more your skin’s structural integrity is affected. It loses its ability to stay elastic, which is what causes wrinkles and lines to form. But when this loss of elasticity is combined with volume loss, this will result in gravity taking a much firmer hold on your skin.
That’s what causes jowls to form. It’s normal to see jowls as you get older, but this change is probably not a welcome one. However, when you inject this dermal filler into your cheeks, it will lift any sagging skin and reduce the appearance of these unwanted jowls.
Have you noticed lines around your mouth area running from the outer corners down toward your chin? These wrinkles are often called marionette lines because they are similar to the way a marionette’s mouth looks. These lines can seriously affect your appearance, and you might not appreciate that.
You can use this dermal filler to put a little bit of fullness into this specific area. This will smooth out the area and reduce the appearance of any marionette lines that might have formed, giving you a much more youthful overall appearance.
What Is Juvederm?
This dermal filler can treat a range of aging concerns, making it a highly effective way of getting back an overall younger appearance. But what exactly is it? It’s an injectable, meaning that it’s applied to your desired areas using a very fine needle, making the treatment process easy and pain-free.
The filler is made with hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring sugar. That means that its presence in Juvederm’s formula is safe. You can find hyaluronic acid already in your skin, as well as in your eyes and connective tissues. This ingredient attracts moisture, keeping skin hydrated.
How Does It Work?
When the hyaluronic acid is injected into your skin, it begins to work immediately. You’ll see a difference right away as the filler takes up space beneath your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and providing fullness. Because hyaluronic acid sticks to moisture molecules, this helps your skin maintain its protective barrier and stay hydrated.
The hyaluronic acid will also stimulate your body’s production of collagen. Collagen is an important protein in your skin, helping it maintain its structure and suppleness. As the product stimulates your body’s production of collagen, this will help your skin stay firm and youthful-looking long after the product has been injected.
Who Should Get Juvederm?
If you’re interested in the benefits that this filler can provide you, then you might be wondering if you’re a good candidate to receive it. When you visit our clinic, Dr. Michael I. Jacobs will hold a consultation with you to determine if this treatment option is right for your concerns.
You can also determine if you might be a good candidate to receive this treatment if you meet any of the following criteria.
You Have the Above Concerns
The first way to help you determine if this could be a helpful treatment for you is to see if you have any of the above concerns. This filler can provide you with a super helpful way of treating various aging concerns. There are plenty of dermal fillers out there, but this particular one is one of the most effective at these specific concerns.
So, if you have any aging symptoms that are affecting your cheeks, lips, or mouth area, then you might be the right person to receive this treatment. It’s highly effective and will help your appearance look younger and healthier.
You Want Something Safe
If you are concerned about the way aging has made you look and feel, there are several treatment options available. But some of these treatment options may contain ingredients or methods that might not be safe for everyone. This could lead you to avoid treatments that could help you feel more confident in your skin.
This filler is formulated very carefully to be safe for all skin types. Its main ingredient is something that your skin naturally contains anyway. When you visit our clinic, we’ll also consult with you beforehand to make sure that this treatment option is the safest one possible for your concerns.
You’re Looking for Something Non-Invasive
Many treatments out there can help you get the younger appearance you’re looking for. One solution you might be considering is a surgical procedure. But these procedures can be highly invasive, which might not be something you’re comfortable with or ready for at this point in your life.
This filler can offer you a highly effective alternative to surgical procedures. Because it’s non-invasive, you won’t need to worry about a lengthy procedure time and an uncomfortable healing process. Instead, your appointment should last under an hour, and your healing will be fast, easy, and comfortable.
You Want Something Long-Lasting
There is no dermal filler available that can offer you permanent results. That said, there are certainly some fillers that will last you longer than others. While some fillers last just a few weeks, you can count on this one to last you for a much longer time.
The exact length of time you’ll get to enjoy your results depends on a few factors, including how your skin reacts and where it’s been injected. When you maintain a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine, you can expect your results to last anywhere between 1 to 2 years.
Contact Us Today
Anyone who’s looking for an effective way to get long-lasting and effective results should consider getting this anti-aging treatment. When you visit our clinic, you can expect a safe and comfortable experience. Are you ready to book your appointment? Get in touch with Michael I. Jacobs Dermatology and Laser Surgery in New York, NY.