Did you know that the gradual loss of facial volume is one of the main reasons for skin aging? As you get older, you begin losing subcutaneous fat and other substances. The result is skin that begins sagging and sliding down your face. Lines and creases begin forming where pads of skin have come to rest, leading to the characteristic look of an older person. If this situation describes yours, you should know that a treatment is available that can help turn back the clock on aging facial skin. Juvederm® is a non-surgical method for thickening the skin and the facial area to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than your actual age.

What is Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment involving the injection of a product containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. The hyaluronic acid is responsible for enhancing the thickness of your facial skin, while lidocaine is added to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

One of the advantages of getting a Juvederm® treatment is that it offers results that appear quite soft and natural because it utilizes natural substances. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-produced substance that lends moisture and volume to your skin. Ample hyaluronic acid results in the classic youthful skin appearance that is dewy and radiant.

The unfortunate fact is that getting older leads to a loss of hyaluronic acid production. This means that your skin is no longer able to retain sufficient moisture, and it becomes thinner and drier as a result.

How Does Juvederm® Work?

Juvederm® works by replacing the hyaluronic acid that was lost due to the aging process through injections. Once the hyaluronic acid has been replaced, the skin aging process can begin to reverse. The product goes to work immediately to volumize and hydrate your skin.

You can get all the facts about Juvederm® during a consultation at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. Contact us today to book an appointment.