Living in California, San Diego residents are exposed to a great deal of sunlight and wind. These environmental effects can prematurely age your skin, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, lines can become deeper as wrinkles, creases, and folds. Health-conscious San Diego residents often prefer a non-surgical treatment option like Juvederm® for problems like lines and wrinkles. They know that surgery usually results in significant downtime and can lead to complications. Non-surgical treatment choices mean that your downtime will be minimal and your risk is minimized.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a non-surgical treatment option for restoring facial volume and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm® is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It contains a special, cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid.
What Causes Facial Aging?
One of the most common factors in skin aging is the progressive loss of a special substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has an almost magical ability to attract and retain moisture within your skin cells. When you were young, your body contained ample hyaluronic acid, and your skin was moist and radiant. As you grow older, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, and your skin becomes drier and eventually wrinkled as a result.
How Does Juvederm® Correct Lines and Wrinkles?
Juvederm® contains hyaluronic acid suspended within a gel to replace the hyaluronic acid lost by your body over time. This helps reverse the skin drying process and smooth out wrinkles.
The treatment process is quite simple. We inject a gel containing the product into your skin, which goes to work immediately volumizing and hydrating your skin. You should see a noticeable and immediate improvement in the moisture level of your skin and in the depth of wrinkles.
Juvederm® contains a proprietary form of hyaluronic acid that is cross-linked to enhance absorption. The product also is in a very smooth form, while other dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid that is more granular. Juvederm® also contains lidocaine to enhance your comfort during the treatment.
Make an appointment at Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego to get all the facts about Juvederm®. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!