As we get older, our faces change and often lose volume in certain areas. Juvederm is a way to get some of that volume back for many patients. For others, it can work well to fight wrinkles. It’s one of the most popular injectable aesthetic treatments that can fight signs of aging.
It’s easy to get this treatment at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry in our convenient Bluff City or Kingsport offices.
What Exactly Is Juvederm?
There are many natural substances found in the skin, and one of them is called hyaluronic acid. This chemical is used in Juvederm to treat patients with a substance already in the skin. It is known for its ability to attract moisture and hold it. It can attract and hold as much as 1,000 times its own weight, allowing it to add volume to the injected areas.
Juvederm serves as a filler that smooths wrinkles, and it works in a very different way from Botox. Instead of relaxing the muscles as Botox does, it fills in the area of the wrinkle so that it’s as plump as the surrounding skin. It adds more volume to areas of the face for a more youthful look.
The hyaluronic acid is cross-linked, which means that the chains of molecules are connected to each other. This allows it to stay clumped together so that it remains in place. The effects last for about six months or more before the patient’s body simply absorbs it.
Doing a lot of physical activity can cause the substance to break up more quickly. Some studies suggest using Juvederm might stimulate the body to make more of its own natural collagen as well, allowing the skin to be firmer and have more elasticity.
Getting Juvederm Treatments
Juvederm treatments may require just one injection, or you may need multiple injections to get the look you want. Getting them takes only a few minutes, and there is no healing time needed. They begin to work quickly, so there is no waiting period as there is with some injectables like Botox. Different types of hyaluronic acid fillers are under the Juvederm umbrella, each being used a little differently.
Juvederm Voluma XC is used to add volume and definition to the cheeks and chin as well as the highest area of the cheekbone. It can last as long as two years. Juvederm Ultra XC adds volume to the lips to enhance their size. Juvederm XC is used to smooth the large lines around the mouth and nose, sometimes called the parentheses lines. Other types of Juvederm do other specific types of volume filling.
Juvederm Treatments in Kingsport and Bluff City
If you have wrinkles or a loss of volume or contour, Juvederm might be the right option for you. Call the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation and discover if this is the right aesthetic option to boost your appearance.