The aging process eventually takes its toll on our bodies, but it can be especially noticeable on the face. Sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and lost facial volume can leave you looking older than you feel on the inside.
One reason for the deterioration that you may notice in your skin over time is that your skin has lost much of its former volume. This can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and hollows under the eyes.
The lost skin volume is largely due to the skin gradually losing its ability to maintain hydration within individual skin cells. The good news is that treatments are now available that can help restore lost skin volume, resulting in skin that looks much smoother and more youthful.
Much of the skin volume or plumpness we lose with age is due to age-related depletion of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance helps skin cells remain hydrated and resilient.
Hyaluronic acid is a special substance produced by our own bodies. It is present in much of our soft tissues, joints and eyes. It has the unique ability of attracting and holding a large amount of water molecules.
In the joints, hyaluronic acid acts as a sort of shock absorber, cushioning our joints from impacts. In the skin, hyaluronic acid hydrates and protects skin cells, which helps them become more resilient and resistant to environmental damage.
Juvederm® is a sterile gel containing cross-linked hyaluronic acid produced in a lab. It is considered to be the safest dermal filler available. It is approved by the FDA for adding volume and plumpness to the skin.
Juvederm® Ultra Plus
Juvederm® Ultra Plus is similar to Juvederm® in that both products contain hyaluronic acid to add volume to the skin, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.
Juvederm® Ultra Plus contains a thicker gel that has a higher molecular weight than the original Juvederm®. This makes it ideal for treating areas like cheeks and deep nasolabial folds.
Juvederm® and Juvederm® Ultra Plus Results
The results from both products are immediate and will continue to manifest over time. Little to no downtime can be expected. Most patients are able to resume their daily actives immediately.
You should notice an immediate increase in skin volume and fullness. Fine lines and wrinkles should be minimized. It is important to realize that the treatment, while long-lasting, is not permanent, and follow-up treatments may be needed down the road.
Schedule an Appointment Today
With offices in Santa Monica and New York City, Grossman Dermatology offers both Juvederm® and Juvederm® Ultra Plus treatments for patients seeking to look and feel younger.
Dr. Grossman is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and only offers treatments that she would perform on herself and her own family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your journey to better-looking skin.