Everybody ages. There’s just no getting around it. How you age, however, is more under your control. A healthy diet and daily exercise work wonders to keep skin soft and supple, but even with a healthy lifestyle, wrinkles happen. When they happen to you, Juvéderm® may be the answer.
What Is Juvederm® Facial Filler?
Juvederm® is the brand name for the facial filler manufactured by Allergan. It’s used to plump up wrinkles and fine lines in the cheeks, lips, mouth, and nasolabial areas. Juvederm is an injectable gel that helps erase the signs of aging in adults over the age of 21. Using a base of hyaluronic acid (HA), Juvéderm® fills unwanted facial folds and creases, helping skin appear younger and more luminous. It’s also often used as an injection to make lips appear fuller.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by your body. It’s found in most cells and acts as a lubricating agent for joints. It also works to keep skin moist and firm. Many of today’s beauty products contain a form of hyaluronic acid, especially moisturizers and anti-aging creams. When produced naturally inside your body, this acid has many beneficial features, including:
- Lubricating your body’s joints and connective tissue
- Lubricating the eyes
- Promoting wound healing
- Reducing symptoms of acid reflux
- Preserving bone health
The HA used in creams and injects is mostly lab-produced. Hylauronic acid may be taken as a daily supplement to your diet because, as you age, your body produces less and less HA, just as it does elastin and collagen. This may lead to dry, wrinkled skin in unwanted areas such as the face.
In Juvéderm®, HA adds luminosity and volume to skin and fills out facial wrinkles. It helps you appear younger and your skin more moisture-rich and luminous. HA is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safe use as a dermal filler.
How Is Juvéderm® Facial Filler Applied?
Juvéderm® as a facial filler is injected beneath the skin to reverse signs of aging. Effects typically last between 1 and 2 years before additional treatment is needed, and results are often immediate. This treatment is safe for most adults, but if you suffer from severe allergic reactions, talk with your clinician about the whether Juvéderm® is right for you.
What Should I Expect After Using Juvéderm®?
Expect to be pleased with your new, more youthful appearance. As lines and wrinkles disappear, the years drop away. Skin will feel firm and healthy again, and you’ll have that lustrous glow so coveted by men and women of all ages. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities of Juvéderm® facial filler, speak with a spa consultant to schedule an initial consultation. All you have to lose is years off your age.