As they grow older, many of our patients in Cincinnati find themselves looking for ways to combat the aging process when it comes to their skin. A growing number of people are looking for ways to rejuvenate and revitalize the appearance of their skin without resorting to surgery that can sometimes be risky and require too much downtime. Our patients are pleased to learn that there are now more minimally-invasive skin treatments than ever before. One of the best of these treatments is Juvederm®. Since the development of wrinkles is usually one of the first problems that patients wish to tackle, it helps to learn why skin ages in the first place.
One of the largest factors in the process of skin aging is the gradual inability of your skin to retain moisture. When it comes to hydration, a substance called hyaluronic acid looms large. This unique substance has the property of attracting and binding more water molecules than it weighs itself. Unfortunately, your body begins producing progressively less hyaluronic acid as you grow older. This means that your skin will become gradually thinner and drier, leading to the development of lines and wrinkles. Over time, wrinkles become creases, and creases become folds.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of facial filler containing hyaluronic acid suspended within a gel. This gel can be injected into your face to immediately go to work replacing the hyaluronic acid that you have lost due to the aging process, lifestyle factors, or environmental damage. Juvederm® is a family of products, each of which is appropriate for different skin conditions in areas of the face. The product contains a substance called lidocaine, which helps ensure your comfort throughout your treatment at our office in Cincinnati.
You should be happy to know that Juvederm® has a fairly low incidence of side effects. Since the treatment is non-surgical, little to no downtime is involved. This treatment is considered to be very convenient for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The answer depends on multiple factors, such as the specific type of Juvederm® product that was injected. Your body will gradually absorb the injected Juvederm®, and you will eventually require additional treatments at our office in Cincinnati in order to maintain your results.
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