Three substances in the skin work together to prevent lines and wrinkles, namely collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, or HA. Without hyaluronic acid, our skin loses volume and develops wrinkles. Juvéderm®, available at Dermatologists of Birmingham for men and women in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama, contains the hyaluronic acid that your skin needs for a youthful appearance.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler product that is formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA) that is suspended in a clear gel. This combination adds volume under the dermis, which is the outer layer of skin. Adding volume in this manner “lifts” the skin within the wrinkle. This process reduces the depth of the wrinkle, and this gives your skin a younger, refreshed appearance.
Benefits of Juvéderm®
Juvéderm® treatments are effective for producing natural-looking, anti-aging results in just one treatment. Because this is a minimally-invasive treatment, you benefit from:
- No downtime
- No surgical scars
- Anti-aging results that may last for up to two years, depending on the Juvéderm® product that is used for treatment
Since this filler is volumizing and can draw water, it is most commonly used for lip augmentation.
More firm than Ultra but also very plumping, Ultra Plus is also used in lips.
This firm formula is great for lifting and contouring the face. Most used for cheekbones, chin, jawline and temples.
Mildly plumping but still soft, Vollure is a perfect formula for a more pouty lip and also for filling nasolabial folds using a combination of fillers in a treatment.
A very soft and subtle formula, Volbella gives a great hydrated look to lips and is perfect for filling soft lines like the wrinkles that form around the mouth and upper lip.
How Does Juvéderm® Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar that is found in the human body. Some of the roles of HA are:
- Lubricating joints
- Providing support to the dermis
- Binding with water to hydrate tissues
- Working between elastin and collagen to deliver nutrients and give cushion to the skin
As our hyaluronic acid levels decline due to aging and lifestyle choices, our bodies lose these important benefits. At the skin level, this means that our skin is dry and at risk for developing lines and wrinkles.
We have no control over the loss of hyaluronic acid in our bodies. The only option is to use anti-aging products, such as Juvéderm®, to replenish the levels in the skin.
What to Expect from Juvéderm®
Juvéderm® is a smooth gel that is administered via multiple injections along the wrinkles. We use a very small needle for the procedure, so you should be comfortable during the treatment. You may feel a slight prick each time the needle is inserted, followed by a slight pressure as the gel enters the layers of skin.
Depending on the specific Juvéderm® product that is used, you may enjoy the results for 18 to 24 months.
How Much Does Juvéderm® Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of Juvéderm® is based upon the dosing that is needed for your lines and wrinkles. We are best able to provide this information after the consultation. For your convenience, Dermatologists of Birmingham accepts payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and our affordable financing options.
If only we could prevent the aging process from stealing precious hyaluronic acid from our skin. Unfortunately, we have no control over this natural process. With Juvéderm®, you can replenish the levels of hyaluronic acid to soften lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in Juvéderm® in the Birmingham area, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule a personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.