There is no doubt that the aging process is tough on our skin. Your skin is both the most noticeable aspect of your body and the outer barrier to the damaging effects of the environment. As such, it bears the brunt of exposure to the sun, pollutants, and other environmental factors. Some of us are lucky, while others seem to age a little faster when it comes to our skin. The development of lines, wrinkles, and rough skin texture can leave you looking older than your actual age. A growing number of our Boston patients are seeking safer and less invasive alternatives to conventional surgical procedures. Many of these offer extremely significant results without the downtime, risk, and negative things associated with traditional surgical treatments. One of the best of these treatments is Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of injectable dermal filler that can help replace the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid that has been lost within your skin due to the aging process and environmental exposures. It has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial volume.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced within your skin that has a special affinity for water molecules. It acts like a sponge within your skin cells, absorbing and retaining moisture that makes your skin thicker and more hydrated.
Unfortunately, the aging process and exposure to environmental factors can lead to a deficit of hyaluronic acid. This has the effect of reversing the youthful qualities that hyaluronic acid gives to your skin. A deficiency here means that your skin will become gradually thinner and drier and more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles.
How Can Juvederm® Help?
Juvederm® works through the injection of a gel containing hyaluronic acid. What we are doing is replacing the hyaluronic acid that your skin has lost because of aging and environmental impacts. This has the effect of reversing the drying process that has been going on within your skin. You will notice an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles on your face. The hyaluronic acid that was injected will act as an internal moisturizer to plump and volumize your skin.
Make an appointment at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham to see if Juvederm® can work for you. We proudly serve clients in Boston and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!