Juvederm® is a family of injectable filler gels used to increase volume beneath the facial skin. These gels are FDA-approved and have been used for cosmetic enchancement on adult men and women for decades. What sets Juvederm® apart from other filler treatment alternatives is its use of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that draws in moisture and gives skin a more elastic, smooth appearance. As we age, we tend to lose moisture content in the layers beneath the epidermis. Collagen production also decreases, and this results in aging skin and wrinkles. We oftentimes recommend Juvederm® for our clients who suffer from wrinkled lip tissue or thin lips.
How Juvederm® Works
Hyaluronic acid is naturally formed in the body, but many adults do not produce enough of this compound to combat the signs of aging. The malleable gel found in Juvederm® is laboratory-derived and is not granular, as is other competing products. When injected below the epidermis, the acid draws in moisture and plumps up the affected area.
The effects of hyaluronic acid gel injection are almost immediately noticeable. The cushioning provided by the additional moisture results in skin and lip tissue that is smoother and without wrinkles.
During the Treatment Session
The procedure involves injecting the gel using specialized techniques. Depending on the size of the treated area, a series of injections may be performed in a single procedure.
Almost immediately, the acid gel holds moisture in place. The effects are indeed long-lasting, with most patients reporting positive results for months. After the injection treatment is complete, our patients can resume their normal activities without delay or extended downtime.
Advantages of Juvederm®
This is a non-surgical outpatient procedure performed in the comfort of our office. Because no surgery is performed, no visible scars are present. Unlike other treatments, the treatment sessions are designed to be quick and convenient, even for those with busy schedules.
What Can Juvederm® Do for You?
If you are suffering from the signs of aging because of thinned, poorly supported lip tissue, you may be wary of invasive treatments but are determined to find an alternate solution to your condition. Juvederm® is a treatment that we highly recommend for our adult clients who desire a more youthful appearance to their lips and other areas of the face. To learn more information, reach out to our team at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre in Guelph. Let us answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to book your appointment!