A growing number of Abilene, TX residents are turning to the “liquid facelift” for skin rejuvenation to avoid surgery. Although traditional cosmetic procedures certainly have their place, the trend right now is towards non-surgical treatment methods that are safe, effective, and offer results that appear very natural. One such treatment is Juvederm®.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler that is injected into the face to increase skin thickness and diminish the signs of lines and wrinkles that are caused due to the aging process or environmental factors. It is more than just one product; it represents an entire product line that can treat every area of the face.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Juvederm® contains a naturally-occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid that promotes facial fullness and hydration. The substance has a special affinity for water and can attract and bind many times its own weight in water molecules to be held inside your skin cells. Naturally, this has a volumizing and plumping effect upon your skin. A skin cell that is fully hydrated is much like a water balloon. A full-blown “balloon” is round and smooth, while one that is deflated displays signs of folds and creases.
Juvederm® works by replacing the hyaluronic acid that your body has lost due to the aging process and exposure to the elements. Once injected into your skin, the product goes to work to immediately increase skin thickness and moisture. Over the following weeks, your results will continue to improve and you should see a gradual diminishment of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Benefits of the Treatment
One of the most appealing aspects of a Juvederm® treatment in Abilene, TX is that it does not involve surgery. Since there are no incisions to heal, your risk of complications goes way down. This also means that you should experience little to no downtime after your treatment. Another advantage is that it offers results that appear quite soft and natural. We are only replacing the hyaluronic acid that your body has lost over time.
Of course, your body and skin will continue to age normally after your Juvederm® treatment. The product that was injected will also be gradually absorbed and metabolized by your body, meaning that it will require additional injections at our office for ongoing benefits.