It’s natural to see changes in the way your skin looks and feels as you get older. Even so, you may not like the way they affect your appearance. At MacMed Spa in Milford, MA, we’re ready to help you look and feel younger with our Juvederm treatments.
What Is Juvederm Used for?
The older you get, the more changes you are going to notice in the way your skin looks and feels. Over time, it will become last elastic and full which results in aging concerns like wrinkling and sagging.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that’s used to help target aging concerns like these. By adding more fullness to the targeted areas, it will help skin appear smoother, fuller, and it will reduce the appearance of issues like wrinkling. You can use this filler to target many different areas of the face, including the following.
Your cheeks are naturally one of the fullest parts of your face. As you get older, however, you are going to start to lose this volume which will make your cheeks look thinner. This can age your appearance as well as make you look gaunter.
If you don’t like the way this volume loss in your cheeks is making you look, or if you want to add more definition to your cheekbones, this filler is perfect for you. You’ll easily be able to get back the plump, full-looking cheeks of your youth.
As the skin in your cheeks loses both volume and elasticity, your skin is going to start to sag. This is what causes jowls to form. They can be an extremely frustrating sign of aging to see, and they can hugely affect your overall appearance.
If you get injections of this dermal filler in your cheeks, this won’t just make your cheeks look fuller and more youthful. It will also lift any skin that may have started to sag, reducing the appearance of jowls and keeping your jawline smooth and defined.
Laugh lines, also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the lines that appear between your nose and mouth. You’ll see these lines when you laugh or smile, thus the name, but as your skin loses elasticity, they’ll become permanent features of your face.
If you’re unhappy with this and the way these lines are aging your overall appearance, this filler can help. One of its formulas is specifically designed to target this area, filling it in and helping you look younger and healthier.
Are you starting to see lines going from the corners of your mouth down toward your chin? These lines are often referred to as marionette lines, and they can make you look far older than you feel inside.
You can get injections of this dermal filler to reduce the appearance of your marionette lines and help you feel much more confident in the way you look.
As you age, you’ll probably notice a change in the way your mouth looks. Your lips may begin to lose volume, making them appear thinner. Some people may also simply have naturally thin lips because of their genetics. Whatever the reason, if you don’t like the way your thin lips make you look, this dermal filler can offer you a solution.
It has a formula designed to target the lips, adding more volume and making them appear plump and youthful. It can also be used to help even out uneven or asymmetrical lips.
Lipstick lines or smoker lines are the vertical lines that you might see appearing on your lips as you get older. They’re caused by repeated movements of the lips combined with a loss of volume and collagen.
Not only can these lines make you look older, but they can make you appear unhealthy too. To help keep your lips and overall appearance looking as healthy as possible, you can get this filler.
Why Does Skin Change with Age?
To better understand what exactly this filler is and what it can do for you, it helps to understand why you see changes in your skin in the first place. Your skin is comprised of different chemicals that help it maintain its structure and elasticity. This includes the proteins collagen and elastin as well as a sugar called hyaluronic acid.
As you get older, your skin begins to lose these chemicals which makes it more prone to the effects of aging. When you combine this loss with elements like the natural pull of gravity and repeated facial movements, that’s what causes signs of aging like wrinkling and sagging to appear.
What Exactly Does Juvederm Do?
Juvederm is a dermal filler that’s injected into the desired areas of your face using a fine and precise needle. There are several different formulas available, each one targeting different parts of the face. You can already find its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, in your skin as well as your muscles and eyes.
When it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid will take up space beneath it. This lifts any sagging and smooths out skin that might be wrinkling. Hyaluronic acid can also stimulate your body’s production of collagen, helping it stay firm and supple.
What Is Treatment Like?
Preparing for Your Injections
Before you arrive at our clinic to receive your treatment, we will provide you with full instructions on how you should prepare. It’s important that you follow these basic instructions to ensure that your treatment is as effective and safe as it can be.
We’ll ask that you avoid some substances that may thin your blood and put you at risk of bruising. This includes alcohol and tobacco along with certain medications like aspirin and supplements like fish oil.
Your Juvederm Appointment
Our team is committed to making sure that your experience with us is safe and comfortable. When you arrive, don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about treatment. We’ll be happy to answer them. Before applying the injections, we’ll carefully and thoroughly clean your skin.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll start applying the product. We’ll use multiple strategic injections with small amounts of the product at a time to help ensure accuracy. The treatment process is pain-free, and you may simply feel a slight pinching sensation. Depending on how many injections you need, the entire process should take from 15 minutes to an hour.
After Your Treatment
Because this injectable filler is non-invasive, you don’t need to worry about uncomfortable or extensive downtime after you get treatment. Instead, you can get back to your normal life right away. There are just a few things that you’ll need to bear in mind over the next few days.
Your skin will be more sensitive and prone to burning, so stay out of direct sunlight. Continue avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and avoid activities that can trigger a lot of sweating as this will affect your results.
When Will I See Results?
If you’re looking for something that’s going to act quickly, this injectable is the one for you. While some fillers or treatment options can take several weeks to get you the results you’re looking for, this one will give you a noticeable difference in your appearance right away.
As soon as you leave the clinic, you’ll notice a change in the way your skin looks. Over the following week or so, you’ll see the full results of your treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Some dermal fillers only last a few weeks. If you want something that’s going to give you great results for a long time, consider getting this treatment.
As long as you follow all our simple instructions and take good care of your skin post-treatment, you can expect to enjoy your results for between one to two years.
What Will My Results Look Like?
It’s easy to customize your treatment plan with this filler to ensure you get exactly the results you want. Whether you’re looking for something dramatic or you’d prefer a more subtle change to your appearance, we can help you reach your goals.
Book an Appointment Today
If Juvederm sounds like it’s the right solution to your aging concerns, then it’s time to get in touch with us. Our welcoming team will be excited to help you look and feel your best again. To learn more, get in touch with us at MacMed Spa in Milford, MA.