Restoring Your Youthful Appearance with Juvederm®

Getting older can usher in a lot of changes, and a lot of them aren’t exactly welcome. That includes many of the age-related changes we see in our skin, like wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin. You could decide to combat these issues with a face-lift — but face-lift surgery is expensive, and the recovery can be prolonged and uncomfortable. Plus, even though face-lift surgery has come a long way during the past couple of decades, it’s still relatively unpredictable, which means you might wind up with results you’re not crazy about and have to live with.

For most people, dermal fillers like Juvederm® offer a better solution. With Juvederm® injections at American Beauty Medi Spa in Lake Forest, California, you can treat just the areas you want treated, from one small zone to your entire face, for results that are predictable and beautiful. That means you can enjoy the results of a facial rejuvenation procedure without surgery, without anesthesia, without a prolonged recovery period — and at a much lower cost.

Most common signs of facial aging

Many factors can contribute to facial aging, including sun exposure, chronic illness or stress, your genes, and even gravity. As we get older, our skin also produces a lot less collagen and elastin, two important fibers that join together to form a strong, resilient network that supports your skin’s structure. When collagen and elastin levels decline, our skin can start to sag, forming visible lines and wrinkles. Loss of natural facial volume can also contribute to sagging, leaving our cheeks and under-eye areas looking hollowed-out, worn, and tired.

In addition to hollowed-out areas, other common signs of facial aging include lines around your mouth and nose (nasolabial lines), lines from your mouth to your chin (marionette lines), furrows between your brows (sometimes referred to as your 11s or glabellar folds), and other lines and wrinkles around your mouth and lips. As if that’s not enough, you can also start to lose volume in your lips, which means your smile isn’t nearly as plump or seductive as it was in your youth.

How Juvederm® works

Juvederm® uses a product called hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin. Hyaluronic acid helps plump up areas of lost volume, targeting the spaces between fibers to fill in wrinkles and lines and gently lift areas of sagging. Plus, the acid also acts to attract moisture, adding extra fullness over time.

Juvederm® comes in different solutions, depending on the area that’s being treated. At American Beauty Medi Spa, we use Juvederm® to:

Juvederm® is specifically designed to treat so-called static wrinkles that form as a result of age-related changes, sun exposure, and similar factors. By comparison, Botox is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of years of repeated facial movements and expressions. Many patients opt to have both Botox and Juvederm® injections to treat wrinkles throughout their entire face, a technique sometimes referred to as a "liquid facelift" because it can address multiple signs of facial aging.

Find out how Juvederm® can restore your youthful facial features 

The effects of Juvederm® can last anywhere from one to two years, depending on the treatment site — significantly longer than many other injectables. Plus, the Juvederm® solution is very well tolerated, so you won't have to worry about potentially having an allergic reaction. During your consultation visit, our team will work with you to map out your treatment so you can feel confident you'll get the results you want. To find out more about Juvederm® treatments at American Beauty Medi Spa or to schedule a facial aging evaluation, book an appointment online today.

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