The dermal filler Juvéderm is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments out there. It’s famous for reducing the common signs of ageing, shaving off several years from your face. Find out just how this cosmetic procedure can make you look younger.
Your Face Changes as You Get Older
Your face won’t look the same as it did when you were a teenager. You didn’t just lose the braces and the aggressive acne since then. Your cheeks aren’t as full. Your lips are thinner. And you can spot fine lines and wrinkles when you look closely in the mirror. Why does this happen?
Wear and Tear
Unless you live in a bubble, your face is going to show signs of wear and tear over time. You will develop fine lines from getting stressed and making repetitive facial expressions.
Certain activities can speed up the signs of ageing. Continued UV exposure increases the number of fine lines and creases on your face, while it reduces your skin tone. To avoid these premature symptoms, you should avoid tanning — whether that is lying outside in the sunshine or using an indoor tanning bed. Wear a dermatologist-approved sunscreen and SPF lip balm every single day. And limit sun exposure on your face by putting on UVA sunglasses and a hat.
Smoking cigarettes is another activity that accelerates the ageing process. The toxins in cigarette smoke damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, which speeds up the production of wrinkles, especially around the lips. It also causes skin to sag and droop. If the appearance of your skin matters a lot to you, you should quit smoking.
Other lifestyle choices like poor diet, binge drinking and sleep deprivation accelerate the signs of ageing.
Loss of Collagen
As people get older, they produce less collagen. The protein makes your skin strong, smooth and supple. With less collagen, skin loses its thickness, and it’s more likely to show signs of damage and develop wrinkles.
You will notice this problem first with your lips. As your body produces less collagen, your lips get thinner and lose their full appearance. If your lips were never that full, to begin with, this transformation could be very frustrating.
Loss of Fat
Another reason why you look different as you age is that you lose subcutaneous fat in your face. Without the fat to essentially “fill out” the face, the skin can appear looser and, in certain areas, can look sunken.
How Can You Prevent These Signs of Ageing?
If you don’t notice any of the signs of ageing yet, there are small preventative steps that you can take:
- Quit smoking
- Drink lots of water
- Wear sunscreen every day
- Eat foods rich antioxidants
- Use face creams, lotions and products with Vitamin C
- Use face creams, lotions and products with Retinol
You can also visit our laser therapy clinic. Our Pulsed-Dye laser can stimulate collagen production for smoother, younger-looking skin. The SmoothBeam laser reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The ND-Yag and the Alexandrite lasers will help remove discolouration like liver spots.
If you already see these signs of ageing, you can visit our Baywood Laser & Cosmetic Clinic and ask for Juvéderm injections.
What Is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler — also known as a “dermal filler” — that is designed to be injected into various areas of the face to add natural-looking volume and definition.
The dermal filler is safe and effective. It was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2006. And Juvéderm’s ingredients are made from components that are naturally present in the human body, so they should be absorbed without any complications. If you change your mind and want to get rid of your results instead of waiting for them to disappear, there is a way to reverse the treatment. One of our physicians can inject an enzyme into the area and dissolve the filler right away.
How Will Juvéderm Make You Look Younger?
As you get older, you lose the fat in your cheeks, which makes them look flat or hollowed. Juvéderm can give fill out your cheeks and give more definition to your cheekbones. It will also make the skin look tighter, limiting the appearance of sagging.
Erase Undereye Bags
Fat loss doesn’t just affect your cheeks from the sides. It can affect the tops of your cheeks, giving you dark circles under your eyes. If you’re tired of using makeup to cover up the problem, you can use a dermal filler like Juvéderm to pad the deep circles. After the appointment, you’ll look well-rested and a few years younger.
Smooth Wrinkles and Folds
Juvéderm can smooth wrinkles and folds so that they don’t appear as prominent, especially when the face is resting. It can be used to reduce the appearance of larger grooves like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. While they can’t be eliminated completely, the filler will make the lines look softer, turning back the clock on your skin.
One of the most popular Juvéderm treatments with clients is lip augmentation. Since thinner lips are a sign of ageing, plump lips are a sign of youth. You can shave years off of your face by giving your lips some more volume.
Now, the problem that a lot of people have with Juvéderm lip injections is that they can look obvious and overdone. They don’t want to leave the clinic with embarrassing duck lips. At Baywood Clinic, you don’t need to worry about this issue. Our highly-trained injectors will take the time to make sure your lip augmentation looks natural, balanced and suited to your face.
Other Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm is not the only dermal filler that we offer at the clinic. Click here to see our other options for skin fillers so that you can figure out which one interests you the most. Then, book a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians to see if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.
Getting older is a part of life, but looking older doesn’t have to be. With the help of Juvéderm, you can ignore the tell-tale signs of ageing, like thinning lips, deep undereye circles, sunken cheeks and facial creases. After a single appointment, you shave years off your face.