At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane and Spokane Valley
With age, not only does the skin lose elasticity, it also becomes much thinner, and your face loses much of its natural volume. The loss of volume results in an increase in facial hollows, folds, and creases, which are accentuated by your skin’s decrease in collagen and elastin. Juvéderm® can be injected to make the skin fuller, smoother, and much younger looking, although it is not the right treatment for every type of wrinkle.
For more information about Juvéderm® and whether it’s right for you, please call 509-532-1111 (Spokane) or 509-927-2273 (Spokane Valley) or email Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics in Spokane or Spokane Valley today.
What Is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved product that uses hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar that can be found in the body. It is found in the joints, eyes, and even in the skin, though its level in the skin diminishes with age.
Hyaluronic acid is able to maintain its volume and keep the skin hydrated by binding with water. When using Juvéderm® as a filler for wrinkles and folds, the missing volume is re-added into the skin.
Juvéderm injections take only a few minutes. After your injection you can return to work or other daily activities, though you should avoid too much sun or heat on the treated area. You may experience some localized redness and tenderness, but these will pass quickly. Your results should be visible in about a week and can last a year or longer.
What Can Juvéderm® Improve?
Juvéderm® can be used to fill in:
- Smile lines, sometimes called nasolabial folds or parenthesis lines
- Marionette lines
- Hollows under the eyes
- Even your cheeks through Voluma XC
Juvéderm is one of the best and certainly the most popular hyaluronic acid-based filler, which are second only to BOTOX® Cosmetic in their popularity.
What Juvéderm Cannot Treat
Juvéderm works great on facial folds and other signs of aging caused by a loss of volume in the face, but it is not a good treatment for these common cosmetic complaints:
- Crow’s feet (best treated using BOTOX® Cosmetic)
- Glabellar lines (BOTOX® Cosmetic)
- Horizontal lines on the forehead (BOTOX® Cosmetic)
- Fine lines and wrinkles (facial or microdermabrasion)
- Age spots (microdermabrasion)
During your consultation, we can talk to you about your cosmetic goals and recommend the right treatments for helping you look young and vibrant.
If you have questions about Juvéderm® or would like to schedule an appointment at our Spokane or Spokane Valley offices, please call or email us today!