Ever wished you could make your wrinkles disappear? Sadly, you can’t wave a magic wand to get smooth skin, but fillers just might the next best option. Some wrinkles that form on your face and neck are depressions that occur when your skin loses a significant amount of the essential ingredients it needs to keep it healthy and supple. This loss can also be due to environmental damage. Youthful skin contains large amounts of beneficial proteins, like collagen and elastin, along with water and fat that make it buoyant and smooth. Unfortunately, as you age, levels of all of these substances noticeably decrease, leaving you with thinner and drier skin. Fillers like Juvéderm®, however, can help to correct this loss. Juvéderm® is the name for a family of fillers that each have unique applications. If you’re thinking of trying out Juvéderm®, our Minnesota-based team at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists can help you find the product that will be most effective for you.
All Juvéderm® products contain synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) as their active ingredient and have a smooth, malleable texture and a transparent appearance. The idea behind a filler treatment is to add a soft gel beneath the surface of the skin, where it acts as a “replacement” for the lost collagen. As a result, wrinkles become more shallow and the skin has a smoother, lifted appearance. This helps to reduce the signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule your body creates on its own. It has the ability to pull in water from the deeper layers of skin or surrounding atmosphere and trap it, giving your skin a more hydrated and plump appearance. Here are some of the hyaluronic acid-based options available in the Juvéderm® collection.
• JUVÉDERM® Ultra
Ultra is used for plumping and reshaping lips, along with reducing perioral wrinkles. It also improves medium-depth wrinkles around the center and lower part of the face, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
• JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
Ultra Plus is a thicker filler with a slightly larger particle size when compared to Ultra. It works on deeper wrinkles than Ultra and is sometimes used for reducing depressions to re-contour the face.
• JUVÉDERM® Voluma
Voluma is used to lift and contour the cheek area by countering age-related midface volume loss.
Talk to our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team about your skin care goals and discover more about what you can achieve with Juvéderm® and other fillers. Write us a message or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to get started.