Aging is inevitable. And with it can come many undesirable changes in the way you look and feel. If you've started to see some of the youthfulness in your face disappear, it's normal to wish you could have it back.
You may notice more fine lines or wrinkles, a lack of plumpness in your cheeks, and thinning lips. But don't feel discouraged if you don't like what you see.
Juvéderm® treatments can help you combat the signs of aging by adding volume to your face, smoothing lines, and plumping your lips, just in time for the holidays. With Juvederm, you'll have a picture-ready look.
Serena Skinner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC at Island Lotus Health & Wellness in Brunswick, Georgia, is highly trained in using Juvéderm fillers. She will work with you to determine which Juvéderm products will provide you with the most effective and long-lasting results.
How Juvéderm works
Serena Skinner uses Juvéderm fillers to address volume loss in the face. Volume loss usually occurs due to aging, but genetics, weight loss, hormonal changes, and other factors can also occur.
As you age, your skin loses some of the hyaluronic acid and collagen that give it structure. This results in more noticeable lines around the nose and mouth, sagging cheeks, and thinning lips.
Juvéderm fillers contain a modified form of hyaluronic acid, which can help give your face volume. Each Juvéderm treatment comes in the form of an injectable gel, which can target different areas on your face.
The treatment process
For your treatment, Serena first reviews your medical history and analyzes your face. She then discusses the areas you'd like to treat and determines which Juvéderm products could meet your needs.
Multiple procedures may be recommended so you can get the best results. Juvéderm treatments usually take about an hour, during which Serena injects the filler into the treatment area.
Juvéderm contains a numbing agent, which will reduce pain at the injection site. Serena offers other anesthetic options to make the procedure comfortable for you. You may notice redness, pain, and swelling in the treatment area for up to four weeks after the procedure.
For optimal results, you may need more than one treatment. Fortunately, results should start appearing almost immediately, and they should be fully visible after a few weeks. Cheeks should appear fuller, lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth should appear smoother, and your lips should look plumper.
These results can last a year or longer. Because each Juvéderm filler has been specially formulated to address different concerns, results will vary. Overall, most treatments will last 1-2 years. In a clinical trial, 90% of people reported that they were satisfied with their appearance six months after treatment. And 75% of people said that they were still satisfied two years after treatment.
Many patients also report that the results appear natural and that they look 3-5 years younger. Along with improving how you look, the treatment can also go a long way toward boosting your self-confidence.
There's no need to feel frustrated with sagging cheeks, deepening wrinkles, and thinning lips this holiday season. You can reverse the appearance of these common signs of aging with a Juvéderm treatment. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone at 912-200-5045 today.