The natural aging process causes our bodies to produce fewer fibers and proteins – the very things that provide volume and structure to the skin. This is particularly noticeable on the face. Environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking can accelerate this process. The results are lines, wrinkles and sags.
The good news is that we at Reflections have several remarkable dermal fillers that can rejuvenate aging skin to make it tighter, reduce lines and get rid of wrinkles and sags.
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers was created by Allergan, the makers of Botox. These people know how to create quality cosmetic injectables!
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that is found naturally in the skin. Juvederm Ultra™ and Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are products that instantly smooth the skin and add volume, especially around the nasolabial folds (the “parentheses” around the mouth). Juvederm Ultra Plus is also used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds. Both last about a year.
Juvederm Voluma™ was specifically created to increase volume in the cheek area. It gives our patients back the lost “apple” volume of their youth as it helps to reduce lines around the mouth, sagging jowls and hollows under the eyes. Because Juvederm Voluma benefits from Vycross® technology, it typically lasts from 18 months to two years.
If Juvederm dermal fillers aren’t a good match for your cosmetic concerns, fear not. There are several other dermal filler products that we have mastered at Reflections. A highly skilled Reflections physician will work with you to form a treatment plan and determine the best dermal filler products for your particular needs.