Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your body. It cushions your joints, lubricates your eyes, and hydrates your skin. When your body produces it regularly, your skin is supple and plump and looks fantastic. However, for various reasons, such as aging, your body starts producing less of it, and your skin loses volume. The more volume you lose, the older or more fatigued you look. At Ava MD, led by internationally renowned Dr. Ava Shamban, one of the most frequent questions we get is “How do I deal with volume loss?”
Our answer? Juvederm, the ideal treatment for volume loss in your face.
General Factors That Cause Facial Volume Loss
It can be frustrating to do all you can to take care of your skin – avoid the sun, eat right, moisturize daily, etc. – only to seemingly wake up one day and see somebody different staring back at you from the mirror.
Don’t worry – you’re not alone. And take heart in this: probably nothing you could have done, short of cosmetic treatment from a skilled dermatologist, would have prevented the loss of volume. Part of it is due to heredity and part of it simply due to aging.
However, other causes could factor in, as well:
- Serious Illness
- Overexposure to the sun
- Frequent weight gain and loss
There is a correlation between your body’s declining production of hyaluronic acid and volume loss in your face. Furthermore, your body produces less collagen than normal, exacerbating the loss of fullness.
Overall, your skin looks drier, thinner, and less vibrant. That’s why you need Juvederm volume treatment.
The Family of Juvederm
The injectable dermal filler Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) to hydrate, volumize, and shape the skin on your face, thereby reducing facial creases, forehead lines, and stubborn folds. It also adds volume and rejuvenates the areas around your eyes, chin, and cheeks.
The family of Juvederm products includes:
- Juvederm – Corrects stubborn facial folds and wrinkles
- Juvederm Ultra – Augments thin or thinning lips
- Juvederm Ultra Plus – Smooths wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth
- Juvederm Voluma – Plumps your cheeks to make your face more youthful looking
- Juvederm Volbella – Plumps the lips and smooths out perioral lines
All of the above products have an XC option, which includes the added anesthetizing benefits of lidocaine to make your treatment even more comfortable.
The following are five signs that you need Juvederm in your life.
SIGN 1: Static Nasolabial Folds
Static lines are those that remain when your face is at rest. This happens when aging causes you to lose collagen and hyaluronic acid, two major pieces of your skin support system that give structure to your skin. Your skin loses its elasticity and moisture, allowing these lines to develop.
Around your mouth, you may have noticed lines shaped like parentheses even when you are not making an expression. You can attempt to lessen the appearance of these with the best serums and creams, but they moisturize your skin only superficially.
You need something better: Juvederm XC, FDA-approved to smooth your lines and folds and take years from your appearance. Learn more about Juvederm treatments at Juvederm.com.
SIGN 2: Saggy Skin Around Your Lower Jawline and Chin
Do you have mildly loose jowls around your jawline or chin or sagging skin under the corners of your mouth?
If so, then Juvederm could benefit you. Many patients report satisfaction with the HA filler because it fills in the saggy skin and adds youthful looking volume back to your lower face.
On the other hand, if you have heavy jowls or more severe sagging skin, a more extensive procedure, such as a facelift, is more suitable.
SIGN 3: Thinning Lips
Even the pouty, full lips of your youth can lose volume and thin out as you age. This makes you look older, unemotional, even unhealthy. For lip enhancements that restore your lips to their former fullness, Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra XC is a great solution.
Even if you were born with naturally thin lips and simply want more fullness or poutiness in your lips, the Juvederm Ultra line will give you the lip augmentation you want.
SIGN 4: Hollow, Sagging Cheeks
Age-related midface volume loss is medical jargon for cheeks that have flattened and begun sagging. However you refer to it, a hollow-cheeked look adds years or fatigue to your appearance. To regain your formerly smooth skin and healthy contours, Juvederm Voluma adds lift and volume to your cheeks and cheekbones. Furthermore, your smooth skin will look and feel natural.
SIGN 5: Bags Under Your Eyes
As your face loses volume, it becomes noticeable under your eyes in what is called the tear trough. It starts in the inner corner of your eye and, in a semicircle under your eye, extends to the outer corner. Volume loss here results in skin laxity that deepens your tear trough and brings on the Tyndall Effect, a darkening that gives you the “bags” that make you look fatigued.
Juvederm Ultra adds immediate volume and life to your skin, mitigating the saggy, dark look. Soon, you’ll have that bright-eyed youthful look staring back at you in the mirror again.
Finally, another common question we get is this – “How long does Juvederm last?” Typically, you can expect the volume loss treatment benefits to last about six to nine months, although Juvederm Voluma for your cheeks can last up to 24 months.
Have These Volume Loss Signs? Contact Ava MD Today for More about Juvederm
There’s much about Juvederm volume loss treatment that could benefit you. To find out how, as well as learn more about the cost of Juvederm treatment, contact us online. Or call our Santa Monica office at (310) 439-5417 or our Beverly Hills location at (310) 736-6146.
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