As we age our skin begins to lose its elasticity and what used to be held tight via our skin’s underlying structure begins to sag. Thankfully there are many options for reversing the signs of aging including the use of lasers and cosmetic plastic surgery. However, the fastest and most effective treatment for recovering a more youthful and revitalized appearance with little to no downtime is via the use of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Today, we’ll be exploring Juvederm—the most popular family of dermal fillers on the market—and how they can turn back the clock by lessening the appearance of wrinkles.
Juverderm (made by Allergan) hyaluronic acid-based fillers all work effectively to address wrinkles, lines and volume loss. The difference between the various Juvederm fillers is in their robustness, elasticity and thickness, making some more useful and ideal for specific areas of the face than others. While dynamic wrinkles and lines can typically be treated with Botox to help control the underlying muscle causing the creases, today we’ll be focusing on how Juvederm can also be used to help with the areas and leave patients looking instantly revitalized in the most natural way possible. It’s important patients note that fillers alone can never erase these lines (without Botox) however a skilled injector like board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar can certainly significantly soften these lines using Juvederm.
Some of the more pesky lines and creases patients like to correct are the nasal labial lines, marionette and laugh lines around the mouth, as well as frown lines, deep creases across the forehead and around the eyes. Unlike the science of using lasers (which are beneficial in many instances), the use of dermal fillers to create balancing facial aesthetics can be considered an art form—all of which depends on the experience and skill of your injector (choose wisely).
When using Juvederm to correct wrinkles and creases, Dr. Adibfar follows the same protocol as he would filling areas of the face lacking volume. A topical cream will be applied to these areas for a more comfortable experience. Then, depending on the area of the face, Dr. Adibfar will use a specific gauge needle or cannula to inject the Juverderm dermal filler. For very deep and prominent frown lines, Dr. Adibfar may use a thicker cannula to inject directly into the crease to fill its base and allow for instant results. Lines appearing across a patient’s forehead after decades of habitually raising their eyebrows can be carefully threaded with filler along the lines. Some deep lines around the mouth can also appear in patients as young as in their 20s. It’s incredibly easy to overfill younger patients, making it all the more crucial to choose your accredited injector wisely.
For patients with noticeable lines around the mouth and nose, Dr. Adibfar carefully uses the Juvederm to fill in the marionette lines to make them appear softer and less pronounced.
Patients will also be happy to know that Juverderm’s results are instant, leaving virtually no pain or downtime. The fillers can typically last 6-12 months (depending on the patient) and can be instantly dissolved or reversed should the patient prefer their previous look. Because Juverderm is a dermal filler, it also has the added benefit of adding volume and lifting while rejuvenating. That means Dr. Adibfar can also use Juvederm structurally to add bulk to the lips, cheeks, temples or any other area of the face that presents shadowing, including around the chin, nose and jaw line.
Juverderm (or any other dermal filler) should always be used conservatively for more natural-looking results. After the procedure, a patient should appear more revitalized and refreshed, with no clear indication of having any ‘work done’ on any specific part of the face. If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of any apparent facial lines or creases that are making you look older than you feel, then feel free to inquire with our helpful and attentive staff at Toronto’s Elements MediSpa to learn about how board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar can use Juvederm to help achieve the youthful, natural-looking results you desire.
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