What is JUVÉDERM®
Everyone’s skin ages differently. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours JUVÉDERM® is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, Dr Kamajian injects JUVÉDERM® under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
The procedure is relatively painless and the results will be noticeable immediately.
Where does it work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). As you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, is the outer layer of the skin. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin.
HA is a naturally occurring molecule. Its primary function is to bind and absorb water like a sponge, which creates volume in the face. As we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. JUVÉDERM® works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.