The time comes when we look in the mirror and no longer see smooth, wrinkle-free skin. We used to struggle with acne and oily skin – now we experience fold lines and dryness.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic (not hydrochloric) acid. Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance that exists naturally in the body. It helps keep your skin moisturized, lubricates joints, and is a key component in healing sunburns and skin ulcers. This makes Juvéderm a perfect treatment for reversing symptoms of aging in the skin.
Plus, it is a long-lasting, minimally invasive treatment that can be administered in just one appointment. Juvéderm Ultra typically lasts four to six months, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus lasts up to 12. A 2007 study that compared hyaluronic injectable gels even noted Juvéderm resulted in a more natural-looking appearance than the other gels, and found no long-term adverse side effects of the treatment.
What Juvéderm treats:
- Smile lines, or nasolabial folds. Deep smile lines can make you appear angry, but Juvéderm will fill them.
- Marionette lines. Like the name suggests, these two lines run from the corners of your mouth to the bottom of your chin.
- Forehead lines. Surprised? These lines form when we raise our eyebrows.
- Under eye bags and hollow cheeks. As we age, our cheeks may appear less full and our under eye area may darken. Juvéderm can fill out these areas, giving you a youthful appearance and brighter eyes.
Juvéderm can be used to treat all these different conditions in a single visit.
There is no need to plan around this appointment, as a visit to Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics for a Juvéderm treatment typically lasts less than 15 minutes. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins inject the gel into problem areas where the gel will settle. The sites may feel firm for about two days, but you will walk out of the office looking and feeling younger.
Because hyaluronic acid is a component of the body, your skin will eventually absorb Juvéderm naturally. In their second treatment, patients typically require just half the amount of Juvéderm that they needed during their initial treatment.
You can get comfortable knowing Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins have, among their combined expertise, advanced certifications in Juvéderm treatments and are highly qualified cosmetic dentists.
At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins are dedicated to helping you leave the office with a smile. If you see dark lines and signs of aging when you look in the mirror and are interested in a minimally invasive, quick, and long-lasting solution, schedule an appointment today to discuss the benefits of Juvéderm.
To schedule an appointment and for more information about how Juvéderm can improve the look and feel of your skin, please call (509) 532-1111 today to talk with a professional at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.