Replenish Lost Facial Volume With Juvéderm® and Look Younger

Ever wondered why it's easy to guess a person’s age just by looking at their face? It's because facial skin clearly shows the signs of each passing year. 

Children and teens have plump, elastic skin with plenty of subcutaneous fat and a free-flowing production of essential elements like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. But when those supplies wane with age, the skin quickly changes structure and texture and gives away your age even if you’re in great physical shape.

If only you could replace the vital elements you’ve lost without undergoing painful and costly plastic surgery.

That’s precisely what we do here at Integrative Health & and Heart and Integrative Skin ID with our full line of Juvéderm® dermal filler products. Dr. Shahan Chowdhury specializes in the art and science of cosmetic injectables and is highly skilled at helping her patients reclaim their youthful faces.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Before we talk about the many benefits of Juvéderm, it’s important to explain its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA). Although the word acid may make you think of something harsh and astringent, HA is actually a gel-like, water-loving substance that your body produces in great quantities. It lubricates your joints, keeps your eyes wet, and plays a big role in the health of your skin.

When your HA production slows down as you age, your skin loses moisture, which makes it look and feel dry. That moisture (plus some fat) once gave you soft, rounded cheeks. But as time passes, the skin starts to sag.  

What you need are more hyaluronic acid molecules. These molecules bind with water molecules and keep moisture, making your skin soft, supple, and much younger looking.

How does Juvéderm work?

Juvéderm is specially formulated with various concentrations of hyaluronic acid. When Dr. Chowdhury skilfully injects it into certain features of your face, the HA restores the moisture content and fills in the areas that have begun to loosen and sag. We use three different formulas that target different facial areas.

Cheeks

Juvéderm Voluma® XC is FDA-approved for use as a nonsurgical way to correct loss of volume in the face due to aging. It’s specifically used to lift, volumize, and restructure the look of your cheeks. The smooth gel consistency of Juvéderm Voluma XC makes it ideal for Dr. Chowdhury’s expert contouring technique, so you walk away with natural-looking curves that last up to two years.

Wrinkles and lines

When you smile, your face lights up and lets the world know you’re happy, but it also creases your skin. Over the years, those lines become etched into your face and tend to stay there even when you’re not smiling. That’s because there’s no longer enough HA to help it spring back when you’re at rest.

Juvéderm® XC Ultra Plus fills in those moderate laugh lines around your mouth and smooths out your wrinkled skin. The thicker consistency of the Ultra Plus formula makes it a malleable substance that Dr. Chowdhury can manipulate to meet your aesthetic goals.

Lips

Another sign of aging is thinning lips. We tend to lose the plumpness we once had, and it not only makes our lips smaller, but the skin around them begins to wrinkle and show vertical lines.

Juvéderm Volbella® contains the thinnest solution of hyaluronic acid and is perfect for filling in those lip lines without overfilling them.

Complement your Juvéderm treatment

Juvédem fillers are an excellent choice when you’re looking for a nonsurgical way to rid your face of lines and wrinkles. But if you want to address the deeper, inset creases caused by dynamic facial expressions, Dr. Chowdhury can incorporate Botox into your treatment plan. Botox will halt the muscle contractions that cause deep lines and give you a more complete restoration.

And if you’re interested in continuing the restorative process, consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which tap into your body’s own resources to promote the production of collagen and elastin to slow down the effects of aging.

Now that you know more about what Juvéderm and other injectables can do, contact our office to schedule an appointment or televisit. You can call 214-945-3621 or use our online appointment request tool.

 

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