Dermal fillers are effective at smoothing the facial skin, but depending on the actual problem and how acute it is, some filler injections work better than others. Juvederm® is specially formulated to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The annoying marionette lines that form near the corners of the mouth become much more noticeable as time goes by. Juvederm® adds volume in these areas and gives the skin a much smoother, evenly textured appearance.
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, meaning that it draws in and holds moisture, and this results in a sort of plumping effect. We will give realistic outcome expectations when we consult with you prior to deciding on a treatment.
About Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
Juvederm® contains hyaluronic acid. This is a sugar-based compound that is naturally present in the human body, so individuals need not be tested for allergies prior to receiving Juvederm® injections. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases, so a concentration of these acid particles, injected into the lower dermal layers, can produce dramatic results in terms of added volume.
These cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles are mixed with a thin gel. When injected into certain areas, the concentrated amount of acid draws in and holds moisture. This is what gives the much-needed volume in problem areas where marionette lines and other lines and wrinkles exist.
The Juvederm® treatment itself is relatively straightforward. Our practitioner will skillfully inject the solution into the preselected areas. The acid begins to attract water immediately, so the client will actually notice some improvement the same day. As the amount of water increases, the rate at which it does so increases as well. This is because water molecules attract each other.
Slow, Steady Volume Addition
The added volume is the result of a cushioning effect caused by the water retention. Even after the acid is redistributed to other parts of the body, the increased volume remains visible. Typically, Juvederm® treatment results in plumping that lasts for up to a year or more.
After your treatment, the marionette lines become barely noticeable. The skin is more taut and smooth. If we feel it’s necessary, we’ll suggest combining Juvederm® injections with other cosmetic treatments for optimal results.
Get Rid of Marionette Lines Without Surgery
You may not need a full facelift or some other sort of aggressive treatment to diminish the appearance of marionette lines. Make an appointment at the office of Liza Glickman to see what Juvederm® can do for you. This simple cosmetic treatment is the secret weapon of so many of your favorite pop culture celebrities, and it could work for you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Winter Park.