Aging is not something that anyone can stop or reverse, but you can address it. Wrinkles are the first sign of aging, and finding creases that weren’t there last year can put a damper on your day. Collagen is a protein present within your skin responsible for maintaining the smooth, firm appearance for a youthful glow. As you get older, your body starts producing less of this youth-promoting protein. With dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, you can temporarily smooth and fill wrinkles with just one treatment. No need for a facelift when you can get fillers and never go under the “knife.”
A well-known filler is the collagen filler, made up of this natural protein found in bones, cartilage, tendons, and skin. The injection of collagen fillers works by helping to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen in areas where you see the most depletion. Even though this type of filler has been around for a long time, in the early 2000s, a new filler made an entrance. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are now considered by many doctors to be the optimal choice for wrinkle injection treatment. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler now commonly used to help people address facial signs of aging.
Juvederm Voluma XC can add volume beneath your skin’s surface to give you more fullness in your cheeks. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure XC helps with the loss of skin elasticity and fills out wrinkles or lines around your mouth and nose. Smile lines aren’t always fun to keep around. Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC helps with the wrinkles on your lips by giving it a bit of an enhancement.
The main ingredient of Juvederm that has been mentioned is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the human body. This ingredient stimulates the natural production of collagen, just like the collagen filler injection does. After the Juvederm injection, your surgeon will lightly massage the area to ensure even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling.
Side effects are always prevalent when thinking about enhancing your appearance cosmetically. As previously mentioned, you can see some swelling and bruising, but other common side effects include redness, tenderness, lumps, minor pain, or itching. The good news about these side effects is that they usually subside within two to four weeks. The recovery time is minimal, even though the results can typically last between six months and two years.
Talk to a surgeon to see if these fillers are right for you. In addition to the side effects or results, you should also consider the cost. The national average price is about $620 per syringe, and if you are looking to have results past two years, you should expect to come back for additional injections.