“Take Ownership of Your Health…Naturally.”
— Forrest Smith M.D.
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
What is Juvederm Plus XC® used for?
Juvederm Plus XC® is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in the maintenance of skin volume and hydration, eye volume and shape, as well as joint lubrication and cushioning.
Hyaluronic acid retains water — absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight — and adds volume to the skin’s surface. As you age, you start to lose HA, which cause the skin to lose structure and volume. In addition, hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and elastin, transporting essential nutrients to these fibers. The triple combination of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid provides structure, elasticity and volume to the skin and contributes to its overall appearance. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm Plus XC is called non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) because it is not derived from an animal source.
Juvederm Plus XC® comes pre-mixed with lidocaine for additional comfort during your injection. Juvederm Plus XC® is manufactured using HYLACROSSTM technology, creating a smooth gel with enduring support. For decades, hyaluronic acid has been utilized by medical practitioners in numerous therapeutic procedures. In 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth).
Call us today to schedule your next Juvederm Plus XC appointment today. 770.594.1233