Did you know that the loss of facial volume and something called hyaluronic acid are two of the main causes of rapid skin aging? In fact, a deficiency in hyaluronic acid can lead to facial volume loss and speed up the development of fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking significantly older than your actual age. The good news is that a type of dermal filler is available that can enhance both facial volume and hydration in one treatment. Juvederm® is helping a growing number of patients in the Boston and New England areas turn back the clock on their aging skin by reversing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Before taking a closer look at Juvederm®, it may be helpful to understand how and why skin ages in the first place. Unless you have recently lost an extreme amount of weight, the development of folds and wrinkles in your skin is probably due to the natural aging process that we all go through eventually. Much of the wrinkles that develop appear due to the diminishment of facial skin volume and a hyaluronic acid deficiency.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-produced substance that is found in high concentrations in your skin and connective tissue when you are young. It is even found in your eyes and joints, where it helps to act as a sort of internal shock absorber. Hyaluronic acid is important for your skin because it has the property of attracting and binding a tremendous amount of moisture, which is made available to your skin cells. Just as a water balloon is round and plump when full, cells containing hyaluronic acid and the moisture that it attracts will tend to be rounder and free from wrinkles.
A Closer Look at Juvederm®
This is where Juvederm® comes in. Juvederm® is a family of dermal filler products that is amazing in its ability to add volume to the mid-face area. If you have recently experienced a loss of volume in your face or cheeks, Juvederm® can likely help you. Find out for sure by scheduling a consultation at the office of Joseph A. Russo, MD in Newton. Contact us today to book an appointment!