When we are young, our face has natural fat pads beneath the skin. These give the face rounded contours that naturally make us look youthful and healthy. As you age, the volume provided by these fatty areas diminish, along with slight deterioration of the bone and muscles, which can create a sunken, sagging, and wrinkled appearance. The natural decline of collagen and elastin also contribute to this decline in the radiance of skin. Patients in the Calgary, AB area can replenish this lost volume and combat the signs of aging with Juvéderm, a dermal filler.
Dermal fillers explainedNot many years ago, the only option patients had for turning back the clock on their skin was an invasive surgical facelift. Now, thanks to dermatological advances, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm are a fabulous minimally-invasive treatment that almost any person seeking to revitalize their skin can benefit from. Dermal fillers are injectable substances made from hyaluronic acid that can:
- Immediately boost volume in areas where there are fine lines and wrinkles
- Restore lost volume to areas of the face where it provides a youthful appearance, such as the temples and cheeks
- Lifts the skin on the bottom half of the face
- Smooths the jawline
- Augments the lips
- Fills in fine lines in delicate areas such as around the eyes
One of the most popular types of dermal fillers is Juvéderm. Patients using this brand of filler have several options that Dr. Pepple can walk through with them. Some types are better for one area of the face, such as softly filling in fine lines, whereas others are better for boosting volume in areas where it is lacking.