Juvederm ranks among the more popular facial fillers today. Although the safety profile of this FDA approved cosmetic dermatology procedure is high, a patient may have concerns about the longevity of its results. The treatment provider will discuss the aspect of sustainability of Juvederm filler injections during the initial consultation process.
The patient should compare the promised results and longevity of Juvederm injections with other similar filler options, and make a carefully considered choice.
The shining and committed board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide Juvederm injectable treatment to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and in other suburbs and neighborhoods in The Lone State.
HA Cross Linking Ensures Longevity
The active ingredient in Juvederm gel is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a biological compound found naturally in the body. It performs the function of holding the skin structure together. Due to aging effects, hyaluronic acid content gets depleted in the body, gradually leading to skin laxity. In such cases, the dermatologist may recommend Juvederm dermal filler to replenish the loss of hyaluronic acid.
As a hyaluronic acid based filler, Juvederm’s longevity of results is determined by the degree of cross linking of the gel molecules. While the human body will tend to quickly reject unnatural substances, the advantage with Juvederm is that the body does not receive it as a foreign object because of the presence of hyaluronic acid.
This allows for the gel to remain in its place for a longer time, and produce more sustainable anti-aging results. This is a significant improvement over collagen injections, which are based on animal products. The body can quickly identify animal-based collagen and break it down rapidly. This does not happen with Juvederm cosmetic dermatology filler.
A number of facial fillers today are produced using hyaluronic acid, but not all of them will have the same sustainability of results. While the non-cross linked products will disintegrate within a few days, strongly cross linked filler such as Juvederm will remain in the area underneath the skin for a much longer period.
Juvderm filler is based on the advanced Vycross patented technology, which enables stronger cross linking of the molecules. Therefore, the results with a single injectable treatment of Juvederm can last for up to one year.
The effects of Juvederm dermal filler can last for a varying period of time depending on which area of the face is treated. In the facial sites where the muscle movement is higher, the results may not sustain for too long. For instance, the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth may be more dynamic due to higher movement of the muscles in that area.
The longevity will also vary between two patients, depending on the depth of their wrinkles and the degree of skin elasticity in the face. The effect of Juvederm will wear off gradually, and the entire amount of gel will not disappear in one time.
Remarkable and righteous dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other parts in this area of the magnificent state of Texas for Juvederm dermal filler injections.
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