Juvéderm: Your Solution for Restoring Lost Facial Volume

Juvéderm: Your Solution for Restoring Lost Facial Volume

When it comes to facial aging, most people think about wrinkles and sagging skin — arguably, the most visible changes. Many issues can contribute to wrinkles and skin laxity, including sun exposure, stress, and genetics. 

Another major cause — loss of natural volume — is frequently overlooked. But as it turns out, it has a surprisingly significant role in wrinkle formation and sagging or drapey skin. 

Fortunately, volume loss can be corrected — and you won’t need surgery. At Chicque Aesthetics, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, our team uses Juvéderm® dermal filler products to restore lost volume in the face for a smoother and more youthful appearance. Here’s how it works.

Why your face loses volume

Your face loses its youthful plumpness and volume for several reasons. The first: a reduction in collagen. Collagen is a protein that forms a supportive network for your skin. That network helps the skin bounce back and look and feel firm. 

When you’re young, your body produces plenty of collagen. But as you get older, you produce less — a lot less — and that means your skin is left without the support it needs to stay firm and plump. 

Excess sun exposure, genetics, hormones, stress, smoking, and loss of facial fat contribute to a loss of skin volume, and those issues can speed up collagen breakdown, too. The result: sagging skin and “hollowed-out” areas around your cheeks and eyes.

At the same time, your body slows the production of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts moisture and retains it, helping your skin look fresh and plump. Less hyaluronic acid means your skin starts to look worn, “flat,” and tired.

How Juvéderm restores volume

For a long time, facial rejuvenation focused on surgical ways to lift the skin and reposition it — the traditional facelift. Today, many women turn to injectable dermal fillers to restore lost volume, fill in wrinkles, and give their skin a gentle and natural-looking lift.

Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers for many reasons — the results are great, and it’s very versatile. Juvéderm gets its “plumping action” from hyaluronic acid — the same compound found in youthful, healthy skin. 

Our team offers different formulations of Juvéderm, depending on the areas you want to treat.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm’s original formulation gently fills in lines, wrinkles, and folds around the mouth and nose, including those deep, nasolabial folds that extend from your nose to your mouth. Juvéderm can also be used to add fullness to the lips — another area prone to age-related volume loss.

In addition to the immediate plumping effect, Juvéderm’s hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture for longer-lasting effects. In most cases, your results will last up to six months, after which you can have touch-up treatments to maintain the effects.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC

Juvéderm Voluma XC is also made from hyaluronic acid, but the formulation is thicker or “stiffer.” That makes it a great choice for adding volume in the cheek area, gently filling in sunken regions, while providing a gentle lift to the lower part of your face.

Another great thing about Juvéderm: you can combine your filler injections with Botox® to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions for a “mini facelift” without surgery.

Find out if Juvéderm is right for you

When you look your best, you feel your best. With Juvéderm, you can look as young as you feel without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. To learn more, call 475-209-5769 or book an appointment online with Chicque Aesthetics today.

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