Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that restores lost volume. This is especially helpful in the perioral area (area around the mouth) for loss of volume in the nasolabial folds, down-turned corners of the mouth, and lack or loss of volume in the lips. All of these areas help to frame the smile and dermal fillers can help lift the corners of the mouth, enhance lips and replace soft tissue volume loss.
As our skin ages, it gradually loses its primary supports: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the body that helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin. Dermal fillers are gels of various consistencies that are composed of hyaluronic acid to help attract water and thus restore volume to areas that have lost support with age.
Dr. Foote is an expert in injections and anesthetic techniques for minimal or pain free treatments. Results are immediate with any dermal filler, typically lasting between 6 to 12 months. Elasticity will gradually be gained from increased collagen production and moisture retention.
Restoring loss of volume in the specific deficient areas of the face, such as the chin, helps to support the lips but also stimulates the elevator muscles for a net lifting effect, which in turn changes the emotional appearance for a more relaxed, refreshed look. Dr. Foote can help to enhance and frame your beautiful new smile today!
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