Juvederm® XC in Albuquerque
Fill Nasolabial Folds with a Volume Boost in New Mexico
If you're concerned about moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles due to collagen and hyaluronic acid loss, Juvederm® at Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants could be the answer you've been looking for. These wrinkles are known as "static wrinkles," and they develop over time due to a natural decrease in the skin's vital components that keep it hydrated, soft, and pliant. Note that these wrinkles are different from "dynamic wrinkles," which appear and then deepen as muscles frequently contract, moving the skin in repetitive motions and creating creases.
Dermatologists use Juvederm® to treat certain instances of both types of wrinkles, mimicking the benefits of collagen to address static nasolabial folds (often called smile lines, laugh lines, or parentheses lines) and marionette lines that turn lips downward. They can also use Juvederm® to fill in dynamic frown lines, plump thin lips, and help to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.
Why Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. It helps the skin maintain its elasticity and fullness by retaining moisture.
Hyaluronic acid works like a sponge that soaks up nearby water, as it is able to absorb and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight. But during the aging process, the levels of hyaluronic acid reserves in the body plummet, leaving the skin thinner, sallower, and less elastic. Existing reserves and new production of the acid are also damaged by environmental pollutants and excessive exposure to UV rays.
Juvederm® is not a collagen injection, but is made from hyaluronic acid (which some studies show can trigger an acceleration in collagen production in the skin). Juvederm® makes use of an advanced dermal filler technology by Allergan known as Vycross®, which works to blend together different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to create a smooth, easy-to-work-with consistency that our injectors physically shape once injected to restore definition and balance to facial contours. This allows our patients to achieve results customized to their unique facial profile.
It's the perfect solution when you want smoother, plumper, and healthier-looking skin. Unlike most collagen, the hyaluronic acid mix used as the active ingredient in Juvederm® products is non-animal derived, and the smooth gel filler looks and feels completely natural, offering results that can last for six months, or even up to a year depending on where it's injected, the skill of the injector, and other factors.
One of the great things about Juvederm® is that patients find the treatment sessions to be easy and comfortable. Not including your initial consultation, the entire injection process will take a matter of minutes. The smoothness of the gel allows it to flow easily into the skin. The professionals at Western Dermatology Consultants will talk with you about how Juvederm® can help you make the improvements you desire in areas with collagen and hyaluronic acid loss. As always, your health, safety, and confidence are our ultimate goal, and we look forward to supporting you on the journey to beautiful skin.
More Than Juvederm® XC
Other products in the Juvederm® line include Voluma® for adding volume to the cheeks and Volbella® for smoothing out wrinkles around the mouth and adding subtle volume to the lips. Other dermal fillers are also available.
For static wrinkles, which form as muscles contract and relax over time, Western Dermatology Consultants offers BOTOX® and Dysport®, which are injectables that keep muscles in the forehead and to the side of either eye in a permanently relaxed state for months at a time.