Injectable dermal fillers are used to fill wrinkles, lines, folds, and scars (eg. acne scars). Dermal fillers are also commonly used to give a fuller appearance to the lips. The most common areas treated with injectable dermal fillers are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.
The skin is made of two layers, an outer layer called the epidermis and an inner layer called the dermis. The area between these two layers contains a jelly-like substance called hyaluronic acid. When we are young, our skin contains plenty of hyaluronic acid. However, when we age the hyaluronic acid between the layers of our skin diminishes. This decrease in hyaluronic acid causes the skin to lose its natural volume and fullness and creates wrinkles or folds. Dermal fillers replace the natural hyaluronic acid and add volume and firmness to the skin.
How Quickly Do You See Results After The Injectable Dermal Filler Procedure?
The results of a dermal filler procedure can be seen right away. The result do tend to improve for a few hours after treatment. How Long do Injectable Dermal Filler treatments last? The Results obtained with dermal fillers typically last 6 to 9 months. The results may last up to a year in some people. How long results last varies from person to person. Dermal fillers are gradually broken down and absorbed by the body, so the lines, wrinkles or lips will ultimately return to their previous appearance without follow up treatments.
What is JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth, replenishing injectable gel filler that your doctor uses to refresh your appearance by smoothing away unwanted lines and bringing back the natural contours of your face.
The exclusive formulation of JUVÉDERM® uses hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring sugar found in your body. It combines with the water in your skin to instantly smooth lines and wrinkles, enhance lips, and restore lost volume to the cheeks and jaw-line. In fact, hyaluronic acid facial fillers can even naturally stimulate collagen production in your skin.
In the 1930s, researchers discovered a natural substance in the body that they named hyaluronic acid. They found that it played a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration. In the early 2000’s, the first hyaluronic acid facial filler received approval in Canada and the United States for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. In 2004, JUVÉDERM® was approved for sale in Canada. Today, hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers are the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedure in North America.
JUVÉDERM® is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and retains water under the skin to smooth away lines, restore lost volume and maintain skin hydration. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In fact, hyaluronic acid can absorb more than 1,000 times its weight – acting like a super sponge under your skin. Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® achieves facial rejuvenation by replacing hyaluronic acid lost over time, smoothing lines, restoring lost skin volume, and keeping your skin hydrated. Best of all, the results are instantaneous, look natural, and may last up to a year with no downtime.