A loss of facial skin thickness is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging. Factors like sun exposure, genetics, pollutants, and aging can cause gradual skin thinning and the development of fine lines and wrinkles that leave you looking older than your actual age. Recent years have seen tremendous advancements and innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology. We can now significantly reverse the signs of facial aging without the need for surgery thanks to injectable treatments like Juvederm®. This means that you will require no sedation, have fewer complications, and need little to no downtime.
Causes of Facial Volume Loss
Before getting to your best treatment option for fine lines and wrinkles, it may be helpful to understand what causes the loss of facial volume. Your skin contains various substances that lead to the formation and maintenance of healthy, youthful-looking skin. Unfortunately, growing older eventually results in a deficiency of these substances and subsequent volume loss. If you have sunken or hollow areas on your face, you are likely suffering from volume depletion due to the loss of these substances.
The good news is that facial volume loss can be corrected with a simple injection treatment that is safe and long-lasting. We can correct an age-related deficiency of something called hyaluronic acid with simple injections of Juvederm®.
Juvederm® for Lost Facial Volume
Juvederm® treatment works through the injection of a gel containing hyaluronic acid. Once the product is injected, it goes to work immediately to thicken your skin and increase skin hydration. This has the effect of smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, similar to how a balloon becomes smoother when it is inflated.
A Note About Hyaluronic Acid
One of the main causes of facial volume loss is the age-related depletion of hyaluronic acid, a special substance that attracts moisture into your skin. Skin that is moist is fuller and displays fewer wrinkles. When you get older, you begin losing hyaluronic acid, and the result is skin that shows signs of aging.
Juvederm® restores your hyaluronic acid levels. We are reversing the main cause of your lines and wrinkles by promoting an increase in skin thickness and hydration. Of course, your skin will continue to age normally after your treatment, but repeat injection treatments are quick and convenient.
Contact Us Today
Are you ready to restore lost facial volume? Make an appointment at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, with offices in Redlands and Sun City, to get all the facts about Juvederm® and our other injectable treatments. Contact us today to book your consultation!