As we age, our face often loses volume. The curvaceous, healthy appearance of youth fades and in its place there are hollows under the eyes, deep folds around the mouth, and sometimes even sunken cheeks. Sometimes people also find that their ideal body weight isn’t ideal for the face, and a slender waist comes with hollow cheeks. Juvéderm is an injectable filler that restores lost volume and fills in hollows, folds, and wrinkles to give you a rejuvenated appearance. It can even restore volume lost in the lips with age or give you the plump, voluptuous lips you have always wanted but never had.
If you would like to learn more about what Juvéderm can do for you, or our other youth restoring services such as BOTOX ® Cosmetic, please call (912) 234-8282 or email Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah.
What Juvéderm Treats
Juvéderm is a versatile filler that is mostly used on the face to restore volume lost as a result of aging or weight loss. It is commonly used to treat:
- Hollows under the eyes
- Sunken cheeks
- Deep folds around the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Thin lips
In addition, Juvéderm can be used to help plump fingers that seem too thin or boney, a common effect of aging.
Is the Volume Really Lost?
One important question that has to be answered before treatment with Juvéderm is whether hollows under the eyes or in the cheeks are really due to lost volume. There are many common causes that can cause the face to look hollow, even though it has enough volume.
The most common cause of sunken cheeks, folds around the mouth, and hollows under the eyes is when the fat pad from the cheek has sunken down partly because the foundation of the face—the teeth—have been worn down or lost. Restoring teeth to their youthful proportion can help restore the face’s volume. To learn more about this alternative, see nonsurgical facelift.
Your lips, too, can be affected by your teeth. They are especially affected by traditional dentures that have the teeth set back too far, giving the mouth area a sunken appearance. FOY Dentures® can help you achieve a more youthful appearance in the mouth area.
How Juvéderm Works
Juvéderm is made from hyaluronic acid, a moisturizer that is naturally found in your skin, joints, and eyes. It is a smooth gel that is injected wherever your face has lost volume. It’s not derived from animal sources, so you don’t have to get an allergy test first.
As a natural compound, your body immediately begins to break Juvéderm down, but hyaluronic acid has a nice property that helps it give you long-lasting results. Hyaluronic acid can bind with water molecules, which causes it to increase in volume. As the hyaluronic acid is removed, the remaining molecules expand to take their place. As a result, you can expect 3-6 months or more of great results, depending on where the injection was done.