It’s no secret that as time marches on, the appearance of your skin begins to march right with it. For some people, minor signs of aging start to appear in the early 20’s. By the age of 50, almost every person has acquired wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, and other aesthetic issues resulting from the loss of volume and elasticity that is found naturally in younger skin. While many people turn to the latest cosmetics or miracle creams to treat the usual signs of aging, makeup will simply cover up and often enhance the flaws, while a majority of creams and toners do not work for more than a day.
How a dermatologist in Scarsdale can help you enhance your appearance
For those serious about removing lines, wrinkles, and unwanted changes to the skin, a visit to the dermatologist is in order. Unfortunately, more and more people are choosing to pay a visit to the plastic surgeon instead, and earlier in life. What people do not know is that even the results from cosmetic procedures are temporary, and may prematurely age skin if started too early. Those with a facelift at 35 are more likely to look older than they might have otherwise, thirty years later.
For people 35-60, injectable fillers are often the right way to go. While the results are temporary and different fillers are created for different results, pain and recovery time are minimal, and it is typically necessary to have the procedure repeated every 6-12 months.
What exactly is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable filler that uses a gel-based compound with hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, and is not a toxin, but when injected into aging skin cells, causes temporary fullness and plumpness. This gives skin a more youthful appearance. Juvederm comes in two different forms: Juvederm HC and Juvederm Voluma HC.
Juvederm HC is safe for use by adults over 21, and is designed to temporarily add volume to small folds of skin showing signs of aging. It is particularly effective on laugh lines, crow’s feet, and other folds of skin showing signs of aging on the surface.
Juvederm Voluma HC is for adults over 35 and under 65, and is used to add volume under the cheeks. For many, it is a wonderful substitute for invasive cosmetic surgeries.
These dermatological cosmetic procedures are safe and can be performed at either of our offices in Scarsdale or Manhattan, with the recovery period lasting only a few days. Schedule a consultation with us today if you think Juvederm may be an ideal solution for you.