When you are young, your skin contains an abundance of hyaluronic acid – a naturally hydrating substance that contributes to healthy-looking skin. Unfortunately, as you age, the effects of sun damage and other factors will gradually reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin, causing it to lose volume. This is a major cause of unwanted wrinkles and facial folds, including the lines around your nose and mouth (called nasolabial folds).
JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler that works by replenishing the hyaluronic acid in your skin, restoring volume and smoothing away wrinkles in the process. Your skin consists of two main layers:
- The epidermis – The outer layer of your skin that acts as a primary defense against the environment.
- The dermis – The innermost layer of your skin that provides your epidermis with a support network; composed primarily of connective tissues.
Most wrinkles and nasolabial folds occur in the inner dermal layer of your skin, not the outer epidermal layer. JUVÉDERM is injected into your dermal layer to correct wrinkles from the inside out. Think of hyaluronic acid as a sponge; its primary function is to attract and absorb water, creating healthier, younger-looking facial skin.
If you have further questions about JUVÉDERM, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.