A favorite wrinkle treatment option in Westlake Village is Juvéderm
Time can take a toll on your skin. You notice your youthful glow vanishing, a loss of volume in your face, and the formation of lines. Although this is a natural part of the ageing process, it is not something you simply have to accept. Juvéderm is long lasting dermal filler that can practically erase the lines and wrinkles on your face.
Juvéderm was approved by the FDA in June of 2006 for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and has been a favorite treatment option for dermatologists ever since. It is effective for up to a year and with periodic touchups, patients can enjoy long-term wrinkle relief. Some of the wrinkles that can be treated with Juvéderm include smile lines, marionette line, and lipstick lines. Dr. Panagotacos and her staff can use Juvéderm to restore the youthful appearance of a patient’s skin.
How Juvéderm works
Juvéderm is Hyaluronic Acid based, which is prevalent in youthful skin. As skin ages the levels of Hyaluronic Acid begin to diminish, as a result, there is a loss of volume, skin begins to sag, and wrinkles begin to form.
Juvéderm is often called “the next generation” dermal filler this is because of the cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid. This creates a gel that is exceptionally smooth and easy for your care provider to work with. It is injected in to the dermis layer of your skin, and it begins adding volume skin and fills the void that caused the wrinkle. Hyaluronic Acid also attracts moisture the surface of the skin helping to restore its youthful appearance.
Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm?
Wrinkles fall in to two categories dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of frequent muscle contractions and can typically be treated with neuromodulators like Botox. Static wrinkles are the result of a void below the surface of the skin, in these wrinkles, along with facial folds can generally be treated with Juvéderm. For patients who also have dynamic wrinkles, a custom treatment plan can be devised for you to treat both your dynamic and static wrinkles.
About the procedure.
Juvéderm is a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no side effects. Some patients may experience minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, something that is common with most injectables. Applying ice can minimize the side effects. The depth and number of wrinkles being treated affect the treatment time but it can generally be completed in less than an hour, and then patients can resume their normal daily activities.
If you want to get rid of your wrinkles and restore a more youthful look, call Dr. Panagotacos’ office today at 805-379-3376 and schedule your appointment. Westlake Village residents know they will receive exceptional care from the team of outstanding professionals.