Here’s the thing about wrinkles and fine lines – nobody wants them, but everybody gets them. There are certain ways to hold them off for as long as possible through strict skin care regimes, with expensive toners, exfoliants and creams, but one day aging will catch up with us and those pesky little lines will take residence around our eyes, mouth and forehead. Now, these fine lines and wrinkles aren’t all bad, in fact they do a great job of telling the stories of our lives! They say that people with fine lines have laughed a lot, and when has that ever been a bad thing? But, we totally understand the desire for perfectly smooth skin, and we’re in the business of helping our clients achieve the skin health and beauty that they desire.
How do fine lines and wrinkles occur? Here’s the science behind it…Our skin is made up of three layers – the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. As we grow older, these layers of skin start to thin out and our natural production of collagen (this is the connective tissue that keeps our skin looking tight and toned), decreases and elasticity begins to deteriorate. The result is a loss of moisture and an inevitable wrinkling and sagging of the skin.
There are many different ways to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to plump up certain areas of the skin where you would like to see a little more fullness. Botox is a well-known filler that has gained popularity after being highlighted as a skin care must in Hollywood. Juvéderm is another solution, an injectable filler that helps skin retain water, which helps to restore volume. Unlike Botox, Juvéderm provides filler to the skin, whereas Botox relaxes the facial muscles, which is why some patients are unable to freely move these muscles after treatments. Additionally, Juvéderm tends to last much longer than Botox, which saves patients time and money in the long run. Juvéderm is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States, and there are many different types of Juvéderm to choose from, each providing a different type of volume for different areas of the face to help smooth fine lines, lift cheeks or plump up your lips. The results from Juvéderm are natural looking and long-lasting, and here we’re going to go over the differences between Juvéderm Voluma, Volbella and Vollure.
Juvéderm is a smooth gel and a dermal filler with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. The gel flows easily into the skin and the result is a natural, soft look. Most Juvéderm treatments offer a bearable level of pain, but others may require a local anesthetic for more comfort. This treatment is FDA approved and is the ideal solution for clients over the age of 21 who are looking for a nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment to restore facial fullness and volume.
This treatment adds volume to correct age-related loss in the cheek area and helps to achieve a more youthful appearance. This option is ideal for clients looking to replenish facial fullness, it helps to lift sagging skin and bring back a full shape to the cheek area.
This treatment effectively increases lip fullness and helps to correct perioral lines. It also provides a gentle contouring to correct lip asymmetry and produces natural looking results that are so subtle that no one will know you had the procedure done in the first place. With this treatment, you can expect results to last up to a year.
This treatment can last as long as 18 months and is designed to treat the cheek and chin area, the corners of your mouth as well as along your jaw and chin, nasolabial folds and is the perfect option for clients looking to achieve a poutier lip. This option is ideal for a client that has wrinkles considered to be mild to moderate in terms of severity, and for those who are looking for a significant refresh to the lower section of their face.
At Pure Luxe Medical, we specialize in wrinkle reduction, skin and facial volume loss, improving skin tone and texture and helping our clients achieve overall beauty and health. We use only the highest quality medical-grade products designed to help reverse the aging process so we can help you keep your skin looking refreshed and young. Contact us if you would like to learn more about our injectable treatments or medical grade skin care products.