Aging Skin & Juvederm

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From an early age, your skin begins to wear down and you can appear older than you actually are. For the majority of the population, the formation of wrinkle lines is upsetting and new technologies have been invented to prevent the aging process or turn back time. These include dermal fillers, chemical peels or laser treatment. But in order to understand just how these treatments work, it is important that you understand the aging process of your skin and why your appearance of your skin can change over time.

Your skin truly begins to age at the age of 25 and the skin cells replace old cells a lot less frequently. Therefore, your skin starts to look older and lines may start to develop. When you reach the age of 30, essential components of your skin are broken down and your body does not replace them. These include elastin and collagen, which provide structure and flexibility to your skin. Therefore, your skin becomes wrinkled and less smooth due to this loss of structure. Further aging continues to aid this process and lines appear deeper around the eyes and the mouth by the age of 40. Five years later and your skin becomes a lot thinner and hyaluronic acid stores are depleted which dehydrates the skin so that it has a drier texture. By the time you reach 50, your skin is much thinner than when you were 25 and you are more sensitive to external irritants. Therefore, many people opt for treatment to replenish the skins stores of collagen or hyaluronic acid in the hope of preventing further aging.

There are two types of lines that can occur as you age. The first is dynamic lines, which are caused by your muscles contracting. For instance, the more you frown, the more likely to are to have frown lines later in life. The second type is static lines, which occur from a loss of volume in the skin. Juvederm Ultra focuses on these lines and can reduce them so that they disappear or are barely noticeable which creates a rejuvenated appearance.  

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