We are fortunate to have so many advanced technologies readily available today. Progress in the area of dermatology has brought about significant improvements in the way we manage our aging process.Dr. Kenneth W. Neal of Washington Dermatology Consultants helps men and women regain control over their appearance using state-of-the-art technologies and proven treatments like Botox and dermal fillers.
Where neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are designed to address the signs of aging that occur on the forehead and around the eyes, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm are used when a loss of facial volume has occurred. Dermal fillers not only plump lines but also encourage improvement in the structural support beneath the skin for long lasting results.
Our skin experiences several changes in composition as we go through life. These include:
- A breakdown in the collagen network within the skin
- Decrease in the levels of essential proteins and acids
- Greater fragility of blood vessels
- Thinning in the fat that lies beneath the skin, as well as the surface layer of skin
As our skin experiences this evolution, skin loses its elasticity, its moisture, and its suppleness. Each year, we experience a decrease in volume within the cheeks, temples, chin, and other areas. As we lose volume, the skin looks looser and more fragile. The job of dermal fillers is to replace the volume that has been lost with essential components naturally produced in the body.
Although dermal fillers are essentially intended for the restoration of healthy facial contours, there are variations between the different formulations and brands. Dr. Neal offers several options for dermal filler treatment, always seeking the most naturally beautiful results. Fillers like Juvéderm have consistently produced outstanding results.
Juvéderm is one of several Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face and hands. Because hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body, there is a low risk of reaction to this treatment. Juvéderm has a thicker but smooth consistency, making it ideal for beautiful lifting effect and long lasting results. Many patients treated with this filler maintain results for a year or more.
What sets Juvéderm apart from other Hyaluronic acid fillers is its cross-linking technology. This is what gives the solution its thicker, resilient form. Due to the thicker consistency, Juvéderm is wonderful for facial sculpting in the cheek and chin areas. This consistency, however, may not be suitable for treating smaller lines, such as those that form around the mouth. Dr. Neal has extensive experience using dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments. His precision and extent of care lead to results that you will love.
Your inner, youthful beauty can shine through with help from your cosmetic dermatologist. Contact Washington Dermatology Consultants to learn more about our anti-aging services.