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By Trident Dermatology
April 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers   Wrinkles  

Tired of wrinkles but wary of invasive cosmetic procedures? For optimal skin-smoothing results with no fuss or discomfort, see one of our five dermatologists at Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC. Dermal fillers are one of our most sought-after treatments. Juvederm may be right for you.

Why does skin wrinkle and sag?

The sun's ultra-violet radiation accelerates wrinkling, but age is the main factor. Over time, your skin's natural plumpness diminishes, and it shows in your face as you lose definition and volume. Additionally, the epidermis, or the outer layer of the skin, is drier and has fewer blood vessels.

What you can do:

It's important to protect your exposed skin with sunscreen lotion--SPF 15 or higher, says the American Academy of Dermatology. The AAD also warns to stay out of the sun during peak times exposure. Staying hydrated and avoiding smoking will also help.

To further counter wrinkles and other signs of aging, your Charleston dermatologists offer dermal fillers, such as FDA-approved Juvederm. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that stimulates collagen, the protein which plumps and smooths the skin, giving it its youthful appearance.

How Juvederm treatments work:

After a skin exam and review of your medical history at Trident Dermatology, your dermatologist may recommend treatment with Juvederm or Juvederm XC. Both gels directly act on the visible signs of aging on the face, including:

  • Lost volume in the cheeks and around the mouth
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the lips
  • Skin dullness

Each Juvederm treatment happens in the office as you relax in a comfortable treatment chair. The doctor injects Juvederm gels into targeted facial areas with a fine needle. The gel contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic.

Your session will take about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on your treatment needs. Smoothing results are immediate and last indefinitely. Some patients see side effects such as site tenderness, swelling, redness and bruising. These resolve over the ensuing few weeks.

After your Juvederm treatment, simply return to your normal activities at home or work. Stay out of the direct sun, avoid strenuous activity, and wear no make-up for 24 hours.

Feel like yourself again.

Dermal fillers can help. In Charleston, SC, the professional team at Trident Dermatology offers many innovative solutions to aging skin, and of course, we deliver the finest in medical dermatology care. Phone us to learn more: (843) 797-3960.

*Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Trident Dermatology is taking precautions during this time such as asking that only patients being seen entering the building, sanitizing all surface areas and doorknobs in the waiting room hourly, and screening patients for coronavirus symptoms - however they cannot offer testing for Covid-19*