Fill Up on Dermal Fillers, Not Stuffing

This time of year, it’s all about the menu at Thanksgiving. And while this most unusual year probably won’t entail all the usual get togethers, at least we’ll still gather around the Thanksgiving meal. That’s when we all get a little carried away and have more than our fill.

While Dr. Jensen isn’t immune to that extra serving of stuffing or pecan pie, this time of year he also wants our patients from Layton to think about another type of filler — dermal fillers. Lot of our patients like to come in this time of year to erase a wrinkle or crease or to add some volume. That’s why we offer Juvéderm, Juvéderm Volbella, and Juvéderm Voluma, along with Restylane.

If you’re reading this blog on Dr. Jensen’s site, you’ve surely heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the basic ingredient in the class of dermal fillers known as “naturally derived” fillers. These fillers get that designation because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. In fact, it occurs in just about every living thing. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells.

About hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is found in the human body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in cartilage and joint fluids. Outside the world of aesthetics, you may have heard of hyaluronic acid being used as an injection for people with arthritis to ease the pain in their joints and to provide extra cushioning.

When hyaluronic acid gel is injected for aesthetic reasons, it acts like an inflated cushion supporting facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to plump and hydrate the skin.

What issues can hyaluronic acid fillers address?

Our popular dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane improve the skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury, or simple aging. These are some of the issues Dr. Jensen addresses with hyaluronic acid fillers:

  • Nasolabial lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars
  • Cheek depressions
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Redefining lip borders
  • Acne scars
  • Wound scars
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Worry lines

Heading into this Thanksgiving, in addition to the menu that’s sure to fill your guests, if you also want to fill some of those areas with volume loss, give us a call at (385) 424-4567 and schedule a dermal filler session.

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