Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally hydrating substance that helps the skin look healthy. As we grow older, the ability of the skin to produce hyaluronic acid decreases resulting in the skin becoming drier, thinner and less able to restore itself. The result is skin wrinkles and folds like those parentheses lines around your mouth.
Cosmetic fillers, also called dermal fillers, help reverse the changes associated with aging by replacing the HA your skin has lost. Cosmetic fillers are gently placed into the skin in small amounts to fill unwanted grooves and folds. The results are immediate, natural looking and long lasting.
During your personal treatment consultation, Jonathan C. Lowry, M.D., an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss all the treatment options available and develop a care plan customized for your desired results.
Morganton Eye Physicians offers a breakthrough in HA dermal fillers, Juvéderm® is the first smooth consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that's FDA approved to last up to a year. Juvéderm® gel is delicately injected under the skin to smooth away facial wrinkles and restore your skin's more natural volume. Juvéderm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel so everyone will notice (but no one will ever know!).
Morganton Eye Physicians offers Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The water-loving nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane® and their three-dimensional structure allows them to bind many times their own weight in water. As hyaluronic acid begins to degrade, each molecule binds to more water which helps maintain its volume for about six months.
Over time, Restylane® is broken down and eliminated by the body. Restylane® has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the US and is available in more than 70 countries.
To learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers, schedule an appointment with Jonathan C. Lowry, M.D. at Morganton Eye Physicians, P.A. today!