At her beauty clinic in London, owner and cosmetologist Sheridan France works miracles lifting sagging mouths and erasing wrinkles and frown lines with Juvederm dermal filler non-surgical anti-aging treatment.
Sheridan looks at faces with an artist’s eye and, after placing a topical anaesthetic cream on areas to be treated (in this case, frown lines, the “marionette lines” that extend down from the mouth, jaw line and the downwood crevices at the sides of the mouth), injects the Juvederm dermal wrinkle filler. The treatment is painless and there is no downtime. After the procedure, gazing into the mirror, this patient can see that the sides of the mouth and jaw-line, which were previously sagging, are now pleasingly lifted and the frown lines have disappeared.
How Does Juvederm Erase Wrinkles and Restore a Younger Appearance?
Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in the body that adds volume to minimize the appearances of wrinkles, thinning skin and lips. Juvederm hyaluronic acid injections have also been shown to stimulate collagen production.
Juvederm comes in three strengths. Strength 2 is used for fine lines around the crow’s feet area, 3 for medium wrinkles and 4 to give volume and create the facelift effect. The difference is that the thicker consistency can fill a large treatment area better and give volume where needed whilst the finer areas around the eyes need a softer consistency.
A Painless Non-Surgical Anti-aging Treatment
Sheridan also uses a new product for Lips called Juvederm smile, to plump and enhance the mouth which appears very natural – happily avoiding the notorious “troutmouth” or bee-stung look that is induced by some cosmetic procedures.
She says most of the other fillers, such as Restylane, last for five to six months, and that the advantage of Juvederm is that it is guaranteed to last 10 to 12 months. All fillers disperse naturally with time; they do not harm muscles or affect the structure of the skin. Sheridan also explains that Juvederm is self-levelling, meaning that no lumps are left on the face (Restylane is not, and that the product has an inbuilt anaesthetic, which makes the treatment very comfortable.
“I find that continual use of fillers stops the skin’s aging and keeps the collagen and elastin fibres supported,” Sheridan says during the session.
In a meeting after the session a client of Sheridan, photographer Lucy Beale is happy to talk about her own experience with Juvederm. “Someone asked me why I looked miserable – I wasn’t. Having been through a period of personal stress, I realized it was showing in my face, and physically I found it hard to smile. Stress had caused my mouth to droop,” she says.
“I am incredibly allergic to most facial products and after Sheridan kindly gave me a long consultation, it was decided that Juvederm Dermal Filler was the answer. After a painless session with tiny injections given in areas around the mouth and between my eyebrows, I instantly looked and felt 10 years younger and stayed that way for nearly a year. Having just had another treatment, I would highly recommend Sheridan – to only my best friends!”