Using JUVEDERM to Reduce the Signs of Aging
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and that it is composed of about 70% water? As a barrier that protects your body, your skin guards the rest of you against the invasion of microorganisms and the loss of fluid, in addition to helping you to regulate your body temperature. The natural aging process causes these cells to regenerate themselves more slowly, causing less collagen and hyaluronic acid to fill out layers of your skin.
But it is more than just age that takes a toll on your skin. Environmental factors like smoking, pollution, sun exposure and stress can all increase these effects.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body as a sugar that helps to maintain elasticity in the skin. This means that it has an important role to play in how our skin looks, feels and functions. Hyaluronic acid holds onto water like a sponge, and can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. This is what helps our skin to remain hydrated and moisturized, which provides a better appearance overall. As the skin ages along with the rest of us, it loses the ability to produce this acid. This causes wrinkles and a loss of definition.