How hyaluronic acid works wonders on wrinkles

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our bodies, an essential chemical that replenishes the firmness and suppleness that time drains from our skin.


For decades, researchers have known the array of health benefits that spring from this rejuvenating miracle antioxidant. Hyaluronic acid nourishes our joints for flexible movement, hydrates our skin, and even promotes wound and bone healing.

As a native component of Vitamin C, it kindles collagen production while disabling harmful free radicals that circulate through our bodies and atrophy our skin cells. Its super-hydrating effects are what keep our skin soft, supple, and full of volume.

Hyaluronic acid production plummets as we age, which is most visibly noticeable in the deflated, wrinkled appearance of our skin particularly in our facial area, neck and hands.

Hyaluronic acid is the miracle component at the core of many of today’s advanced “liquid facelift” products, including Juvéderm. Dr. Jeanine Downie, of image Dermatology ® P.C., has over 15 years of experience using Juvéderm on patients throughout the Essex County area. She is pioneer of Juvéderm therapy and was involved in initial Juvéderm clinical trials.

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler injectable that is delivered as a pure gel. The benefits of Juvéderm hyaluronic acid center on its chemical makeup and delivery.

Juvéderm is “cross linked,” which in scientific terms means the chemical components are transformed into a pure gel format that extends the duration of its effectiveness and allows it to permeate the skin tissue for extremely smooth results without lumpiness, which can occur with other products. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid begins to absorb more than 1,000 times its weight in water, giving a natural lush firmness to the injection area.

It also is infused with a low dose of lidocaine to improve patient comfort. Juvéderm is non-allergenic and it safe for everyone of all races, showing no increased incidence of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring.

Patients often choose Juvéderm therapy as a precursor to more involved cosmetic dermatological procedures. The hyaluronic acid components in Juvéderm have been found to boost skin cells called fibroblasts to expand and produce new collagen. This means that patients may have longer time periods between treatments and require less product to be used per therapy session. Treatments last approximately 6 months or more as the hyaluronic acid is slowly absorbed into our bodies.

Are you interested in learning more about Juvéderm? Contact image Dermatology ® P.C. today at (973) 509-6900.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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