Can Juvederm® or Restylane® reverse skin aging by stimulating your own collagen production? Cosmetic dermatologist’s perspective from Washington, DC, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD
A recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in March 2013 demonstrates that cross-linked hyaluronic acid filler injections result in more than just wrinkle correction from introducing a filler substance into the skin. In fact, hyaluronic acid fillers have been shown to stimulate skin’s own collagen production by activating fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen.
With aging, fibroblasts shrink and their collagen production is diminished. Hyaluronic acid fillers can stimulate fibroblast function and thus lead to increased collagen deposition around the filler. In practical terms, this results in progressively less need for the filler in the long run in patients that undergo several treatments over the years.
Per our patients' request, our latest Juvederm® promotion has been extended:
PURCHASE Juvederm® XC Injectable filler treatment & receive FREE Latisse® Kit or
Obagi gift set containing Elastiderm® cream and Elastilash® eyelash solution
(UP TO $180.00 TOTAL GIFT VALUE)
All treatments must be purchased and reserved by April 5, 2013. In order to receive this promotion, two syringes minimum is required. Some restrictions apply. Please call our office for details at (301) 656-7546.
Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Sommerville, welcomes patients from the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Olney in Maryland, as well as Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, and Great Falls in Virginia.