Learn About Juvederm®
Smooth, youthful skin is the desire of most people – especially as age, genetics and environmental factors begin putting years of mileage on the face. Over time, the skin starts to lose its elasticity and volume, resulting in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Juvederm helps to restore volume and smoothness by replacing depleted hyaluronic acid just beneath the skin. When injected into the dermal layers, hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, giving the face a fuller appearance in targeted areas. Dermatologists use Juvederm to treat many different types of lines and wrinkles though it is most frequently used as a dermal filler for smile lines and marionette lines around the mouth.
Did You Know
That dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the most requested cosmetic procedures in the U.S.? Juvederm is minimally invasive and can be performed in just minutes in the privacy of a dermatologist’s office. In fact, Juvederm has become so accessible, that it is now being used by millions of people worldwide.
Learn About Botox®
Botox® injections are used not only for therapeutic purposes but for cosmetic ones too. Unlike other fillers, which are superficially injected just beneath the skin, Botox® is injected directly into the muscle. Because Botox® is made of a neurotoxin, it blocks signals between the muscle and the brain, ultimately preventing muscle contraction in a localized area. When the muscle relaxes, wrinkles smooth out and soften. Performed correctly, these injections only affect targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression. Botox® can be used for any type of wrinkle that has not been caused by sun damage or stretching of the skin due to gravity. Results are usually best on expression lines, such as those around the eyes and forehead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I undergo Botox® treatment?
Although many patients are candidates for Botox® injections, it is not for everyone. You must be above the age of 18 to qualify for Botox® injections. Botox® works best along the brow, across the forehead and corners of the eyes where the face is prone to indention and sagging. For more information about Botox® and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.
What should I expect during a Botox® injection?
Botox® is a rapid cosmetic treatment that takes just minutes to perform from the comfort of our office. The injection is administered using a very fine needle that induces only mild discomfort. You can return to work immediately after the injection.
How long do the results last with Botox® treatment?
You will begin to notice the effects of your Botox® injection within just a few days. The results will continue to improve over the course of approximately 4 weeks and may remain for up to 6 months.