Botox® was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
Excessive facial wrinkles.
Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically ice is provided prior to the procedure for numbing purposes, and immediately applied upon completion of the Botox® treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 2 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Juvéderm® is from the makers of Botox® Cosmetic. It is a next-generation dermal filler that instantly restores your skin's volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
As we age, our skin volume diminishes causing wrinkles to form. Juvéderm® is made of a naturally occurring substance in our skin called hyaluronic acid. This substance simply restores your skin to its more youthful volume, smoothing wrinkles away. The ultra smooth consistency of Juvéderm® provides a more natural look and feel to help correct facial wrinkles such as the "smile lines" or "parentheses” (line between your mouth & nose) and plumps your lips for a fuller look.
JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel has been tested on all skin phototypes, both male and female, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel. JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel is the only Hyaluronic Acid filler that's FDA approved to last up to 1 year.