Patients that would like to correct the visible signs of aging without surgery have a number of great options including Juvederm® and BOTOX®. While these injections do have many similarities, they work in slightly different ways.
A Face Evaluation
All patients will need to have their face evaluated by the doctor before deciding which injection to go with. As a general rule, Juvederm® is used to add extra volume to a patient’s cheeks, forehead, lips, or nose. BOTOX®, on the other hand, is injected directly into the facial muscles around one’s mouth, eyes, and forehead.
Juvederm® is referred to as a filler because it actually “fills” up areas of the skin where we have lost subcutaneous fat. While the primary goal of Juvederm® is to add volume, it can also soften some wrinkles near the injection sites. This is an outpatient service that may use a topical anesthesia.
After your appointment, the results should be noticed immediately and will improve for the next seven days. Depending on a number of factors such as the patient’s age and the state of their skin, most people may enjoy the results for around five or six months.
Many patients develop wrinkles on their face because they are constantly contracting their facial muscles. Over the years, these contractions can create fine lines and wrinkles throughout one’s face. Unlike fillers that add volume, BOTOX® injections relax these muscles.
Patients should speak with the practitioner regarding the use of a topical anesthetic. BOTOX® generally requires seven days for the full effects to take place. Patients should then schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor to determine if the injections are working correctly. The results last for up to six months and can be maintained with additional injections.
Making the Right Decision
Patients should speak with the practitioner to see if Juvederm® and BOTOX® can be used in conjunction with one another to help them look years younger. Patients will have no downtime and can return to their daily activities the moment that they step out of the office.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have been looking for a solution to minimizing your fine lines and wrinkles, then contact Center for Dermatology today to make your appointment. We will be able to help you decide whether BOTOX® or Juvederm ® can help with your cosmetic needs. We welcome the opportunity to create a personalized treatment plan that will be suitable for you.