Every day, men and women wake to find new lines and furrows looking back at them in the mirror. If you are one of them, you don’t have to yield to the aging process. Botox Cosmetic is an injectable medication that helps relax facial muscles and lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Composed of botulinum toxin type A – a neurotoxin that blocks signals between the brain and muscles – Botox injections are administered directly into the facial muscles where it prevents them from contracting. Not only does this help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but it may also help prevent them from worsening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Botox?
You may be a candidate for Botox if you are age 21 to 65 and in good health. Botox is generally used for lines and wrinkles caused by expressions, such as those surrounding the brow, forehead, and eyes. If you have lines or facial folds caused by gravity, Botox may not be right for you. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and find out if Botox is right for you.
What should I expect during a Botox treatment?
We perform Botox injections from the comfort of our office in about the time it takes you to leave work for lunch. Your skin will be cleansed at the injection site before the treatment begins. Most patients report only mild discomfort during the procedure.
Will I experience any recovery time after getting Botox?
In most cases, you will be able to return to work immediately after your treatment. It is normal to experience some mild swelling or bruising after the injections, though symptoms are usually mild. Results will vary from patient to patient, but you will likely begin noticing visual improvements within a few days. Results usually last up to 3 months or more.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I be a candidate for Juvederm treatments?
Juvederm may be right for you if you are bothered by deep lines or facial folds, but are in search of a non-surgical way of addressing them. The FDA deems Juvederm safe and effective for most people.
What should I expect during Juvederm treatments?
Juvederm injections are administered in the comfort of our office. The gel contains both hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, the latter of which is responsible for helping numb the skin and minimize discomfort. Your doctor will need only minutes to complete the injection, and in most cases, you can return to work or other activities immediately after.
What type of results can I expect after my appointment?
Juvederm offers instant results. You’ll see a noticeable change in your skin’s appearance before you ever leave the office. Many patients enjoy their results for up to a full year until the gel is safely absorbed by the body. Most Juvederm patients feel that their results are natural in appearance and reflect the natural contours of the face.