Botox is the most popular facial injectable to reduce lines and wrinkles, but it is not the only one. Juvederm is also injected under the skin but it acts as a filler and works differently from Botox. Patients often combine both treatments for the best overall effect. Scroll down to learn more about Juvederm.
A Smoother and Younger-Looking Face with BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that is injected into your face muscles to temporarily smooth moderate-to-severe frown lines and crow’s feet in adults.
This simple, non-surgical facial rejuvenation provides an affordable, painless, and fast alternative to a face lift. It requires no downtime and takes only minutes to administer. BOTOX is injected directly into the facial muscles that are responsible for your wrinkles, and it takes full effect within just 3-5 days of treatment.
Notable Benefits of BOTOX:
- Fast and easy treatment to smooth facial wrinkles
- No downtime, instant recovery
- Results within less than a week
How BOTOX Works
With the passage of time, most men and women experience increasing frown lines caused by the repetitive contraction and tightening of their facial muscles. Eventually, this turns into permanent wrinkles. The good news is that these wrinkles are not actually permanent.
Botox injections work by releasing a chemical that helps your muscles relax. Its effect is to block nerve impulses to the injected muscles and thereby reducing the activity that causes lines to form on your forehead, between your brows, and around your eyes. As soon as 3-5 days after the injection, the effect begins to show, giving your face a smoother look. The results will become most noticeable between 1-2 weeks and can last up to 6 months. After this time, it is recommended that you have a new round of injections. However, after repeated injections your frown lines can become less severe because your muscles will be “trained” to stay relaxed.
Is BOTOX Safe and Will It Look Natural?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows. Since its approval in 2002, it has been used in millions of cosmetic procedures in the United States. It is completely safe and is now even used in non-cosmetic treatments such as migraines.
The only risk you run with Botox is for an inexperienced providers to overdo it. It is important to select a provider where a plastic surgeon or Certified Nurse Injector administer the treatment. A trained professional with extensive experience in the field of cosmetic surgery is best equipped to determine the right dosage and injection points. No one wants to have that frozen “Botox face” we have all seen one time or another on certain celebrities.
Contact NuBody Concepts of Brentwood or Germantown to set up your Botox injections for a completely natural rejuvenated face.
While the perfect solution to combat frown lines above and around the eyes, Botox is not the ideal filler for the lower part of your face. For a better option to fill the creases running from your nose to the edges of your mouth, and to achieve fuller and plumper lips, ask about Juvederm.