Botox is an injectable neuromodulator made by Allergan that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to soften the look of lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the injected muscle can’t contract.
Botox is FDA-approved, highly effective to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines, but it’s also used in other areas, including the upper lip, nose, lower face, neck, and even downturned smiles. The toxin treats wrinkles created by repeated muscle movement (think: frown lines and furrowing your brow). Botox relaxes the muscles on the face that cause wrinkles associated with facial expressions.
It can also delay the formation of new lines, which is a plus if you’re in your mid-20s to early 30s and are concerned about wrinkles developing later.
Younger patients who utilize Botox find it as a preventative measure prevent deeper lines and wrinkles from occurring in these areas.
Beyond reducing wrinkles, the neuromodulator can also relax muscles in the jaw. A very popular area for Botox is in the masseter muscle, either to treat TMJ or for facial slimming.
The results last up to 5 months
Juvéderm is a collection of injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA). Found naturally in the skin, hyaluronic acid has a unique capacity to attract and retain moisture—it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water—which helps skin look plump and supple.
In synthetic forms injected beneath the skin, the gel-like substance instantly helps smooth lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance facial contours, and restore lost volume. Research also suggests that HA injections may stimulate your body’s collagen production, for increased skin firmness and elasticity.
Since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, the body accepts it, and the filler persists until it’s slowly absorbed over time.
All Juvéderm fillers have cross-linked hyaluronic acid, meaning the molecule chains are connected. The HA remains clumped together, slowing the rate of absorption, for long-lasting results.
Each Juvéderm filler has its own properties, purpose, and longevity. The following types are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Our experienced injector can choose the right filler or combination in order to achieve the most natural-looking result.