BOTOX Cosmetic is an extremely popular choice – mostly for its proven ability to temporarily reduce frown lines between the eyebrows, but it is also sometimes used for worry lines, lines on the neck, or crow’s feet.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected directly into muscles to decrease frown lines in people between the ages of 18 and 65. BOTOX is a neurotoxin that intercepts signals from the brain to the facial muscles where it is injected and prevents those muscles from contracting (and thus causing wrinkles and lines to form). When BOTOX keeps muscles relaxed, your face looks both calmer and more youthful. BOTOX is also sometimes used to alleviate excessive sweating.
What to Expect?
BOTOX is injected directly into the muscles of the face where it is needed, using a tiny needle so that it causes as little pain or swelling as possible. You’ll usually see the results of your BOTOX injection within about 72 hours after the treatment. You may see continued, visible improvement for as long as 30 days.
How Long Do BOTOX Effects Last?
BOTOX gradually wears off anywhere from 3-6 months after the injection. Millions of women and men have chosen BOTOX Cosmetic to help reduce the moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, and 92% of patients surveyed in one study were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX treatment. Since it only
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If you have moderate to severe lines, folds or wrinkles around your nose and mouth that make you look older or more severe than you’d like, you may be a good candidate for a Juvederm XC or Juvederm Ultra XC injection.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm products are injectable gel fillers containing hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring sugar in the human body that holds in water and adds cushioning to your skin for a fuller, firmer and younger-looking appearance.
What to Expect from a Juvederm Injection?
Juvederm Ultra XC contains a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine for a more comfortable injection. All Juvederm injections are performed with tiny, fine needles. There may be some temporary redness or swelling at the injection site, but such side effects are generally gone within a few days – replaced by smoother skin that lasts a long time between injections.
How Long Do the Effects of Juvederm Injections Last?
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra XC can generally help smooth and reduce facial wrinkles with results lasting from 9 months to a year. In fact, Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid-based filler that is approved by the FDA to last up to one year. And its smooth gel consistency gives Juvederm an edge over some other hyaluronic gel fillers that have a more granular consistency.