Botox & Juvederm
Botox® has been FDA approved for therapeutic use for over 20 years and in that time has been safely used “off-label” for the treatment of various facial wrinkles. More recently in 2002, Botox® Cosmetic obtained FDA approval for the treatment of the wrinkles that develop between the eyebrows, otherwise known as glabellar lines.
Botox® Cosmetic consists of low doses of botulinum toxin which decrease the movement of underlying facial muscles in order to eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles such as glabellar lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet lines. Botox® Cosmetic is especially effective for “dynamic wrinkles” which are often the earliest manifestation of aging change. Dynamic wrinkles are lines that are only seen when the underlying muscle is actively contracted. Botox® treatments usually last from 3 to 6 months and require very little recovery time. In fact, most patients will return to work the same or following day.
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. This dermal filler creates a long lasting smoothing effect because it has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process.
This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. The smooth consistency of Juvederm™ dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.