BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a very popular, simple office-based procedure used to help smooth unwanted facial wrinkles. It is used most commonly on the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), in-between the eyebrows for vertical skin creases, and within the forehead for horizontal skin creases. Good candidates for treatment include men and women who have unwanted wrinkles which appear with animation and emotional expression. Termed hyperdynamic lines, these wrinkles are the result of underlying muscle contraction in areas of dynamic movement.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is an injectable facial filler used by cosmetic, dermatological, and plastic surgeons to soften deep folds and reduce wrinkles. The substance is largely hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals.
Juvéderm’s primary use is removing nasolabial folds, or “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also used as a lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face. However, all hyaluronic acid facial filler products are eventually absorbed by the body, usually within six to nine months, causing the patient to repeat the treatment to maintain a younger look. Juvéderm is also used to plump lips, which also lose fat and internal shape with normal aging.