Patients are increasingly turning to cosmetic injectables to help turn back time on their faces because these non-surgical treatments can smooth out lines and wrinkles with little to no downtime. Relatively painless and safe, BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM™ work on different types of wrinkles but can be done together to maximize results. Here’s how:
BOTOX® for dynamic wrinkles
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment that can reduce the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and other facial expression lines – all wrinkles and lines in the upper part of the face. These are called dynamic wrinkles and form when the muscle beneath the skin contracts.
BOTOX® consists of small, diluted amounts of botulinum toxin type A, which is delivered into specific muscles through fine-needle injections. It works by blocking signals from the brain to the muscles, which then stops muscles from contracting. The blocked signals mean the wrinkle doesn’t form on the surface and existing wrinkles relax and soften.
BOTOX® treatment takes only a few minutes, and no anesthesia is required. It takes up to a week to see full results. The results last four to six months. You will need additional treatments to maintain results.
JUVÉDERM™ for static wrinkles
Dermal fillers such as FDA-approved JUVÉDERM™ restore lost volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles called static wrinkles. These are wrinkles in the cheeks, lips and around the mouth that show at all times. JUVÉDERM™ is an injectable gel made with hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body that binds with water molecules under the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen to plump the skin.
Treatment typically takes less than an hour. JUVÉDERM™ provides immediate results that last six months to two years, which is when you will return for maintenance treatments.
Papale Eye Center offers a customer loyalty program called Brilliant Distinctions, where you earn dollar rewards toward future treatments with each treatment you receive. To learn more about this program and these non-surgical ways to achieve a youthful appearance, contact our Springfield office today at (413) 782-0030.