WHAT IS BOTOX ® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
A Well-Studied Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been well studied. In fact, it is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments on earth. It is approved for cosmetic use in more than 78 countries. Aesthetic providers trust BOTOX® Cosmetic because of the proven results. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in over 400 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Derived from Sources that Exist in Nature
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
A Treatment Experienced by Millions of People
Since 2002, more than 10 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.*
*Data collected through June 2014.
How Does BOTOX® COSMETIC Work?
Wrinkles occur as a result of a combination of many factors. They can occur due to cellular changes that happen over time, a reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WITH TREATMENT?
Real, Noticeable Results!
You will begin to notice a difference within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months or more!
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes! Your provider will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Return to your daily routine!
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure (with good reason!). You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office!
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM™ is a ‘next generation’ family of smooth, long-lasting, non-animal gel dermal filler, offering a natural look and feel with long-lasting results up to one year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM™ dermal filler lasts longer because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology.
Hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin’s volume and fullness has been lost.
In the body, hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. It is present in all living cells; attracting and binding water, hydrating and giving the skin smoothness and volume. However, as the body ages, the ability of the body’s cells to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid is diminished, resulting in the loss of skin volume, producing folds and wrinkles.
Since JUVÉDERM™ is not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction. The formula is highly biocompatible, and no testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC Different from other Dermal Fillers?
The main difference between JUVÉDERM™ and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVÉDERM™ has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. These gels utilize a suspension process, with particles that can be visibly seen. JUVÉDERM™ is completely transparent.
The combination of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and the smoother formulation make JUVÉDERM™ long-lasting, easier to fill with, and should produce more natural, even filling effects, with patient discomfort minimized at the injection site. As with other hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM™ is gradually absorbed naturally into the body.
How is JUVÉDERM® XC Non-Surgical Filler Used in Treatment?
Your doctor injects JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as parentheses (smile) lines and marionette lines.
How Long Does Treatment Usually Take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your provider prior to treatment.