Tired of spending time in the sun only to see dark spots, wrinkles, and age spots pop up? Fret no more. Instead, book an appointment with a dermatologist to have Botox or Juvederm injected into your skin…
Though it may seem too good to be true—if you’re like most others, you might even be wondering how these injections work exactly—we’ve got your back. Our complete guide to Botox and Juvederm breaks down everything you need to know about these popular treatments. Keep reading now for all the details…
Though technically known as “botulinum toxin type A,” it’s much easier (and fun) to call this treatment “Botox,” for short. This cosmetic injection is designed to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Patients can get this treatment to smooth out anything from a natural crease in the brow to a deep worry line between the eyes or even crow’s feet. Though it works best on horizontal forehead lines, Botox has also been shown effective in treating neck bands and other vertical lines found around the body (like those near your ankles).
On average, patients start seeing results around 3-5 days after their initial appointment. As such, they’ll return for a follow-up treatment anywhere from 3-4 months later (though this varies depending on your unique needs and treatment plan). Following your second appointment, you’ll begin to see the full effects of Botox Cosmetic—42 days after your first treatment.
This cosmetic injection is designed to be used in small doses—anywhere from 3-20 units at a time—so you can get the treatment done and move on with your day. It’s also FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and even crow’s feet that develop over time due to muscle movement (though we don’t recommend trying to mimic your facial expressions in an effort to cause them).
Bruising and pinpoint redness in and around where the injection was made is common in patients. Redness lasting up to two weeks might also occur, but this will go away on its own. Though rare, headache or flu-like symptoms may also be experienced by some patients. If these symptoms do occur, try taking over-the-counter painkillers and antihistamines to help ease them. If they persist, be sure to contact your local Botox Cosmetic provider right away so they can address the issue in person.
Yes! Botox is FDA-approved and has been deemed safe when used with proper dosage guidelines by qualified professionals. It’s also an extremely popular treatment option with nearly 3 million patients treated each year (that’s one new patient every 7 minutes).
Though technically known as “injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler,” this treatment is much easier (and fun) to call “Juvederm.” This cosmetic injection plumps up skin that’s become thin over time, giving it a more youthful appearance. This is often used to soften facial lines, especially around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm usually lasts anywhere from 6-12 months—though this varies depending on your unique needs and treatment plan. Each patient responds differently to different fillers (and even some patients may require touch up treatments before others). Additionally, how you take care of your skin post-treatment will impact the longevity of results as well. You can expect full results 42 days after receiving your first injection appointment if having just one area treated or between 21-24 days after undergoing multiple areas at once.
Like Botox, Juvederm is FDA-approved and deemed safe when used in the correct dosage by a medical professional. You’ll also find it has a long, successful track record with over 21 million patients treated worldwide since the FDA approved its use in 2010.
There’s no denying the anti-ageing market is growing as fast as ever. More and more people are now seeking out cosmetic treatments like Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm for a quick, noninvasive way to reverse the effects of ageing on the face and body alike. Both products have been FDA-approved and deemed safe when used correctly (and both offer similar results). While patients with certain conditions should avoid these treatments, they’re otherwise great options if you want to achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery or downtime. What’s not so great? The common side effects such as bruising and redness that sometimes develop during treatment. But most patients report these go away within one or two weeks at most—aving behind smooth, younger-looking skin.