What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
• A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
• You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
• It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines
It’s the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
How much time does treatment take? Will it hurt?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Then, some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
To Learn more see: Patient Education Resource on Botox® ➶
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that adds volume to different areas of the face. It may be used to smooth away wringkles, lift cheeks, diminish parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting.
Juvéderm™ has an especially smooth consistency that allows it to be administered with relative ease and accuracy.
Juvéderm® is a specially formulated gel composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (a natural protein). It was developed by Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox® ) and approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2006.
What should I expect during treatment?
A treatment with Juvéderm® is very brief and requires little to no downtime. Each treatment requires approximately 15 minutes depending on the number of injections required. Results are immediate.
Your aesthetic specialist administers the treatment during a brief office visit. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC contain lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during treatment. If you’re still concerned about treatment discomfort, your aesthetic specialist may offer additional anesthetic options for you.
What should I expect after treatment?
For the first day after treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites.
After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps.
Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare professional will tell you when cosmetics may be applied.
To Learn more see: Patient Education Resource on Juvéderm® ➶
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