Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable and just a natural part of life. Sometimes they can make you feel less attractive. Metrolina Medical Associates wants to help you feel confident about yourself and look younger. Botox and Juvéderm® are two local injections known for reducing fine lines are wrinkles. Below are some of the most common questions about the injections.
How do Botox injections work?
Usually, a few Botox injections are administered into the muscles in the face. The injections will start to relax the muscles, giving your face a lifted look. You should only feel a small pinch during the treatment. It will only last around 20-45 minutes. Within 2 weeks you will start to see the full results. The injection will not affect your ability to smile, and is the only one of its kind that has been approved for use.
How does Juvéderm® work?
Juvéderm® adds temporary volume to the face. It is a hyaluronic acid treatment that rejuvenates the skin to help you feel and look youthful. The effects of the treatment can last up to 2 years after the initial treatment. Only one treatment is needed to start seeing results.
What is the difference between Botox and Juvéderm®?
Both Botox and Juvéderm® are great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The biggest difference is that Botox is a relaxer and Juvéderm® is a filler. Juvéderm® tends to be used more for lines that are constantly present on your face, where Botox can be used for fine lines and wrinkles that are caused from movements like smiling or frowning.