As people become older, they often lose volume in their faces. They may also develop wrinkles and fine lines. Fortunately, treating these imperfections is easy. At Beautique Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee, we can improve your look with Botox and Juvederm. Read on to learn how these fantastic injectable products can enhance your appearance and make you look fresher and younger.
Juvederm or Botox: What Is the Difference?
Juvederm and Botox are injectable products that can temporarily enhance your appearance. Both of these injectable products can be quickly and easily administered during outpatient appointments.
Although these treatments are both quick and easy, there are some important differences between them. In particular, these products have unique formulas. Each treatment also uses a different technique to rejuvenate your look. Accordingly, these treatments have different results. For instance, Botox is great at smoothing forehead wrinkles and lines between your eyebrows. In contrast, the Juvederm family of dermal fillers can restore lost volume to your face and plump your lips.
How Do These Treatments Work?
Each of these treatments uses a unique process to improve your skin. Although these treatments work differently, they can both enhance your appearance in a minimally invasive manner.
Botox uses botulinum toxin to improve your wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a type of neurotoxin. As its name implies, a neurotoxin is a substance that can alter the behavior of your nerves. Once we administer the product into your target area, it will affect the behavior of your neurotransmitters. In particular, it will block communication between your muscles and your nerve signals. This will relax the muscles in your target area. This process will smooth your skin and minimize the appearance of your wrinkles.
This injectable treatment does not relax your muscles. Instead, this family of dermal fillers uses hyaluronic acid to improve your look. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that keeps your skin strong and firm. Once we inject the product into your skin, it will restore lost volume to your target area. Your face will appear fuller and more youthful.
What Issues Can These Injectable Products Improve?
Both of these products can address the negative signs of age and make you look younger and more attractive.
Botox is great at minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and lines that are caused by repeated facial expressions and movements. For instance, Botox can reduce moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Similarly, this treatment can smooth moderate to severe forehead lines that are formed when you furrow your brow. This product can also improve the wrinkles around your eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet. These wrinkles are caused by squinting and smiling.
This family of dermal fillers can add volume to your face. In particular, these fillers can restore volume under your eyes, around your mouth, and in the hollows of your cheeks. Some types of dermal fillers can also plump your lips.
How Will I Begin My Treatment?
You’ll need to have a consultation with us before you receive either of these injectable products. During your consultation, we will examine your target area. We will also discuss your overall health and any allergies that you have. We will discuss any aesthetic treatments that you’ve had in the past. We will analyze how your body responded to those treatments. If you are receiving Botox for the first time, we may perform an allergy test to see how your body will react to this treatment.
A Customized Process
We want you to feel happy with the results of your treatment. As a result, we tailor each injectable treatment to your aesthetic desires and preferences. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals in great detail. For instance, some people want a more dramatic effect. Other people want to subtly improve their wrinkles and other imperfections. Whatever your desires are, we will tailor our approach to suit your unique needs.
How Should I Prepare to Receive My Injections?
We will give you detailed instructions before you attend your appointment. Although your individual preparations will vary, we may advise you to avoid specific supplements, medications, and vitamins before your treatment. Further, we may ask you to avoid using Retinol products before your appointment. We may also ask you to avoid drinking alcohol and eating a heavy meal before you receive your injections.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
Receiving these injectable treatments is very quick and easy, and you can drive yourself home after your appointment is complete.
Preparing Your Skin
We will begin your appointment by getting your skin ready to receive your injections. We will clean your treatment area, removing dirt, makeup, or bacteria. Depending on your unique situation, we may administer a topical numbing cream to your target area. This will help you remain comfortable during the injection process. We may also apply marks on your skin to help us administer your injections.
Administering Your Treatment
Once your skin is ready, we will use a small needle to administer the injections to your target area. This is a very quick process. If you are fixing an incorrectly administered dermal filler that you received from another medical provider, we will dissolve the old filler at this point.
How Will I Recover After My Treatment?
Recovering from an injectable treatment is an easy process. Unlike invasive cosmetic procedures, these treatments usually do not require people to take substantial time off from their jobs and other responsibilities during the recovery process. That said, you will need to follow some simple aftercare rules once your treatment is complete.
We give you a detailed list of instructions to follow after you receive your treatment. For instance, we may ask you to avoid taking aspirin and certain vitamins for a few days after your treatment. We may also ask you not to scrub, touch, or massage your treatment area. Further, we may advise you to avoid extreme heat and vigorous exercise. Following our aftercare directions may help you achieve more optimal results from your injections.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Both of these treatments offer long-lasting benefits.
Botox temporarily relaxes your muscles. Although each person’s results will vary, the benefits of this treatment usually last for three to four months.
The duration of your results will depend on a variety of factors. Some people’s bodies process their treatments more quickly than other people’s bodies. Further, the dermal fillers in this family last for varying lengths of time. That said, your treatment may last for one to two years after you receive your injections.
Keeping Up Your Look
Since both of these treatments provide temporary results, you will need to receive follow-up appointments to keep up your new look. During your initial consultation, we can develop a personalized injection schedule that will allow you to maintain the benefits of your initial treatment.
When Will I See Results?
If you’re looking for a quick way to improve your appearance, you’re in luck. Both of these injectable products provide very fast results.
A Quick Fix
Your individual results will depend on the product that you are using and other factors. In general, people will see positive changes within seven to fourteen days after they receive their injections. We may ask you to come in for a follow-up meeting after you receive your injections. This meeting will help us see how your body is reacting to your treatment.
Do These Injectable Products Work for Men?
Many people believe that women are the only ones who use injectable products to enhance their appearance and minimize their imperfections. This is not accurate. These injectable products are effective for both men and women. In recent years, men are increasingly using these products to look stronger, more attractive, and more youthful. In fact, men have gotten over one million botulinum toxin treatments over the last three years.
Will These Treatments Make My Face Look Unnatural?
Everyone has heard rumors about people whose faces look frozen or unnatural after they receive injectable treatments. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this issue when you receive Botox and other injectable treatments from us.
A Sophisticated Technique
We use an artistic technique to enhance your look. In particular, we use our injectable treatments to emphasize your best features. After you achieve the full benefits of your treatment, you will look renewed and refreshed. You will not look frozen or stiff. You will still be able to smile, frown, and make other facial expressions.
Can These Treatments Improve My Appearance Before a Special Event?
It’s common to use injectable treatments to enhance your look before an important life event. Many people receive these treatments before weddings, birthday celebrations, or vacations. Restoring lost volume to your face or minimizing your wrinkles may help you feel better about how you look during your important occasion.
Planning Your Treatment
Since these treatments work quickly and efficiently, it’s usually easy to achieve the full benefits of your injections by your designated date. If you would like to look better for a special occasion, tell us this during your initial consultation. We can design a treatment plan that will prepare you for your big day.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for These Treatments?
Both of these injectable treatments are minimally invasive and quick. As a result, they are an ideal option for healthy adults who want to improve their appearance without going through invasive procedures. That said, these treatments are not suitable for everyone.
Botox is a fantastic choice for adults who would like to minimize wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. However, you should not receive this treatment if you have an infection at your treatment area or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable product.
Further, you should not receive this treatment if you have had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product like Dysport, Myobloc, or Xeomin. You also should tell your medical provider about any nerve or muscle conditions that you have.
Dermal fillers are a great option for people who want to add volume to their faces. However, you should not use these products if you have allergies to lidocaine or the bacterial proteins that are used in these dermal fillers. Further, you should not receive this treatment if you have a history of severe allergies. You should also tell your medical provider if you have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders.
Try It for Yourself
These injectable treatments can renew and refresh your look in a quick, efficient manner. You’ll appear to be more vibrant and youthful after your treatment is complete. To learn more about these fantastic injectable products, contact us at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee for an initial consultation today.