Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that treats multiple skin issues. This drug is made from a toxin created by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When used in small amounts, Botox® can treat frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and forehead lines.
Botox® injections work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, Botox® has several medical uses. The FDA has approved Botox® injections to treat chronic migraines, eye muscle issues, and other medical problems.
Botox® treatments will take about half an hour to complete, meaning you will not have to take too much time out of your day to improve your skin. Unfortunately, the results of Botox® are not permanent but may last for multiple months. You can expect the effects of your Botox® injections to last anywhere from three to four months. These results may vary from patient to patient.
Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive treatments that can plump up the lips, fill in and smooth facial wrinkles and lines, improve the look of scars, and restore volume to your face. There are many different dermal fillers made of synthetic or natural ingredients. Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance present throughout our bodies.
For example, the Juvederm® line of fillers contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and provide nutrients to your face. Also, hyaluronic acid fillers help stimulate collagen production, keeping you looking young.
Unlike Botox® injections, the effects of dermal fillers can last even longer. You can expect your Juvederm® fillers to last from six to 24 months. You can maintain your results by getting repeat treatments.