Unfortunately, there is no way to stop the march of time. It just keeps moving, and along with it, our bodies age and change. It may be impossible to turn back the actual clock, but it is not impossible to turn back the aging that you experience, especially when it comes to your skin. Many people in San Antonio are finding rejuvenation in how they look and feel with popular treatments such as Botox and wrinkle fillers like Juvéderm. Botox might be the most famous of all anti-aging procedures, and Juvéderm is making a name for itself as well. Here is what you need to know about these two treatments.
What to Know About Botox
As mentioned, Botox might be the most famous facial procedure in the world. It was the first treatment that softened wrinkles and lines to be approved by the FDA. It has also been mentioned countless times in popular culture, from television shows to movies. Its main function is to flatten out wrinkles and lines that are associated with aging. They may be called laugh lines, but they can also be caused by being distressed or from giving your kids and grandkids too many stern looks.
How Does It Work?
Botox treatments generally only take about 10 minutes, and there is no recovery period at all. It works by softening the muscles in the treated spot by muting the signal between the nerve and muscle. The relaxed muscles will, in turn, relax the skin, which will smooth itself out. It usually takes about 4 days for the full effect to take hold. The results can generally last someone up to 7 months, at which point they can go for another treatment if they wish. Even though there is “tox” in its name, Botox is quite safe, as the medicinal product used is in a low enough dose to be harmless to your health.
What To Know About Juvéderm
Juvéderm and Juvéderm XC are wrinkle fillers. One of the main components of these treatments in hyaluronic acid, which can add volume to your skin. As we get older, one of the things that ages our skin is the lessening volume. This can cause the skin to sag and create wrinkles. If the middle of your skin loses that volume, the outer loose skin will start to fold over itself, leading to creases. Even though there is acid in the ingredients list, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid in the skin, so there is no danger.
How Does It Work?
Juvéderm tends to be most used around the mouth and nose. It softens those areas, which provides the appearance of a “lift” to the skin. The key is that you do not want to have too much volume added, otherwise you will look unnatural. This softening and lifting can give the face more contour and a smoother shape. The goal is not just to smooth down wrinkles but also work on the entire structure and appearance of the face. The results are apparent right away, and there is very little swelling. As far as wrinkle fillers go, Juvéderm is right up at the top of the list as one of the best.
One of the great things about Botox and Juvéderm is that they use tiny needles, so they do not hurt whatsoever. Treatments are quick, and you can go about your day right away. For more information on Juvéderm, Botox, or other wrinkle fillers, contact Ochs Dermatology for a consultation.