Botox is an incredibly popular aesthetic treatment. Chances are, you know at least one person who’s had Botox injections. However, you may not know much about how this injectable treatment works or who should get it. Here are some answers to common questions about Botox to give you the facts you need.
Who is Botox for?
Botox targets three common signs of aging—brow lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. So, both men and women can benefit from Botox injections. There is no ideal age at which someone should receive Botox, since everyone will age a little differently. Whenever you start to see fine lines and wrinkles appear on the upper face, you can talk to a doctor about treatment. Botox can even be used in the late 30s or early 40s to prevent forehead lines and brow wrinkles.
How does Botox work?
Botox is an FDA-approved, injectable solution that targets fine lines and wrinkles in the brow and forehead region. It does so by relaxing the underlying muscles that cause the skin to fold in these areas. Thus, the skin appears smoother for an average of about 3 months. Additional treatments can maintain results, or you can discontinue use with no adverse effects.
How is Botox different from Juvederm?
Botox is often compared to dermal fillers like Juvederm, but there are some key differences. Botox is not a filler. Juvederm is a dermal filler, which restores volume to the lips, cheekbones, laugh lines, and other areas of the face. It is made from hyaluronic acid, which adds volume beneath the skin to enhance features or mask fine lines and wrinkles.
Both Juvederm and Botox are aesthetic treatments offered at Vail Weightloss and Medical Center. If you are considering Tucson Botox injections, call us today at (520) 762-1557 to book your consultation.