What is Botox cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is an fda-approved prescription medication that is injected into muscles of the face to temporarily relax muscles of the crow’s feet and glabella, the area between the brows.

botox cosmetic can also be used to treat hyperanhidrosis, excessive sweating, in the armpits, hands, and feet.

How does BOTOX cosmetic work?

Botox cosmetic treats wrinkles by relaxing the muscles under the skin that creates them. this prescription medication interrupts the nerve signal that triggers overactive muscles to contract. as a result, these contractions are smoother and more coordinated and thus reduces the movement of the overlying skin.

results with botox:

Patients will notice that their lines and wrinkles either disappear or are significantly reduced for approximately four months. these improvements will take full effect approximately seven to fourteen days after the procedure. in several clinical studies, patients have felt more confident and youthful after treatments.

What is Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm Voluma xc is the first and only fda-approved ha filler for the midface. it is designed to correct moderate to severe volume loss in the cheeks for up to two years.

How does Juvederm Voluma works?

Juvederm Voluma is modified hyaluronic acid used to increase cheek volume. through allergan’s vycross technology, voluma is a tightly cross-linked gel that can better withstand the force of gravity resulting in lifting saggy cheeks to their natural anatomical location.

How can Juvederm Voluma give me a more youthful look?

Facial aging is commonly caused by loss of volume either in the dermal layer immediately underneath the skin and/or the fat pads overlying the bone. as one ages, the cheek area loses valuable volume, and patients notice their faces have a flattened and sunken look. patients may also notice that their smile lines have deepened furrows resulting from the skin sagging into that area of the face. voluma helps restore these areas by contouring the cheeks to not only add volume but also to lift the skin to its natural anatomical position. as a result, patients notice that their faces appear more youthful and they notice that the skin has been lifted away from their smile lines and into a more acceptable anatomic location, resulting in a more contoured appearance.

Expected results with Voluma:

You should instantly expect increased volume to your cheeks as well as a lift to the mid-face. patients notice that there is less skin sag especially around the mouth and under the eyes and a more prominent youthful looking cheek.

Botox Cosmetic:

Botox cosmetic is the most effective and well-known anti-aging treatment in the world. it is used to eliminate dynamic wrinkles and with repeated treatments can soften and eventually eliminate static wrinkles.

What is juvederm xc?

Juvederm xc is an injectable ha dermal filler that adds volume to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles, especially around the nose and mouth.

Juverderm is commonly used to treat the nasolabial folds, as known as smile lines, vertical lines around the mouth, chin creases, corners of the mouth, marionette lines, as well as moderate wrinkles caused by dimples in the cheeks.
in addition, juverderm can also be injected to augment lips to provide patients with a fuller, more youthful, and sexier look. juvederm is also used to replenish and rejuvenate several areas of the midface including the cheeks and temples where patients may have mild to moderate volume loss.

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Signs of aging in the face and why Juvederm XC?

Common signs of aging in the face result from the thinning of the dermal layer, the area just underneath the skin, as well as atrophy of the fat pads underneath the dermal layer. as a result, patients notice some unattractive facial features such as thinned bony prominences, blood vessels, deep wrinkles and furrows.

Expected results with Juvederm?

Patients should expect that juvederm will instantly restore the skin’s volume as well as smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. in addition, you expect a more youthful, natural, refreshed appearance that will last up to one year.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Young healthy skin contains collagen and an abundance of a natural sugar called hyaluronic acid, or ha. it is one of the factors that keeps skin looking smooth and supple. as skin ages, it tends to lose it structure and volume due to the effects of natural aging and sunlight among other factors. this results in those unwelcomed lines and wrinkles. dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which can reduce those visible wrinkles, restore volume, and contour those facial folds to reduce the appearance of facial aging. when injected under the skin, ha fillers work like natural ha by attracting and binding water molecules to provide skin volume.
dr. christopher offers juvederm ultra, juvederm ultra plus, and juvederm voluma. these are the best selling dermal fillers in the market because they offer a smooth contouring natural result.

What are Dynamic Facial Wrinkles vs. Static Facial Wrinkles?

Wrinkles or lines are either dynamic or static. dynamic wrinkles are visible when the underlying muscle of the skin is in motion such as lines that appear when smiling or frowning. static wrinkles, on the other hand, are present without any muscle movement. these lines occur when the structural components of the skin either weaken or lose volume.
in general, most static lines are a result of dynamic lines that have been left untreated. with repeated motion the structural components of the skin account for the changes that are made by muscle motion. as a result, treatment of static lines may require multiple treatments to reverse.

Typically, dermal fillers are used for static wrinkles while botox is indicated for dynamic ones. in certain areas of the face, botox is used to treat static wrinkles, where fillers are not indicated, but usually require multiple treatments and close follow up.

What is a Liquid Facelift?

Several patients come to the office requesting facial facelifts. after much discussion with them, it is apparent that there is much confusion about them.

A liquid facelift is achieved by employing botox and several syringes of various dermal fillers to achieve full facial correction and rejuvenation. patients often receive dermal fillers in the lower, mid, and upper facial areas to enhance areas of volume loss and treat static lines. in addition, botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles as well as mild to moderate static lines.

Usually liquid face lifts are performed in a step wise fashion over the course of multiple appointments to ensure proper application and to correct facial volume loss without overstuffing or producing unnatural results.