WHAT IS BOTOX?
During the manufacturing process, the toxin Type A is diluted, processed and purified. The resulting protein is absorbed completely by the muscles into which it is injected. The body does not absorb the protein and this is why BOTOX is so safe. Because it is not absorbed, BOTOX does not affect the body, only the muscles into which it is injected. After 3 to 6 months, BOTOX disappears from the body without leaving a trace.
WHAT CAN BOTOX DO?
BOTOX is injected into muscles of the face to relax specific muscles and temporarily lessen the appearance of certain wrinkles that are caused by these muscles. BOTOX has been used for this purpose for the past 15 years all over the world. The wrinkles that are due to muscle contraction, such as frowning or raising the eyebrows in surprise, are called dynamic or expressive wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that soften with BOTOX treatment.
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH JUVEDERM?
Juvederm can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, although other sites can also be treated.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM?
Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid – a material that is in the joints and bodies of all living things. Hyaluronic acid is also the main ingredient of Restylane. It is a complex sugar that maintains its three dimensional shape in the body by attracting and holding large numbers of water molecules. Among its many natural functions, hyaluronic acid maintains the volume of the skin, keeps skin hydrated and maintains the shape of the eye. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid from the skin and it loses its volume and structure. Injecting Juvederm into skin folds and wrinkles replaces that structure and volume.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUVEDERM AND RESTYLANE?
Juvederm contains a higher concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and is more concentrated than Restylane. Juvederm is supposed to last around 8 months, as compared to 6 for Restylane.