Botox® and Cosmetic Fillers

 

Botox®

BOTOX® COSMETIC is an FDA approved prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve, soften, and even eliminate facial wrinkles in areas such as the forehead and crow's feet lines around the eyes .and frown lines between the eyebrows. BOTOX® is a safe non-invasive procedure and is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.

 
 
 

Juvederm®

There are four forms of JUVÉDERM: JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC.

They are all FDA approved hyaluronic acid injectable fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin by smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. The XC formulations of both products have added lidocaine, an anesthetic to make the injection more comfortable.

The difference between Ultra and Ultra Plus is that the Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation that is indicated for deeper and more severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, whereas the Ultra, a finer molecule, does very well in enhancement of the lips or filling fine wrinkles.

While patients should expect correction to persist at least 9-12 months, this can vary from patient to patient.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. With optimal treatment, natural-looking results can last up to 2 years. Common areas include the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. Additionally, due to its versatility it is also suitable for adding definition to the jaw line.