As our skin and facial features begin to age, it is common to actually develop two different types of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the type of facial wrinkles that you wish to smooth, it is possible that different types of non-surgical treatments may be used either alone or in combination to help you look your best. Wrinkles may be grouped into two types: Dynamic Wrinkles, which are formed when muscles contract. Static Wrinkles, which are lines or depressions that exist even when there is no muscle action or pull on the skin. Dynamic wrinkles are best treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, whereas Static wrinkles are best treated with substances that plump up and fill out the problem lines. These substances such as JUVÉDERM® are known medically as "dermal fillers" or “gel fillers”.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has the most dramatic effect on dynamic wrinkles that are typically "expression wrinkles." These are the frown lines or furrows found between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines or furrows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes. JUVÉDERM® can be especially helpful for nasolabial folds-the “grooves” from the corner of your nose to your mouth, “Marionette Lines” or jowl lines, sunken cheeks and dark circles under your eyes from a “hollowing “with age.
In addition BOTOX® and/or JUVÉDERM® are helpful for certain “repositioning” treatments including creating a brow lift, minimizing lower eyelid roll, lifting the position of the upper and lower lips, the downturned corners of the mouth and the and even lifting drooping of the nose tip and eliminating nasal flare. In many instances we can use BOTOX® Cosmetic to smooth “smoker’s lines” or wrinkled lips and “bunny lines”, or wrinkles on either side of the nose as well as smoothing a dimpled chin and minimizing a “gummy smile”. Patients who notice these types of problems will usually see remarkable and rapid improvement after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
We may recommend using JUVÉDERM® Gel Filler to rejuvenate multiple problem areas including “smile lines” and vertical lip lines that convey the unwanted look of frowning, sadness or just aging. JUVÉDERM® allows us to smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural facial contours. JUVÉDERM® is one type of smooth gel filler that we can use to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose so that with just one treatment it is possible to achieve smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® is to schedule a thorough evaluation and discussion so that we can determine how to best help you achieve the effects and results you desire.
BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic ® and ™ are owned by Allergan, Inc.
JUVÉDERM® is owned by Allergan, Inc.