One of the greatest innovations in cosmetics of the 21st century is the advent of injectable treatments to restore a youthful appearance. This has revolutionized the way we approach facial rejuvenation. Many people who in the past would need a facelift to achieve their cosmetic goals can now get a nonsurgical facelift using only injectables.
Two of the most popular injectable treatments are BOTOX ® Cosmetic and Juvéderm. These two treatments work very differently, but their functions are complementary. Together, they can rejuvenate most of the common signs of facial aging.
How BOTOX ® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX ® Cosmetic works on your nerves to help relax overactive muscles.
Our face has a complex set of muscles that allows us to create a variety of expressions to show any emotion we feel. Over a lifetime of smiling, laughing, frowning, and scowling, these muscles get in the habit of making the expressions. In fact, many of them become habitually contracted, which creates wrinkles that are really frozen pieces of your usual expressions. Taken as a whole, these little pieces of expressions not only make you look older, they can make you look angry or grumpy, even if you’re happy and relaxed.
You can’t voluntarily relax these muscles, not on your own. But BOTOX ® Cosmetic can. It causes these overactive muscles to relax, smoothing your face.
How Juvéderm Works
Juvéderm is much simpler treatment. It’s a filler that fills in hollows and places where your face has lost volume.
A youthful face has a smooth fullness to it, but as we get older, the body removes fat from some places. Other times, the fat isn’t lost, it just moves, leaving hollow areas in its wake. Juvéderm can be injected into these hollow areas, filling them up to smooth the wrinkles.
Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in your skin, eyes, and joints–anywhere your body wants to maintain moisture. Because it’s a natural substance, your body absorbs Juvéderm with time. But as it does, Juvéderm absorbs water to maintain its volume, and you get long-lasting results.
When you put these two treatments together, we can treat almost every common sign of facial aging. Here’s a list of some of the most commonly treated signs:
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Hollows under the eyes
- Bunny lines next to the nose
- Hollow cheeks
- Nasolabial folds (deep lines like parentheses around the mouth)
- Lipstick lines (also called smoker’s lines around the mouth)
- Thin lips
As you can see, the combination of the two treatments can address most of the common signs of facial aging that may be bothering you.
Are You Ready for Rejuvenation?
After a while, getting old, well, it gets old. You want to do what you can to turn back the clock and enjoy the benefits of youth. One way to do that is to enjoy facial rejuvenation with a combination of BOTOX ® Cosmetic and Juvéderm.
We are experienced at using this combination of treatments to achieve the more youthful appearance you desire. To learn how you can benefit from BOTOX ® Cosmetic and Juvéderm in Anchorage, please call (907) 274-7691 to schedule an appointment at Denali Dental Care.