Your skin loses hyaluronic acid with age, in a process sped up by excessive sun exposure. Injectables and dermal fillers can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away folds, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What are the types of Juvederm?
The two types of Juvederm are Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC. Juvederm XC is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the mouth, and Juvederm Voluma XC is used to add volume to the cheeks.
How is Juvederm made?
Juvederm is made by Allergan is a process called chemical “cross-linking” or Hylacross. This process binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel that has a smooth consistency. The gel’s smoothness makes the face feel natural, smooth, and fresh.
What does Juvederm treat?
Juvederm products contain a naturally occurring sugar known as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind to water, and the acid attracts water to plump the skin cells. This fills in and smooths out surface wrinkles, replaces the cushion of fatty tissue, and repairs sun damaged skin. Juvederm XC is used for corner lines, smile lines, vertical lip lines, and marionette lines. Juvederm Volumais used for the cheeks and larger facial areas.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) is a purified protein produced by bacteria (Clostridium Botulinum). Injections of small doses of Botox into a specific muscle will paralyze it and reduce wrinkles. Researchers now know that using Botox will prevent further wrinkles around the eye area and forehead.
How long does Botox last?
An injection of Botox into the small muscles between the brows, on the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes causes targeted muscles to have decreased function. This paralyzing improves the appearance of wrinkles. Paralysis is only temporary, lasting from 3-6 months.
How is Botox given?
Botox is a freshly prepared solution, mixed on the day of injection. Before administering the injections to the forehead and eyes, a topical numbing agent is applied. The amount of Botox injected depends on the areas requiring treatment. The doctor uses a tiny needle and only injects small amounts. Most patients have no side effects, but slight bruising and redness many occur.
When are the full effects seen?
Many people report immediate results after the injections, but full effects are seen within 2-6 days.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for longer, darker, and fuller eyelashes. This product allows the client to achieve natural-looking, full eyelashes without extensions or use of falsies. Latisseis also used to treat hypotrichosis, which is a condition of inadequate or not enough lashes.
What is the active ingredient in Latisse?
Bimatoprost is the active ingredient, and it is also found in glaucoma medications. Research suggests that bimatoprost increases the number of hairs and duration of the growth process.
How is Latisse applied?
Latisseis applied to the base of the eyelashes once daily, and after contact lenses and makeup are removed. We recommend that Latisse be applied when all other skincare products are removed.
What results can I expect with Latisse?
Visible results are noted after four weeks, and full results occur after four months. The effects last as long as you continue to use the product. Side effects are rare, but include discoloration of skin, itching, and redness of the eye area.