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Wrinkle Fighters: How do they stack up?

by ELAN Nashville on Jul 15, 2014

If you’re considering options to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, two major contenders are likely to be Juvederm and Botox.

Here’s a quick outline of each to help you sort through the clutter and get right to what might work for you. (As always, we recommend consulting an Elan Expert for a personalized consultation.)

JUVÉDERM® XC

Juvederm is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

It’s manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With Juvederm you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.

Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.

Using a dermal filler like Juvederm is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.

BOTOX®

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

Botox Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.

Your doctor will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows.

Approximately 10 minutes for the  entire treatment. There’s no downtime after the procedure, but results can take up to two-weeks to appear