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Look Like your Old Self, Minus the Old



Chances are, you have heard of Botox and probably Juvéderm too. Used alone, these products do wonders for decreasing wrinkles and erasing years from the face. Used together, Botox and Juvéderm offer a literal liquid facelift that is virtually pain-free and requires no real downtime. Even better, this in-office procedure takes place during one visit, so it offers a quick, safe solution to frown lines, crow’s feet and a wrinkled glabella – that’s the area between the eyebrows.

Botox began making headlines soon after it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 and is now the world’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment. The trade name for a Botulinum toxin, Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the areas where it has been injected. Once the muscles relax, the wrinkles they cause relax too. Most commonly, Botox is used to eliminate crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles and can even be used to create a brow lift.

While Botox relaxes muscles that crease the skin and cause wrinkles, Juvéderm is a Hyaluronic Acid based injectable filler that plumps up wrinkles and fills creases. Typically used on the mid and lower face, Juvéderm works wonders on folds like those smile lines, or “parentheses,” that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It’s also used to improve fine lines around the mouth and hollow areas under the eyes or “dark circles”.

With both Botox and Juvéderm treatments, there is no downtime, although slight bruising may occur. Since these are not permanent treatments, they need to be repeated. Botox lasts 3-4 months, and Juvéderm can last as long as 12 to18 months.

Done properly, a liquid facelift with BOTOX and Juvéderm provides natural looking results. While tabloids are filled with botched jobs, experienced professionals will provide a consultation and treatment plan that is individually suited to your face and needs.  In fact, only medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants are legally permitted to perform these services in the State of Florida.  Find an injector who focuses specifically on administering injectables and fillers, and you will be on your way to a safe, beautifying experience that will have you feeling like your old self, minus the old.