Botox is a purified protein that has been used for years to reduce wrinkles associated with facial expression. One of the most common areas Botox is injected is between the brows to soften frown lines. A new study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery finds that botox may improve the pliability and elasticity of skin for up to 4 months.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 6.5 million Americans underwent botox in 2012. The procedure involves injecting the drug in certain areas of the face in order to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
For their study, Dr. James P. Bonaparte, of the University of Ottawa, and Dr. David Ellis, of the University of Toronto – both in Canada – set out to investigate the effects of botox on the skin.
Specifically, the researchers wanted to find out how botox affects two features of the skin that weaken as we get older: pliability (stretchiness) and elasticity (the ability to recoil).
“As one ages, these biomechanical properties change,” note the authors. “Of these age-related changes, the loss of skin elasticity appears to be the most prominent.”
Dr. Bonaparte and Dr. Ellis enrolled 48 women to the study with an average age of 55 who underwent botox injections to reduce the appearance of mild wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes.
Among the 43 women who completed the study, the team found that the botox injections increased both the pliability and elasticity of their skin for up to 4 months – a duration similar to that of the muscle-relaxing effects of botox. After this time, the skin properties returned to baseline levels.
We have noticed an improvement in skin quality in our Botox patients. We offer advanced Botox techniques including the Nefertiti lift which helps the jawline to appear more defined. Our doctor also performs a procedure called Microtox which helps the skin to appear more lifted and tightened around the eyes and the neck. Botox can also be use to soften wrinkles around the mouth and help turn up the corners of the mouth.
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In recent years, Botox has had serious challenges to its dominance as one of the most popular anti-aging injections. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma are two of the fastest-growing dermal injections, with many clients preferring this hyaluronic acid-based filler to classic Botox injections.
While Botox paralyzes facial muscles to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Juvederm injections use hyaluronic acid gel to instantly plump and smooth away wrinkles and fine lines. What’s more, Juvederm injections last longer than Botox (12 to 18 months vs. six months).
You might know the differences between Juvederm and Botox – but what are the differences between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma?
Let’s answer that question by taking a closer look at each anti-aging treatment:
- Juvederm XC: This dermal filler is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly those around the lips. Juvederm uses a thinner hyaluronic gel, which is injected into the treatment site. The gel immediately plumps up the treatment area, which causes wrinkles and fine lines to fade away.
What’s more, the hyaluronic acid – which is a natural compound found within the human body – encourages collagen and elastin production, which produces youthful-looking skin over the long-term. The results from Juvederm can last for up to two years.
- Juvederm Voluma: Naturally youthful faces have greater cheek volume than older faces; this is because the face’s fat hasn’t yet broken down as a result of the aging process. Juvederm Voluma helps clients achieve that natural cheek volume via a thicker hyaluronic acid gel. This gel instantly plumps up the cheek, providing much-needed volume and contouring. Juvederm Voluma is the only cheek volume treatment approved by the FDA.
While both Juvederm injections achieve different results, they’re actually designed to perfectly complement one another. Use both treatments to achieve a natural-looking face that will have your friends and family members begging to learn your secrets.
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If you’re ready to turn back the clock, it’s time to discover the Juvederm family at Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA. Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics – founded by Dr. Linda Kelley – is the premier anti-aging destination in the greater Atlanta area. call 770-649-0094 Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics today for more information.Learn More