Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkle Reduction

To understand how BOTOX and Jeuveau work, it’s important to understand how wrinkles form. Some wrinkles, such as the folds around the mouth, are caused by age-related fat loss and a reduction in skin elasticity. Other wrinkles, including crow’s feet and glabellar lines, or “11s” between the eyebrows, are caused by repetitive motion. Years of smiling, furrowing our brows, and making other facial expressions can actually leave permanent grooves in the muscles that exacerbate these wrinkles, called “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the lines that these treatments target. Toxins can be used to prevent the formation of wrinkles or to help correct the lines that have already formed.

How Injectables Work

BOTOX and Jeuveau are part of a class of drugs called neurotoxins. These products work by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the face that cause dynamic wrinkles for a subtly refreshed appearance that can improve your whole face. BOTOX has been in use for cosmetic and medical indications for decades; its safety and efficacy are well established. Jeuveau, also called #NEWTOX, was clinically developed exclusively for cosmetic use. BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the country, with millions of units injected each year. Both products are approved by the FDA.

Neurotoxins are commonly used to treat the following areas:

  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Frown lines across the forehead
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes

Neurotoxins typically kick in 5-7 days after injection and begin slowly wearing off in about 3 months. There is no downtime associated with toxin treatments.

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