What is BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface…
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Dr. Vo will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
For more information and possible side effects of BOTOX® please visit http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/
What is Juvéderm
INSTANTLY SMOOTH AWAY WRINKLES AROUND YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE
As you age, your skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid, a process that is sped up if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. Juvéderm is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead. There are two types of Juvéderm: Juvéderm XC, which is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and Juvéderm Voluma XC, which is FDA-approved for instantly adding volume to the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid injections also appears to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to the skin’s fullness and elasticity.
Juvéderm’s manufacturer (Allergan) uses a chemical “cross-linking” process called HYLACROSS that binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel with a very smooth consistency. Because of the gel’s smoothness, your face also looks and feels smooth and natural.
What Does It Treat?
Juvéderm contains a naturally occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid, which has the remarkably helpful property of binding to water. As the acid attracts water, it “plumps up” the skin, filling and smoothing out any surface wrinkles. In essence, it helps replace the cushion of fatty tissue that we lose as we age and as our skin becomes damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet light.
For more information and possible side effects of Juvéderm please visit http://www.juvederm.com/