April 16, 2021
By now you’ve probably either had or at least heard of Botox and Juvederm. But you may still be wondering what they actually do!
Facial injections, specifically neurotoxins or dermal fillers, are the most popular minimally invasive, non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures in the world. These injections deliver amazing results with little-to-no downtime. But there are vast differences between neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Neurotoxins, like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, contain purified bacteria that freeze muscles. When small concentrations are injected, signals from the nerve cells are briefly prevented from reaching the muscles. Botox can help minimize and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. Botox injections weaken and paralyze facial muscles, which temporarily blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle and prevents muscle movement that results in wrinkles. The untreated muscles still function like normal, which allows you to freely show facial expressions. Neurotoxins are not used for lines or wrinkles caused by collagen breakdown.
Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, Restylane, or Kysse, also treat wrinkles on the face. Fillers are used to add fullness to areas where volume has been lost. Although fillers were originally FDA approved to treat smile lines, we have seen amazing results in plump lips, cheeks and hands. In our aesthetic clinic in Virginia Beach, we use exclusively use Juvederm products to treat deep lines and wrinkles caused by aging, sun exposure, or genetic disposition. Juvederm is the umbrella name for a number of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, with each type designed to treat specific types of facial tissue. It creates volume by drawing water to the area, thus creating a filling effect.
The results from Botox injections are usually noticed in 3-10 days and generally last about 3-4 months. The effects of Juvederm are noticed immediately following the injections, with results typically lasting 6-18 months. How long Botox and Juvederm will last for you depends on the speed of your metabolism.
An expert at cosmetic injections, like Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle or Kirstie Robinson, RN, will use Botox or Juvederm to inject and correct your areas of concern. The injection process itself takes just a few minutes and results are noticed quickly.
Facial injectables are the most requested non-surgical procedures in the aesthetic world for a reason. Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle and Kirstie Robinson, RN are experts in facial aesthetics and use advanced injection techniques based on years of training with master injectors. A refreshed, more youthful appearance that enhances your natural facial features can be achieved during a quick lunch-time procedure in our Virginia Beach office.
Botox and Juvederm are different products with different results. Not sure which is best for you? Schedule your consultation now! Come see us and learn why Botox and Juvederm are the top treatments at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach!