Many people develop wrinkles on their faces that make them look tired, old, or upset. In the past, people had to come to terms with their facial wrinkles. Today, people have many easy ways to reduce their lines and imperfections. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, Virginia, we can improve your wrinkles and give you a more youthful look with Botox and Jeuveau. Read on to learn about how these fantastic treatments can help you.
What Are the Differences Between Botox and Jeuveau?
These are both injectable products that are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These treatments are easy, minimally invasive options. Both options are ideal for busy people who are looking for a quick way to improve their appearance. That said, there are some differences between these treatments.
Botox: A Well-Established Option
You’ve probably heard of Botox. This injectable product is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world. In fact, there has been a four hundred percent increase in the number of people who receive these injectable treatments since 2002. People around the globe have been using Botox to reduce their wrinkles for decades.
Jeuveau: A Fantastic New Choice
You probably aren’t as familiar with Jeuveau. Approved by the FDA in 2019, this injectable product provides similar results to Botox. It’s a great option for people who want to smooth frown lines caused by repeated facial movements.
Although these injectable treatments work in similar ways, they have unique formulas. As a result, each treatment has distinct dosage requirements. We have extensive experience using injectable treatments to help people reduce wrinkles. Once we have chosen an injectable product, we will use our skills and training to determine the proper dosage for you.
Why Do I Have Wrinkles on My Face?
It’s common for people to develop prominent wrinkles on their faces. These wrinkles are caused by a variety of factors.
Every day, people make many facial expressions. You may smile at a friend, frown when you’re dealing with a difficult situation, or squint when you go outside on a sunny day. When you make expressions, your muscles will contract. Although these contractions are normal, the repeated movements of your muscles can cause your skin to wrinkle.
We call wrinkles formed by repeated movements dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles include forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines between your eyebrows.
The Role of Age
The aging process also makes your skin more likely to develop wrinkles. This is partly because people’s skin becomes less elastic and firm as they get older. As you age, your wrinkles may become deeper and more noticeable. These wrinkles may make you look upset when you are actually feeling happy. For instance, frown lines between your eyebrows can make you look perpetually angry or tired.
How Do These Treatments Work?
Although these products have unique formulas, they work in similar ways. They are both neuromodulators. This type of injectable treatment reduces wrinkles by relaxing your muscles. Once we inject the products into your treatment area, they will stop the communication between your nerve signals and your muscles. This will prevent your muscles from moving.
Reducing Your Wrinkles
Relaxing the muscles in the treatment area will reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and enhance your appearance. Your skin will look more youthful, attractive, and smooth.
What Wrinkles Can These Injectable Treatments Address?
These injectable treatments are both great at addressing dynamic wrinkles that are formed by repeated facial movements. These products can be used to treat slightly different types of wrinkles.
Botox is an ideal way to treat moderate-to-severe frown lines that appear between people’s brows. This injectable treatment is also great at reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.
This product is used to treat people’s frown lines. These lines, which are also called glabellar lines, can be very noticeable. Many people develop these lines at a relatively early age. This injectable product is fantastic at reducing these lines and helping people look fresher and younger.
Are These Products Safe?
Both of these products have well-established safety profiles.
Botox is one of the most commonly used wrinkle reduction techniques. This product has been studied for more than sixteen years. Further, this injectable treatment is approved in ninety-eight countries. People around the world have been using this product to safely treat their wrinkles for a very long time.
Although this product has not been used for as long as Botox, it already has a fantastic safety profile. In fact, over 2,100 patients received this product during clinical trials. These clinical trials have shown that this product is a safe, effective way to reduce frown lines.
Can These Products Really Improve My Wrinkles?
It’s common to feel skeptical when you hear about a treatment that promises to improve your appearance quickly and easily. But you shouldn’t feel uncertain about using either of these treatments. There is ample evidence supporting both products’ ability to reduce wrinkles.
Botox is an extremely effective way to reduce your wrinkles. People have been using this product to reduce wrinkles since it was approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines in 2002. Further, in several clinical studies, the majority of patients had improvements in their frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead lines thirty days after they received their treatments.
Scientific studies have shown that this injectable product is fantastic at improving frown lines. In studies conducted in the United States, the majority of people who received this treatment had noticeable improvements in their frown lines after thirty days. In a study performed in Europe and Canada, the majority of patients saw results as soon as two days after they received their injections. Further, some patients’ results lasted for five months after their treatments.
How Can I Choose an Injectable Product That’s Right for Me?
You don’t need to make this decision on your own. You’ll begin your treatment by having a consultation with us. We will use this time to help you select the injectable treatment that would be best for you.
A Personalized Process
During your consultation, we will talk about your desired outcome and aesthetic goals. We will also analyze your face and discuss your medical history, including any health conditions that you have. We will select an injectable treatment that can smooth your wrinkles. We will also discuss what benefits you can expect to achieve after you receive your chosen treatment.
Preparing for Your Treatment
During your initial meeting, we will tell you how to prepare for your injections. These treatments are quick and easy, so you don’t need to do too much. That said, we will ask you to follow some simple rules. For instance, we will ask you to avoid taking certain medications before your appointment.
What Is the Injection Process Like?
Receiving your injections is a quick, comfortable process. There’s no need to feel nervous as you begin your appointment. We will use a very fine needle to administer the injections in your target area. This is a fast process that is minimally invasive. Most patients are comfortable during this time. After we administer the injections, your treatment will be complete. Most people can immediately return to their jobs or go home.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Both of these treatments are very gentle. People typically have no downtime after their treatments. However, you will experience better results and recover more easily if you perform some easy actions in the days and weeks after your treatment.
Avoid the Sun
The sun emits ultra-violet rays that are damaging to your skin. Avoiding excessive sun exposure is always beneficial for your skin, but it’s especially important after you receive either of these injectable treatments. We suggest that you wear a high-quality sunscreen of at least 30 SPF until your skin has fully recovered from your treatment.
Pamper Your Skin
You should try to be gentle to your skin while it renews itself. You should be careful as you apply makeup or clean your face. You should not put too much pressure on your treatment areas for a couple of days.
Avoid Intense Activities
After you receive your injections, you should not engage in exercise or other strenuous activities for the rest of the day. That said, you can return to your job, housework, and other responsibilities right away.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Since everyone’s skin is unique, your individual results will vary. These are quick, effective treatments. You typically don’t need to wait for weeks to see positive changes in your skin.
People who use Botox may see positive changes in their appearance within twenty-four to twenty-eight hours after receiving their injections. People often see the full effect of Botox treatments after eight to ten days.
People who choose this treatment may see results after two to three days.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The duration of your results will depend on many factors, including which areas you are treating, how frequently you receive these injections, and how much of the product we administer into your target areas. That said, people typically experience the positive benefits of each treatment for several months.
Botox treatments may last for up to four months.
The results from this injectable treatment may last for three to six months.
Maintaining Your Results
Although these treatments do not provide permanent results, they do offer long-lasting changes. Further, maintaining your new look is easy. You can keep up your smooth, youthful-looking skin by receiving regular touch-up treatments. During your initial consultation, we can talk about a treatment schedule that will allow you to maintain the beneficial effects of either of these treatments.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for These Treatments?
These injectable treatments are gentle and easy on your body. Many people can use these products to smooth their wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look. However, these treatments are not suitable for all people.
Patients With Specific Conditions
You should not use these treatments if you have neurological disorders. Further, these treatments are not right for people who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable products. People who have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products such as Dysport or Xeomin are also not suitable candidates for these treatments.
These treatments are not intended for women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. Your doctor can advise you about when you can resume using these products after a pregnancy.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to rejuvenate and refresh your skin? These fantastic injectable treatments can reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and give you smooth, more youthful-looking skin. To learn more about these amazing treatments, contact us at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, Virginia for an initial consultation today.