- Posted on: May 24 2016
We have all heard of Botox by now, right? As far as we know, it is a magic shot that makes your face smooth. While that is partly true and not medically accurate, there are many options for injectables that can help restore our faces to their youthful states! Dr. Joseph Jensen and his team offer the injectables Botox, Juvederm, Dysport, Restylane and Voluma.
First, let’s define what an injectable really is. The official definition is this: An injection (often referred to as a “shot”) is an infusion method of putting fluid into the body, usually with a syringe and a hollow needle which is pierced through the skin to a sufficient depth for the material to be administered into the body. Now that we have cleared that up, let’s talk about some things that are not so common…specifically Botox, Juvederm and Voluma injectables.
Botox, perhaps the most recognizable of the injectables, is designed to cause temporary paralysis in the minute facial muscles under the wrinkles formed by facial expressions. The furrow on the forehead and the wrinkles around the eyes are common areas that are treated. For a more in-depth look at Botox, click here to read our blog post about Botox.
Similar to Botox, Dysport is also on our menu. Both Dysport and Botox work in a similar way. The reported differences, besides brand name, are that Dysport may take effect faster than Botox and may spread to a broader area, requiring fewer injections. Both treatments last around 3-4 months and follow up procedures are recommended for the best results.
Now, let’s talk about Juvederm. Juvederm is a facial filler. Facial fillers are designed to fill in deep creases and deep wrinkles. Where Botox temporarily paralyzes the minute muscles, and smoothes skin as a result, Juvederm fillers actually plump up the skin, making those deep lines virtually disappear. The deep grooves from our nose to mouth, for instance, can be greatly diminished with these types of fillers. The effects can last for 6 to 9 months.
Like Juvederm, Restylane is a facial filler. It uses the same active ingredient as Juvederm but has some slight differences. These differences are minute and should be discussed with your doctor. Dr. Joseph Jensen and his staff are here to help assess what the right solutions are, for you!
Voluma, as its name suggests, is designed to produce volume where things have begun to diminish. As we age, our face, like everything else, tends to go south. This can cause our once-youthful cheeks to become saggy and hollow. Voluma is part of the Juvederm family. It is a smooth gel that plumps the skin from underneath. The result is a more natural, youthful look and lasts 12 to 18 months.
So, now that we know a little more about injectables, what are we waiting for? Dr. Joseph Jensen and his well trained staff are waiting for us with many injectable options. It’s time to call for an appointment at 385-424-4567.
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