If you want to slow down the effects of the aging process there are plenty of non-surgical options that can help you to achieve the results you're looking for.
Popular non-surgical options include Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm, which can help to reduce the prominence of wrinkles and fill in the problem areas of your face. Understanding what these non-surgical options are and what they can be used for will help you to make an educated decision. What follows is a primer on how you can decide which of Botox, Restylane or Juvederm is for you.
If you opt for Botox, you will get an injection, courtesy of a small needle, into muscles in your face. The injections will freeze the muscles temporarily, which will reduce the visibility of worry lines. This non-surgical procedure is typically used to get rid of frown lines on the portion of your face that is between your eyebrows. Moreover, it can be used for, among other things, crow's feet that appear around the eyes. The post-injection results usually last between three and four months.
Restylane, hyaluronic acid, is a filler used to reduce the prominence of wrinkles, to normalize hollow areas under the eye, to enhance the eyebrows, to define the jawline and chin, and more. A very versatile product, Restylane can also be used to fill in acne blemishes and de-emphasize early jowls. In terms of how long the treatment lasts, it depends. Specifically, the length of time the procedure can be expected to last partly depends on factors like the amount of Restylane injected, and the injection site. The closer to the bone the injection site happens to be, the longer the results of the treatment will last. In general, you can expect a treatment to last between half a year and three-quarters of a year.
Juvederm is a type of hyaluronic acid that can be used to treat moderate to substantial facial folds, to smooth out hollows under the eyes, to raise the top portion of the eyebrows, to define jawline and chin, to accentuate the lips, and more. Results can last in the neighborhood of half a year to an year..
When it comes to any of the three aforementioned non-surgical cosmetic procedures, there are some side effects that you should be aware of. For instance, things like redness, tenderness, and bruising are all potential side effects. However, side effects are relatively minor, and the treatments are generally safe and effective.