You can slather on all the sunscreen you want to keep your facial skin from wrinkling with time, but there’s really no way to completely prevent the signs of aging. Sure, SPF 50+ helps, but facial tissue is under a constant barrage from the elements. To help reverse the tell-tale signs of years gone by, there are options like Juvederm and Botox in Ocala.
Are these treatments the same? Nope — each one is used for a specific area of the skin. Botox smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and in the forehead by keeping the muscles that cause these pesky lines from contracting. Juvederm is an injectable substance that erases the signs of aging from around your mouth.
Depending on your specific needs, you can get Botox and/or Juvederm to reveal rejuvenated facial tissue. We’ve got more details below.
Botox for Eyes and Forehead
Botox is a treatment that works by weakening or freezing the muscles that cause the skin to wrinkle when they contract. By keeping these muscles from working, the facial tissue appears smoother and more youthful starting from a few days post-injection. The effects from Botox last up to 12 weeks before another treatment is needed.
Some of the benefits of Botox include:
- Smoothes the appearance of frown lines, crows feet, and other lines around the eyes and forehead
- A non-surgical option
- Quick treatment is completed in approximately 15 minutes
- Botox is associated with only mild discomfort — similar to a pinprick
- Can be used as a preventive method for wrinkles and fine lines
Juvederm for Smile Lines
Juvederm is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid that your qualified dentist or doctor injects beneath deep facial lines or folds to boost volume and eliminate the wrinkle(s). It is most successful for use in the nasolabial fold, or the area of your face that extends from the outer edge of the nostril to the corners of the lips.
Facial fillers in Ocala can also be used to pump up the lips or fill in lost volume in the cheeks. Juvederm can last for 4 to 6 months before retreatment is advised.
Some of the benefits of Juvederm include:
- A non-surgical option for smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines
- A quick procedure you can complete before work or on your lunch break
- Natural-looking results from the non-granular substance
- The treatment is tailored just to your specific needs
Which One Is Right for You?
Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Ocala to find out whether you could benefit more from Botox, Juvederm facial fillers, or both. The one that is right for you depends on the location of your wrinkles, your budget, and other personal concerns. Whichever one is right for you, you’ll feel confident knowing you’re on your way to the youthful, radiant appearance you deserve.
About the Author
Dr. Daniel Weldon provides superior dentistry and spa services like Botox and Juvederm for Ocala and the surrounding communities. To learn more about Botox, Juvederm, or any of his general dentistry services, you are invited to contact the office at 352-622-3236.