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How do botulinum toxin injections work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Injections will temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
How do I know if botulinum toxin injections are right for me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines it may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not use if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in the products. You should also not use if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What should I tell my doctor before treatment?
Before receiving treatment, you should tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past. In addition, tell your doctor about your medical history and all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject into the muscles in the designated area. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime, so you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
Treatment with injections is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer multiple injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer multiple injections into a muscle in your forehead.
When can I expect to see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
What are the most common side effects of botulinum toxin injections?
Injections may cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, experience other asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint. In the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, headache was the most common side effect. Injections may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of being injected. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not subside. These are not all of the possible side effects of injections, for more information please speak with your provider.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
Looking plastic or overdone is a common concern among individuals considering an in-office treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. Talk to your licensed, trained, healthcare professional. There are steps you can take to make you feel more comfortable. First, have a detailed discussion with your provider. You want to talk through every concern you have, until you feel comfortable. Your provider, who is experienced in facial anatomy, can determine the right options for you. For example, the most widely used procedure for moderate to severe frown lines is neurotoxin injections, a class of prescription medication that has been shown to be effective in many studies.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called "lipstick lines" in adults over the age of 21.
How long does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC last?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC lasts up to 1 year, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were mild or moderate (uncomfortable) and generally lasted 30 days or less.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC work?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. The lidocaine gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
What is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips—in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
How long does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC treatment last?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC lasts up to one year, with optimal treatment
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising.
For treating lines and wrinkles, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with a duration of 7 days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
How does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC work?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
Also, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
As you age, the cheeks may flatten and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin's surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.
How long does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC last?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC provides natural-looking and long-lasting results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were moderate (uncomfortable), and generally lasted 2 to 4 weeks. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC work?
Over time, due to aging, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.