Botox is used to counter wrinkles. It is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning theres no botulism risk when used properly. It works by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven't quite set - "dynamic" wrinkles that appear while you're moving your face, such as when you frown. "If you don't move the muscle too much, you won't form the wrinkle," says Columbia University dermatologist Monica Halem, MD. She considers Botox preventive.
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Over time your face changes in many ways. Lines and wrinkles form, but other changes often include volume loss in the cheek area, or thinning lips. Some women, however, may have naturally thin lips and may desire more fullness. Fortunately, the Juvederm collection of fillers includes several formulations to treat different areas of the face. Your treatment can be customized to deliver natural and long-lasting results.
The newest product is Voluma XC, the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area.
Juvederm XC for smoothing facial wrinkles and lines and Juvederm Ultra XC in the lips both last up to 1 year.