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How Does Botox Help to Prevent Wrinkles?

By | acne, Age Spots, Botox Treatment, Facial Rejuvenation, Stretch Marks, Treatment

Are you someone who dreads the day you look into the mirror and notice your first wrinkle or deep line? Most of us agree, even if we don’t say it aloud. This is why so many people want to know if there is any veracity in the claims that Botox treatment helps to prevent wrinkles. At Juvia Medspa, we offer a wide array of facial rejuvenation treatments for those seeking to turn back the hands of time, but we also encourage patients to ask about wrinkle and line prevention.

So, how can Botox treatment help prevent wrinkles? Without getting too far into the science behind it, Botox is used to dull the nerve impulses to some of the facial muscles. This stops them from contracting as they usually do, and this causes those existing lines and wrinkles to flatten and smooth. This makes them far less distinct, and usually within five days of treatment you see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of existing wrinkles.

Now, the more treatments you receive, the more effective it becomes at fighting the development of new lines and wrinkles. How? You might have already guessed. If Botox is keeping certain muscles a bit slack, and it does so continuously between treatments, it prevents your face from holding strong expressions. The way you constantly raise your eyebrows or hold your mouth in a frown cannot have the same effect on the skin, and this is one way Botox prevents wrinkles.

The other way has to do with the composition of your skin. As we grow older, our skin becomes less dense with collagen. This allows the skin to lose its elasticity. That is precisely why lines form so much faster as we age – your skin just cannot remain as taut as it once was. Botox stops muscles from contracting, and in so doing it stops you from holding your delicate facial skin in a pose that leads to wrinkles and lines.

Keep It Going

As you might see, this means that you probably have to plan on having Botox treatments on a regular basis if you wish its effects to last. We recommend every four to six months as a valid way to rely on the benefits of Botox in the fight against wrinkles and lines. It can take a while for you to see results, but it is generally seen as a truly optimal approach to reducing the signs of age and preventing new signs from appearing.

If you are concerned about specific areas of the face, Botox is already known for its ability to target even some of the most challenging issues. Deep lines in the forehead, between the brows, at the corners of the eyes (also known as crow’s feet) and even frown lines around the mouth can all be addressed with Botox. This is true of existing lines and wrinkles, but it is also available to target such areas before issues develop.

Ultimately, it is going to come down to a good skin care regimen and a variety of treatments to address the signs of aging as well as fighting them. If you want to discover all of the ways to fight signs of aging in your skin, call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.

Combining Botox and Dermal Fillers for Better Results

By | Botox Treatment

When it comes to looking and feeling younger, the best treatment is actually usually a combination of treatments. For example, you can lose weight and feel younger by following a medical weight loss program, but you can do it even faster and feel even better if you add some light to moderate exercise and a few i-Lipo treatments.

The same is true for facial rejuvenation treatments. We’ve found that we can give our patients the best and fastest results by combining Botox and dermal filler injections. While both of these treatments are very effective on their own, the two together can not only stop time but turn it back to give you a significantly younger look with suppler, softer skin while erasing your fine lines and wrinkles.

To understand why combining Botox and dermal fillers is a great way to get better results, you’ll first need to understand how each treatment works on its own to rejuvenate your face.

How Botox Works

As you may already know, Botox is made from a pure form of botulinum A toxin, and it works by relaxing and partially paralyzing the muscles around the area of the injection. After Botox injections, the muscles in your face will relax, and you’ll notice existing fine lines and wrinkles starting to fade. You can also use Dysport which is like Botox but works faster.

That’s because you hold tension in your facial muscles, and that tension creates creases and lines. Furthermore, the extreme expressions you make on a daily basis will wrinkle your skin over time. Botox can not only relax away a lot of existing lines, but it can prevent future expression lines from appearing. However, on its own, Botox cannot completely erase deeper lines and wrinkles. That’s where dermal fillers come in.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Dermal fillers work in a couple of different ways to rejuvenate your face and give you a more attractive appearance. They can be used to fill in expression lines and wrinkles, to plump up the cheekbones and fill in dark circles under the eyes, and/or to give you fuller, sexier lips. These may include juvaderm voluma, restalyne, radiesse, belotero, bellafill, and more.  We can also now inject fillers WITHOUT NEEDLES.

When used in combination with Botox, dermal fillers can do two things. They can erase the lines that Botox injections can’t get rid of, and they can help lift sagging skin by filling in the cheekbones, eyelids, brow, and smile lines.

While Botox alone can prevent the appearance of future lines and wrinkles, it can’t repair sagging skin. That sagging skin occurs for two reasons: because your body is not producing as much collagen or as many elastin as it once did, and because as you age your face tends to lose fat and connective skin tissue in the cheeks. This causes the skin to fall and sag, but dermal fillers can plump your cheeks back up and give you the age-defying treatments you’ve been looking for.

Why Use Them Together

Now, some people say, “Why not just use dermal fillers if they can do all that and Botox can’t even completely remove lines and wrinkles?” Well, as we mentioned earlier, Botox is incredibly effective at preventing wrinkles. Combining these two treatments essentially gives you similar results to getting a facelift, but without the need for surgery.

Want to learn more about combined treatments for facial rejuvenation? Give us a call at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700 to schedule a free consultation.

The Scoop on Botox and Juvederm

By | Botox Treatment

When you look in the mirror, are you starting to see more fine lines and wrinkles? What about sagging skin around your eyes and jaw line? If you’re looking for ways to combat the signs of aging, you’ve probably considered the amazing results you can get from minimally invasive injectables. But which one should you choose? What’s the difference between Botox and Juvederm, and which product (or products) will be best for your face?

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