Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Prior to administering the injections, you and the doctor will discuss if a local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment area. Juvéderm™ is injected along the area that is to be filled in, while the hyaluronic acid molecules that make up the most important part of the filler naturally draw in water and cause the tissue beneath the lines to swell. This immediately fills out wrinkles to give the skin a smoother surface.
The entire Juvéderm™ procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.
Results can be seen immediately following treatment. Some swelling may occur which will subside post treatment.
Juvéderm™ aftercare is simple and does not generally interfere with the daily routines of patients. Patients should avoid excessive exercise and exposure to sunlight, as this might increase swelling and bruising at the injection site. Chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, and other laser treatments should be avoided. Post-treatment pain should be minimal, and a common complaint among those who have had Juvéderm™ treatments is swelling. Healing time varies from person to person, but the use of ice will minimize any swelling at the injections sites.
Juvéderm™ can last up to one year, significantly longer than other cosmetic fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body, it will be absorbed back into the body over time, and the effects of Juvéderm™ will diminish.