Adding cosmetic injectables into your skincare routine is a simple yet effective way to improve your appearance and look more youthful. The appointments are quick, the results are long-lasting, and the effects are fast-acting. At Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs, CO, we offer cosmetic injectables, including Botox and Jeuveau, two effective wrinkle-reducing neuromodulators that will help relax the muscles that cause wrinkles so that your wrinkles disappear.
How Is Jeuveau Different From Botox?
Jeuveau and Botox are neuromodulators that relax wrinkles by relaxing the muscles whose is movement and repetitive motion lead to wrinkles. They are both cosmetic injectables that share a goal: getting rid of wrinkles. However, they are FDA-approved to do so in different areas of the face. Botox erases wrinkles in several different areas of the face; Jeuveau specializes in removing frown lines. Botox can be used to treat medical conditions; Jeuveau is strictly for aesthetic use.
What Is Jeuveau?
This injectable comes from the Evolus brand and it is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that relaxes the muscles between the eyebrows as a way of removing frown lines. Its primary ingredient is botulinum protein A, and when injected into the face, it will smooth the lines that form between the eyebrows that often take on the appearance of the number 11. These lines are known in technical terms as glabellar lines.
How Does It Work?
Once this neuromodulator is injected into the forehead area to prevent frown lines, the ingredients within it begin to block the nerve signals so that they are unable to communicate with the muscles. This inability to communicate with the muscles leads to muscle relaxation.
The skin in the area no longer is forced into expressions, so expression lines fade and eventually disappear. Not only does this inability to contract help smooth the area, but it also prevents the worsening of frown lines over time.
What Happens During Treatment?
If you are a candidate for this treatment, once you arrive at your initial injection appointment, one of our injectors will administer Jeuveau between your eyebrows to get the most optimal effect. Most people describe this injection as completely manageable and quite comfortable. The injectable is administered with a very thin needle, which helps create the most comfortable experience during the injection.
How Long Do Appointments Take?
In today’s world, almost everything can be delivered so that we can have it right away. While the beauty industry hasn’t yet reached that point, we can assure you that we will make your appointments as quickly as possible. We value your time and want you to be able to schedule as needed. Appointments are relatively quick and take place in the comfort of our office. Injections only take 10 to 20 minutes to administer and then you’ll be free to go about your day.
When Will I See Results?
When you begin a routine with this injectable, it’s important to note that results do vary among patients. Some patients notice a change in their frown lines shortly after their initial treatment while others notice improvements within a few days of treatment. We may recommend a series of regular treatments so that you achieve and maintain the best results possible. An injector will provide you with more information regarding treatment at your consultation.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results from the use of this cosmetic injectable last anywhere from three to six months. Results vary among patients based on how long it takes the body to metabolize the ingredients.
Am I a Candidate?
The best way to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for Jeuveau is to schedule a consultation with an experienced injector at our Colorado office. During this consultation, we will be able to see and examine your frown lines in person, review your health history with you, and discuss your goals to see if this treatment is right for your needs.
The best candidates for this cosmetic injectable are those who want to improve their appearance and look more youthful without undergoing surgical procedures. If you are a candidate for this treatment, one of our injectors will develop a treatment plan that’s right for your needs. This will include how many injections you should get and how often you should get them to maintain the best results.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
It’s important that you have realistic expectations before beginning treatment. This injectable can be administered on almost any skin tone or type, but it will only treat frown lines that have developed as a result of dynamic muscular movements. It will not get rid of any lines between your eyebrows that have developed as a result of sun damage or from smoking.
What Is Botox?
You may not even have to ask what Botox is because it has been around so long and has become a household name. This cosmetic injectable is one of the most well-known and widely used neuromodulators on today’s beauty market. It has both cosmetic and medical usages and has become a go-to injectable all across the world. It treats dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that make dynamic movements so that they no longer contract and the skin can rest.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Botox can treat both the face and the body. When injected into the face, it can gradually erase the signs of aging caused by dynamic wrinkles. When injected into different areas of the body, it can resolve certain medical conditions and help those who have struggled with health disorders and the resulting pain to finally experience temporary relief.
Unlike Jeuveau which only treats frown lines, Botox is FDA-approved to treat several different areas of the face. It will remove dynamic wrinkles from the forehead, the area between the eyebrows where frown lines form, and the lines that form at the outer corners of the eyes known as crow’s feet.
In addition to treating the face, we can help you feel more confident if you are one of many people who experiences hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes extreme and excessive sweating in adults. When injected into the underarm area, the ingredients in Botox will block the messages to the sweat glands so that sweating is minimized. Results last up to six months with optimal treatment.
Botox has also proved to be an effective way to treat certain medical conditions. Those who may have struggled for years with the symptoms associated with certain medical conditions can finally find temporary relief through Botox injections. When used to treat medical conditions, Botox can provide:
- Pain relief from chronic migraines
- Treatment of neck spasms associated with cervical dystonia
- Relief from an overactive bladder disorder
- Temporary treatment and correction of a lazy eye
- Resolution of hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes extreme underarm sweating
- Relief from muscle stiffness in adults and children
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Those who choose Botox typically notice an improvement in their dynamic wrinkles within two to three days of their initial treatment. Results continue to improve in the weeks following initial injections as the muscles relax and the skin is no longer forced to express movements. Best results usually appear by one-month post-treatment. Whatever the case, you will get results and you will love how they look.
How Many Units Will I Need?
The total number of units needed varies from one patient to the next. Prior to an initial consultation, there is no way for us to determine exactly how many units you will need to get the best results, everything is conjecture until we analyze your problem areas in person. During your consultation, an injector will be able to provide you with a better idea of the total number of units necessary based on your individualized treatment plan to get the best results.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Results vary among patients. This is because results depend on how long the body takes to metabolize Botox. On average, results last approximately four months in total. For some, touch-up treatments will be needed around three months post-treatment and for others, they will enjoy results for six months or longer.
Will I Look Like Myself?
If you are hesitant about adding Botox to your skincare routine, you don’t need to be. Millions of people use Botox and have improved their appearance and their confidence with just a few injections. We take pride in our ability to provide natural-looking results to our patients. When you are under the care of a skilled injector who understands your goals and knows how to get you the best results, you will look natural and beautiful following your treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
During your consultation, and the injector will be able to make you aware of any aftercare instructions so that you know exactly what to expect and are prepared to take care of your skin post-treatment so that you get the best results.
During your consultation, an experienced injector will be able to make you aware of any aftercare instructions so that you know exactly what to expect and are prepared to take care of your skin post-treatment so that you get the best results.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have frown lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet that you want to treat and erase with this cosmetic injectable, you are most likely a candidate for Botox. At your initial consultation, we will make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox. We will also analyze your problem areas to make sure that this treatment will help give you the exact results you’re looking for.
Which of These Two Injectables Is Right for Me?
If you want to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, or excessive underarm sweating, you are most likely a candidate for Botox. If your main concern is frown lines, you may be a candidate for either one of these two effective neuromodulators. A consultation is especially important in this case because an injector will help determine which of these two injectables will best treat your frown lines based on your health history and your needs.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Injectable Consultation Today
With all of the advancements that have occurred in today’s beauty world, living with dynamic wrinkles is optional. You don’t need to be defined by your lines if you don’t want to be. An improved appearance and increased confidence is just an appointment away. Contact us today at Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs, CO to schedule your consultation to see if Botox or Jeuveau is the right option for you.