Botox, Facial Fillers, and Juvederm


Botox is a naturally occurring drug that is used for multiple cosmetic procedures. Normally Botox is injected into the body causing muscles to relax around the injection site. This relaxation of muscles can last up to four months and results in the diminished look of wrinkles and other wrinkle-type skin imperfections.

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet (linesbotox tampa clearwater around the eye) and frown lines in people 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with minimal discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect.

Facial Fillers

botox_forehead-lines-before-and-aftersFacial fillers, a liquid that can be injected into the skin to help fill out excessive skin giving a fuller look, are another option for the diminishing of wrinkles. Fillers are a great alternative to surgery but only show temporary results just like Botox. Some people are under the impression that facial fillers and Botox are one in the same but they differ in TWO major ways:


  • Botox does not fill in lines or wrinkles, it simply relaxes muscles. Facial fillers actually fill in the lines and wrinkles.
  • Both Botox and facial fillers help different types of wrinkles. Botox is more for wrinkles that form when you make certain facial expressions (i.e. those caused by muscle movement). Facial fillers are for permanent wrinkles and lines that are present all the time.

For the reasons above, some choose to combine Botox and facial fillers. Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are gaining popularity due partly to their longer, lasting effects (in some cases up to a year) but Botox is still the number one choice for most.

Juvederm and 3D Body Sculpting

Facial or dermal fillers are very popular as lip filler for lip injections because they can give the lips a fuller, bigger look. Once such popular type of facial filler is Juvederm, which is filler used mostly to correct the wrinkles from the nose to the mouth that develop when we smile. Juvederm is also used as lip filler because of its plumping juvedermability.

The usage of facial fillers such as Juvederm can be combined with 3D body sculpting to complete the overall enhancement of the body.

  • 3D body sculpting is an advanced surgical technique that can really sculpt the body. It is a liposuction type of procedure that offers results comparable to those received after months of strenuous workouts in the gym.
  • This technique can give men those much-wanted six-pack abs and give women that perfect hourglass figure.


How Long Does it Last?

It varies from individual to individual. The length of time your treatment will last depends on many factors such as your skin, your lifestyle and your age. Most patients find the effect remains after 9 months. However, the average lip treatment only lasts for about 6 months due to their higher blood flow.

The great thing about Juvéderm is that you can replenish your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. Unlike permanent implants, Juvéderm always leaves you a choice when the effect of the treatment has worn off. A touch-up can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.

Furthermore, a face is constantly changing and beauty is best maintained by periodically evaluating the need for further treatment.

What Areas Respond to Juvederm?

Fine lines in the forehead, “crow’s feet”, wrinkles between the eyes, on the cheeks and at the corners of the mouth, and deeper wrinkles on the cheeks and chin all respond well to Juvederm. Lip enhancement or a “pouting” lip can be achieved using Juvederm. This treatment also improves the vertical or “Smoker’s Lines” along the edges of the lip.

Juvéderm is injected into the skin to create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look. In contrast to other implants, Juvéderm is not extracted from animals. This means that you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction.

By combining the amazing effects of dermal filler such as Juvederm and 3D body sculpting, you are sure to get the younger, fit body you have always dreamed of having.

Contact us now at 813-415-3113 today for your FREE consultation or simply fill out the form below to have us contact you for an appointment.

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