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You’re looking in the mirror and that lovely or handsome face is looking just a little tired. You’ve been seriously thinking about getting something done. But you’re not sure whether you should be looking into Botox, Juvederm or perhaps another filler. Here’s some information that may be useful when considering your decision.

Botox, Juvederm, And Other Fillers

Basically, Botox will relax the muscles in your face. It’s used to improve the look of lines and wrinkles, especially between your eyebrows and on your forehead. It can also reduce crow’s feet and laugh lines.

About Botox

  • Prevents wrinkles;
  • Lasts about three-and-a-half to four months;
  • Can notice results within 24 to 48 hours;
  • Creates a fresher, more cheerful and perhaps younger appearance;
  • Can also be used for migraines, profuse sweating, muscular afflictions, and bladder and bowel problems.

Botox is the number one selling product of its kind in the world.

Fillers like Juvederm are used on the deeper lines and wrinkles like the ones between your nose and mouth and around your mouth (marionette lines).

About Juvederm

  • Lasts six months to a year;
  • Uses hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar in your body;
  • Triggers collagen production and can also be used to define and make lips fuller, define cheeks, and jawline;
  • Can be used for minor nose reshaping.

Other fillers

Another popular filler is Restylane. It’s like Juvederm in that it also uses hyaluronic acid; however, Juvederm seems to be longer lasting and is a smoother consistency than Restylane. Both Restylane and Juvederm can increase skin elasticity. They can also make your décolletage and hands more youthful looking.

Some others:

  • Radiesse or calcium hydroxylapatite. Bone and cartilage that can be injected. Linked to complications like bumps;
  • Sculptra or poly-L-lactic acid. Volumizes rather than fills. May also cause bumps and is difficult to inject;
  • Fat. Can be unpredictable and lumpy. Causes more bruising;
  • Silicone, Aquamid and Artefill. Permanent fillers that can cause permanent, disfiguring complications years later.

Which will give you the best results?

A lot has to do with you: your age, overall skin condition, etc. If you’re just starting to see lines on your face and you don’t want them to get more pronounced, Botox is probably your best bet. Juvederm is more appropriate for deeper lines. Both are very effective.

Sit down with the expert team at Fairview Laser Clinic to get their advice and guidance for your best action plan!


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