If you’ve been looking for an effective anti-aging facial treatment, you may have heard about the benefits of JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX®, but you might not be sure which treatment is right for you. When you have your consultation appointment with one of our The Glam Room MedSpa professionals, the first step is a skin assessment to determine a plan of treatment that works for you. Here are some facts that will help you sort out the difference between the two treatments, so you know what to expect when your anti-aging skin care plan is prepared.
Both BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® are injectable treatments that help your skin look younger and smoother, and both are FDA approved. But they are different types of treatments that work for different individual needs.
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid derma filler, which means it’s an injectable gel designed to fill in gaps in the skin that appear as wrinkles and lines. As early as our 20s, our skin’s natural rejuvenation processes start to slow down, producing less collagen and fewer new skin cells. Eventually, skin cells start to die off faster than they can be replaced, so you start seeing lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in areas that lack the volume we once saw when we were younger.
Fillers do exactly that – they fill in those areas with hyaluronic acid gel, which works to provide volume. It has two primary uses: to fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume on your face, lips, and chin areas, and to build up chin volume for a more defined chin area. Results include a smoother, younger looking appearance and a more defined facial structure.
JUVÉDERM® is only appropriate for adults over age 21. During your consultation appointment, our professional Glam Room MedSpa technicians will ask for your medical history to ensure the treatment is right for you, because some allergic conditions may affect the treatment. You’ll also get a full set of instructions on what to do before and after treatment, such as avoiding the sun or strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
JUVÉDERM® results last for up to two years with the right care, and a maintenance appointment is usually recommended after a year. Expect your appointment to last from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Some fine lines and wrinkles are not entirely the result of collagen and cell renewal slowdown. Sometimes they are caused over time by constant squinting, frowning, or moving your eyebrows. When this is the reason, lines can be smoothed out by essentially freezing the muscles that cause these movements.
BOTOX® treatments use a special formula of botulinum toxin to affect muscle movement in strategic areas where these movements can cause wrinkles. The result is fewer visible wrinkles and a smooth, younger-looking appearance.
Your BOTOX® treatment will take just a few minutes, and you’ll see results in the next 24 to 48 hours following your appointment. These results last up to four months, so you’ll need a regular schedule of BOTOX® treatments to continue to see results.
The Glam Room is proud to provide effective injectables for our MedSpa customers. To try either BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM® for yourself, make a consultation appointment at The Glam Room today. Our professional MedSpa technicians will start with a full analysis of your skincare needs to determine the right treatment for you. You can find us at 308 Delaware Street in Kansas City or call 816-605-1949 to schedule your appointment or schedule your BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM® consultation appointment right from your mobile device with our free mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play.