In business since 1950, Allergen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has developed some of the most popular and effective aesthetic products in the marketplace, including BOTOX ® and JUVÉDERM®. At Balance Hormone Center, we recommend these FDA-approved injectables for patients who want to reduce facial lines and wrinkles through a safe and effective course of treatment.
BOTOX®—Say “Goodbye” to the Lines That Age You
BOTOX® is derived from Clostridium botulinum, a natural, non-toxic organism. It is used in one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® works by temporarily reducing muscle activity that cause lines to form over time. As such, BOTOX® is highly effective in reducing the appearance of:
- Moderate-to-severe crow’s feet
- Lines between the brows (glabella)
- Nasal radix (bunny lines)
- Frown lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Forehead lines
- Thin lips
- Dimpled chin
- Neck bands
- Hyperhidrosis (overproduction of sweat)
We administer BOTOX® via injection directly into the neuromuscular tissue. You should see noticeable results within 24-48 hours after injection, with results lasting up to four months.
Side Effects and Precautions
BOTOX® injections are generally well-tolerated with few side effects. Those side effects can include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, headache, neck pain, eye problems and allergic reactions. In rare cases, more serious side effects may occur. We will discuss these with you at the time of your consultation, before administering treatment.
Women who are pregnant or lactating and anyone who has had a previous allergic reaction to BOTOX or its ingredients should not undergo BOTOX® injections.
JUVÉDERM®—Restore Volume and Smooth Away Wrinkles
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal gel filler developed to increase skin’s volume while smoothing away wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® works by stimulating the production of two proteins, collagen and elastin. These proteins add to your skin’s fullness and elasticity, the two essentials to a youthful appearance.
Patients concerned about their appearance as they age or who have sun damaged skin will benefit from this FDA-approved treatment. JUVÉDERM® is available in two formulations: JUVÉDERM® XC, which corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth; and JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC, which instantly adds volume to the cheeks.
JUVÉDERM® is particularly beneficial in the treatment of:
- Parentheses (smile lines)
- Corner lines
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Volume loss in cheeks
You should see noticeable effects immediately after injection. Studies indicate JUVÉDERM® XC results last from nine to twelve months, while JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC results can last up to two years.
Side Effects and Precautions
Injection side effects for most JUVÉDERM® recipients are mild or moderate and usually last no longer than seven days. The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain, redness, tenderness, firmness, swelling lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration. In rare cases, more serious side effects may occur. We will discuss these with you at the time of your consultation, before administering treatment.
People with severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or allergies to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins should not undergo JUVÉDERM® injections.
You Can Turn Back Time
Turn back the clock to a younger-looking you. Call Balance Hormone Center today at 480-525-7747 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® can do for you.