Botox & Juvederm in Nashville
Have you noticed your face starting to look a little tired lately? Are there wrinkles around your eyes or mouth? It’s probably not just your imagination. Sagging, drooping, and wrinkled facial skin is a normal side effect of age, stress, sun exposure, and the other facts of life. But there’s good news -- Dr. Dickerson can help reveal a more youthful you with Botox and Juvederm treatments.
What Causes Lines and Wrinkles
While wearing sunscreen and eating a nutritious diet can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, there is no way to completely prevent aging facial tissue. Wrinkles naturally occur with the passage of time. Older facial tissue is thinner and less elastic, meaning it is less able to protect itself from sun, stress, and other environmental factors. People who smoke or are frequently exposed to UV light are far more likely to have deep facial lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, Botox and Juvederm fillers provide significant help.
Botox: For Lines Around the Eyes and Forehead
Botox is an injectable substance that works by weakening or blocking the muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract. Botox is mostly used for smoothing out lines around the eyes and forehead.
A single Botox treatment is almost completely pain-free and just takes about five minutes from the comfort of our office. The full effects of Botox will be visible within a few days, and may last for months before another treatment would be beneficial.
When is a good time to begin Botox treatment? Because the injections can actually be used to prevent wrinkles from developing, the answer is probably younger than you would think. Patients who begin Botox in their mid-30s may never develop facial wrinkles in the first place.
Aside from its cosmetic applications, Botox may be used to treat migraines, even out misaligned eyes, stop uncontrollable blinking, overactive bladder, and severe underarm sweating.
The benefits of Botox include:
- Quick, painless procedure
- Prevents and treats facial wrinkles
- Multiple uses aside from cosmetic
Juvederm: For Lines Around the Mouth
Botox and Juvederm are not interchangeable. While Botox is excellent for the upper portion of your face, Juvederm works best for lines and wrinkles around your mouth. And unlike Botox, Juvederm is a filler that smoothes lines and wrinkles by plumping up the facial tissue underneath. The nasolabial fold -- or the line that runs from your nose to the corner of your mouth -- is the one most often treated with Juvederm. Here, the results can last for six to nine months.
Some of the benefits of Juvederm are:
- Smooth and easy to inject with little bruising
- Quick, painless procedure
- Long-lasting results
If you are interested in rejuvenating your facial tissue with Botox or Juvederm, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dickerson. He will evaluate your wrinkles and let you know which treatment is best for you. We can begin immediately! Botox and Juvederm are so quick and easy some people schedule an appointment on their lunch break or swing by for a quick treatment before work.
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