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What is Botox?

Botox is a well-researched, FDA-approved injectable medicine that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When you smile, laugh, frown, or squint, the muscle action etches creases into your face. Botox relaxes this muscle action, so wrinkles are less apparent and form more slowly.

Proper application of Botox softens your look but doesn’t make it look like you’ve had “work” done. This is why you should seek the expertise of the team at Halper Family Medicine.

Where is Botox effective in lessening the appearance of wrinkles?

The common areas for Botox injections are those that most show your age. These include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around your eyes

Talk to the doctors at Halper Family Medicine about your aging skin to find out if Botox is the right treatment for you.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers plump and hydrate aging skin to fill in lines and wrinkles as well as add volume to hollowed cheeks and thinning lips. At Halper Family Medicine, the doctors use Juvéderm, which is a hyaluronic acid-based filler.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance your body produces a lot of in your youth. It adds volume and hydration to your skin. As you age, your production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Juvéderm restores your levels, so your skin returns to a more youthful looking state.

Where is Juvéderm used?

Juvéderm addresses many of the same areas as Botox but in a slightly different way. You can also use Juvéderm to target:

  • Thinning lips
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Marionette lines

When applied in the right dose in the treatment areas, Juvéderm gives you a natural, more youthful look. The doctors at Halper Family Medicine can help you understand how Juvéderm can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers and Botox last?

Botox injections cause a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles for three to four months. The effects of Juvéderm can last anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on your metabolism, the treatment area, and the exact formula used.

Both Botox and Juvéderm treatments can be repeated to help you maintain your look. The team at Halper Family Medicine can help you get on a regular schedule.

To learn how you can achieve a more youthful look with Botox and dermal fillers, call Halper Family Medicine or schedule online.