JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel filler used by our certified injectors to refresh your appearance. Using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body, JUVÉDERM® combines with the water in your skin to gently restore lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly enhance lips, so you can look as young as you feel. The smooth formulation of JUVÉDERM® provides results that look and feel very natural.
What can I expect from a treatment?
JUVÉDERM® is a non-surgical, healthcare professional-administered treatment that can generally be performed in as little as 15 to 60 minutes (depending on the areas treated) with minimal recovery or downtime. JUVÉDERM® contains pain-reducing lidocaine, so you can also enjoy greater comfort during treatment. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve optimal results.The results look so natural, everyone will notice, but no one will know®. JUVÉDERM® is clinically proven to last up to 1 or 2 years, depending on which product your doctor recommends. Best of all, you can see visible results instantly after your treatment, so you can enjoy your revitalized look right away. Always speak with your healthcare professional about the risks and benefits of any product or procedure. Discover what millions are talking about and click here to find a qualified cosmetic doctor near you.
Is your appearance in harmony with how you feel?
Our experience and self-confidence may grow with age, but our skin’s youthfulness starts to fade. As a result, our appearance is no longer in harmony with our dynamic personalities and how we feel on the inside.In order to understand how skin rejuvenation with JUVÉDERM® is possible, it is important to understand basic skin anatomy and the aging process. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is made up of approximately 70% water. As a barrier, it protects the body against the invasion of microorganisms and the loss of fluid. It also helps regulate body temperature.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, is approved by the US FDA for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm and Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.
FDA approval of XEOMIN, was based on the results of two U.S. clinical trials. A study cited in the Journal of Neurological Sciences on the efficacy and safety of XEOMIN found it showed “non-inferiority” to Botox when used in the same doses to treat cervical dystonia. It concluded that XEOMIN is a safe and effective treatment for the disorder.
Xeomin has now been approved for some cosmetic indications – Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Similiar to other drugs in this category, including Botox and Dysport, that also have FDA approval for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Now that Xeomin is available and FDA approved, doctors can use it both on-label and off-label to treat the same facial lines treated by Botox and Dysport, including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
Worldwide, more than 84,000 people have been treated with Xeomin injections. The U.S. is actually the 20th country to approve this new drug. It is available in 50-unit and 100-unit vials.
Better or worse then Botox?
Xeomin is the first one that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. Xeomin is also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects. The effects of Xeomin occur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action. Xeomin should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.
What are the risks?
There is a risk that all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area where they were injected to other parts of the body, causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems. This was predominantly seen in children treated with Botox off-label for cerebral palsy. These issues have not been reported among people who received botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.
Other risks may include bleeding and bruising at the injection site and allergic reactions such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath. Your doctor should discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with you during your consultation.