We all age, and it can be wonderful; we get wiser and more experienced. But what if being wiser and more experienced shows up as fine lines and wrinkles on your face? This generally isn’t acceptable to most people. However, a cosmetic procedure using either Botox or Jeuveau can temporarily take away those fine lines and wrinkles and turn back time in the process.
Everyone has heard about Botox, but Jeuveau is the new kid on the block. These neuromodulators are the most common cosmetic procedure performed today. It was estimated that in 2018 more than seven million people received botulinum toxin injections. Let’s put that into perspective. More people receive botulinum toxin in a year than live in Arizona.
Botox and Jeuveau are associated with treating wrinkles; however, these injectables are versatile and used for other conditions, including eye twitches, neck contracture, migraines, and overactive bladder. You can also use them to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Once upon a time, Botox was almost a “bad” word. It was associated with frozen facial expressions. Remember Joan Rivers and how she was made fun of for using Botox? Joan Rivers called Botox a “miracle in a needle.” In 2003 Sharon Osborne said that Botox was one of the best things ever created for the cosmetic industry. Sharon then proceeded to get the injections on live television.
History of Botox
The story of Botox is fascinating, or so scientists think. The toxin is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In the wild, if you were to become infected with Clostridium botulinum, you would quickly gain a rare but disabling paralysis. Botulism paralyzes the muscles of the face, mouth, and throat and then spreads to the rest of the body. When botulism paralyzes the muscles we use in breathing, death occurs.
The toxin is processed into several strains – eight serotypes and serotypes A and B are used to create clinical reparations. After injection into the muscle, botulinum toxin suffuses the nerve terminal and binds. This action prevents the release of acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter. Without acetylcholine, muscle activity stops; this paralysis is what smooths wrinkles and stops spasms. Botox paralyzes wrinkles away.
What Areas of the Face and Body Can Botox/Jeuveau Treat?
Both can treat various issues in different areas of the face. It is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles between the eyes and forehead, as well as crow’s feet, frown lines, and other signs of aging in the upper face. Botox can also be used around the mouth area to help gain a more youthful look and around the chin to help reduce a double chin. Additionally, Botox can accentuate the brows, outline the jawline, and lift sagging cheeks.
What Else Can Botox/Jeuveau Do?
They can give you a temporary facelift. An assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California, Jessica Wu, uses Botox to lift the tip of her nose, relax wrinkles and shape her jaw.
Botox/Jeuveau mimics a nose job. It can lift your nose and take years off your face in about ten minutes. It is injected at the base of your nose, releasing the depressor muscle that pulls the nose downward. What you get is instant nose uplift.
Botox/Jeuveau can be injected into the pectoral muscle to smooth out the wrinkles between your breasts.
Turn into Kylie Jenner and use Botox/Jeuveau to lift your lips. Tiny drops injected along the upper lip border raise the top lip and help lips to appear plumper.
Tighten your jowls if your jawline is less defined. Botox/Jeuveau injected along the jawbone muscles can pull your skin up for a defined effect.
Horizontal wrinkles can be erased with a Botox/Jeuveau necklace. Tiny amounts of it are injected into the muscles above and below the lines around the neck. When these muscles relax, your skin looks smoother.
Botox & Jeuveau are safe and effective treatment options for many issues related to aging or medical conditions in the facial area. These can help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging and treat chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the face or neck. Botox & Jeuveau are great options for those looking to improve their appearance without more invasive treatments.
Contact SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center in Glendale, AZ, for more information on Botox & Jeuveau and what treatments either of these cosmetic products can do for you. You can find us at https://skinvolutionaz.com or call us at 623-244-1902.