BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®
Two of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments in the U.S. are available right here at Grochmal Eye Care. BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® are injectable cosmetic treatments designed to help you look more youthful and refreshed. While BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and other signs of age or stress in the face, JUVÉDERM® can fill in wrinkles as well as add volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks. These effective treatments can be performed over your lunch hour, and there is typically no downtime necessary after the procedure.
Please contact Grochmal Eye Care for more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® treatment at our Baltimore, Maryland practice.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet for a smoother and more rejuvenated facial appearance. Wrinkles and creases in the face are typically caused by muscle contracture. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains a highly-diluted form of botulinum toxin type-A, which works to temporarily paralyze muscles in the treatment area, stopping them from contracting and preventing them from causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is performed with an ultra-fine needle used to inject the solution into the targeted areas. These areas can be numbed with a local anesthetic to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the injections. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Although there may be some redness and swelling around the treatment sites after the procedure, these side effects should quickly dissipate. Most patients resume normal daily activities right after treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic results generally last from three to six months, and the effects can be maintained with occasional “touch-up” treatments.
In addition to smoothing out facial skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, JUVÉDERM® can be used to plump up the lips and add volume to the cheeks. This injectable dermal filler can also fill in folds between the nose and mouth for a smoother appearance. JUVÉDERM® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the human body, and is not associated with any negative reactions therefore does not require an allergy test.
JUVÉDERM® injections are made with a very fine needle. A local anesthetic can be administered in the target areas so that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. With JUVÉDERM®, the lips can be more defined, wrinkles and fine lines can be smoothed out, and volume can be added to cheeks that have taken on a hollow appearance. Most JUVÉDERM® treatments take about 30 minutes or less here at our practice. There may be some swelling and bruising after the injections; however, this should fade relatively quickly, and most patients return to normal daily routines right after the procedure. Results from JUVÉDERM® are often immediately apparent.
The effects of JUVÉDERM® typically last six to nine months, and even longer in many cases.
If you would like to schedule a consultation for BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® treatment, please contact our Baltimore, Maryland practice. Grochmal Eye Care can help you renew your appearance and look more youthful and refreshed.