The JUVÉDERM® dermal filler family of products, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006, is the next generation in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that provide a smooth, long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM® is the first smooth consistency gel formulation and is clinically proven to last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® is developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily into the skin and creates a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market use a granular consistency gel. These granules can be seen under 2.4x magnification when compared to the smooth consistency gel of the JUVÉDERM® dermal filler family of products.
To provide physicians with the flexibility to tailor each treatment to the specific needs of the patient, there are two formulations of JUVÉDERM®. Product formulations include: JUVÉDERM® Ultra, a highly cross-linked formulation for more versatility in contouring and volumizing of facial wrinkles and folds; and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, a more highly cross-linked and thicker gel for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.
Since the approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, Allergan has virtually changed the face of medical aesthetics. Men and women between the ages of 18 to 65 now have the ability to choose science-based, non-invasive medical aesthetic solutions, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and the JUVÉDERM™ family of dermal fillers, to achieve their own natural results. Since its approval, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the number-one physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical procedure for temporarily smoothing moderate to severe glabellar lines - the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows that look like an "11" - in adult women and men aged 18 to 65. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the dominant facial muscles that cause the "11s" to form by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, creating a smoothed and improved appearance between the brows. Results can last up to four months and may vary with each patient.
When considering your facial aesthetic options, Botox is quite affordable. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, Botox is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Speak with a Brevard Skin and Cancer specialist to see if Botox is right for you.
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