The years can take a toll on your face. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines – visible signs of aging can creep up on all of us. Creams, lotions, and pills – there are a myriad of products that claim to help turn back time. But can any of them really make you look ten years younger?
Loss of collagen in the skin can make the lines and wrinkles caused by muscles used in your face seem pronounced. Botox is a fast and effective treatment to counteract this, by “freezing” oft-used muscles such as the ones between your eyebrows, on your forehead and around the eyes. Derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox is a non-dermal filler that can produce results in as little as seven days. But it’s not the only non-cosmetic option for those looking for a little rejuvenation.
Juvéderm is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural elastin found within the skin that makes it look vibrant and young. Like collagen, Hyaluronic Acid also depletes over time. Juvéderm works to replace it, returning the skin to its youthful glow. It is effective in treating areas around the mouth and nose, and even sensitive areas such as dark circles under the eye. The plumping effect makes it a great alternative to collagen, and can be used to give lips a beauty boost.
Both procedures are affordable, FDA-approved, effective and produce long-lasting, visible results. You may not want to erase the memories of the past ten years, but you can erase them from your face.