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Choosing an Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Option? Here’s the Difference Between Botox, Juvéderm, and Skincare Creams

Anyone looking to achieve a more youthful appearance might be considering anti-wrinkle treatments to rejuvenate their skin. There are three main options to help reverse the appearance of aging, depending on a person’s needs. These include creams and serums, BOTOX (botulinum toxin injections), and Juvéderm (hyaluronic acid injections).

One should choose a treatment based on one of three goals:

  1. Nourishing skin to reduce future wrinkles and signs of aging
  2. “Filling” the skin to reverse the appearance of existing wrinkles
  3. “Freezing” facial muscles to prevent wrinkles from forming

Anti-Wrinkle Serums and Creams: Nourish and Protect

Use serums, creams, and other topical skin care products to nourish and protect your appearance. When a part of a daily routine, these products can be a good defense against visible aging and environmental conditions. This form of anti-wrinkle treatment is fairly inexpensive compared to injections and makes for an easy at-home option.

Juvéderm: Fill and Restore

Hyaluronic acid injections, or Juvéderm works to treat wrinkles by “filling” areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has a gel-like consistency and plumps and restores skin immediately. This option is popular for its ability to reverse the appearance of existing wrinkles. Its temporary nature – meaning the filler can be dissolved – is also attractive. However, Juvéderm is the most expensive anti-wrinkle procedure.

BOTOX: Freeze and Prevent

BOTOX injections counteract wrinkles in a separate manner from HA injections. This procedure prevents wrinkles from occurring in the first place by “freezing” the facial muscles. BOTOX stops the natural contractions in the skin from expressions such as frowning, laughing, or crying. Injections can be paired with other procedures such as Juvéderm, and younger and younger patients are opting into BOTOX as a proactive measure.

Elevate at Alaska Women’s Health has licensed practitioners ready to perform BOTOX or Juvéderm procedures. If you’re looking to enjoy a safe and effective anti-wrinkle treatment with positive results, they could be the right place for you.

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