Which is Best, Botox or Juvéderm?

We all want to be ageless, and the good news is that there are ways of slowing down aging and looking years younger than we really are. But the challenge is to find the treatment that works best for you.

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers a range of procedures including Botox, various dermal fillers, and a number of other non-surgical treatments for cosmetic enhancement. Two of the favorites with our loyal customers are Botox and Juvéderm. So which is best?

While a Botox procedure will cost you less than a Juvéderm procedure, each has its own advantages, and we know that our customers have their own preferences that lead them to chose one rather than the other.

So, which is best, Botox or Juvéderm?

Benefits of Botox

Used to provide temporary reduction of wrinkles, particularly those between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and those horrible crow’s feet below the outer corners of the eyes, Botox has been administered successfully worldwide since 2002.

It’s a prescription medicine that is non-surgical in nature. In essence, the way it works is that it blocks nerve impulses to the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines.

Botox is a procedure that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – initially as a treatment for eye-muscle disorders. It is made from a neuromuscular botulinum toxin and is totally safe.

Benefits of Juvéderm

Juvéderm is also used to temporarily reduce wrinkles, but is more often chosen as a procedure that will get rid of those nasty creases that form between the corners of your mouth and bottom of your nose, as well as the lines that form under the eyes.

Also non-surgical in nature, it is made from a substance that occurs naturally in human skin – hyaluronic acid – that adds volume to the skin and hydrates it. The newest Juvéderm formulation contains lidocaine, that is incredibly quick to take effect, ultimately reducing the need for anesthetics.

So Which Procedure Should You Choose, Botox or Juvéderm?

Both Botox and Juvéderm effectively reduce wrinkles using non-surgical procedures. Neither will achieve a permanent effect, but both achieve immediate results that AgeLess customers value.

Whether you want to try Botox or Juvéderm, the professional team at the AgeLess Center will answer any questions you have about the procedure and advise which we believe will be best for you.

Contact us now, we look forward to meeting you.

Juvéderm for Fuller Lips and More Confidence

Juvéderm is a popular product that is used to help correct age-related issues caused by a lack of volume in the skin. It helps to minimize and smooth out facial folds and wrinkles and is particularly effective for adding volume to create fuller lips.

What is Juvéderm Made From?

Juvéderm is a gel filler made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin adding essential hydration and volume.

The newest Juvéderm formulations contain lidocaine that numbs the skin for a limited period of time, minimizing any form of discomfort during the procedure.

Signs of Dehydration and Volume Loss

The most obvious signs of volume loss are facial wrinkles and folds. These include what many people call smile and frown lines, and nasolabial folds (or parentheses lines) that stretch between the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Additionally, as people age, their cheeks might begin to flatten and facial skin might start to sag.

These effects are generally caused by a loss of not only hyaluronic acid but collagen as well. Like hyaluronic acid, collagen also occurs naturally in our bodies. It is protein that gives shape, integrity, and strength to many tissues, including the skin.

Using Juvéderm for Fuller Lips

Some people find that their lips thin over time, as they get older. Others have lips that are naturally thin in appearance, regardless of age.

Whether you have lips that have thinned because of age, or you simply want your lips to be fuller, Juvéderm may be the best solution.

Using Juvéderm for More Confidence

When we look good we generally feel good, and without any doubt, most people who feel good about themselves are more confident.

While the aging process certainly doesn’t cause a lack of confidence in everyone, there is little doubt that fuller features, including fewer wrinkles and lines, can help to improve confidence.

If your skin and lips lack volume, and you think you are looking old and tired, Juvéderm might be exactly what you need right now. Juvéderm treatments are quick (about 15 minutes), and they last for anything from four to six months.

The AgeLess in Atlanta offers Juvéderm treatments as well as a host of other treatments that will help age-related skin volume issues. Contact us if you want to try treatments for wrinkles, bags under your eyes, or ugly lines, or you want to try Juvéderm for fuller lips.

Look Great at Holiday Parties with Treatments from The AgeLess Center

We are fast approaching that time of the year when social occasions become the order of the day – and night. For this reason, you’re going to want to look your very best.

But what if you’ve got dark bags and circles under your eyes, or wrinkles on your forehead and crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes? Or perhaps insufficient eyelashes are bothering you. You don’t want plastic surgery and you can’t afford any significant downtime from work or from holiday social commitments, so what can you do?

The answer is non-surgical cosmetic enhancement at a reputable botox and facial filler studio.

If you live in Georgia or visit from time-to-time, The AgeLess Center offers a number of solutions for anyone who wants to look their very best at holiday parties. None of these involves any form surgery, and all procedures are undertaken in our comfortable studio in Atlanta.

Treatments That Will Have You Looking Great at Holiday Parties

The AgeLess Center offers a number of different cosmetic procedures, all of which are affordable and effective. Here is a brief guide to help you decide which one will be best for you:

  • Xeomin Designed to make skin look youthful and feel beautifully smooth, Xeomin is a great option if you’ve got crow’s feet or wrinkles on your forehead. It’s a neurotoxin that is FDA approved.
  • Botox Probably the best-known cosmetic procedure, Botox is also great for minimizing wrinkles.The very first botulinum toxin that was approved by the FDA for this purpose it’s also probably the most popular treatment worldwide.
  • Radiesse Also designed to get rid of wrinkles, Radiesse restores volume in the skin and in this way minimizes ugly lines. What’s particularly appealing about this procedure is that Radiesse stimulates production of natural collagen that naturally increases volume and flexibility in the skin.
  • Juvéderm Another product that will add volume (particularly to the cheeks and lips), Juvéderm contains hylauronic acid that occurs naturally in the skin. It works really well at getting rid of smile lines between the nose and lips. It’s a very quick process.
  • Restylane FDA approved, Restylane is aimed at getting rid of those smile lines or folds that develop between the nose and corners of your mouth. The product also helps to create a more sensual lip shape by adding fullness. It’s also effective for other facial wrinkles.
  • Belotero If you’ve got shallow scars and very fine lines on your face, Belotero is a good option. It contains the same compounds as Juvéderm and Restylane but is an exceptionally good option for delicate skin area on the face, including those where the skin is very thin.
  • Perlane An FDA-approved product that helps to form collagen and also contains hyaluronic acid, Perlane makes the skin appear younger and increases fullness. It is particularly effective for minimizing those irritating lines that form between the corners of the mouth and nose.
  • Microdermabrasion Better known as a lunchtime peel (because it takes just half an hour to complete), microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells from the face and neck. The process helps to renew cells that contain healthy collagen and make the skin look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated … and ultimately younger.
  • Latisse It’s great to be able to flutter our eyelashes; but if they are short and “inadequate” we can’t. Did you know that there is an FDA-approved treatment that can counter this? Latisse works from the inside of the body out and you can see good results within three to four months. It is though a prescription treatment.

Contact the friendly professionals at The AgeLess Center to make a booking or find out more about each of these treatments. Then you’ll be ready to party!

Cosmetic Enhancements That May Replace Facial Collagen

Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the human body, in our muscles and tendons, our bones, and in our skin. Simplistically put, it provides structure and strength, acting like a kind of scaffold or framework that holds everything together.

It plays an incredibly important role in terms of replacing dead skin cells, but as we age, our natural production of collagen decreases. Collagen also reduces significantly because of various environmental factors including excessive exposure to UV light. When collagen is reduced it typically results in skin that sags and forms wrinkles and lines. It can also result in the weakening of cartilage in the joints.

Collagen Fillers for Cosmetic Enhancements

The good news is that even though our natural supplies of collagen decrease with age, manmade collagen fillers can be used to removed lines, wrinkles, and even scars from our face, neck and even our hands.

Cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen include:

  • Microdermabrasion Also known as the lunchtime peel, microdermabrasion is a cosmetic enhancement that removes dead skin cells from the face and encourages the growth of new healthy cells that are rich in collagen. Microdermabrasion is a quick process that takes only half an hour and will make your facial skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Perlane Approved by the FDA, Perlane contains both collagen and hyaluronic acid, another natural component found in the skin. So while the hyaluronic acid helps to improve the elasticity and natural fullness in the skin, the collagen fills out lines and wrinkles, particularly those between the mouth and chin. It also helps to produce new collagen in the skin and can be effective for getting rid of the lines that form between the nose and corners of the mouth.
  • Radiesse A cosmetic enhancement product used to stimulate the production of natural collagen in our bodies, Radiesse is used to help fill out age-related depressions in the face. It can even be used to sculpt the face and reshape the nose! It can also be particularly effective for filling out wrinkles in most cases.

Contact the AgeLess Center in Atlanta Georgia for these Treatments

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta offers effective cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen. Don’t delay; contact us today.

The Best Cosmetic Procedures to Reduce Scarring

There are many cosmetic procedures that will minimize wrinkles and other obvious signs of aging. These also keep the skin looking and feeling smooth and young. But what about scars, that are not caused by getting older?

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta, Georgia specializes in facial treatments that rely on proven products that are cosmetically enhancing. Since most of them can be used to successfully sculpt the face and fill our depressions and wrinkles, they can also be used to minimize or even reduce scarring.

A Cosmetic Filler Made For Delicate Areas and Scarring

When shallow acne and other facial scars are an issue, Belotero is our best recommendation. A filler that is made from the same compounds as our popular Juvederm and Restylane treatments, Belotero is also a great option for all the most common wrinkles and lines.

While Juvederm and Restylane can also be effective in minimizing or reducing scarring, the Belotero formula is different. Made specifically with delicate facial areas in mind, it is particularly effective for use on thinner skin, or in areas of the face where the skin tends to be thinner. Because of its different formulation, Belotero is able to spread through the natural collagen fibers of the skin more evenly than most other fillers do. This results in a much softer, more natural look, and fills out scars more effectively.

Belotero is also recognized as creating a more subtle result, particularly around the mouth and eyes that can sometimes look different after filler treatments.

It is generally the number one choice for treating wrinkles that have formed under eyes or above the upper lip.

Like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, adding hydration and fullness.

Of course, every person’s situation is different, and there is no one cure-all solution. So if you have scars you want to get rid of, contact us or make an appointment. Our professional therapists will assess your problem and advise accordingly.