2 Non-Invasive Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures

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2 Non-Invasive Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures

Start off the new year with a new look and attitude, like newly-engaged Gabrielle Union with a lunchtime cosmetic dermatology procedure like Botox or Juvederm – two quick beauty pick-me-ups.

You have two choices: you could let Father Time take over, or you could wake up from that unfortunate fog and refuse to let one more wrinkle take up precious real estate on your face via two lunch-time cosmetic dermatology procedures – Juvederm and Botox.

As we age we lose volume, and JUVÉDERM® XC is one of the non-invasive ways to help replace that volume – subtlety.

New York-based, board certified dermatologist and pediatrician, Dr. Elena Jones explains,

[su_quote]Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid that is used to plump up and fill in facial lines. It helps to soften the appearance of lines around the nose , jaw, mouth and lips. It can also be used to plump the lips.[/su_quote]

What’s The Best Age To Start Juvederm?

Dr. Jones further explains that “the best time to start to consider Juvederm is in the mid 30’s to early 40’s for the facial lines and mid -late 20’s for plumping lips.”

How much does it cost?
Juvederm is priced by syringe.  Deeper lines require at least 2 syringes.  The cost starts at $600 per syringe.
Can anyone do Botox injections?

Anyone concerned about facial lines and the pull of gravity would make a good candidate.

Originally used for over 20 years as an alternative to surgery in the treatment of Strabismus – an eye disorder, Botox became the go-to injection in the fight against wrinkles.

What is Botox?

According to Dr. Jones, Botox is a purified protein that helps to relax muscles. It is indicated for relaxation of facial muscles especially the forehead and crow’s feet, however, it can used to relax a gummy smile (it lowers the lip over a smile that shows too much gums).

What age can someone begin injections?

There is no minimum age at which it can be used.  For Women of color, 35 is a reasonable time to investigate the need for Botox.

How much do Botox injections cost?

Botox is priced by the units needed to relax the muscles or by the number of muscle groups relaxed in a session. Price can vary anywhere from $300- $700.

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