When it comes to fighting the signs of aging, we are constantly being bombarded with the newest products and trends. How are we supposed to know which treatments are right for us? With so many solutions to choose from these days, it’s easy to get flustered. Face creams have long been the go-to product, but now we have cosmetic injectables that treat aging issues quickly and effectively. However, a mix of both could end up being just the right answer for you. Here’s a look at how Botox, Juvederm and skincare products compare to one another and how to create a skin care routine that addresses all of your concerns.
JUVEDERM adds volume in the lips and cheeks, and also conceals nasolabial folds/marionette lines. It is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid. The filler can be used to replenish the skin’s hyaluronic acid supply, which is lost over time. During the procedure, Dr. Rouzati will massage the area to shape and smooth the product. JUVEDERM will immediately plump the skin, creating more fullness. The results should last anywhere from 6 months to a year, depending on where the product is injected and your body’s natural reaction to it.
Cosmetically speaking, BOTOX is used to treat wrinkles, especially on the forehead and around the eyes. The BOTOX serum keeps muscles from pulling and pushing, which inhibits the formation of wrinkles. After cleaning the area, Dr. Rouzati injects BOTOX into a specific muscle. Each injection takes seconds and within minutes an entire area can be treated. 7-10 days after the injections, you’ll begin to see the effects of the BOTOX. The results will last 3-4 months before a subsequent treatment is needed.
Face creams and other skincare products are used to treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, rough texture and dryness. Face creams contain a variety of active ingredients, such as Vitamin C or Retinol, that penetrate into the epidermis to repair the skin, and replenish nutrients/moisture. Face creams typically take weeks of continued use to show results. Dr. Rouzati recommends the ZO Skin Health line of skincare products, as he is a firm believer in the power of Retinol for anti-aging. ZO products can be purchased right here at our clinic!
So, which anti-aging treatment is best for you?
The most effective skin care routine is a combination of all three of the above treatments: Botox, Juvederm AND an effective skincare regimen. Because of their ease of use and cost effectiveness, daily face creams, such as ZO’s Daily Renewal Crème, are a great starting point for both preventing and correcting skin problems. They are also a must for improving the texture and complexion of your skin. If volume loss is the issue, no cream is going to provide benefits that are comparable to Juvederm. When you want a more immediate wrinkle fix, it’s time to incorporate Botox into your routine.
If you have any questions about BOTOX or JUVEDERM, book a consultation with Dr. Rouzati at RejuvaMD in Toronto. Call us at (905)707-6080 today!