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Botox or Juvederm: Which One Is Best For You?

Aging can do a number on your skin. As you get older, your skin starts to lose its elasticity and vibrancy, leading to lines, wrinkles, and creases. If on a daily basis you find yourself frustrated at how much older your face looks, then it is time for a consultation with Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center in Portland. After assessing the state of your skin, we may offer you one of two treatments to help make your skin more buoyant and youthful looking by getting rid of your lines and wrinkles. Botox and Juvederm both have benefits, so it all boils down to which one will be most appropriate for you. 

Botox

Botox can work on both men and women. It works by relaxing the muscles in your face, which in turn relaxes the skin around them. Your skin will get tauter as you get older and your body produces less collagen. Your muscles will also tense up, which can give your face a harsh look. By relaxing the muscles, Botox makes your skin and your face look younger and healthier

Botox can last up to 4 months per treatment. However, you can have follow-up treatments to keep the effect boosted over a longer period of time. It is generally thought that Botox is the best treatment for the upper part of your face, such as with your forehead and around your eyes. This means that it is a great option for crows feet and forehead lines and wrinkles. 

Juvederm

Juvederm is what is known as a dermal filler. As opposed to relaxing muscles to loosen the skin, it works by injecting a product under the surface of the skin to add volume and make it look more vibrant. Juvederm is a great option for repairing sunken areas of the skin or if you have hollow cheeks. These are major signs that your skin has lost volume. 

It lasts longer than Botox in general. You can get up to 9 months of coverage and like Botox you can also get touch-up treatments to help the results last longer. Juvederm works best on the lower section of your face, from the edges of your nose to the edges of your mouth. It attacks frown and laugh lines, and the sagging that can occur around the nose. 

During your consultation, the team at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness will assess your skin and give you your options. You can then make a choice between which will work for you based on your personal goals and the recommendations of the doctor. 

How is Botox Performed?

When you come for your consultation, we will do a close examination of your face to identify where you might need treatments. You can discuss where your priorities are, and we can decide together how to move forward. A Botox treatment can often be provided on the very same visit as your consultation. A technician will inject the formula directly into the area of your face that you want treated. The needle used is very small so there is very little discomfort or pain. The treatment can be finished within 10 minutes and you can be on your way back to work, school, or home. There is no need to disrupt your schedule or take time for healing. 

How is Juvederm Performed?

If you decide that dermal fillers are the most appropriate for your condition, then Bridgeport Laser & Wellness can provide a Juvederm treatment for you. Much like with Botox, it does not take long to perform this procedure. Your skin will be numbed with an anesthetic cream so that any discomfort or pain is minimized. With Juvederm, there may be some swelling and bruising. If you are concerned, you may want to avoid being in public for a day or two, but these side effects are minor in most cases. 

Wrinkle Treatments in Portland, Oregon

You don’t have to let lines, wrinkles, and crows feet get you down. If you feel like your skin is not looking its best, then contact Bridgeport Laser & Wellness for a consultation with one of our doctors. They will listen closely to your worries and concerns, and provide you with a plan that will help you look and feel your best, whether it be Botox, Juvederm, or another solution. Click here to schedule an appointment or call 503-772-3297