Feeling older than you really are? Many people are turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® are two of them. For many, the act of beautification is not just an enhancement but it’s something more essential: it’s self-preservation. Beauty is becoming more and more accessible to everyone. Looking older than you need to affects many aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. We all want to look our best! It’s a fact that our society values youth, whether or agree or not! A fresh and well-rested appearance can make you look much younger. Deep wrinkles and lines caused by age or pain can add years and make you look cross, unapproachable and… just tired. Why does skin age? Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many different factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – the vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest. What Is BOTOX®? BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Khullar as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX® COSMETIC CAN INCLUDE: headache migraine slight or partial facial paralysis drooping eyelids bronchitis muscle stiffness loss of strength and muscle weakness over the entire body pain in one or more muscles muscle spasms injection-site pain high blood pressure These are just some of the potential side effects. For more information on BOTOX® click here. What is JUVÉDERM®? JUVÉDERM® is the smooth gel filler (also known as Dermal Filler) that Dr. Khullar uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that can last up to a year. JUVÉDERM® is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It contains lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. Where and how does it work? Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® can be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to marionettes and vertical lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Young, healthy looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds - like those smile lines around your nose and mouth. Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. Why JUVÉDERM®? It's long lastingIt's smooth and more comfortableIt's safe and effective for different skin typesIt's personalized as one size does not fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment For more information on safety please click here. Because JUVÉDERM® is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime. You can make an appointment to stop by Dr. Khullar's office for treatment on the way home from work or the gym and get right back to your daily routine.