What is Botox® and Juvederm® and where can you get done?
Botox® is a purified protein developed in laboratory conditions and has been used for over 20 years for effective treatment of medical conditions as well cosmetic reasons. When used cosmetically Botox® temporarily reduces the action of treated muscles, resulting in softer lines or wrinkles in the overlying skin
The most popular treatment areas are:
· Frown lines
· Forehead lines
· Crows feet around the eyes
Juvederm® is a dermal filler, an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid- a natural substance in your skin. It is used to plump and restore lost volume. It is often used in the lower part of the face to enhance the lips or smooth out lines from the nose to the mouth.
Who can have cosmetic injections done?
Botox® and Juvederm® are suitable for most people and there is no ideal age to start, although treatments are more effective on less developed lines. During your initial consultation, your Caci Treatment Coordinator will talk you through the options, recommend a treatment and ensure you are comfortable.
What happens at the appointment?
After a consultation you will be booked in with a registered nurse. The nurse will then inject a tiny amount of Botox® directly into the muscles of the area you would like treated. The treatment is quick and only takes around 10-15 minutes.
Fear of needles? No problem!
If you’re nervous around needles or injections, there’s no need to worry! The needles used for Botox® are very fine. Most people describe the experience as uncomfortable rather than painful and usually the discomfort is a lot less than expected. Botox® treatments are very quick to perform and are over in no time at all.
Are there any side effects?
Botox® is a simple procedure which has little to minor side effects. After the treatment, you may experience slight redness in the treated areas, this should go away within 15-20 minutes. Some people also experience a minor headache and bruising.
How long do treatments last?
Results vary from person to person, but generally Botox® lasts around three months. Most people report that they find with regular treatments the results last longer.
How much does it cost?
It depends on what you want to achieve and the areas you wish to treat. At Caci we aim to make all our services affordable and have developed interest free payment plans to allow you to spread the cost of treatments throughout the year.