Whether you want to smooth wrinkles, prevent wrinkles from becoming deep or just reverse signs of aging, there are multiple neuromodulator injections to consider. But what are the differences? One of the most popular injectable treatments available is Botox.
If you keep up with the latest and greatest in the cosmetic industry, then you may have heard the word Dysport or Newtox (Jeuveau) being used. So what is the difference between Botox versus Jeuveau and Dysport?
What is Jeuveau?
The official name for Newtox is Jeuveau. You may have received this treatment from your cosmetic provider already as “Jeuveau” and didn’t quite connect it to the “Newtox” term that everyone is tweeting about. Just like Botox, Jeuveau is a neurotoxin that is very similar in its effectiveness.
Jeuveau by Evolus is now FDA approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) in adults. Jeuveau works by relaxing the muscles that create wrinkles and lasts for approximately 3-4 months.
What is Dysport?
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) is manufactured by Galderma, which also produces well-known dermal fillers including Restylane and Sculptra. This specific brand was approved by the FDA in 2009. Dysport is an injection used to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Dysport temporarily relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles.
By minimizing the depth of the wrinkles, the face looks more youthful and refreshed in appearance. Dysport tends to disperse more, which results in a larger area of effect. Also, Dysport may activate a day quicker than Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is manufactured by Allergan, who also produces popular cosmetic products such as Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella and Latisse. It was first FDA approved for medical use in 1989. Botox was initially used for medical conditions around the eyes. While treating these patients, the cosmetic benefits were discovered. Botox is the first and only treatment that is FDA-approved to reduce moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead wrinkles.
A few medical uses for Botox include depression, strabismus, eyelid muscle spasms, chronic migraine, overactive bladder, excessive underarm sweating and sweaty palms. Botox is quickly becoming the drug that treats everything!
Similarities of Jeuveau, Dysport and Botox
Jeuveau, Dysport and Botox are comparable products in reference to results in longevity, potency, onset, and frequency of injections. The industry gold standard for treating wrinkles and fine lines has long been held by Botox. Patients and providers have come to know Jeuveau and Dysport because it provides similar gold standard results.
Neuromodulators are administered through a series of injections that should only be performed by a licensed Nurse or Physician. Your provider injects a small amount to relax the muscles in that targeted area. The restricted muscle movement can help reduce and in some cases reverse fine lines and wrinkles.
Aging makes us all susceptible to deep wrinkles, which can cause a person to appear older than they might be. Injectable procedures offer the ability to help decrease signs of aging, without the need to undergo invasive surgery and with significantly less, to no downtime. By minimizing the depth of the wrinkles, the face looks more youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Which Product is Right for Me?
There really is no right or wrong choice. However, what works for your friend may not give you the same results. The best way to find out which product will create optimal results is to discuss neuromodulators with your provider and determine the best treatment option for you.
Your results may vary with different providers. So find a trusted provider and develop a long term injection relationship. As far as cost goes, Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are usually priced comparably, since the results are equal. Therefore, there is no difference when it comes to choosing one or the other based on price.
Summertime is the perfect time to relax, whether it be by the pool, at the beach, or in your backyard. The summer sun will be ready to leave you sun-kissed along with promoting Vitamin D production! With that in mind, it’s very important to care for your skin properly during the summer heat. Below are six ways to take care of your skin for anti-aging and prevention. Your skin will thank you later!
1. SUNSCREEN & HAT
When it comes to summer skin care essentials, sunscreen is a must. Sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures like a hat. Broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB sun protection is ideal. It is simple to apply, and should be reapplied every few hours when directly in the sun. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 or higher if you’re spending more than a few hours outdoors.
There are two types of sunscreens: physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens sit on top of the skin, whereas chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin. Physical sunscreens, such as those containing zinc oxide, are the best protection for your skin. Mineral based tinted sunscreens are phenomenal because they serve as a foundation and leave you with a flawless look!
Antioxidants help to protect the skin and reverse damage caused by the sun. Vitamin C and additional antioxidant ingredients are designed to provide a new level of comprehensive and dynamic defense against free radicals.
Antioxidant serums/lotions enhance vitality and improve skin tone and luminosity. Certain antioxidants help to reduce the appearance of skin redness, which can be caused by the sun.
3. MOISTURIZER WITH TINTED SPF
Applying a moisturizer with a mineral tinted SPF can be a great option! It can be difficult to wear both makeup and sunscreen together. If your skin feels dry then a moisturizing cream will hydrate your skin and make it very smooth, and boost collagen, all while adding an SPF and flawless “make-up look” for protection!
This way, you can lay out at the pool confidently, knowing you’re protected and looking awesome as well. Of course, it’s important to moisturize regularly, but especially when you’ve been hanging out in the sun all day.
Our bodies are 70% water and the skin is over 60% water. We need to keep hydrated to survive, and it only makes sense that our skin needs water too! So drink up to stay hydrated in the sun and heat. You’ll be amazed by the skin improvements good old H2O can provide.
Water slows the aging process, flushes out impurities and toxins, fights oil and acne, and plumps skin cells, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
5. VITAMINS & DIET
Taking your daily vitamins is extremely important for your skin’s health. While the summer sun will help promote Vitamin D production, a healthy diet will help promote naturally radiant skin. Incorporating healthy foods into your diet can help boost collagen, fight wrinkles, and give you a healthier glow.
6. EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE
It’s important to exfoliate routinely, but especially during the summertime to rid dead skin cells and dirt that may accumulate during a beach or pool day. Exfoliating cleans the pores and produces a healthy and fresh appearance.
Facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and exfoliating scrubs are fantastic! These treatments will leave you feeling fresh-faced after a fun filled day in the sun!
The jawline and cheek vectors are the most defining features of the human face. They help to frame the other facial features and are a big indicator of age, both real and assumed. The jawline definition is important in both men and women to convey a youthful face. In men a strong, angular jawline signifies virility and strength.
In a female femininity and refinement. Yet, the jawline is often not as popular in comparison to other treatments. Jawlines should not be overlooked during full face analysis, as the results can do wonders for face rejuvenation.
Why are Jawlines important?
Research shows that men with higher levels of testosterone tend to have more masculine facial features. This can include a strong, angular jawline. Men with masculine features can find it easier to get ahead in both their personal and professional lives. A strong jawline in men is often associated with power, dominance, and confidence.
However, not all men are born with strong jawlines so rest assured you can achieve this with a series of dermal filler treatments. Today there are numerous non-invasive treatment options designed to transform the size and shape of the jaw. In addition to jawline fillers, chin fillers and Botox can be injected to produce the desired results.
The chin is part of the jawline and one of the defining features that gives shape to the face and neck. With age and weight gain, the chin often loses volume and projection giving it a weaker appearance.
Chin fillers can restore volume, strength and balance in the lower face, therefore creating a more youthful look. Chin and jawline fillers can make a visible improvement including increased definition and a more manly profile.
Botox for the Jawline
Botox is actually a very powerful treatment for the jawline and lower face. Although a strong jawline is masculine, a very wide jaw can make the face appear too heavy. Botox can be used to slim the jawline by injecting into the masseter muscle, this gives a more balanced look without compromising manly features.
If you desire a more defined look, jawline and chin fillers plus Botox are an effective way to transform the face without undergoing surgery.
Are you looking for a smooth, fresh new look without surgery or even injectables? Well a chemical peel is just the thing your face needs! In fact, we recommend a mild face peel once every 4-6 weeks for consistent results.
There are so many benefits to this treatment, and it’s customizable to your specific needs and concerns. A light peel is perfect for anyone to a deep peel if you're looking for more intense results.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peels help to improve damage caused by the sun and elements that contribute to wrinkles, age spots, blemishes and premature aging over time. A chemical peel involves a naturally derived acid solution being brushed onto your face.
This solution causes the outer layer of your skin to peel or flake off, revealing younger, more refreshed skin underneath. How much peeling depends on the intensity of the peel you and your provider choose.
What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel treatments, such as salicylic or glycolic peels, have rejuvenating effects on skin. They help to increase cellular turnover, allowing younger and fresher skin to be revealed. Peels can also treat concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne and superficial scarring, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and texture.
There are many different peel options according to patient concerns and skin types. Your skin’s tone will become more even, and your skin will feel baby-soft.
How often should you get a Chemical Peel?
The frequency of chemical peels depends on how strong the treatment is, as well as what imperfections you’re looking to correct. With mild peels, once a month is safe and ideal for the average skin type.
Skin cells are renewed about every 28 days, so results last about that long. For medium to deep peels, 2 to 4 times per year is advised. Peeling usually begins on day 3 and can last for 5-7 days total. There is little to no discomfort during the treatment.
Vitamin A might be less talked about than Vitamin C and D, but this vitamin is essential for your skin health. Vitamin A is beneficial for eyesight, the immune system and contributes to bone health. It helps prevent night blindness (difficulty seeing well in low light), and slows age-related sight decline.
Vitamin A sources include meat and eggs, and it occurs in the form of carotenoids in many vegetables such as carrots. It’s also a common additive in grain products like cereal and in dairy products. Vitamin A is fat-soluble and better absorbed when you eat it with fat like butter or salad dressing.
But diet isn’t the only way to get your Vitamin A. Skin is a retinoid-responsive tissue and when applied topically, Vitamin A has exceptional benefits for the aging skin.
Vitamin A For Skin Health
Vitamin A is imperative when it comes to the skin, and is one of the best vitamins for skin health. The skin easily absorbs vitamin A, making it ideal for topical application. It helps prevent and treat acne. Retinol is actually a form of vitamin A, and is used in many skincare products. These are often available over the counter or in prescription form.
Retinol is one of the biggest anti-agers and should be incorporated into every skincare regimen. It increases cell turnover, which helps prevent dryness, and stimulates collagen production for youthful looking skin.
Vitamin A is beneficial for eyesight, the immune system and contributes to bone health. Adequate levels of Vitamin A are necessary for optimum health. Topical retinol or retinoids are key for anti-aging, stimulating new collagen and maintaining a youthful glow! Your skin will thank you later!
Understanding the male face takes a unique approach, as male and female facial anatomy differ. Cosmetic treatments are now very sophisticated and more inclusive for men and women, with the social stigma decreasing.
Botox treatments are on the rise among men, one motivator being to stay competitive in today’s job market. It’s important for us all to look our best and perform at our highest capabilities everyday. Men seek to look rested and refreshed with results that are subtle and undetectable.
Did you know that men are now 19% of the Botox market? This statistic continues to rise yearly, as Botox becomes more popular among men.
Neuromodulators like Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® are the most common cosmetic procedure for men. These treatments help to smooth wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, making them an easy way for men to combat visible signs of aging.
Dermal Fillers like Voluma®, Restylane®, and Juvederm® are more common among men than surgical procedures, that could address the same issues. For many men, a sharp chin and strong jawline are signs of masculinity and youth.
The anti-aging approach and techniques utilized in a male face, are far different than a female face, as men are not always looking for the same results as women. Men are usually looking to smooth very deep wrinkles, but not completely erase lines altogether.
Facial rejuvenation is not a one size fits all, and men want their results to look masculine and blend with their existing features. For best Botox results, look for a provider with considerable knowledge of facial anatomy and experience in male aesthetic procedures. Corina has extensive knowledge in treating the male face. Customizing and tailoring your specific goals is her specialty!
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!