If frown lines and other wrinkles are making you feel less than confident about the way you look, Botox offers long-lasting facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime. The highly trained clinicians at Ferguson Family Medicine in Mesa, Arizona, are skilled with cosmetic injections, such as Botox®, and Juvéderm®, and offer dramatic skin-smoothing results that look and feel natural. To schedule a consultation for Botox, call the office today, or make an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medication that interrupts nerve signals in areas where muscle contractions have created permanent wrinkles and creases. By blocking nerve signals, Botox relaxes facial muscles, so your skin appears smoother, and your resting expression is more pleasant. 

Which areas can be treated with Botox? 

Botox is most frequently used to address facial lines and creases, specifically: 

  • Lip lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines

Botox injections can also relax tight bands in your neck, giving neck skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

How long do Botox results last?

Your dramatic, natural-looking results typically become visible within 24-48 hours of your treatment. Botox results can last up to four months.  

Is Botox safe?

Botox is FDA-approved for cosmetic use and is considered quite safe. There’s no downtime with Botox, so you can return to normal activities right after your session. Occasionally, people experience a little redness or swelling near the injection site, but this usually subsides quickly; more serious side effects are rare.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a dermal filler, an injectable product designed to add volume and smoothness to aging skin. Juvéderm is made of synthetic hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs in abundance in younger skin and is responsible for skin fullness and firmness. 

Just like natural hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm plumps skin and smooths out wrinkles and lines, leaving your skin firmer and smoother.

Which areas can Juvéderm address? 

Juvéderm can be used to address lines around your lips and nose, to add fullness to your cheeks and lips, and to improve sagging facial skin.

How long does Juvéderm last?

The experts at Ferguson Family Medicine have the experience to offer striking results with Juvéderm. You should notice your results right after your treatment. Juvéderm results can last up to 18 months.

Is Juvéderm safe?

Juvéderm is FDA-approved for cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Like other injectable therapies, Juvéderm may cause redness, swelling, or irritation around the injection site, but these usually subside in a day or two. More serious side effects are rare.

If you’d like to achieve firmer, smoother skin with injectable treatments like Juvéderm or Botox, call Ferguson Family Medicine today to schedule a consultation or make an appointment online.