Botox Vs. Juvederm – What You Should Know

BotoxAre you thinking about getting injections to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but don’t know which treatment is right for you? It is pretty common for people to get confused when deciding between Botox and Juvederm. While both treatments are great for fighting signs of aging, there are some key differences between them that everyone should be aware of. This brief overview will help you understand the differences between Botox and Juvederm, and help you determine which one is right for you.

Botox

Botox is made of a very diluted form of botulism toxin. This substance temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the area around the injection, preventing wrinkles from forming or getting worse.

Where It Is Injected

Botox is typically injected around forehead and eyes, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines. The treatment itself relaxes the muscles surrounding the area of injection, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits

This treatment can take years off your complexion and prevent further aging by blocking the muscles and nerves from communicating and constricting. It is a quick, easy, and virtually painless treatment that requires no downtime.

Lasting Power

While it varies from patient to patient, Botox can last for about three to four months before needing a touch up. This will leave you feeling confident and rejuvenated for weeks to come!

Juvederm

Juvederm, also known as a dermal filler, is used to help reduce and prevent creases, folds, and wrinkles in the skin. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, which provides a “filling” effect and decreases the look of imperfections.

Where It Is Injected

Juvederm is injected around the mouth and cheeks, taking care of smile lines and giving a fuller look to your cheekbones.  This treatment restores fullness and contours your face, ultimately winding back the clock on an aged complexion!

Benefits

Similar to Botox, Juvederm is a quick and easy procedure. It produces minimal to no swelling or bruising, and allows you to carry on with your day right after the treatment.

Lasting Power

This treatment can last anywhere from six months to a year—depending on the area that Juvederm was injected and the elasticity of the patient’s skin. This is an ideal treatment for those who live a busy life or travel often and do not have time for routine touch ups.

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