Botox vs. Juvederm
So What’s The Difference?
A breakdown of Botox and Juvederm
Botox- A Relaxer
Botox is a great option for people who want to stop wrinkles in their tracks. It’s also a great preventative method for younger patients who want to avoid wrinkles from even forming in the first place. Botox relaxes the muscles that are causing the wrinkles, which smooths the wrinkles out. It is perfect for the wrinkles between your eyebrows, crow’s feet and forehead lines. It is a very safe procedure with millions of satisfied patients. It also is relatively painless because the needle is so minuscule. Some doctors may give you a topical numbing cream, but in most cases, that’s not necessary. You’ll see results within 2-14 days and they will last for 3-4 months.
Juvederm- A Filler
Juvederm is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin. Juvederm also has one of the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available, meaning the results will last longer (up to one year or more). This gel is natural-looking in the skin and easily fills the lines and grooves present in your face. Like Botox, the Juvederm needle is very small so you may experience minimal discomfort with injections. It also contains an anesthetic which helps with the pain. Juvederm Voluma is typically used by older patients who are seeking to replace volume lost due to the natural aging process. Patients of all ages commonly use Juvederm for lip augmentation.
The Major Difference
Both of these are great ways to treat wrinkles but they treat different kinds of wrinkles. Botox works with wrinkles that are present with movement whereas Juvederm works well with wrinkles that are present at rest. Additionally, Juvederm plumps up the cheeks and lips. In some cases, a combination of Botox and Juvederm will be used to alleviate very deep-set wrinkles. Typically Juvederm is slightly more expensive than Botox.
Come in to Van Dyke Aesthetics for a consultation and our experts will help you discover the right treatment plan to address your concerns. This month, we are having a special where you’ll receive 20 units of Botox free with the purchase of Kybella. Don’t miss out!