Wrinkles and fine lines are an inevitable part of the aging process. They can make us look tired and not as youthful as we once were. For fast results, Botox and Juvederm are popular treatments to combat the signs of aging on the face, helping you look younger and more attractive.
So, what’s the difference between Botox and Juvederm?
Relaxer Vs. Filler: Botox cosmetic is a purified protein that works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, fine lines and folds. It’s great for reversing the aged look brought on by wrinkles and is also used as a preventive measure by younger patients avoiding the emergence of wrinkles.
Juvederm facial fillers are sterile gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid – a natural sugar found in skin. It works by filling in the grooves and lines thereby eliminating wrinkles and smoothing out your skin.
Wrinkle Types: A major difference between Botox and Juvederm are the types of wrinkles they work on. Both treatments are fantastic for smoothing out the wrinkles on your face but do not work on the same type of wrinkles.
Juvederm is perfect for wrinkles that are present when your face is at rest, whereas Botox is perfect for wrinkles that appear with movement. So if you have wrinkles that are there when your face is at ease, those will need Juvederm. The wrinkles that appear when you smile, laugh, cry or show any other emotion, you’ll need Botox for those. Some treatments work best in combination of both injectable treatments, especially where you want both volume and precise definition.
Time and Results: Both treatments work fast and the results are noticeable within a couple of days. Both treatments are also capable of providing natural-looking results. The injectables are safely absorbed by the body over time, so the results are not permanent. You can expect Botox results to last anywhere between 3 months to a year. Depending on the concentration of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm results may last a year or longer.
Pain and Discomfort: Both Botox and Juvederm are applied using very small needles, so there is minimal pain or discomfort.
Safety and Side Effects: Both products are considered extremely safe and FDA-approved.
Botox and Juvederm are popular aesthetic treatments and available at THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology. Contact us today at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holy.