No one is immune to the wrinkles and fine lines that come with aging. Luckily, with treatments like Botox and Juvederm, it’s possible to restore and maintain your youthful look. Known as lunchtime procedures, Juvederm and Botox provide some of the fastest results with little to no downtime. Both injectables may seem like they do the same thing, but there are important differences that may make one option better than the other for certain patients.
Juvederm vs Botox
Juvederm is a dermal filler that adds volume under the skin to fill in wrinkles and make the skin more plump. What’s injected is a sterile gel that’s made from hyaluronic acid – a natural sugar found in the skin.
There are many different types of Juvederm that serve different purposes:
- Juvederm Voluma XC – creates contour and gives you back the apple of your cheeks.
- Juvederm XC – the only hyaluronic filler proven to last up to one-year in moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Erase the appearance of parentheses lines, vertical lip lines, corner lines, and marionette lines brought on by age, genetics, and environment.
- Juvederm Ultra XC – gives your lips a fuller, more natural pout with long-lasting results. It is the only lip filler proven to last up to one-year.
- Juvederm Vollure XC – softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results.
Botox cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. When injected, Botox blocks the neuron signals to the muscle, allowing for regular motion of the face without the wrinkles.
Botox is used to treat:
- “11s” between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Laugh lines
- Neck bands
Getting rid of wrinkles
When deciding whether to get Juvederm or Botox, it’s important to know that the biggest difference between the two is the type of wrinkles they work on. When your face is at rest, Juvederm is a wonderful option for filling in and smoothing out wrinkled areas. Those hallowed areas that lack tissue will benefit from the plumping effects of the filler. On the other hand, Botox is a great option for wrinkles that appear on movement.
Want to learn more about injectables at ANU Medical Spa?
Botox is widely used for cosmetic purposes in the upper face. Learn more about Botox here.
Juvederm is most often used to correct lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and chin with slightly longer lasting results as compared to Botox. Learn more about the different types of Juvederm at ANU here.