Wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable as part of the aging process. But they make us look so tired and far less attractive than when we were younger. And this can potentially ruin your self image and esteem, especially when the aging signs occur prematurely. For fast results, botox and juvederm treatments are touted as the best hot tickets in aesthetics today. They can reverse facial aging signs leaving you looking naturally younger and attractive.
When over the counter wrinkle creams and prescription-strength medications can’t quite do the job, it’s time for dermal fillers and Botox to step in. Most patients will ask, what’s the difference between Botox and a dermal filler like 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 the 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.
This is the major difference between Botox and Juvederm before and after effects, 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. Both treatments are fantastic for plumping and defining lips.
Juvederm is perfect for wrinkles that are present when your face is at rest, whereas Botox is perfect for wrinkles that appear on movement. Furthermore, Juvederm is your best option for restoring volume to hollow, tissue-depleted areas.
So if you have wrinkles that are there when your face is at ease, those will need Juvederm. When wrinkles appear when you smile, laugh, cry, or show any other emotion, then 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.
Juvederm is great for nasolabial (nose to mouth) folds, melomental (mouth to chin) folds, the frown lines, the upper lip, and to the cheekbones. Botox works awesomely on forehead furrows, crow’s feet, laugh lines around the mouth, and frown lines.
Time and Results
Both treatments work fast and the results are noticeable within a couple of days after your session. Both treatments are capable of providing natural-looking results and it all depends on the expertise of your specialist. Both injectables get safely absorbed by the body over time, so the results are not permanent. You can expect Botox results to last anywhere between 3 months and a year. Juvederm results depend also on the concentration of hyaluronic acid. The highest concentrations provide results that 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.