What’s the Difference Between Botox and Juvederm?

As individuals age, the exposed skin areas, such as the face, tends to lose some of its youthful volume, good tone and smooth appearance. Aging signs begin to appear making the person look and feel older all of a sudden.

Fortunately, there are some remarkable beauty solutions that may include filler agents like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®. These dermal fillers are able to fill in sagging skin folds and wrinkles while retaining moisture in order to plump up the dermal skin layers for a more youthful appearance and feel.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX® & JUVÉDERM®?

While both BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® are used to hide or treat wrinkles, there are some key differences between these two agents. These two beauty and skincare improvement products are injected into the dermal layers of the skin to fill in and smooth out telltale aging signs.

These aging signs include those fine crow’s feet lines around the eyes, deep laugh or frown lines near the mouth and various creases and wrinkles that appear deeper on the forehead. The basic differences of the two products lies in their method of action.

BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing underlying facial muscles to hide wrinkles, creases and fine lines. JUVÉDERM®, on the other hand, works by hyaluronic acid (HA) a natural ingredient found in younger skin that acts by trapping moisture into the deeper skin layers giving the skin a plumper appearance that naturally hides aging signs.

Are There Cost Differences Between JUVÉDERM® & BOTOX®?

JUVÉDERM® is just slightly more expensive than BOTOX®, but BOTOX® requires several units of the product depending on the degree of wrinkling and other mature skin signs. So, a younger adult undergoing BOTOX® may end up paying less than someone in their golden years with markedly older looking skin.

Time Result Differences That Should Be Considered

In general, a BOTOX® injection takes a few days to fully become effective, and the treatment has to be repeated in a few months to keep the good results. However, JUVÉDERM® works almost immediately, and the desired results tend to last longer as well.

Your Dermal Filler Choice Should Differ Per Site Treated

Many skincare experts prefer to use BOTOX® on forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, and JUVÉDERM® injections are preferred to fill in cheek area hollows, thin lips and for better defining of the chin and jaw area.

There are other important factors to consider when trying to determine the best filler agent. These factors include age, health, skin type and cost limitations. When either of these effective dermal filler products are administered by trained skincare professionals, the side effects are minimal.

Contact Timeless Aesthetics Beauty Lounge for more information about the difference between Botox and Juvederm.