You probably know that both Juvederm® and BOTOX® are used to treat facial wrinkles. What isn’t as well-known is that they’re pretty different. Each method has its own unique benefits. At Persona Medical Spa, we’d like to shed some light on the situation so you can make the choice that best suits your personal aesthetic goals.
Juvederm® vs. BOTOX®: What’s the Difference?
Both Juvederm® and BOTOX® are non-surgical anti-aging treatments commonly used on the face and delivered via injection. That’s about where the similarities end. Let’s take a look at the differences:
The active ingredient in this injectable solution is hyaluronic acid. This is an essential type of protein that is produced naturally by your body. However, as you age, your body produces hyaluronic acid, or HA, and collagen at reduced rates. As a result, your cheeks appear hollow and sunken, your skin sags and your lips lose volume. This treatment is right for you if your fine lines and wrinkles are apparent when your face is at rest or if you want to add volume to your cheeks or lips.
Different Juvederm® formulas achieve different results. Collectively, they can add volume to your cheeks and other areas and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® doesn’t fill in facial lines and wrinkles. It prevents them from occurring by relaxing and stilling the muscles in your face. This injectable is FDA-approved to treat various issues, such as:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
Treatments and Results
The duration of Juvederm® and BOTOX® treatment sessions is similar. They usually take just minutes to carry out.
How Long Do the Results Last?
When it comes to Juvederm®, how long your results last depends on the formulation and how quickly your body metabolizes hyaluronic acid, among other factors. With BOTOX®, the results usually last for months at a time. With both treatments, the treatment will eventually have to be repeated for ongoing results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Each anti-aging method has unique benefits and is ideal for achieving different goals. They can also be used together for total facial rejuvenation! For help to determine if Juvederm® and/or BOTOX® is right for you, you can always speak with the friendly professionals at Persona Medical Spa in Houston. Contact us today schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!