What’s the difference between Juvederm and BOTOX? While both therapies aim for the same outcomes, they differ in terms of active components. These non-invasive injections are given to patients by a medical doctor. or an experienced medical aesthetician. Learn about all of these distinctions so you can make the most informed decision
While BOTOX is also a non-invasive form of wrinkle treatment, it’s made from very different ingredients. A type of neurotoxin, BOTOX injections relax and softens facial lines and wrinkles. The BOTOX treatment smooths lines and softens wrinkles, used in the following ways:
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows (known as “glabellar lines”)
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Wrinkles on the forehead
Juvéderm is a non-invasive treatment that does not require surgery. A gel made from hyaluronic acid is included in each solution to “fill in” wrinkles beneath the skin. Adults may benefit from different types of volumizing solutions, which are available in a variety of formulations to treat various sorts of wrinkle issues:
- Juvéderm Ultra XC, for lips and mouth area, including “parentheses” lines
- Juvéderm Volbella XC, for lip lines and adding volume to lips
- Juvéderm Vollure XC, for “parentheses” lines outlining your nose and mouth
- Juvéderm Voluma XC, for adding volume to the cheeks
- Juvéderm XC, for “parentheses” lines, as well as other wrinkles around the nose and mouth
What To Expect from BOTOX and Juvéderm Treatments
Juvéderm and BOTOX procedures take only a few minutes to complete and are very efficient. Because of the number of injections required, larger areas of skin may require more treatment.
How Long Each Treatment Lasts
Although both treatments are considered effective, Juvéderm works faster and lasts longer. BOTOX takes a couple of days to work, but the effects wear off after a few months. You’ll need maintain your results by getting additional treatments. Results of Juvéderm filler injections may be seen instantly, according to the manufacturer.
BOTOX injections, like Juvéderm, are painless and take only a few minutes to complete. The more injections you need, the larger the area of skin to be treated. Multiple injections will take a bit longer to finish. It can take 24 to 48 hours for BOTOX treatments for wrinkles to show results.
Results from Treatments
Here are the key distinctions in outcomes for each therapy. The effects of Juvéderm injections may be seen immediately. While one-to-two years is predicted as the period that one’s injections will have an impact, results can vary from person to person. Between formulations, long-term effects may differ significantly. BOTOX treatments are quick but the treatments need to be performed every four months.
The overall cost of Juvéderm and BOTOX treatments vary according to the following:
- Area of skin being treated
- Number of injections you’ll need
- How often you’ll need to return for follow-up injections
- Where you live
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This handy chart lays out the differences Juvéderm and BOTOX.