Both Botox© and dermal fillers are effective methods of rectifying signs of aging. Their popularity and prevalence have risen over the years. Since they are both helpful in similar ways, they are often confused as being the same thing. The truth is, they are different and tackle seperate specific problems.
Botox© is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin.
Some quick fun facts:
- Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
- Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.
- Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.
- People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
Botox© injection can be repeated no sooner than 90 days.
Juvederm© is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. There are several products in the JuvedermV family. They all are used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Each product in the Juvederm line features different bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. The different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvederm© fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency.
- Juvederm Voluma XC adds volume beneath your skin’s surface to replace the volume that we naturally lose over time.
- Juvederm XC addresses the loss of skin elasticity and fill out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose — known as smile lines.
- Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC work as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatments as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
At Skin Ink & Laser, we offer Juverderm Ultra XC and Voluma XC.
Some quick fun facts:
- Juvederm is a cosmetic treatment referred to as a filler. It’s used to restore facial contours and improve signs of aging.
- It’s an injectable dermal filler with a base of hyaluronic acid.
- It’s a treatment that focuses on the face, specifically the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.
- The procedure to inject the product takes 15 to 60 minutes.
- It’s one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures done in the U.S.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juvederm in 2006.
- More than 2.4 million procedures using hyaluronic acid-based fillers (including Juvederm) were performed in 2016.
CHOOSING BETWEEN THE TWO
The important things to consider when choosing between Botox© and facial fillers is what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how. Botox© is the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. These wrinkles occur when the face is in motion or making expression. They are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when your face is relaxed and making no expression. These areas are depleted and sunken in and will benefit from the fullness that facial fillers give them.
Knowing the difference between Botox© and facial fillers and how they work matters significantly when seeking treatment for your wrinkles. Whichever one you choose, both forms of treatments are very efficient ways to recapturing and maintaining a youthful appearance.
Wondering if either treatment is right for you? Call Skin Ink & Laser at 479-755-2024 and set up a FREE consultation with our RN!
sources; https://www.drspiegel.com/face/difference-between-botox-and-facial-fillers-how-to-choose/ ; https://www.allerganbrandbox.com/Juvederm ; https://www.healthline.com/health/juvederm#overview