Juvederm vs. Botox: The differences between Fillers and Neuromodulators
Botox is the #1 non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States with more than 7.23 million treatments performed in 2017. Facial fillers, the most popular being the Juvederm collection is the #2 non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States with 2.69 million treatments performed in 2017. While both types of cosmetic injections share the reign as the most popular, non-surgical anti-aging treatments in America, Botox and Juvederm have many important differences. Understanding these differences will help you discover which type of injectable will deliver the results you want to look and feel younger and more rejuvenated.
What are Cosmetic Injections?
Cosmetic injections, commonly known as injectables, are FDA cleared substances used in cosmetic settings to diminish the signs of aging and enhance facial features. Both filler and Botox treatments are considered prescription medications and can only be performed by a medical professional who is certified in administering cosmetic injections, such as a physician or an RN or PA working under the supervision of a doctor. As the name suggest, cosmetic injections are injected into the skin using a very fine needle. Treatments are not painful and typically require no downtime, earning its nicknames as the “lunch time facelift.”
Cosmetic injections are safe, effective, and come with a low risk of side effects. However, injectables are technique sensitive procedures. The skill and expertise of the medical professional performing the injection greatly affects the patient’s experience and overall aesthetic. Ensure you love your Botox or Juvederm results by choosing a reputable provider who has ample experience administering Botox and facial fillers.
What are Fillers?
Fillers, known as dermal fillers, facial fillers, or soft tissue fillers, consist of volumizing substances used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume, and cosmetically enhance facial features. Facial fillers consist of various substances. The most common substance is a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring molecule responsible for keeping the skin plump and hydrated. The best-selling line of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers is the Juvederm Collection.
Unlike Botox, which smoothes out wrinkles, Juvederm fills in wrinkles. Wrinkles in the lower region of the face are greatly diminished with Juvederm, and results look natural and are long lasting. Besides filling in wrinkles, Juvederm and other fillers restore volume to sunken areas such as the upper cheek region, which greatly improves the appearance of under eye bags. Facial fillers can also improve the appearance of atrophic acne scars, by filling in the scar’s depression. Lastly, lip injections are popular applications of soft tissue fillers, used to plump and contour the lips.
Juvederm Hyaluronic Fillers are best for improving the appearance of
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial Folds
- Vertical lip lines
- Areas with age related volume loss
- Depressed Acne Scars
- Facial features such as the cheeks and lips
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator. It targets dynamic wrinkles: the expression lines that form around the eyes, brow, and forehead. These expression lines result from repetitive contractions that crease the muscle, causing the overlying skin to wrinkle. Botox, and similar neuromodulators such as Xeomin and Dysport, smooth out these wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscle. When administered by a skilled Botox provider in Dallas, neuromodulators can greatly diminish the signs of aging and help you look younger and more revitalized without impeding facial expression, so results look natural and never “frozen.”
Botox is best for improving the appearance of
- Wrinkles around the eyes like Crow’s feet
- Vertical brow wrinkles, (Glabellar lines)
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Other Dynamic wrinkles in the facial region
Botox and Juvederm Near Me:
Find out which type of injectable is best for you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Santé Medical Aesthetics, the premier provider of Juvederm and Botox in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.