Botox and Juvéderm are two popular treatments used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While they both serve the same purpose, they work in different ways and have different effects on facial muscles and skin. In some cases, Juvéderm is even used together with Botox to achieve a more desirable result. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein that relaxes muscles that cause fine lines, wrinkles and folds.
On the contrary, Juvederm is a line of facial fillers rather than a relaxer, which works by filling in grooves and lines to eliminate wrinkles and smooth the skin. Botox injections are made of botulinum toxin and don't work on the skin but on the facial muscles to achieve a wrinkle-free face. Juvéderm is perfect for wrinkles that are present when the face is at rest, while Botox is perfect for wrinkles that appear on the move. In addition, Juvéderm is the best option for restoring volume in hollow and depleted tissue areas.
The simple rule? “Expression lines need botulinum toxin. Resting lines need padding.” Dr. Schulman says that while Botox is a great option for reaching those “fold points where muscles contract, fillers are better for deep lines that are present even when facial muscles don't contract. See the table below for a guide to the lines on the face for which Botox and fillers should be used, respectively.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero, and calcium fillers such as Radiesse are the most common.When it comes to effectiveness, Juvéderm works faster and lasts longer than Botox. Botox can take a few days to take effect and the results disappear after a few months. You'll need follow-up treatments to maintain results, regardless of the treatment you choose.To sum up, both treatments are considered effective in eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. However, depending on your needs, one may be more suitable than the other.
It's important to consult with your doctor before deciding which treatment is best for you.