We can all agree that fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process that nobody can avoid. For some people, it’s a big issue, and can affect their self-esteem, confidence, and how they view their own personal image.
Thankfully there are some aesthetic treatments that offer fast and effective results including Botox and derma fillers. They not only could reverse the signs of aging but also leave you looking youthful and possibly feeling more attractive.
Where basic wrinkle creams and prescription medications never quite get the job done, Botox or dermal fillers can offer amazing benefits.
But which is best?
It’s a common question that many of patients have asked during their consultations with us, so we decided to put out views online for both new and existing clients to take a look at.
If you’re also struggling to choose between the two, here are the key differences you’ll need to remember.
The Botox cosmetic is a pure protein which relaxes those muscles which cause lines, folds, and wrinkles. It’s perfect for reversing that old look brought by increased wrinkles. Young patients can also use it to prevent the emergence of the folds and lines.
On the other hand, Juvederm face fillers are sterile gels created from a naturally occurring acid called Hyaluronic. It fills in those lines and grooves ruining your face to give you a smooth and attractive look.
What Type of Wrinkles Do They Remove?
The effects of Juvederm and Botox skin treatments when removing wrinkles is their major difference. While both procedures leave the skin smooth, they don’t eliminate the same kind of wrinkles.
Juvederm removes the lines and folds which form when the body is at rest and Botox gets rid of wrinkles caused by constant body movements.
Juvederm works in areas such as:
- Nose to mouth (nasolabial) folds
- Mouth to chin (melomental) folds
- Frown and folds around your cheekbones and upper lip
Botox is great for removing things like:
- Forehead furrows
- Laugh lines around your mouth
- Crow’s feet
If you want to restore tissue volume to depleted areas, Juvederm is best right choice.
However, Botox is our preferred treatment because it takes care of your face when you laugh, cry or smile. After all, in a life full of different types of emotions, such lines tend to appear more often as compared to when you’re not moving at all!
How Long Will You Wait for Results and Are There Any Side Effects?
Both procedures are fast, and their results are noticeable in only a few days after the skin therapy session.
In the hands of a qualified specialist, both treatments can give you a natural look in no time. You should expect the results of Botox to last for three months to one year, while for Juverderm, it all depends on the Hyaluronic acid concentration. The highest volumes cause changes that continue for one year or even longer!
When it comes to safety, both Juvederm and Botox score equally. They are FDA-approved with a gold safety standard in administering dermal fillers and injectables.
So, mostly any problems faced are normally due to a poor application by an unqualified person.
Which is the More Reliable Treatment Option?
Without a doubt, both of these procedures are great for aging skin. However, it’s crucial that we remind you that with Botox, you can control the lines and folds which accumulate with each body movement.
By keeping your face wrinkles in check when you laugh, cry or smile, it ensures that you never lose your appeal during sad and happy times. Therefore, you can go through every situation in life, experience different feelings and still come out looking better than ever before!
Botox or derma fillers are great alternatives to invasive cosmetic surgery.
Although they get rid of different types of lines and folds, both help your skin to look rejuvenated and attractive.
Lastly, although we feel that the Botox treatment procedure is the preferred route for most clients, for optimal results you could combine both treatments.