While BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm™ are both commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, they are very different treatments. It is important to understand the difference between the two in order to determine which procedure best meets your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of a solution containing botulinum toxin Type A. When injected into certain strategically chosen facial regions, BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the nerve impulses that cause your facial muscles to contract. As a result, your facial muscles become temporarily paralyzed, reducing the appearance of wrinkles formed as a result of these muscle contractions. You will experience a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance that lasts about three to four months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved to treat:
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Forehead wrinkles
Juvederm is made of a hyaluronic acid-based gel, a substance that is naturally occurring in your skin. It is used to fill in wrinkles and plump aging skin that has experienced a loss of volume. Your Juvederm injections will temporarily compensate for the reduced levels of collagen in your skin caused by the aging process. The results generally last six to nine months. Since it is made from a naturally occurring substance, there is almost no risk of allergic reaction or other side effects.
Juvederm is FDA approved to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is a particularly effective treatment for nasolabial folds. It can also be used for lip augmentation procedures if you desire fuller, plumper lips.
Please contact Facial Aesthetics today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Denver, Colorado.